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SDCC 2014: Marvel Studios News

Come see what Marvel Studios reveals in San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H!

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!

Credit: Marvel

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.
Credit: Marvel's twitter

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Posted by Crimsonlord53

So there really trying to avoid that whole domestic violence history of hank and janet huh.

Posted by fables87

I kind of want to see the Ant-Man movie set up like Honey I Shrunk the Kids. I really hope it's a comedy too.

Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt

Liking the Ant-Man news. Lad that they're mixing Crossfire and Yellowjacket instead of just using the former, that'd be weird. Getting a Van Dyne in the film is nice as well.

Edit: I'm dumb. Mistook Darren for William Cross. To be fair, that episode of Avengers:EMS didn't help.

Posted by dondave

So there really trying to avoid that whole domestic violence history of hank and janet huh.

Them having a daughter together doesn't necessarily rule it out. Her surname is Van Dyme after all and not Pym.

Posted by darkbeam

Meh

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

All this Ant-Man news. :(

Edited by knightofthechronicle

When was Vision announced to be in the Avengers? Feel like I missed something but nonetheless it's cool to see him on the poster

Posted by Thor_Parker82

Did someone notice that at the top left corner of the image there is a superhero with a cape ?

I wonder if it´s Vision

Posted by Fallschirmjager

When was Vision announced to be in the Avengers? Feel like I missed something but nonetheless it's cool to see him on the poster

A while ago.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@v_scarlotte_rose: I take it you're mad because Hank isn't the star?

@knightofthechronicle: a long time ago. But to be fair, a lot of people seemed to have glossed over it.

Posted by RogueShadow

Oooooh, Cap nearly lifted the hammer...

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@avenging_x_bolt: And that Yellowjacket is a seperate character, Hank isn't creating Ultron, and the inclusion of Hope Pym/Van Dyne makes me think she'll be Wasp. I don't think there's been any announcement on who'll play Janet, if anyone.

Posted by Ms-Lola

At least this poster doesn't have a brokeback female.

Posted by M3th

"Antman is a hesit story." What's a "hesit?"

-ABstract4$$#073-

Posted by RogueShadow
Posted by flameboy298

Wow lots of people speculated they were trying to lift Thors Hammer lol

Posted by FearTheLiving

@flameboy298: There was already a "leak" that says they were doing it way before that screen shot along with Banner and Widow being in a relationship.

Posted by MannEffest

Aww… I wanted a Doctor Strange announcement :(

Posted by flameboy298

I guess their doing the samething as WB and announcing there films next year at comic con

Posted by StMichalofWilson

So no movie announcements yet

Posted by Captain13

So there really trying to avoid that whole domestic violence history of hank and janet huh.

Maybe they wanted to keep Janet as Hank's love interest but still wanted to give Scott a love interest connected to Hank?

Posted by Captain13

@dondave said:

@crimsonlord53 said:

So there really trying to avoid that whole domestic violence history of hank and janet huh.

Them having a daughter together doesn't necessarily rule it out. Her surname is Van Dyme after all and not Pym.

Or it may not be touched on, and Janet just passed away while Hank was more engrossed in work than family, leading to Hope changing her name. I see Disney vetoing marital abuse storylines.

Posted by RobotinDisguise

Elizabeth Olsen is hot

Posted by Captain13

Announcing a sequel to GotG is good advertising for the current film.

Wish there were Dr. Strange/Black Panther/Captain Marvel news though.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@v_scarlotte_rose: I understand your disappointment with all of that except for the Yellowjacket being a separate character. It's not like that hasn't happened in the comics.

But I completely agree with the Ultron thing (although I've been expecting it since Next Avenger and Avenger:EMS) and the Hope Van Dyne thing to a lesser extent.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
Posted by ivar17

Marvel Studios Phase 3

July 17, 2015: Ant-Man

May 6, 2016: Captain America 3

July 8, 2016: Doctor Strange

May 5, 2017: Thor 3

July 28, 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

November 3, 2017: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

May 4, 2018 Avengers 3

Posted by Spideysense44

Ehh bad panel said stuff everybody already knew..

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@captain13: this makes sense. It's not like Scott has a whole lot of love interests in the comics

Edited by sanityisoverrated

Is no one going to comment about Brolin walking on stage wearing the Infinity Gauntlet? I mean REALLY? That pretty much confirms the rumor he is Thanos!

Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@avenging_x_bolt: I probably would have been more accepting if it had been Rita DeMara or Skrull-Pym. I suppose we'll have to wait and see if it makes sense in the story.

I'm just so confused about why they're leaving Hank out. This film is sounding like it's several sequels into a series, rather than a first one.

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

Thanos

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

Was hank being abusive even explored that much in the 616? It seems like people describe it as a bigger deal than the comics actually made it. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought Hank hit her in one issue and he eventually apologized and it was mostly let go. Is there much more to the story that happened on panel?

Posted by Cloakx14

interesting.

Posted by Protoflash

I was overall pretty bummed by the severe lack of announcements made this year at SDCC. I mean, legendary had the best announcements and those were just that certain characters would be in the next godzilla movie. Don't get me wrong i'm sure the con was really fun, but I'd of hated to be standing in line all day just to hear a bunch of things we either already know, or were expecting (Guardians 2, josh brolin as thanos, mood of ultron, etc.). I was hoping DC would announce who will be playing shazam or dr. strange from marvel but I guess those cards just didn't fall in line. Ah well, all the panels that marvel has been posting on their youtube page have been pretty cool.

Posted by Thor_Parker82
Posted by kilowog52

I don't know who James Spader or Paul Bettany are.

Anyway, looking through these previous posts, lots of people are saying Vision is in Age of Ultron. I hadn't heard about that, but it it't true, I am so excited!

Posted by _Nexus_

Man I'm shocked that Marvel didn't go for the Fatality on DC. To me Comic-con is the where you make your statement it's where you stay "come spend your money on this". Why not go all out...

Marvel: Where is Doctor Strange? No Cap 3 title? No Thor 3 title? It was their time to drop the mike on DC/Warner.

DC: Oh aw we get Wonder Woman's costume and a little bit of teaser footage. They could have at least dropped Shazam at this point. It was their time to steal the show and they really didn't

Edited by AmazingWebHead

The more I hear about the Ant-Man movie, the more depressed I am. It's becoming more and more clear to me that Hollywood will never give the saga of Ant-Man the same respect that Ant-Man: Season One gave him.

Elizabeth Olsen is hot

Totally

Posted by savagepizza

Why does every body assume that Paul Rudd is Scott lang I I never saw anything official saying that and even he didnt say it only thing they said was he was also ant man along with Michael Douglas they both could be hank pym there is a thing called the time gem someone please correct me if I'm wrong

Posted by _Zombie_

So there really trying to avoid that whole domestic violence history of hank and janet huh.

Wouldn't you? They're trying to establish Pym and Lang in a good light. Touting Pym as a wifebeater wouldn't exactly be great for his image this early.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@savagepizza: it was announced a while back I believe. It has also been stated that Cross/Yellowjacket was Hanks ORIGINAL protege before things soured so that suggests that other Scott is his new one. They're also digging deep into Scott's history for this movie and have been pushing him hard as Ant-Man in the comics and alternate media so it seems obvious at this point

@v_scarlotte_rose: Darren Cross was the villain from Scott's origin story so I'm sure that might have a bit to do with it. He's also Crossfire's brother so that could open some doors. And there's still room for Hank to become Giant-Man

Edited by _Zombie_

Also, is it just me or does it seem like Ant-Man expecting to release in July 2015 seems a bit unrealistic? What with all of the delays and them barely starting filming next month. Unless I've got the wrong idea of how long it takes to film a superhero movie.

Posted by Spideysense44

@_zombie_ said:

Also, is it just me or does it seem like Ant-Man expecting to release in July 2015 seems a bit unrealistic? What with all of the delays and them barely starting filming next month. Unless I've got the wrong idea of how long it takes to film a superhero movie.

Well there wasn't really any delays, Marvel had gotten Peyton reed as soon as Edgar left, and they already replaced Patrick Wilson with someone who was already in the movie( Corey Stoll).

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@kilowog52: Paul Bettany is the voice of Jarvis/Vision

Posted by MegaHGFan

Everything sounds cool, but I was hoping for news about what the Cap 3 title will be, as well, as news about some of the other unannounced movies. Maybe there will be more announcements tomorrow.

Posted by Spideysense44

All of the Avengers are going to die in this film except Iron Man, he's going to use the time gem to reverse it all most likely.

Joss Whedon did say the theme of this movie would be "death,death, and more death".

Posted by Bl00dwerK

Cool news, but I wasn't surprised by any of it...

Posted by millennium

so they have less than 11 months to get the antman movie ready for release (that includes filming, adding cgi, special effects, audio,editing the movie and anything else that i may have forgot) good god thats fucking terrible to news to find out about this movie

Posted by NukeA6

Was hank being abusive even explored that much in the 616? It seems like people describe it as a bigger deal than the comics actually made it. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought Hank hit her in one issue and he eventually apologized and it was mostly let go. Is there much more to the story that happened on panel?

That's all it is. Just something that was made too much of a big deal. He wasn't even the only one who abused his wife because Mr. Fantastic did the same thing and no one remembers that. At least Hank has Ultron as an excuse.

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