Marvel Studios held an open house at its Los Angeles HQ on Monday (April 16), revealing exclusive footage and concept art from both groundbreaking movies.
Black Panther and Captain Marvel will respectively be Marvel's very first black and female-driven superhero movies - and both sound absolutely awesome.
Footage shown at the open house from Black Panther put the spotlight on the supporting cast rather than T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), following his female bodyguards the Dora Milaje (Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira) escorting the prince to his coronation (via Entertainment Weekly).
One scene showed Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) single-handedly taking down a group of armed mercenaries, while there was also a glimpse of Civil War's terrorism czar Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) bantering with the returning Avengers villain Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis).
"Well, you brought quite the entourage, do you have a mixtape coming out?" Ross snarks with Klaue quipping back: "Oh yeah, I'll actually send you link!"
Michael B. Jordan's villainous Erik Killmonger was absent from the footage, but viewers were shown concept art of Killmonger with long, flowing hair.
"I'm super excited about an African king who is also strong enough, fast enough, smart enough to do some of the things that T'Challa is going to do in this film," director Ryan Coogler promised in the teaser.
In terms of Captain Marvel, no footage was actually shown since the movie is only in pre-production. However, Marvel did show off concept art for Brie Larson's suit (via ComicBook).
Descriptions of the suit put it very close to the Captain Marvel #1 comic book cover you see below, only with the brightness of the yellow lightened significantly:
There was also a CGI graphic of Larson battling hulking mech monsters with glowing purple eyes, but it's all very preliminary. Brie Larson has not actually tried on the Captain Marvel suit just yet.
Hopefully we'll have more news come Comic-Con International in San Diego later this summer…
Marvel's Black Panther hits the UK on on February 9, 2018 and February 16, 2018 in the US, while Captain Marvel arrives in the spring of 2019.
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