Bonjour, here's this week's movie, TV & gaming news from us here at Tuppence, following huge announcements from San Diego ComicCon '22 and a brief trip to The Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris. As ever, if you know someone who would like the newsletter, forward it on to them and they can subscribe here.

Kang the Conqueror is on his way
Kang the Conqueror is on his way
Marvel's San Diego ComicCon Phase 5 and 6 announcements confirm that Kang (played by Jonathan Majors) will be the next big bad for the Avengers to take on in Avengers The Kang Dynasty. It will then be followed later in 2025 by Avengers The Secret War to close out the Multiverse Saga.
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  • Marvel also unveiled the trailer for Black Panther Wakanda Forever along with the release date.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will introduce Adam Warlock into the mix when it arrives in May 2023.
  • The Secret Invasion TV series brings Nick Fury back to earth to investigate the more nefarious elements of the shapeshifting Skrulls on Disney+ in Spring 2023.
  • Jonathan Majors will get his debut as Kang the Conqueror in next year's Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania (out Feb 2023), starting the build up to The Kang Dynasty.
  • Daredevil Born Again will give us yet another story for Charlie Cox in the title role with 18 episodes in Spring 2024 with Vincent D'Onofrio as his enemy, The Kingpin, who was last seen in Hawkeye.
  • The other announcements from the panel were Captain America New World Order coming out on 3rd May 2024, Thunderbolts (Marvel's equivalent of the Suicide Squad) coming to the big screen on the 26th July 2024, and a new Fantastic Four movie arriving 8th November 2024.
  • ComicCon 22 also featured new trailers for Netflix's The Sandman, which arrives 5th August 2022, The Samaritan (Sylvester Stallone plays a retired superhero) coming to Amazon Prime on the 26th August, Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio due on Netflix December 2022, Dungeons & Dragons Honor Among Thieves in cinemas in March 2023, A League of their Own TV series coming to Amazon Prime Video on the 12th August 2022, Shazam! Fury of the Gods in cinemas this Christmas, and I Am Groot shorts coming to Disney+ on the 10th August 2022, as well as a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ahead of its launch on Amazon Prime Video on the 2nd September 2022.
  • Lightyear will be available to stream on Disney+ on the 3rd August 2022, but if you haven't got a subscription, here are all of the details about the DVD, Blu-ray and digital release.
  • 8 new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe courses will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on the 4th August 2022. You can see the Wave 2 tracks in more detail to get a feel for the latest DLC Booster Pack content.
  • The new game out this week is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on the 29th July 2022. You can catch up with the guide to see it in action.
  • There was also a Spongebob Minecraft DLC (available now) and a Batgirl character feature for Gotham Knights (coming out on the 25th October 2022).
  • Finally, I'm just back from the Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris. It's crammed with live performances in the streets from MCU heroes past and present, along with epic rides like the Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure, which is a 3D shooter, and the Avengers Assemble: Flight Force, which is a ridiculously fast roller-coaster that features a mission in space alongside Captain Marvel and Iron Man. Check it out here to get a taste of what's there.

As ever, thanks for reading, and for anyone wondering about this week's AKA, it comes from Loki Series 1. It's what the various Kang versions tell themselves before breaking down into all out war. The point is that the Kang we get in Quantumania and Dynasty may well look a bit like He Who Remains from Loki, but he'll be a very different beast. The upcoming films have got a tough act to follow in Thanos and the Infinity Saga, but hopefully it's going to be a fun ride.

Au revoir for now,

Editor, Tuppence Magazine