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SDCC 2016: Marvel Showcases ‘Guardians,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ Introduces ‘Captain Marvel’

On the heels of DC Comics’ presentation at the WB panel earlier Saturday morning, Marvel brought Guardians of the Galaxy (with Michael Rooker in full Yondu makeup and costume), Spider-Man, a new Doctor Strange trailer and introduced us to who will be playing Captain Marvel in a solo movie in 2019.

First things first. Director James Gunn confirmed once and for all that Kurt Russell is playing Ego, Star-Lord’s father! Also we learned that  Sylvester Stallone is indeed in the film, and that Chris Sullivan is playing Taserface in the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is due in theaters May 5, 2017.

One of the big surprises was seeing Spider-Man at the Marvel panel. Spider-Man: Homecoming had only been shooting for just over a week, but they brought along some footage that you can read about here.

We also got a look at some concept art which showcases Spidey taking on The Vulture.


Director Jon Watts describes the film as a “straight high school movie, it’s about a 15 year old kid.” Watts says “this is the ground level of the marvel universe,” as opposed to Iron Man which is about a millionaire inventor or Guardians which is set outside this galaxy.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is due in theaters July 7, 2017.

The audience was also introduced to the actress who will be playing Captain Marvel in the solo movie out July 6, 2018. It is none other than Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson!

Finally, those outside of Hall H didn’t leave empty handed. While you won’t see the footage for Guardians or Spider-Man anytime soon, a new trailer for Doctor Strange was revealed. The film opens in theaters November 4, 2016.

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