Marvel Opens Up About Upcoming Movies

marvel-studiosBy Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Loads of tidbits coming out of Marvel! The studio led a few reporters on a tour of their new offices in Burbank, California on the Disney lot, by none other than Kevin Feige. During the tour, the Marvel Studios president revealed quite a bit about the upcoming movies so without any further ado, let’s jump right in!

Spider-Man: Homecoming

spider-man-homecoming-posterOf everything that was shown, the one we know the most about is the next film after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Most of what was seen were updated shots and art renderings from the movie, but there was one scene that was shown revealing Logan Marshall-Green’s character, the Shocker, firing an assumed Chitauri gun (from The Avengers), and then handing it to Donald Glover’s character. We still have no idea who Glover will be playing in the movie.

Feige also confirmed that the contract Marvel signed with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU only extends to Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 — for now. I assume that if everyone is happy with what happens in the next few movies, then they may just renegotiate to extend the deal. The film opens July 7, 2017.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

Thor: Ragnarok is still being edited, but a scene was shown to the reporters that revealed a new ally in Korg. The alien is the one who befriends Thor, and gives him the rundown on the world he’s on and the gladiatorial matches found on that world. It turns out that director Taika Waititi will be pulling double duty and playing Korg, in what has been described as a hilarious scene. Considering Waititi’s other works (and playing characters in them), this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. The movie opens November 3, 2017.

Black Panther

black_panther_2017_movie-1920x1080-black-panther-delivering-marvel-s-most-important-movie-jpeg-305234Black Panther is still shooting, but a sizzle reel showing off a lot of production art was shown. Wakanda will be shown as a highly advanced society with black jet planes, huge buildings with a modern African feel, and vibrant costumes. There was even a shot of T’Challa fighting someone riding on a rhino.

Some of the dailies were shown, as well, with Lupita Nyong’o’s character killing a bunch of soldiers, the Dora Milaje (Black Panther’s elite all-female bodyguards) traveling to T’Challa’s coronation by boat, and the coronation itself, which takes place at Warrior Falls. Forest Whitaker’s character introduces a shirtless Chadwick Boseman, sporting a tattoo that goes around his chest and back, to the crowd.

There was also a scene between Andy Serkis (as the villainous Klaw) along with his entourage and Martin Freedman (as Everett Ross) in Korea. That turns into a shootout which Black Panther also takes part of. The film opens February 16, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers- Infinity WarAlmost nothing was shown from Avengers: Infinity War other than a production art piece of Thanos. In it he was sporting a new, skin tight costume and no helmet. Oh, and a shiny gold gauntlet with a bunch of jewels in it — whatever that is. The movie opens May , 2018.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the WaspDirector Peyton Reed was on hand to show off some new costumes for both characters in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The new Ant-Man costume was described as a much sleeker version from the one seen in the first movie and Civil War. Basically, that one was a relic from a few decades past, and the new one is a more modern take. Three Wasp suits were shown, which included the Janet Van Dyne Wasp suit seen in the original Ant-Man film, the new Wasp suit shown at the end of that same movie, and a third one with a slightly different color scheme. The film opens July 6, 2018.

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, image by BossLogic

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel; image by BossLogic

Captain Marvel doesn’t even have a director yet, but the art department is already producing concepts for Captain Marvel’s costume. While what was shown may not be the final version, Nerdist has a very detailed description of it:

“The first two pieces of concept art featured Brie Larson in her costume, which appears to draw heavy inspiration from her classic comics suit. Though the design kept Captain Marvel’s signature eight-pointed star emblem square on the chest, its look and feel were more akin to Ant Man’s suit than Iron Man’s. Like a form-fitting armor, her suit is less spandex and more military grade, covering her whole body. Her iconic sash is more of a utility belt, favoring function over form. In the concept art she stands tall, staring off into the distance, looking hopeful but tough.”

We know that her origin story is going to be significantly altered, but apparently a third image showed her fighting off what is suspected to be Kree sentries. Seems like the Kree are still a part of her story. The movie opens March 8, 2019.

About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.