Having skipped last year’s event, Marvel returned to Hall H armed with the latest on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a new member of the universe.
“We only want to come when we have a lot to show you,” said studio president Kevin Feige. “We actually have quite a bit today.”
That included a new studio logo, the second trailer for Doctor Strange, clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming (“a straight up high school movie” according to director Jon Watts), and a Thor mockumentary featuring Chris Hemsworth that filled in for a lack of footage from the still shooting Thor: Ragnarok.
The biggest news was that Brie Larson will be joining the MCU as Captain Marvel (great casting!) and Kurt Russell is officially Star-Lord’s dad in the Guardians sequel (more great casting).
Black Panther doesn’t have a finished script as yet, but director Ryan Coogler was on hand to discuss the world inhabited by T’Challa, whom we recently met in Captain America: Civil War.
The star-studded panel also included Black Panther’s Lupita N’yongo and Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton from Doctor Strange, and of course the Doctor himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, who naturally received the loudest reception.