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It’s time for the annual Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel! Consistently a source of new film announcements and other reveals, this year’s panel is happening as Marvel Studios gears up to celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2018. Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige will take the Hall H stage with special guests to provide an inside look at the ever-expanding MCU. The action begins at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
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The next Marvel film to hit theaters is director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin. The film also stars Cate Blanchett as the death-obsessed Hela, Tessa Thompson as hero Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge. As teased at the end of his solo film, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will also make an appearance. Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.
Then, Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018. The film follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation to succeed the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and also stars Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda and Forest Whitaker as Zuri.
Avengers: Infinity War will follow May 4, 2018 as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Josh Brolin’s Thanos. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who return after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth film. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a release in theaters on May 4, 2018. Then, the Avengers assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.
Also on the Marvel Studios release calendar is Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, and an untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel on July 5, 2019.
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