Ready Player One trailer breakdown

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Since the entire /Film team is still recovering from their Comic-Con 2017 hangovers (read all of our coverage here), this week’s edition asks “What piece of Comic-Con news excited you the most this year?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

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Looks like fans of Carol Danvers will have to wait a few more years before they get to see Brie Larson don the red, blue, and gold suit.

Captain Marvel won’t appear in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, co-director Joe Russo confirmed. So it likely won’t be until March 2019 when we see Captain Marvel in all her glory in her anticipated solo debut. And maybe in Avengers 4 a few months later.

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Avengers: Infinity War will be bigger than anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen. Bigger stakes, bigger fights, and bigger drama. That much is clear by its Comic-Con three-part poster, which is chock full of superheroes and a lot of saturation.

And director Joe Russo, who is helming Avengers: Infinity War alongside his Captain America: Civil War co-director and brother Anthony Russo, hints that it may be the longest MCU movie as well.

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Us plebeians may not have gotten the chance to see the buzzy Avengers: Infinity War footage gifted upon Hall H-ers at San Diego Comic-Con and Mouseketeers at the D23 Expo, but we can make up for it by staring at the newly released Infinity War three-part poster for 10 minutes.

The three-part poster was revealed at Comic-Con on Sunday and gives us our first look at the meet-up between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the foe they face. Not to be overshadowed is the first Ant-Man and The Wasp poster, also revealed at Comic-Con. Michelle Pfeiffer is going to be in that movie, everyone!

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Joe Russo on Thanos in Infinity War and His Henchmen

You can’t talk about Avengers: Infinity Warand its exciting, exclusive first footage shown to the folks at the D23 Expo and this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con — without going into its Big Bad, Thanos.

The purple galactic warlord has sown death and destruction across the universe, though, apart from a brief role in Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s been mostly offscreen. Now in the third Avengers movie and the 19th Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Thanos will finally get his time in the spotlight. And aided by his bejeweled Infinity Gauntlet, he’s going to look oh so shiny.

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The Avengers Infinity War footage

Note: The Avengers: Infinity War footage that played at Comic-Con (and brought down the house) was the same footage that we previously saw at D23. Because of that, we are bumping our old post, just in case you missed it the first time. In Hall H, in front of a crowd of 7,000 eager fans, this footage killed. We have also added additional details that we noticed on this second viewing.

The original post follows. Just mentally replace “D23” with “Comic-Con.”

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As expected, the live-action films panel at the the 2017 D23 expo concluded with a first look at the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. This grand culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far promises to be an epic experience, one that brings the many (many, many) heroes of these movies together for their biggest battle yet. Naturally, the first footage from the film screened and we have a rundown of what you need to know.

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D23 Expo 2017

This past weekend, our own Peter Sciretta journeyed to the 2017 D23 Expo to learn all about the various movies Disney and its many partners will be bringing us over the next few years. We learned the latest on Pixar’s upcoming slate, watched footage from upcoming Disney animation projects, watched teasers for upcoming Disney live-action movies, went behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, watched the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War, and saw all kinds of plans for Disney’s upcoming theme park expansions.

Here is all of our coverage in one place.

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Minions. Henchmen. Sidekicks. Soldiers. Call them whatever you want, but every worthy villain has a bunch of them, ready to do their evil bidding. And since the “Mad Titan” Thanos is the Big Bad of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s got to have at least a handful of menacing assistants ready and willing to wreak havoc in his name.

Thanks to the Marvel booth at this year’s D23 Expo, we finally have a look at the henchmen of Thanos, who will surely prove themselves to be handful for Earth’s mightiest heroes when they arrive in Avengers: Infinity War next year.

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Marvel D23 Photos

Our own Peter Sciretta is currently at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, and he’s sent over a handful of photos from the Marvel Studios section of the show floor for us to share with you. In this batch of Marvel D23 photos, you’ll see costumes and weapons from Thor: Ragnarok, a cool Avengers: Infinity War Thanos statue that features a buffed up and stripped down version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ultimate Big Bad, and a slick new banner promoting next year’s Black Panther.
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School may be out for Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War, but that doesn’t mean it’s HAGS for all of his Spider-Man: Homecoming classmates.

One of Spider-Man’s classmates from Spider-Man: Homecoming has been confirmed to appear in the third Avengers movie. No, it’s not Peter’s bestie and tech geek, Ned. But this classmate’s appearance could hint at an appearance at a few of Peter’s best buds.

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