Everything We Learned From Marvel’s Star-Studded 2017 Comic-Con Panel

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet Van Dyke in Ant-Man and The Wasp

By Alli Rosenbloom, Meg Swertlow Jul 23, 2017 1:23 AMTags

Hall H was the place to be Saturday night!

Fans and critics alike received plenty of teases when Marvel hosted its annual Comic-Con presentation in San Diego.

Whether you can't wait for Ant-Man and the Wasp news or just want a sneak peek of Thor: Ragnarok on the big screen, there was something for everyone to get excited over. And yes, the star-studded guests including Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and more certainly didn't hurt either.

For those who couldn't travel down south for the panel, we have you covered with the biggest highlights of the night.

From new logos and casting news to fresh trailers and shirtless scenes, we have the best moments for any moviegoer below.

Comic-Con 2017: Star Sightings

Ant-Man and The Wasp: The movie is currently filming in Atlanta, and therefore, Marvel Entertainment president Kevin Feige made some major casting announcements—namely that Michelle Pfieffer will playing Janet Van Dyke in the film.

The big-wig announced that Hannah John-Kamen will be playing Ghost. Walter Goggins will be playing Sonny Burch. Randall Park will be playing Jimmy Woo. Laurence Fishburne will be playing Dr. Bill Foster.

The panel also revealed a new logo and some concept art from the Ant-Man sequel which will once again be starring Paul Rudd.

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Thor: Ragnarok: A second trailer was debuted, which features Thor and The Hulk having a "Battle of the Champions." Thor also appears be teaming up with Loki in the action-packed film.

Cate Blachett's villain Hela also makes a striking appearance in the trailer. A new poster was also unveiled. 

During the panel, Hemsworth spoke about making a third Thor film. "If we're going to make a third film we really have to push the envelope and experiment take it to another level so that is what this film was. Cut his hair, break his hammer, change his clothes, change the world. I think that's what you're going to see and be excited about," said the Australian.


Blogger JoBlo tweeted from the panel, "Jeff Goldblum's character The Grandmaster is actually the brother of The Collector, both of whom are from the oldest race of beings."

As for what is going on with Tom Hiddleston's character Loki, the Brit said at the panel, "Well it’s been four years and if you saw Thor: The Dark World, you will know Loki is on the throne pretending to be Odin… Thor comes down and things are a little different...Loki’s allegiance has always been sightly unpredictable and he’s still the god of mischief and what his part is in all that—you’ll just have to wait and see.”

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Black Panther: The film's trailer debuted but will not be going online as of yet. However, New York Magazine's Kyle Buchanan tweeted some info about the footage show, writing, "Danai Gurira THROWS HER WIG at a bad guy, I may never recover."

Although the new footage and trailer that was shown is not available to the masses, a striking new poster was revealed. 

The film's lead Chadwick Boseman discussed his character at the panel, explaining, "He's returning from the events of civil war. He lost his father. He's jut learning how to deal with becoming a new ruler and he's still mourning his father's death. It's a transition period that gets interrupted very quickly."

Letitia Wright, who stars as Shuri, spoke about her character: "She’s the technological wiz.. designs all the technology. She’s a scientist. She was like a dream role to play, inspirational. Innovative. Just a strong black woman. And smart! It was just beautiful to play that so I’m excited for you guys to see what Shuri is going to bring."

Captain Marvel: The movie, which stars Brie Larson, will be set in the '90s before the first Iron Man movie took place. The big reveal is that the main villains will be the Skrulls. This is the first time that the Skrulls will be brought to life theatrically. The movie is currently in pre-production and filming is expected to begin in 2018.

New art for the film was also released as well as information the confirmation that Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury.

Avengers: Infinity War: The same trailer that was played last week at D23 was featured again.

Keep checking back for more Marvel news...