It was a six year, multi-movie ordeal getting "The Avengers" on the big screen -- and now that Marvel pulled it off, they're ready to move into what they're calling "Phase Two."
At a Comic-Con panel yesterday in San Diego, producer Kevin Feige said the company had four movies at different stages of development right now -- and showed new footage from one of them.
First up is "Iron Man 3," which they're already halfway done filming. The first video from the film was screened for the roaring crowd.
The clip started with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark trying out a new Iron Man suit that flies onto his body in pieces. From the video, it's clear Stark still has a few kinks to work out as it doesn't exactly go as planned.
From there, a trailer unfolded ... and it was pretty epic looking. The clip was filled with references to "The Avengers," a shot of Iron Patriot and lots of explosions -- including one that causes Stark's Malibu mansion to collapse into the ocean!
The video ended with a shot of Sir Ben Kingsley in full costume as The Mandarin. We have a feeling he's going to make a killer villain.
Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau and director Shane Black were all on hand to answer questions about the flick -- and Robert's intro was nothing short of awesome. Check it out above.
During the Q&A portion of the presentation, Downey was asked about his future as Tony Stark after the third flick.
"Our deal's up after three," Robert told the crowd. "We'll have to find out which Brinks trucks we want to continue."
"This has been an amazing journey and the future is uncertain," he added.
One thing is certain, there will be many more superhero films to come. "'Iron Man 3" is the beginning of the next phase," Marvel chief Kevin Feige explained. "It will set the tone in a lot of ways."
Other than "Iron Man 3," Marvel also revealed new titles of two more "Avengers" movies.
Alan Taylor will take the helm of "Thor: The Dark World," which starts shooting soon and will be released November 8, 2013.
The company is also in the early stages for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." In the comics, Bucky Barnes becomes the Winter Soldier after everyone believes he died. He suffers memory loss and becomes a Soviet assassin -- so expect Sebastian Stan to return.
The movie is set for a July 4, 2014 release.
Marvel also revealed they're making a "Guardians of the Galaxy" flick, showing some concept art that proves it's going to be a BIG and possibly risky movie. Yes, that's a raccoon with a gun.
They also played some test footage from Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" movie.
Which are you most excited to see? Sound off below!
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