Marvel Teases New Avengers Movies, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

By Lindsey Bahr
AP Cinema Screenwriter

Marvel Studios has unveiled the first trailer for ” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – set to “No Woman No Cry” – to fans at Comic-Con on Saturday in San Diego.

It was just part of the massive Hall H presentation, which also included first glimpses of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and new information on the phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will conclude with two Avengers films in 2025: “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars”.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ director Ryan Coogler was on hand in San Diego to preview the highly anticipated film, which is slated to hit theaters November 11 and serve as the conclusion to Phase 4. Coogler paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020.

“The impact he had on this industry will be felt forever,” Coogler said.

After the massive success of “Black Panther” in 2018, plans for a sequel were quickly put into motion. But these were changed after Boseman’s unexpected death from colon cancer. The studio said it would not recast Boseman’s role of T’Challa. but very little came out of the film in the years that followed. Production wrapped in March after several delays, one of which was due to an injury suffered by Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s smart sister, Shuri. Also returning are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett, but not Daniel Kaluuya, whose “No” program was in conflict.

Phase 5, said Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, will kick off in February with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and conclude with “Thunderbolts” in July 2024. The new “Blade,” with Mahershala Ali, winner Oscar winner, also got a Nov. 3, 2023 release date, and “Captain America and the New World Order,” starring Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson, hits theaters May 3, 2024.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” will also end midway through Phase 5 in May. Director James Gunn showed up in San Diego to confirm that “Vol. 3” would be the last for the space rogues. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillian and Dave Bautista are all back for the film. New cast members include Will Poulter, as Guardians adversary Adam Warlock, and Maria Bakalova.

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors and director Peyton Reed traveled to San Diego to show footage from “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”

Phase 6 will kick off with a new “Fantastic Four” movie on Nov. 8, 2024, and conclude with “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” scheduled for May 2, 2025, followed by “Avengers: Secret Wars,” on Nov. 7. , 2025.

Marvel also showed trailers for Disney+ series such as “Secret Invasion,” starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, due out in the spring, and the half-hour comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” starring Tatiana Maslany, which debuts in August. The second season of “Loki” is also expected next summer.

Comic-Con runs through Sunday.