Comic-Con 2022: Wakanda Forever, Sandman and Bill Murray join the MCU | Movies


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves

Truly, the nerds have inherited the land, or at least Hollywood: this Comic-Con gave us our first look at the upcoming tabletop role-playing game adaptation, a fantastic hug starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, the hottie of Bridgerton Regé-Jean Page and Hugh Grant.

While the trailer is a little light on warm laughs, it has a) Grant as the villain and b) is co-written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who have made one of the most underrated games of the decade – Game Night – so expect something fun. I also consulted a huge D&D fan who told me that the owl is really a thing and he gave this trailer a thumbs up. Where is my film on Catania?

When did he come out? March 2, 2023 in Australia, March 3 in the US and UK

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Marvel has teased the trailer for the long-awaited Black Panther sequel, complete with a tribute to its late star Chadwick Boseman, glimpses of new characters joining the fray, and an eerily seamless blend of No Woman, No Cry with Kendrick Lamar’s Alright. Following Boseman’s death from colon cancer in 2020, Marvel announced they wouldn’t be recasting his role – although the trailer teases the possibility of a new character wearing the Black Panther costume.

“Chad’s passion and genius, his culture and the impact he had on this industry will be felt forever,” director Ryan Coogler said during a panel alongside former cast members Letitia. Wright and Lupita Nyong’o, and new ones – like I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel, who plays Wakandan warrior Aneka.

When is it coming out? November 11, 2022

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

For my part, I agree with Jeff Bezos trying to buy my love by spending his horrible wealth adapting fantastic books; last year we got Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, and now we get The Rings of Power, a kind of prequel to JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books.

Set thousands of years earlier, this new series covers what happened in the Second Age of Middle-earth: the forging of the famous rings, the rise of the evil Lord Sauron and the fall of the Isle of Númenor , Tolkien’s take on the legend of Atlantis. (and where Aragorn’s ancestors, the Dúnedain, lived, for those who haven’t read or looked past LOTR).

Visually and sonically, it seems to be inspired as much by the films of Peter Jackson as by Tolkien: here is Sauron! A preview of what a Balrog could be! And a young Galadriel (previously played by Cate Blanchett and now by Morfydd Clark), accompanied by a little Elrond (previously Hugo Weaving, now Robert Aramayo). It’s like seeing your elf mother and father when they were young (so only, like, 1,000 years old).

When is it coming out? September 2 on Amazon Prime

Bill Murray joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe – in one of nearly 65 new Marvel shows and movies

After much speculation – fueled by a loose interview with a German magazinethen powered by a Appearance of Jimmy Kimmel referencing a potential role in an unnamed Paul Rudd movie – Bill Murray joins the ranks of Marvel, appearing for a split second in footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

“Janet Van Dyne! Murray’s yet-unknown character tells Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays a scientific fashion designer previously rescued from the clutches of subatomic space. “I thought you were dead!”

Many of us enjoyed all 29 MCU movies and some of the Marvel shows (we’ll pretend Iron Fist never happened). But the new Ant-Man was just one of many Marvel projects announced at Comic-Con. Kevin Feige was brought in to roll out an exhaustive list of titles like Steve Jobs plugging in a new iPod. Here is a summary :

  • She-Hulk: Lawyer (Disney+, August)

  • Black Panther: Wankanda Forever (November).

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 2023)

  • Secret Invasion (Disney+, September 2023): a spin-off show revolving around Ben Mendelsohn’s character, Talos, who is part of a shape-shifting alien race called the Skrull who are – you guessed it – secretly invading Earth; also stars Samuel L Jackson, Martin Freeman and Olivia Coleman

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)

  • Echo (Disney+, December 2023), a series centered on Maya Lopez, the hard of hearing ass kicker played by Alaqua Cox in another Disney+ series, Hawkeye

  • loki season 2 (Disney+, December 2023), bringing together Tom Hiddleston’s Norse god and Owen Wilson’s itinerant bureaucrat

  • Blade (November 3, 2023), a reboot of the film starring Mahershala Ali as the Vampire Slayer Vampire

  • Stone heart (Disney+, September 2023), a series centered on Riri Williams, a black teenage genius who takes over Tony Stark’s job making puffy suits

  • Agatha: Chaos Coven (Disney+, December 2023), a Wandavision sequel that follows what happened to Kathryn Hahn’s villain.

  • Daredevil: Born Again (Disney+, March 2024), Marvel’s return to its best TV series, bringing back Charlie Cox as a blind crime fighter and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin

  • Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024), Cap’s first film starring Anthony Mackie instead of Chris Evans

  • Love at first sight (July 25, 2024), a team of anti-heroes reunited in the Baron Zemo comics (previously played by Daniel Brühl)

  • The Fantastic Four (November 8, 2024): No casting has been announced – but hopefully they’ll keep John Krasinski as Reed Richards and cast his real-life wife Emily Blunt as Sue

  • Avengers: Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025): Yet another ensemble superhero movie – but who will still be alive to be in it remains to be seen

  • Avengers: Secret Wars (7 November 2025), see above

The Second Life of The Walking Dead

Danai Gurira and Andrew Lincoln talk onstage to AMC’s The Walking Dead at Comic-Con 2022. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Longtime zombie slayer Rick Grimes — the main man of The Walking Dead’s first nine seasons, before he was apparently killed off — was supposed to get his own trilogy of spinoff movies, as AMC announced in 2018. But in a surprise appearance, Andrew Lincoln (who plays Grimes) and co-star Danai Gurira announced that it will instead be a six-part series, airing next year.

Grimes was last seen in the series blowing up a bridge to stop an advancing horde of zombies, before his boots inexplicably appeared on an island in the final season. “I personally can’t wait to get my cowboy boots back on,” Lincoln told the crowd.

When is it coming out? In 2023

The sand man

No, you’re not dreaming: Neil Gaiman’s long-running comic book series, which has passed through the hands of everyone from HBO to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in development hell, could finally be happening. This trailer reveals Tom Sturridge as the main character, the personification of dreaming, also known as Dream or Morpheus. A century after being captured and imprisoned by occultists, Dream escapes to find that the waking world and the dream world are out of whack. for the screen like some of Gaiman’s other works – but we’ll see.

The 10-episode series also stars Gwendoline Christie, Patton Oswalt, Charles Dance, David Thewlis and Stephen Fry. Gaiman also revealed that the first season is based on the first two volumes, Preludes and Nocturnes, and The Dollhouse.

When is it coming out? August 5 on Netflix

Wick jeans 4

Keanu Reeves has smashed a Comic-Con director’s panel to reveal a teaser for John Wick 4, where he’s back as a reformed hitman with a heart and taking hits. Luckily, he’s also seen doing appropriately macho things to get ready, like kicking a pylon until he’s bloodstained and looks dramatic in the rain.

Keanu Reeves at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA.
Actor Keanu Reeves made an appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Photo: Bing Guan/Reuters

“Have you thought about where this ends?” a voice asks at the start of the trailer. Not here, apparently: the franchise has already been renewed for a fifth chapter. But who doesn’t want to see Nanu doing girls again?

When is it coming out? March 23, 2023 in Australia, March 24 in the US and UK

black adam

While Marvel has taken the happy path of Taika Waititi and Fleetwood Mac, DC has stuck to its po-faced, smashy-crashy formula, prioritizing cool over fun. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, an actor who looks like he could lift a car over his head, plays the titular anti-hero, who received his powers from the gods of ancient Egypt. It will probably play on every screen in your local theater and make billions.

When is it coming out? October 20, 2022 in Australia, October 21 in the US and UK


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