Marvel took over Hall H at the convention center at Comic-Con and that sound you heard all over the world was 6,000 people’s jaws dropping. The highlights: Ant-Man is on, Guardians of the Universe is heading into production, new logos abound and Chris Evans' Captain America and Chris Hemsworth's Thor sequels both get unique names.
We don’t know what’s bigger: The announcement that Ant-Man is officially a go, or the fact that the next story from the Marvel cannon would be Guardians of the Galaxy.
Kevin Feige must have felt like Santa Claus himself with all the joy he was extolling. The Marvel head announced names and release dates for two of its newer franchises. Thor: The Dark World lands November 8, 2013 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives April 4, 2014. New logos for both were released and we’ve got them.
Finally, after Robert Downey Jr. surprised the crowd (photo above), it was announced that after we adored Iron Man in The Avengers, Iron Man 3’s villain would in fact be the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Yes, we knew that the character would be in the film and who would portray him, but to officially hear that he is the central villain of the third Iron Man film is one great final present from Feige to fans.