Thanks to Marvel's SDCC announcements, we know a lot more about 2019's Captain Marvel movie, including that it's set in the '90s and features a two-eyed Nick Fury. But easily the biggest Captain Marvel-related news this weekend is that the Skrulls will serve as the main villains of the film. One Avenger against an entire cosmic empire? We like those odds.
Who are the Skrulls, and why do they have such a bone to pick with Captain Marvel? We break down everything you need to know about this troublesome group of Marvel aliens. (Also be sure to read about how Marvel Studios can even use the Skrulls, who were long believed to fall under 20th Century Fox's domain as far as their film rights.)
Michael B. Jordan, who stars as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, spoke with IGN this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con about the motivations that fuel his villainous character in the upcoming Marvel movie.
"What I can say is that he definitely wants the throne," Jordan told IGN. "He's very strategic, thoughtful. He's very patient. Very well skilled, trained to a T. He works very hard, and he feels what he's doing is right."
For more on his role as Killmonger, including what sets the character apart from other Marvel villains and how he's similar to the X-Men villain Magneto, watch our full interview with Jordan below:
The new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok that Marvel Studios debuted this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con offered a glimpse at Karl Urban's Skurge, who's seen allied with Cate Blanchett's Hela. IGN spoke with Urban about his role and why Skurge betrays Chris Hemsworth's Thor to side with the Asgardian goddess of death.
"When we find Skurge, he's operating the Bifrost because Heimdall is missing in action, and then pretty soon after that Hela shows up," Urban told IGN. "Skurge sees the writing on the wall and has to make a decision whether to die or join her, so his instincts of self-preservation take over."
Marvel wrapped up their time at SDCC with the "Women of Marvel" panel this afternoon. While there weren't any new books to be announced at the panel, the panelists (including Hulk writer Mariko Tamaki, The Mighty Captain Marvel writer Margaret Stohl, Generation X writer Christina Strain. Runaways writer Rainbow Rowell and Marvel's content development director Sana Amanat and producer Judy Stephens) made it clear that the upcoming Marvel Legacy relaunch will serve as a strong platform for further elevating these characters.
The panel started off with a tribute to the recently passed Flo Steinberg, an influential force at Marvel during its 1960's transformation. Amanat said that all future Women of Marvel panels will be dedicated to Steinberg.
We know little about what stories will make up Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of the fourth Avengers movie in 2019, but we do know a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be the movie to kick it off.
While doing press for Homecoming, Feige confirmed that Peter Parker will be the "person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner." When we had a chance to speak to Feige at San Diego Comic-Con, we asked him why Spidey was the best choice to kick off the new phase post-Infinity War. Watch the interview below:
This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel was handing out posters at its booth that offer a sneak peek at The Avengers: Infinity War and some of the new looks its cast will be sporting.
Check out the posters below, courtesy of Twitter user Nick Vargas:
Avengers: Infinity War SDCC posters, via Twitter
One of the biggest questions coming out of Avengers: Infinity War's first footage is, "What the heck is Thor doing floating around in space?" IGN got a chance to catch up with Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth at San Diego Comic-Con, where he confirmed the answer to that question will be revealed in the upcoming Thor movie.
"I think you'll have to watch our film first to understand what Avengers is about," he teased.
Watch our full interview with Hemsworth below:
Hemsworth also spoke to the experience of filming with characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time in Infinity War, saying, "We read the script for the first time and I think all of us had the same sort of excitement about who we're going to meet, who we're going to hang with, and a lot of those guys I hadn't even met in person let alone on screen, so it felt like a sort of fanboy experience."
Some of the biggest news at San Diego Comic-Con was the first details about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Not only will the film be set in the '90s and feature Nick Fury complete with two good eyes, it also will mark the introduction of the Skrulls into the MCU.
"Captain Marvel will be our 21st film in the cinematic universe, and we've never seen the Skrulls. How come?" Kevin Feige told IGN following the panel. Answering his own question, he continued, "We thought it would be fun. There's an entire section of our comics that deal with the Kree/Skrull war, and we haven't tapped into that at all, and we thought that would be an amazing, huge part of the mythology to belong to Captain Marvel."
There's a whole lot of Planet Hulk fun packed into the Thor: Ragnarok trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, but Taika Waititi explained to IGN why and how he decided to put his own spin on the classic story.
"I was just trying to inject my tone and sensibility into it, and then those guys who actually know the comics came in and were like, 'Let's just push it in this direction back here,'" Waititi told IGN. "Korg and Miek, who are two characters from Planet Hulk, there's that stuff.
A look at a video released by DC's mature readers imprint.