No modern Comic-Con is complete without massive announcements and teasers about upcoming comic book movies. Warner Bros teased audiences this morning by showing a little more from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now it's Marvel Studios' turn to make the fans in Hall H go crazy with anticipation.
Based on various reports, the event opened up with a montage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's timeline -- showing scenes from Phase 1 and then Phase 2. Then it jumps to some Guardians of the Galaxy footage (don't forget that comes out August 1st!). The video then ends with the universe's big bad, Thanos, sitting on his throne!
The President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, then kicked things off with ANT MAN's cast and director Peyton Reed. At this point, Ryan Penagos, a.k.a. Agent M, announces via twitter that the panel is all about 2015's movies. Now, we'll keep an eye out for the highlights and update as frequently as possible.
- Yellowjacket Corey Stoll is Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket. He'll be the villain.
- Evangeline Lilly is Hope Van Dyme and she's Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) daughter.
- Paul Rudd says "he's excited by the challenges."
- Ant-Man's a heist story.
- Ant-Man to begin filming August 18.
- Many actors from Avengers: Age of Ultron walk onto the stage (Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Colbie Smulders, James Spader, Sam Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen). Director Joss Whedon can't make because of knee surgery.
- Renner says Downey Jr convinced him to take the role.
- Evans says Cap is up to date with technology but he's still trying to find out where he belongs.
- Spader says Ultron is 8 feet tall.
- Footage plays of the Avengers tying to lift Mjolnir. Rhodey, Stark, Barton, and Banner can't. Cap makes it move a little.
- Ulton is shown. According to Penagos, the villain says "There's only one path to peace. Your extinction."
- Video includes Hulkbuster armor.
- Footage ends with Tony Stark looking at dead Avengers.
- Josh Brolin walks on the stage wearing an Infinity Gauntlet.
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 set for July 28, 2017.