Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new aristocrat Black Panther for Comic-Con


SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Thor has mislaid his godlike produce and Black Panther shoulders a shortcoming of being a new king, in disdainful scenes shown from Disney’s Marvel studios’ arriving superhero cinema during San Diego’s Comic-Con.

One of a many high-profile draws of a annual gathering for cocktail and nerd enlightenment fans, Marvel’s star-studded row event on Saturday kicked off with “Thor: Ragnarok,” due in theaters in November.

Director Taika Waititi assimilated stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett to plead how a Norse God has developed in a film, privately as he has mislaid his power-wielding hammer, is trapped on a universe named Sakaar and has to quarrel in a gladiator competition with a Hulk.

“I’ve played this impression 5 times now … we got a bit wearied with myself and wanted to make something different,” Hemsworth said.

Comedy weaves by a trailer that shows Thor assembly a Hulk and stuffing him in on his status, observant “I’m doing my possess thing now, I’m not unequivocally unresolved out with a Avengers anymore, it all got really corporate.”

As supervillain Hela (Blanchett) takes over Thor’s home universe of Asgard, he contingency partisan a assistance of a superheroes, including his mischievous hermit Loki, to stop Hela and forestall Ragnarok – a finish of a world.

Avid fans, many of whom lined adult overnight to get into a 6,500-seat Hall H, gave a rousing station acclaim for a initial footage from 2018’s “Black Panther,” in that Chadwick Boseman plays T’Challa, a new aristocrat of illusory African republic Wakanda, who is also a lethal superhero.

“T’Challa is someone who got his energy from a people around him and his history,” executive Ryan Coogler said. “History is something really critical to me, my family and African culture.”

Scenes showed T’Challa, assimilated by his view Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and soldier Okoyo (Danai Gurira), in slick, bomb quarrel scenes with a knave named Ulysses (Andy Serkis,) as good as T’Challa’s desirous hermit Erik (Michael B. Jordan).

Marvel announced that a arriving womanlike superhero standalone film “Captain Marvel” starring Brie Larson will take place in a 1990s, before a events of 2008’s “Iron Man” that set Marvel’s successive film authorization in motion. The villains will be a visitor shapeshifters called a Skrulls.

It also suggested new additions to a 2018 “Ant-Man and a Wasp” film, including Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Richard Pullin


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