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The coolest things we’ve seen at San Diego Comic Con (so far)


San Diego Comic Con is well underway and has brought with it some nerdy slices of delight that have us hopping with excitement. Here's a rundown of the juiciest stuff to have gone live over the weekend.

New Thor: Ragnarok trailer

It's as if the 80s never went away in the vibrant and hilarious trailer for Taiki Waititi's new Thor movie.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople filmmaker looks to be bringing a more prominent sense of humour and some brilliantly kitsch style choices to Marvel's latest, as Chris Hemsworth's titular hero teams with Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to bring down the destructive Hela (Cate Blanchett). Thing is, they'll need to enlist the help of tricksy Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to do so. Keep your eyes peeled for our trailer breakdown...

Black Panther poster revealed

Everything changes in 2018 as the comic book world's first black superhero gets his long-awaited solo adventure.

Chadwick Boseman is the brave King of Wakanda in a Marvel movie that promises to stir things up a bit, with the supporting cast including War for the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis as villain Ulysses Klaue, plus Michael B. Jordan and Forrest Whitaker. Plus, it's directed by Creed visionary Ryan Coogler – plenty of reasons to be excited.

Ready Player One is a nerd's dream

Steven Spielberg defined the eighties adventure with the likes of the Indiana Jones movies and E.T. So it makes perfect sense he'd be tasked with bringing Ernest Cline's pop culture extravaganza to the big screen.

Both a virtual reality treasure hunt thriller and a goldmine of classic movie references, the book looks to have survived the translation in Spielberg's hands with cameos from major movie characters including the Iron Giant and Back to the Future's iconic DeLorean. Trailer breakdown en route at the speed of 1.21 Gigawatts.

Captain Marvel story details revealed

We already know that Room Oscar winner Brie Larson is playing game-changing Marvel superhero Carol Danvers. But the storytelling specs of the movie have been somewhat mysterious – until now.

At Comic Con it was revealed that Captain Marvel will be shaking up the Marvel Cinematic Universe chronology by taking place before the events of Iron Man. The only other MCU movie to have done so was Captain America: The First Avenger with its World War II setting.

This was confirmed by Marvel chief Kevin Feige, who announced the new movie's setting as 1991, also confirming that Samuel L. Jackson would appear as (an eyepatch-less) Nick Fury. Sign us up now.

Justice League gets a mighty new trailer

Zack Snyder replacement Joss Whedon certainly looks to have lightened up DC's new epic.

As Batman (Ben Affleck – who totally isn't stepping down from the role) and this summer's coolest superhero Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) look to team up with Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and The Flash (Ezra Miller), the tone looks considerably more audience-friendly than either Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad. Plus, big bad Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) finally makes an appearance...

Stranger Things season 2 teaser weirds us out

Game of Thrones? That's ancient. We're seriously excited about returning to the town of Hawkins, Indiana where our plucky band of pre-adolescent heroes are again faced with a pervasive supernatural threat. Seriously, the moment where former abductee Will (Noah Schnapp) witnesses an apocalyptic vision of what's to come is properly terrifying...

Ant-Man sequel adds two Oscar nominees

There was a lot to love about Marvel's 2015 hit from the charming casting of Paul Rudd to its skewed perspective special effects sequences. Plus, the end left us on a right cliffhanger as heroine Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) possibly looked to become the incumbent of the Wasp suit...

Fittingly enough, the sequel is entitled Ant Man and the Wasp and it's just got a serious injection of class courtesy of Batman Returns star Michelle Pfeiffer. She's set to be playing Hope's mother Janet, and will be joined by Matrix icon Laurence Fishburne as shapeshifter Dr. Bill Foster.

What are you geeking out about the most? Let us know @Cineworld.