Marvel Studios revealed 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 huge Hall H presentation, which also includes a first look at “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” and new information about Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. , which will conclude in 2025 with two Avengers films: ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler was on site in San Diego to preview the highly anticipated film, which will hit theaters November 11 and serve as the conclusion of Phase 4. Coogler paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in August 2020.
“The impact he has made on this industry will be felt forever,” Coogler said.
After the huge success of “Black Panther” in 2018, plans for a sequel were quickly set in motion. But those were changed after Boseman’s unexpected death from colon cancer. The studio said it would not recast Boseman’s role as T’Challa. but very little has come out about the film in the years since.
Production was halted in March after several delays, one of which was due to an injury to Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s intelligent sister Shuri. Also returning are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett, but not Daniel Kaluuya, whose “Nope” schedule was at odds.
Phase 5, said Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, will begin in February with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and end with “Thunderbolts” in July 2024. The new “Blade,” starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, also given a release date of November 3, 2023, and “Captain America and the New World Order,” starring Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson, will hit theaters on May 3, 2024.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” will also end midway through Phase 5 in May. Director James Gunn appeared in San Diego to confirm that “Vol. 3” would be the last for the space villains. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillian and Dave Bautista will all return for the film. New cast members include Will Poulter, as Guardians opponent Adam Warlock, and Maria Bakalova.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors and director Peyton Reed made the trip to San Diego to show some footage from “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
Phase 6 will launch with a new movie “Fantastic Four” on November 8, 2024 and will end with “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” set on May 2, 2025, followed by “Avengers: Secret Wars,” on November 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 in the spring, and the half-hour comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney.” at Law,” starring Tatiana Maslany, debuts in August. The second season of “Loki” is also expected next summer.
Comic-Con runs through Sunday.