They’re Only Making Super-Hero Movies Now, Part 2: Marvel At Comic-Con
A fresh glimpse of a shirtless Chris Hemsworth is probably the best part of this story. Marvel took a huge infodump (how nicely put) at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. They debuted the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (aka Chris Hemsworth Has A Better Haircut And Remains A Thirst Trap), showed the first image of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and announced who would be playing the part of the FIRST Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s kind of a big name. I hope she sings “Cool Rider” in the movie to distract me, because I can only take so much of Paul Rudd’s “I’ll always be funnier than you” smirk. (And if you figured out who the actress in question is because of that song title, we are friends til’ the end.)
Deadline reports that Michelle Pfieffer will be portraying Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, in the Ant-Man sequel. Her character used to be coupled with Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym character (aka original Ant-Man) until she got lost in the microscopic void or the Upside Down or whatever. That flick drops on July 6, 2018 and also stars Laurence Fishburne (playing Dr. Bill Foster aka an obscure size-changing hero named Black Goliath), and Walton Goggins (playing evil, wispy assassin Ghost) from Justified.
In Captain Marvel news, Brie won’t be wearing her character’s original costume which is a damn shame (not just for me in a glam sartorial sense, but for drooling fanboys everywhere). The actual news is that the movie will be set in the 90s before the first Iron Man flick’s timeline, and Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his Nick Fury character with a different look. No, it’s not a ringer t-shirt and Doc Martens. He’ll have two eyes! The captain will be battling one of Marvel’s longest-running alien species – the shape-shifting Skrulls. That’s coming out on March 8, 2019. You can check out Brie and some artwork in a tweet at the bottom.
And the new Thor trailer features our first look at the eternally dreamy Mark Ruffalo when he’s not Hulk-ed out, and more footage of Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Cate Blanchett as HBIC death goddess Hel. That flick looks like an insane mash-up of every superhero/space movie/gladiator film cliche out there and I’m kind of living for it. The other takeaway from this trailer is that Chris Hemsworth’s nekkid body should be in every movie. Can he just play a superhero whose power is nudity? Watch below.
Watch the brand-new #ThorRagnarok trailer that just debuted at #SDCC in Hall H! pic.twitter.com/eFEYGpyDXL
— Thor (@thorofficial) July 23, 2017
Variety reports new Comic-Con-only footage from the upcoming Black Panther was shown, and the crowd gave it a standing ovation. The ovation was so loud and delighted that the entire cast stood up and applauded themselves and then had a group hug. That opens February 16, 2018.
They might want to call a moratorium on superhero flicks in 2020. They’re not going to be so red-hot popular anymore and, besides, the only thing the world will be watching is Twitler hopefully (please on all that is holy) losing the next presidential election.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR CAPTAIN MARVEL #MarvelSDCC #SDCC17 #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/DsXyMZaXwT
— Marvel__News (@Marvel__News) July 23, 2017