Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige teased that his team has a plan for the next ten years of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and plans to incorporate the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool into the mix of already established Marvel heroes.
Here’s a breakdown of what happened, and what was discussed, at the panel: SPOILERS!!! Don’t read if you don’t want to know stuff…
Ryan Coogler, the director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” brought footage from the film, which is due out in theaters Nov. 11. The clips showed Queen Ramonda chastising the United Nations for trying to steal vibranium from Wakanda following the death of T’Challa.
The footage showcased the power of the Dora Milaje and set the stage for an epic fight against Namor and the Atlanteans. Also, the new Black Panther was announced. It is Letitia Wright, who portrays Shuri in the film. – Not sure how I feel about that yet.
Audiences got a quick glimpse at Riri Williams in the “Wakanda Forever” footage, but Marvel also shared a peek at the “Ironheart” Disney+ series, which is still in production. The clips showed Riri building bits of the Ironheart armor and Feige teased that the show will focus on the cross section of magic and technology.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Johnathan Majors appeared on stage to discuss the upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the first film in phase 5 of the MCU.
“This thing is bananas,” Rudd said. “This is going to be unlike anything you’ve seen from us and not to mention that guy,” he said, pointing to Majors, who portrays Kang. “Throws this whole thing into such new territory.”
Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly star in “Werewolf by Night,” coming to Disney+ in October.
“Secret Invasion” follows a faction of shapeshifting aliens known as Skrulls who have infiltrated all aspects of life on Earth. Don Cheadle arrived to share footage from the upcoming Disney+ series filled with political intrigue and action. He also teased “Armor Wars,” a show that will begin shooting next year.
Secret Invasion will lead right into Armor Wars — which will feature Don Cheadle returning as Rhodey.
Feige brought on the cast of “Loki’ to showcase a teaser trailer from the second season, which promises even more mischief.
He also announced Matt Shakman, the director of “WandaVision,” will officially direct the MCU’s “Fantastic Four” feature film. Which was leaked days ago. So it is old news.
Feife also introduced; “Echo,” a new Disney+ show that centers on a deaf female heroine, introduced in “Hawkeye.” Footage from the series shows the return of Vincent D’Onofrio as King Pin. Alaqua Cox reprises her role as the title character.
D’Onofrio, who had been on stage to promote “Echo,” was joined by Charlie Cox to share news about Daredevil: Born Again! She-Hulk footage of Matthew Murdock aka Daredevil was shown. But No footage was shown from the Daredevil: Born Again, as it has not begun filming. D’Onofrio will appear in the series.
Anthony Mackie returns as Captain America in “Captain America: New World Order.” He was joined on stage by Danny Ramiez, who plays Joaquin Torres, Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley and Tim Blacke Nelson as Samuel Sterns, aka the Leader.
Feige announced the team that will be part of “Thunderbolts.” This includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Olga Kurylenko as Task Master, Wyatt Russel as John Walker aka U.S. Agent, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. (Caption Picture)
“It tells you all you need to know about the Thunderbolts when the beloved Winter Soldier is the most table among them,” Feige teased.
Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris closed out the panel with footage from the upcoming film The Marvels. Miss Marvel, Captain Monica Rambeau and Captain Marvel find their powers have become intertwined and the three heroes must become untangled. In the mean time, the three continue to accidentally swap places, leading to quite a few laughs.
And that’s all folks! All the other rumored things didn’t happen. The New Fantastic Four cast was not named. Henry Cavil didn’t show up to trade his Superman cape in for Marvel tights.