As usual, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. dominated the Saturday headlines coming out of Comic-con International in San Diego. Along with showing off the first footage from Ant-Man and revealing what Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will look like in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was the announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and some big announcements from the Legendary Pictures team, too – especially for fans of Godzilla.
Here are some of the other cool announcements and fan-friendly moments you might have missed from Day Three of Comic-Con:
Agent Carter Brings On Captain America Team
Marvel’s television panel had lots of news for fans eagerly anticipating the next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the debut season of Agent Carter, but some announcements regarding the latter project were particularly relevant for the big-screen side of Marvel’s cinematic universe. During the panel, it was announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the second and third episodes of Agent Carter in addition to the upcoming third installment of the Captain America movie franchise. Possibly even more interesting, however, was the subsequent announcement that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston may direct the fourth episode of the series.
Robert Kirkman’s Air Gets A Teaser
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman debuted the first teaser for his upcoming film AIR yesterday at Comic-Con, and fans of the hit television series based on his zombie comic will recognize a very familiar face in the preview. The film stars The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus as one half of a two-man team – alongside Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou – charged with safekeeping an underground bunker filled with hibernating survivors of the human race after the air outside was rendered toxic in the aftermath of war. The film is expected to hit theaters in the spring next year.
Star Wars Returns… To Comics
With a new Star Wars movie in the works, it’s not all that surprising that Disney is turning to Marvel Comics to expand upon the universe created by George Lucas and offer more adventures in a galaxy far, far away.
Marvel announced three new, upcoming series set in the Star Wars universe Saturday, with the first series – simply titled Star Wars – launching in January and unfolding after the destruction of the first Death Star, with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia battling Darth Vader and the forces of the Empire. The following month a new series will launch, with Star Wars: Darth Vader following the iconic villain in the aftermath of Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope. The final series, Star Wars: Princess Leia, launches in March and follows Leia after the destruction of her home planet, Alderaan.
You can check out the cover for Star Wars #1 by artist John Cassaday below, and see all three covers at IGN.
Dragon Ball Z Is Getting A New Movie
You just can’t keep a good Saiyan down. During Saturday’s events at Comic-Con, it was announced that the wildly popular manga and anime series will receive yet another feature-length film. The movie, which will simply be titled Dragon Ball Z, will premiere in Japan in 2015 and be directed by the Dragon Ball Z animated series’ director, Tadayoshi Yamamuro. Series creator Akira Toriyama supervised the original concept, script, and character designs for the film.
You can watch the English-dubbed teaser for Dragon Ball Z below:
Ant-Man’s Helmet and the Hulkbuster Fist Revealed!
The Marvel Studios booth at Comic-Con has already played host to Black Widow’s motorcycle and Loki’s staff from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and in the lead-up to yesterday’s big Marvel Studios panel, two more props were unveiled.
The helmet Paul Rudd will don as Ant-Man occupied a place of honor at the Marvel Studios booth Saturday, and it was flanked by the impressive art poster for the film and some early, sketched designs for the helmet that show the evolution of the character’s costume. While anyone who didn’t make it into the Marvel Studios panel will likely have to wait a while to see the helmet put to use, its arrival at the booth offered a nice way for the masses outside Hall H to get a glimpse of what’s to come. (Photo via Bleeding Cool.)
Not to be outdone by Ant-Man, Tony Stark offered up one of the gloves from his massive “Hulkbuster” armor for the Marvel Studios booth, and the bulky gauntlet from the suit was arranged alongside a portion of one of the robotic clones of Ultron for a nice little action shot that teases Age Of Ultron. ComicBookMovie.com has a nice shot of the display snapped during Marvel’s livestream event at the show.
That’s it for this roundup of news you might have missed from Comic-Con yesterday. Keep an eye on Movies.com for more news, interviews, and previews from this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego!
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