Marvel's Big San Diego Comic-Con Announcements All In One Place

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Marvel comics used San Diego Comic-Con 2012 as an opportunity not only to celebrate 50 years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comic books and filming of Iron Man 3; but also to reveal what else in in store for fans of both Marvel comics and Marvel movies.

At Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man panel on Sunday, Marvel writer Dan Slott revealed that he will be bringing the Lizard back to the forefront of comics in his upcoming story that will act as a follow-up to 'Shed.' The story will feature Curt Connors, and fans will also get a chance to see Morbius the Living Vampire. Slott also touched on Alpha, Spider-Man's new sidekick.

The 700th issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will be a big one for writer Dan Slott, and might lead to the end of his run on the book with the character -- although Marvel neither confirmed nor denied that Slott would be leaving the series after issue #700. It will be, however, (according to Slott) the "biggest thing [he's] ever done to a character in [his] entire career in comics."

"Alpha is everything Peter Parker wished he could have been in high school...It's that kid's power, but it's still Peter's responsibility."

Speaking of Spider-Man, we all remember Gwen Stacy, right? Well, writer Dan Slott plans to bring the character back in a small way. Although there are currently no plans to bring the character back into the mainstream Marvel universe; fans of Gwen might be seeing more of her very soon.

"We're going to show Gwen Stacy if there's a story you need to see in the past...but I really don't want to bring Gwen back. She's too important to the mythos...it'd be like bringing back Uncle Ben," Slott said. The writer also said he'd find a way to put her in a story especially since artist Humberto Ramos really wants to draw the character.

As much as fans probably want to see Gwen return to the mainstream, there is something to be said for a writer respecting the death of a character -- something that doesn't always happen in comics. Also, Deadpool fans be on the look out for his appearance in AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13 alongside Hypno-Hustler.

== TEASER ==

Marvel panelists also discussed the future of Venom's character and how the 'Savage Six' story line will leave the character. Writer Cullen Bunn revealed that Flash Thompson may not only be seeing a new direction, but that he will be visiting some new places as well. October will also be a busy month for Venom. A new event titled 'Minimum Carnaga' will take place in VENOM and in Scarlet Spider's title -- fans can except these two characters to seriously clash in the upcoming story.

Kelly Sue DeConnick, who will be helping the upcoming Captain Marvel series revealed that she is taking the character back to her roots, focusing on the fact that pilots are always under control in the cock-pit of a plane, but not so in control in personal matters of their lives.

Guardians of the Galaxy movie concept art

As for what's in store for Marvel movies, it looks like the next Captain America movie might feature a certain Bucky Barnes? While we don't know whether the sequel will feature Bucky, we do know that the film will be taking its title directly from one of Marvel's most popular series. The sequel to the first Captain America: The First Avenger will be titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, after the popular and highly successful Ed Brubaker story. The movie will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and will hit theaters on April 4th, 2014. In addition to Winter Soldier, rumors concerning the Guardians of the Galaxy movie have been confirmed to be true. In fact, Marvel released some great concept art as well as some promotional movie images. Marvel confirmed an Ant-Man film, a Guardians of the Galaxy movie to be released on August 1st, 2013; Captain America: The Winter Soldier slated for April 4th, 2014; and finally Thor: The Dark World for November 8th, 2013.

What are you most looking forward to seeing come out of Marvel comics? Which Marvel Studios project are you getting the most excited about?

Source: Marvel

#1 Posted by stormphoenix (938 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW....cool :)

#2 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12025 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a good time for Marvel Movies!

Iffy on the Marvel NOW!.....

#3 Edited by Owie (3809 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I can't believe they're really going for the Ant-Man and Guardians movies.  That's stunning.  And exciting.  And Winter Solider--excellent.
 
But--a sidekick for Spider-Man?  Not so sure about that.

#4 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1337 posts) - - Show Bio

There's four month's between GotG (august) 2013 and Thor (november) and five month's between it and the new cap (april of 14) movie marvel must not be concerned about burnout then.

#5 Posted by saoakden (1066 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. A crossver with Venom & Scarlet Spider, that should be interesting to see. I'm glad they're making Ant-Man into a movie, even though I'm not the biggest Ant-man fan. The Winter Soldier, sounds cool. No pun intended. Thor The Dark World that sounds interesting. Iron Man 3 yes, Guardians of the Galaxy, not sure. & for Spider-Man this should be awesome.

#6 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4851 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Cap Movie. Id love to see Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier on the Big Screen

still I really want to see Iron Man 3

and

Guardians the ARtwork looks AWEsome by the way

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#7 Posted by zombietag (1497 posts) - - Show Bio
At Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man panel on Sunday, Marvel writer Dan Slott revealed that he will be bringing the Lizard back to the forefront of comics in his upcoming story that will act as a follow-up to 'Shed.' The story will feature Curt Connors, and fans will also get a chance to see Morbius the Living Vampire.

isn't that the current story? not much of an announcement

ALSO: if dan slott leaves ASM i will cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry

#8 Posted by RigorMortis (88 posts) - - Show Bio

Ant. Frigging. Man.

#9 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio

Winter Soldier is going to be EPIC!!

Also, Drax, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Star-Lord? I was sold at Drax!

#10 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

ANTMAN!!!

#11 Posted by Nudeviking (479 posts) - - Show Bio

Hypno Hustler and Rocket Raccoon. I am very excited to see that some of Marvel's goofier/more offbeat characters are going to get some love in 2012/2013.

#12 Edited by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

More worried than excited about ASM. I'm most looking forward to Cap 2 and Guadians of the Galaxy. EDIT: And the Deadpool game.

#13 Posted by MercWithaMouth2385 (51 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW! I'm actually glad I wasn't at SDCC! I woulda passed out from excitement.

#14 Posted by danhimself (22631 posts) - - Show Bio

I was disappointed in the announcements this year....nothing really big....I don't understand why Marvel didn't announce more Marvel Now! titles

#15 Posted by darkrider (457 posts) - - Show Bio

ant man yes and hope to see wasp in the movie

#16 Posted by SpitfireINK (242 posts) - - Show Bio

VERY concerned about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie - that's going to be a real tough one to pull off.

And ANT-MAN - with current CGI - could be cool - definitely kitschy - but going to keep my expectations low.

#17 Posted by weaponx (1566 posts) - - Show Bio

I know I am excited for Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but... how do you think those movies would fare for non-comic book fans? They seem a little harder to grasp I think.

#18 Posted by elayem98 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@weaponx: yeah i have a really hard time seeing guardings even doing mediocre at the box office

#19 Posted by JamDamage (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

I was most excited about Captain America Winter Soldier til I remembered Joe Johnson isn't directing. Who is directing and what has he done. Now I'm most excited about the Deadpool game coming out, and Remender doing Uncanny Avengers but not leaving X-Force or Secret Avengers.

#20 Edited by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

@weaponx: Think back to the awesomeness that is InnerSpace. Ant-Man will rise.

@RigorMortis: agreed. I am really looking forward to a well made Ant-Man movie myself. Just please tie it in with the rest of Phase II, don't make it corny or campy. You really work hard, he can make damn fine superhero on film.

#21 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

The films look good and I'm glad that they're bringing Bucky back.

I'm also excited about the Ant man film, there have been rumors about it for years and it's never happened.

Unlike most people, I'm looking forward to seeing Alpha, I really like sidekicks.

#22 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Really digging the concept art for GotG. Will love to see Gwen back even if it is just a story in the past. And its really nice to see what is confirmed for Marvel Studios' Second Wave of movies. Now just by the titles alone...if this isn't leading up to a possible Infinity Gauntlet story on the big screen then I will be surprised.

#23 Posted by hunter5024 (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I am pretty new to comics, only started reading in the last 5 or 6 months, so I am speaking as a mostly mainstream fan when I say that Guardians of The Galaxy is a fucking stupid idea for the next marvel movie franchise. Mainstream audiences are willing to accept far less than comic book readers. Men in high tech suits? Sure. Interdimensional Beings based on Mythological Characters? Okay maybe... Space Raccoons with guns? No. That is silly nonsense.

#24 Posted by butters911 (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Super excited for the Ant-Man movie.

#25 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunter5024: I'm super sad you feel that way. I understand what you mean. When I first started reading comics I felt the same way. After about a year you of reading whatever your into now you might want to branch out and read other stuff your not so familiar with. By doing that you'll open yourself up to more characters and see how even the real crazy things like anthropomorphic trees and talking raccoons are super cool and that their stories are good and sometimes better then even the more mainstream heroes like Cap, Thor, or the Hulk. Hopefully you'll be willing to give it a chance.

#26 Posted by hunter5024 (128 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ganthetsward20 said:

@hunter5024: I'm super sad you feel that way. I understand what you mean. When I first started reading comics I felt the same way. After about a year you of reading whatever your into now you might want to branch out and read other stuff your not so familiar with. By doing that you'll open yourself up to more characters and see how even the real crazy things like anthropomorphic trees and talking raccoons are super cool and that their stories are good and sometimes better then even the more mainstream heroes like Cap, Thor, or the Hulk. Hopefully you'll be willing to give it a chance.

Oh no you got the wrong idea, I should have been clearer in my post. I think rocket raccoon is awesome. I have ever since I first saw him announced for Marvel vs Capcom, when I was introduced to the character. I haven't read any guardians of the galaxy books yet but I am perfectly willing to believe that they tell fine stories. However mainstream audiences are a lot harder to convince; Guardians of The Galaxy is too risky. The second someone sees a raccoon with a gun in the trailer they're going to dismiss it as silly. Not only that, but it's not a well known property, after all I only heard about him last year and I knew more back then then the average avengers viewer does now. I'm just worried if they tie this movie so closely into the next avengers movie as everyone seems to be expecting they will, then that could hurt Avengers 2's chances of being as successful as the first.

#27 Posted by ozeol (507 posts) - - Show Bio

a raccoon and a talking tree... I've read GotG stories and I still think they're lame. I like Drax and Gamora though.

#28 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

This Alpha could turn out fun...we'll see...

I can't wait for Ant-man, my favorite of this new lineup!

#29 Posted by Chaos Burn (1787 posts) - - Show Bio

John Carter? Green Lantern? Now maybe prepare Guardians of the Galaxy for being on a list of space failures

#30 Posted by That60sGuy (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to see who plays Ant Man. Nathan Fillion? Michael C. Hall?

Definitely looking forward to seeing Drax and Starlord in the GotG movie but not familiar with the other characters. I hope this doesn't do a John Carter!

#31 Posted by BoyWander (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocket Racoon looks... strange... his heads too big? Well whatever, Iʻll end up watching it anyway. Really looking forward to Ant-Man though! love the character.

#32 Posted by redsonjustin (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, this all seems good, hope to get my hands on ASM #700.

#33 Posted by NyxEquitis (401 posts) - - Show Bio

@Meteorite said:

Winter Soldier is going to be EPIC!!

Also, Drax, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Star-Lord? I was sold at Drax!

I was sold at Rocket Raccoon!

#34 Posted by Scheiner (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone have a guess about what the dark world part of the Thor movie could be referring to?

#35 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

NO DEADPOOL?????!!!!!!!!

#36 Posted by sithfrog (909 posts) - - Show Bio

@That60sGuy said:

I can't wait to see who plays Ant Man. Nathan Fillion? Michael C. Hall?

Do we know which Ant Man it will be? I would guess Pym since he's the original and the creator of the tech, but who knows. I think Mr. Fillion could pull off Pym, Lang, or O'Grady.

#37 Posted by LordRequiem (1318 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor most definitely, then Iron Man 3, then Captain America, then Ant Man, then the Guardians.

#38 Posted by LB70145 (193 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimsonlord53 said:

There's four month's between GotG (august) 2013 and Thor (november) and five month's between it and the new cap (april of 14) movie marvel must not be concerned about burnout then.

This article actually has an error. GotG comes out August 2014, not 2013.

I was worried that mainstream audiences might not flock to go see GorG, but here's how I see it through the release dates. Since Thor 2 comes out in November 2013 and Thor is traveling to different realms, he could run into the Guardians in that movie. The Guardians warn him about a powerful being who has set his sights on Earth. In Cap 2, Thor can show up in the post credits on Earth saying that Earth needs to prepare for the coming of Thanos. Then, by the time GotG comes out people know to go see that movie before they go see Avengers 2. If this is the case, still a very ballsy move.

#39 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunter5024 said:

I am pretty new to comics, only started reading in the last 5 or 6 months, so I am speaking as a mostly mainstream fan when I say that Guardians of The Galaxy is a fucking stupid idea for the next marvel movie franchise. Mainstream audiences are willing to accept far less than comic book readers. Men in high tech suits? Sure. Interdimensional Beings based on Mythological Characters? Okay maybe... Space Raccoons with guns? No. That is silly nonsense.

So there's a raccoon with a rocket & a talking tree, so what? All the Marvel movies seem to understand how ridiculous some of the concept of their characters are and how non comic book fans see them. For example Thor, his outfit & pattern of speech is ridiculous but they waste no time time joking about it to get it out of the way & then focus on the story.

#40 Posted by Sleepwalker570 (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Lots of exciting events on the horizon! I must say I'm surprised by the Ant-Man and Guardians movies myself. Glad to see they're taking chances on producing less main stream characters.

I'm absolutely enjoying Flash's take on Venom and look forward to the crossover with Scarlet Spider.

#41 Posted by MP_SimonWilliams (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I am familiar with the new-school lineup of the Guardians of the Galaxy and love a lot of the characters......but whatever happened to the old-school lineup of the Guardians of the Galaxy.....characters like Charlie-27 (best name ever), Martinex (worst-name ever), Yondu the archer and Nikki from Mercury? Those were good characters. Especially like Charlie-27 as a powerhouse in a team book.

I missed the transition from that lineup to the newer lineup.

#42 Posted by MP_SimonWilliams (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Every time I hear about an Ant Man movie (which could be very cool if done right), I think of that old SNL skit where there is a superhero costume party with Hulk (John Belushi), Superman (Bill Murray), Thing, etc......and Garrett Morris comes in as Ant Man. Everyone wants to know who he is and when he explains that he can shrink down really small and still retain the strength of a normal-sized man....they all mock his powers. Hilarious.

The Hulu link is below.......Ant Man makes his entrance at the 4:40 mark or so...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/4137

#43 Posted by fanged_wolf (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Guardians of the Galaxy!!!!! so want it now

#44 Posted by fACEmelter88 (613 posts) - - Show Bio

MOVIES: Excited about all them, wish I knew more about Thor 2, Ant-Man but I don't know about Star Lords' mask...to Jason/Scourge like. I hope Bucky is the Winter Soldier in Cap 2, hell why not.

COMICS: Dan Slott can do no wrong...but I don't know about Alpha, probably be good though. I love Kaine as Scarlet Spider and with Venom and Carnage i'm pretty excited. This Marvel Now stuff is kinda random but knew something like it would happen, AvX is a lot better than I expected and I'm excited to see where it goes.

#45 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9191 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY Glad to see all the news in one article

#46 Posted by Psimitar (13 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing that has me hesitant of Marvel NOW! is Cable. He's been absent from AvX entirely and since he was healed of the TO virus at the end of X-Sanction; I'm still expecting him to show up full-powered to kick some butt in AvX (Avengers or X-Men I'm not particular). Now we see him with an eye-patch and a metalarm again. What gives?

I'm excited that the Captain America sequel will be about Winter Soldier, but I don't think Sebastian Stans has the star power to play Bucky in this role. Hopefully, this will let them bring back Scarlet Johannsen as Black Widow.

I'm not sure Guardians of the Galaxy will be the kind of caliber movie we are expecting to see from Marvel Studios. Superhero movies in space are hard to sell (see Green Lantern) and from a non-comic book reader perspective, they're going to introduce a group of motley alien characters with limited to no backstory; certainly not the backstories we got for Avengers. Unless they spend the majority of time on Earth, I don't see it going over very well. I also think they should ditch Gamora in favor of a Phyla-Vell Quasar and add Adam Warlock to the group.

#47 Posted by Hivemind (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm Guardians of the Galaxy and Antman the movie. Nope. really can't see any possible way I would watch these movies. Will have to see the terrible trailer first of course. Don't want to be bias towards terrible characters...lol.

#48 Posted by That60sGuy (288 posts) - - Show Bio

@sithfrog: If Nathan Fillion plays Ant Man I think Eric O'Grady would be suited to him the most as he can pull off funny and obnoxious but I hope they go for Pym.

#49 Posted by Lvenger (20757 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm most looking forward to Thor: The Dark World even though there's little info about it. As for the least, I'm afraid that's Guardians of the Galaxy though that's only because I don't know much about them and I am excited about the news that Marvel will be taking a stab at a unique, unknown movie.

#50 Posted by Novemberx2 (464 posts) - - Show Bio

Guardians of the Galaxy will be terrible... marvel has been fooled by Disney to make this film.

a talking raccoon and Disney = Recipe for disaster!

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