Yesterday Marvel Studios held an open house, inviting outlets to get a special peek at several of its upcoming Phase Three offerings. We’ve already had details on Captain Marvel’s directors, promo art from Thor: Ragnarok, and a reveal from Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that he’s playing Korg, and now thanks to The Hollywood Reporter we’ve got a description of some Black Panther footage that was shown, along with concept art for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
“Journalists were treated to footage of a coronation scene for T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who appears bare-chested and holding ceremonial weapons to take on the monarch role left empty following his father’s death in Captain America: Civil War,” states THR’s report. “In another scene, Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) stealthily takes down a group of gun-toting bad guys, and in a third, Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) rolls into a casino with quite the entourage and has a rather funny exchange with Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), who asks if the villain is releasing a mixtape (that’s the only explanation for his big entourage). Soon all hell breaks loose as T’Challa must take on the bad guys. A fun tidbit: Klaue, who lost his arm in Avengers: Age of Ultron, has two arms once more. The unfinished footage showed Serikis sporting something strange looking on one of his arms, and presumably the visual effects team will be fashioned into a mechanical arm of some sort in postproduction.”
As for Ant-Man and the Wasp, director Peyton Reed revealed that Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang will receive a suit upgrade – which he called the 3.0 suit – stating that: “This is a whole new suit. It’s fun, because it’s very specific for the needs of the story.” Concept art also showed Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp in a new suit, as well as artwork of Giant Man, and Ant-Man using everyday objects made large, including an oversized soda bottle and a giant dog with a car full of people in its mouth.
Black Panther is set for release on February 16th 2018, with Ant-Man and the Wasp following on July 6th 2018.