THOR: RAGNAROK, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 And CAPTAIN MARVEL NEWS FROM DISNEY SHAREHOLDERS MEETING

As reported earlier, /Film released exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi  details from the Disney Shareholder meeting in Denver Colorado, Wednesday.  News from the galaxy far far away was not the only thing reported at this meeting.  Disney had info to share from their other cash cow, Marvel Films.  This includes the two big 2017 releases of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. Below is a look at the descriptions that Matthew Hansen provided to /Film.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The shareholder sizzle at the start of the meeting did not give a lot of footage of GoTG that has not already been revealed in trailers.

Some clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Baby Groot sitting in a seat on the Milano as Star-Lord yells back “Groot, put your seatbelt on!”, a shot of Rocket with a gun, another shot of Rocket flying a ship and talking about how they’ll really be able to jack up their prices as two-time galaxy savers.

CEO Bob Iger revealed more as he went through the docket of upcoming movies.  This included a clip from the upcoming May 5, 2017 release of Guardians.

He showed a clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with Baby Groot in red Ravager outfit walking slowly with his head down, his steps squishy. He seemed sad. He gets close to a cell holding Yondu and Rocket. Yondu yells “Hey Twig, come here.” After Baby Groot walks over, Yondu and Rocket explain to him how to break them out. Yondu takes his Ravager badge off his coat and gives it to Baby Groot and tells him to take it up to a room where that will open a drawer with a key. Groot takes the badge and puts it on his head, all sad. Rocket then interprets that Groot thought he wanted him to wear it as a hat and that made him sad because he doesn’t like hats and thinks people think he has a funny-shaped head. Rocket asks Groot if that’s why he is sad.

This seems to not reveal much besides the fact that they plan to make the shareholders even more filthy rich by leveraging the adorableness of baby Groot, to the dismay of the more hardcore fans.

THOR: RAGNAROK

The opening sizzle contained a clip from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok which is inspired by multiple Thor and Hulk comic stories including Planet Hulk.

A shot of Cate Blanchett as Hela from Thor: Ragnarok, holding Mjolnir from the top, with the handle horizontal and extending away from her. Several shots of Thor and Hulk, both in gladiator garb, as seen in EW photos. Also, a shot of Thor putting his helmet on and turning side pieces of helmet from horizontal to vertical.

This is much more intriguing than the GoTG clips.  The Gladiator armor ,which we already saw in the EW photos, clues that Thor: Ragnarok will definitely be taking inspiration from Planet Hulk.  The major reveal is Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, holding Mjolnir.  How is this villian worthy of Mjolnir? Many fans already know that Mjolnir is Thor’s Hammer which only the God of Thunder himself is worthy of yielding.  Not even the most noble, Captain American, could lift it!   As for the helmet, maybe adjusting the wings is like when Sylvester Stallone switches his hat backwards in Over the Top indicating that it is “Go Time”.

Captain Marvel

They also gave the first substantial Captain Marvel update since casting Brie Larson as Captain Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

They also mentioned Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. This included a piece of concept art of Captain Marvel, an action pose of her in the air, about to hit someone.

This is all good, however, Matthew Hansen could have described this picture a little better.  Did she have the long hair? Short hair? or the Captain Marvel Mohawk/Undercut?  Was it the traditional blue, red and gold uniform? Did she have a sash?  Lots of questions that only those in attendance will no the answers too.  It may be comforting to some to at least know that they are moving forward with this character development.

 

Please let us know your thoughts on this news overload.

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