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 massive Hall H presentation, which also included 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, set for 2025 will end with two Avengers movies: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler was on hand in San Diego for a preview of the highly anticipated film, which is set to hit theaters on November 11 and will mark the conclusion of Phase 4. Coogler paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in August 2020.
“The impact he had on this industry will be felt forever,” said Coogler.
After the massive success of Black Panther in 2018, plans for a sequel were quickly put into motion. But these were changed after Boseman’s unexpected death from colon cancer. The studio said it would not be recasting Boseman’s role as T’Challa, but very little has come out of the film in the years since. Production ended in March after several delays, one of which was due to an injury to Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s sly sister Shuri. Also back are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett, but not Daniel Kaluuya, whose “Nope” schedule has been inconsistent.
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 Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, has a November 3, 2023 release date, and Captain America and the New World Order, starring Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson, will hit theaters on May 3, 2024.
In the middle of phase 5 in May, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will also come to an end. Director James Gunn showed up 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 all return for the film. New cast members include Will Poulter as Guardians adversary Adam Warlock and Maria Bakalova.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors and director Peyton Reed have traveled to San Diego to screen some footage from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Phase 6 kicks off with a new Fantastic Four movie on November 8, 2024 and concludes with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which is scheduled for May 2, 2025, followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7 , 2025.
Marvel also showed trailers for Disney Plus series like Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, due out in the spring, and the half-hour comedy She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. ”, starring Tatiana Maslany, debuted in August. The second season of “Loki” is also expected in the coming summer.
Comic-Con runs through Sunday.