Lot’s of big news coming out of Comic-Con… none of which I got to see/learn firsthand because I don’t get to go. Harumph.
Anyway, first up: “Iron Man 3” had a panel… immediately preceded by a suprise visit from Edgar Wright, who revealed that his long in-development “Ant Man” movie is moving forward, has a logo and showed off test-footage of the size-changing effects. Good news.
The “IM3” footage, allegedly, contains the “big reveal” that Ben Kinglsey’s previously-unnamed villain whom everyone assumed was The Mandarin is, in fact, The Mandarin – or, at least, he has The Mandarin’s beard, Ten Rings and “oriental” trappings. Publicity-snaps via Comicbookmovie.com also revealed what seems to be Iron Man’s new armor for this one, which is mostly yellow:
I feel like a lot of people aren’t going to like this look, but I dig it. If nothing else, a guy running around in a suit of bright yellow armor versus another guy with “patriotic” armor and a bad guy with “magic” rings helps confirm that the Marvel Movies seem to be aiming at getting even bigger and more “comic-book” after “Avengers;” rather than regressing.
Plot-wise, one assumes the new look has something to do with the Extremis story being used in the movie.
Incidentally, the other sequels have revealed their subtitles: “Thor: The Dark World” (no idea) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (holy shit.)
“Guardians of The Galaxy” was also confirmed with concept-art and team-lineup revealed, more on that in a bit…