All told, Comic-Con wasn't quite the gangbusters geek out it usually is, since most of the convention's biggest projects (like Batman V Superman: Why Should Marvel Have All the Fun and Star Wars VII: Let's Try This Again) are still in their early stages. But Marvel did bring the thunder with some early footage of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron which we don't have yet, and a poster, which we do. There's a look at all our old Avengers pals, along with new recruits Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), the Vision (Paul Bettany) and about a thousand versions of the robot bad guy: Ultron. Click the image below to see the whole thing ... Discuss

 

Even though Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t release until this weekend, Marvel is confident enough in overwhelmingly positive early reviews and hype that it's already greenlighting a sequel.

Director James Gunn and Chris Pratt made a video message at Comic-Con over the weekend, telling fans that a follow-up to the superhero franchise’s debut movie would be hitting theaters in July 2017. It may face some intense competition though—2017 is stacking up to be a crowded field at the box office. The year will see new releases in The Fantastic Four, Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Movie, Despicable Me, Star Wars, Justice League, Avatar and Transformers franchises.

All of the films also have the unenviable task of going up against Croods 2—an animated film that features the voice of box office competition-crusher Nic Cage ... Discuss

 

Numerous reports are saying Marvel is in talks with Joaquin Phoenix to take the lead in their upcoming adaptation of Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange is one of Marvel's oldest and oddest heroes, a sorcerer whose adventures generally take place in the mystic realms.

Take the news with a grain of salt. Phoenix is notoriously choosey with his roles, and had tended to shy away from big budget pictures ever since Walk the Line back in 2005. And Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy have also been rumored for the role, so there are a lot of things up in the air. However, Doctor Strange is largely expected to be Marvel's big announcement at Comic-Con this week, so they're probably pushing to confirm a lead. Stay tuned ... Discuss

 

Zack Snyder clearly doesn’t care about the recourse of Batfleck haters. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director tweeted this photo of Ben Affleck in his Dark Knight mask as part of the 75th anniversary of Batman celebration happening this week at Comic-Con. The next installment of the superhero franchise hits theaters in 2016 ... Discuss