MCU Update | Comic Con Update: Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel and more.

This weekend plays host to the 2016 edition of San Diego Comic Con. The much revered expo is often a great source of news, and this year is no exception.

Below is everything we can find relating to the MCU that has come out of this year’s Comic Con. Read on for news (and, occasionally, trailers) relating to Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain Marvel, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

doctor strange logo
Released: 28th October 2016

The latest release in Marvel Studios’ ever expanding arsenal is only three months away. To celebrate/promote it, they released a full length trailer. You can check it out below.

Guardians-Galaxy-Vol-2 logoReleased: 28th April 2017

The live crowd were treated to a few short clips from the upcoming space opera sequel, as well as some behind the scenes footage.

Later, director James Gunn revealed a small boat load of information via his Facebook page. In the post, he confirms:

– The Ravagers are back, and play a big part in the story.
– Confirms that Ravager line-up. Taserface (Chris Sullivan) is the leader. He is joined by: Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Wretch (Evan Jones), Half-Nut (Jimmy Urine), Brahl (Stephen Blackheart), Gef The Ravager (Steve Agee), Oblo (Joe Fria) and Narblik (Terence Rosemore).

– Nebula has a major part in the film
– Elizabeth Debicki is playing Ayesha, the golden High Priestess of The Sovereign
– Sylvester Stallone is in the film! (Role not yet confirmed)
– Yes, Kurt Russell is playing Star Lord’s Dad.
– Star Lord’s dad is…. EGO! (Not quite sure how a living planet can father a half-human son, but there you go!)

spidermanhomecomingReleased: 7th July 2017

A brief sizzle reel was shown for the crowd. In addition, some of the casting/characters were confirmed. At the panel, they officially confirmed the principle cast as: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jnr.

Keaton is expected to play Vulture (the character was confirmed as in Homecoming at the panel). Zendaya is playing Liz Allan, and Revolori has been confirmed as Flash Thompson. Bokeem Woodbine (who was excellent as Mike Milligan in season two of Fargo) has been confirmed as one of the villains Parker will tangle with.

Thor Ragnarok title cardReleased: 27th October 2017

The live audience got a teaser trailer and some concept art that confirms a number of thing (some previously rumoured, some not):

– Yes, some aspects of Planet Hulk are being incorporated into Thor: Ragnarok, including Hulk is full gladiatorial armour.
– Surtur and Fenris were both shown in the concept art, fighting Hulk and Thor respectively

– Cate Blanchett was shown in her full gear as Hela. She is said to look spot on, as if leaping straight from the pages of the comic.

black panther logoReleased: February 2018

It was confirmed that Black Panther will commence filming in January. Marvel also revealed additional members of the cast, and some of the characters they will be playing.

– Michael B. Jordan is playing the villain, Erik Killmonger.
– Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s characters were also confirmed as Nakia and Okoye respectively

captain marvelReleased: February/March 2019

While it is a long way off (the next Avengers film will be out before this!), it is still great to see that Brie Larson was finally confirmed to be playing Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Larson is an excellent actress, who rightfully picked up a plethora of nominations and awards for her role in Room earlier this year.

ghost rider agents of shield

Gabriel Luna has been confirmed as playing Ricky Reyes (who also happens to be a version of Ghost Rider) for the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While the Nicholas Cage films bombed at the box office, we have high hopes that the show will do the character well and can’t wait to see the new season.

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