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Comic-Con: What Movies Marvel Has Planned Next

Guardians of the Galaxy.

Iron Man 3 was the crown jewel of Marvel's Comic-Con panel tonight, but before Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige brought our Robert Downey Jr. and friends, he had some announcements to make on other Marvel movies. Namely, their names: Thor 2 is now Thor: The Dark World, while the Captain America sequel has been given the subtitle The Winter Soldier, implying that we'll see the return of Sebastian Stan's Bucky in a reprise of that famous comic book arc.

Feige actually had more to tease on some further-out properties. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't appear to have any talent formally attached yet, but Feige officially announced that it would follow Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Marvel's release schedule, and he showed off concept art (above) of the movie's roster of heroes, including Star-Lord, Groot, Gamora, Drax, and "my personal favorite, Rocket Racoon." And though Edgar Wright's Ant-Man has no release date yet and Wright is busy prepping a different movie, the director did show up to present a witty effects test he recently shot where the size-changing Marvel hero dispatches two guards in a hallway. Even better? A throwaway remark by Wright that would make a perfect poster tagline: "Ant-Man will kick your ass, one inch at a time."