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Movies: Disney Announces Two New Avengers Movies at Comic-Con

PublishedJuly 24, 2022, 05:25

CinemaDisney announces two new Avengers movies at Comic-Con

Disney announced this Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con that it will be releasing two new Avengers movies.

Disney bought Marvel Studios in 2009 for over $4.2 billion.

AFP

At Comic-Con on Saturday, Disney unveiled a slew of Marvel superhero movies, including two new Avengers, and gave fans a first look at the Black Panther sequel. Marvel films have dominated the box office worldwide in recent years, with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame briefly becoming the highest-grossing film of all time with over $2.79 billion.

“I wonder if you could look ahead a bit,” studio president Kevin Feige asked the assembled superhero fans near the end of the San Diego presentation. He later announced that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars would hit theaters in 2025. The films will follow in the footsteps of Avengers: Endgame, which generated unprecedented media hype by merging storylines featured in every previously released Marvel movie.

The two new Avengers installments will complete the upcoming “saga” of more than a dozen interconnected films and series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige said. A recent Marvel franchise explored the “multiverse” concept popularized by superhero comics, in which infinite universes exist side by side – and infinite versions of each hero and villain. Marvel’s presentation ended the biggest day of Comic-Con, which took place in a 6,000-seat auditorium.

It concluded with the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to the first comic book adaptation to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination, which is scheduled to premiere on November 11. Director Ryan Coogler, who took the San Diego stage with a vibrant cast of African drummers and dancers, paid a touching tribute to the first film’s star, “fire, the great Chadwick Boseman.”

Boseman died of cancer in 2020 and his role in the new film is not being reprised by another actor. “I promise you I can feel his hand on me right now,” Coogler said. “Chad is no longer with us physically, but his spirit, his passion, his genius, his pride in his culture and the impact he has had on this industry will always be felt.”

Other films announced by Disney on Saturday include The Thunderbolts and Fantastic Four, which are due out in 2024. Kevin Feige also announced that Blade will be ready in November 2023, with a new title, Captain America: The New World Order, coming in May. 2024.

(AFP)

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