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Marvel Announces Three Upcoming Films, Teases One

You might think the folks at Marvel would have earned a break after their record-breaking, expectations-shattering smash hit The Avengers opened this summer. Their Comic-Con panel in Hall H Saturday night proved otherwise, as in addition to debuting some killer Iron Man 3 footage, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige officially announced three new projects and teased one more.

Following The Avengers, Marvel is set to kick of "Phase Two" of its movies, which includes Iron Man 3, sequels to Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, and the now-official Guardians of the Galaxy.

Then, in November 2013, get ready for Thor: The Dark World. The following year in April we'll be treated to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the aforementioned Guardians of the Galaxy movie — which in huge news, will be animated — is slated for an August 2014 release.

Dates and official titles were all we got regarding the Phase Two movies, but the first bit of concept art (shown above) was displayed for "Guardians." According to Feige, the Guardians featured in the film will include Drax, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Starlord. 

The other project, which wasn't officially announced, but for which the audience saw some test footage, was the long-gestating Ant-Man. Edgar Wright, whose name has been attached to the project since the beginning, was in the Hall to talk about what he's been working on. The footage went over quite well, and Wright worked the giddy room over like a pro.

"Ant-Man will kick your ass one inch at a time," he teased the crowd.

That said, the footage was nowhere near complete, as wires and blue screens hadn't been digitally removed, and no one has been cast as the titular character.

Still, Wright wasn't above poking fun at himself and his project when he quipped, "I'm taking the Terrence Malick approach to superheroes," referencing the crazy amount of time it's taken to get this film going. But considering the guy's track record (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), it'll be more than worth the wait.


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