Pop culture fans were treated to a really great Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con as Marvel and Warner Bros released trailers for several upcoming blockbusters.
Excerpts from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man: Quantumania, Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, Black Adam and Shazam! Fury Of The Gods thrilled fans in Hall H.
Marvel boss Kevin Fiege took the stage in the afternoon to host a “mega-panel” in which he teased other happenings from Phases Five and Six of the franchise.
Among the major reveals was the trailer for the upcoming Black Panther sequel, which is slated for release on November 11.
The cast and crew paid tribute to late franchise star Chadwick Boseman and said they poured their love for the actor into the film.
Sharing the clip, the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, recalled sitting down with Boseman at a previous Comic-Con.
“Chadwick had these huge hands and he was just hugging my shoulders. I felt his hand the rest of the day,” he said.
“I promise you I can feel his hand on me right now.”
Emotional scenes in the trailer showed Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, and her family mourning the loss of her son, King T’Challa, played by Boseman.
Other films announced by Feige include Captain America: New World Order, Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 and Ant-Man: Quantumania, the latter two of which have also debuted in trailers.
Stars from the films, including Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Will Poulter, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, appeared in person at the panel.
Guardians director James Gunn told fans it was the ‘end’ of the story for the characters as he shared the exclusive footage.
The emotional trailer featured scenes including Gamora leading the Ravagers, new super suits, and a muscular Groot.
The Ant-Man trailer shows Scott Lang’s (Rudd) daughter Cassie being dragged into the Quantum Realm and the ensuing rescue mission, with a guest appearance from actor Bill Murray.
Feige also revealed that Marvel’s Phase Six will begin on November 8, 2024, with a Fantastic Four movie.
He added that it will end towards the end of 2025 with two Avengers movies: Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secrets Wars.
Earlier today, Dwayne Johnson appeared in full superhero costume – surrounded by crackling electricity and billowing smoke – to promote DC’s Black Adam.
Blue sparks flew in the dark as special lanyards given to attendees glowed blue as the Hollywood star made an epic entrance on stage, warning fans that the universe of superheroes would “never be the same again.” “.
Fans were treated to an extended look at the film with explosive footage showing Johnson deflecting bullets and smashing helicopters into each other.
Sitting alongside fellow cast members Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell as well as director Jaume Collet-Serra, Johnson said the film’s journey had been “incredible”.
“To be here to watch Black Adam levitate and shoot lightning like he’s handing out candy is a dream come true,” he said.
The film is set for a UK release on October 21.
Moments before, fans were officially introduced to “Shazam-ily” as the new trailer for the superhero sequel Shazam! Fury Of The Gods has debuted.
Film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer appeared on stage during the first panel of the day, and virtual messages were sent by Dame Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler, who were unable to attend.
Dame Helen Mirren joked that she was banned from Comic-Con for fighting and shocked fans with a humorous but risque greeting.
Panels were also held for HBO’s upcoming Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon and Paramount+’s latest Star Trek: Picard series.
British talents such as Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy and Paddy Considine were joined by American author George RR Martin, and Sir Patrick Stewart was cheered on by fans when he arrived to speak.