The biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con, begins today and with it comes images from the convention that have begun to leak online. For example, these awesome new concept art posters for two upcoming Marvel movies – Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively.
Twitter user Shawn Madden first shared these pics and as you can see, the first one is for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming spinoff and features both Chadwick Boseman unmasked as King T’Challa of Wakanda as well as in full costume as Black Panther. Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s characters, kickass royal guardswomen Nakia and Okoye, are also pictured. Finally, Michael B. Jordan’s villain Killmonger is featured in his own terrifying mask.
Curiously, the Black Panther suit has a strange purple glow around it with some ancient symbols appearing on the mask. This suggests there will be some kind of mystical element to the hero’s power, rather than being purely technological, which we thought was the case.
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Next, we have a new poster for Thor: Ragnarok, which features what looks to be those warring brothers Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) joining forces to face Cate Blanchett’s antlered antagonist Hela, the Norse goddess of the underworld who’ll attack Asgard in the upcoming movie. The pair previously allied together to defeat Malekith in Thor: The Dark World but it was later revealed that Loki was just playing his brother all along. Will he be more trustworthy here? We’ll have to wait and see.
It’s also worth noting that Thor still has his long hair in this poster, which suggests the image comes from the beginning of the movie before he ends up on Sakaar and cuts it.
Thor: Ragnarok arrives first, on November 3rd, while Black Panther lands on February 16th 2018. Both films are expected to have a heavy presence at Comic-Con this weekend so be sure to stay tuned for more updates over the coming days.