Marvel’s Comic Con Panels for Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America 2, Thor 2

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Emily Van Camp, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie at Marvel's Comic Con Panel

Two questions: When did “Gladiator’s” Djimon Hounsou get cast in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and why is Karen Gillan bald?

The first answer is, well, recently, I guess. Hounsou is playing a character name Koranth, and for he second answer, Gillan is bald for her role. What role would require a shaved head? That would be Nebula, now confirmed in the panel B-roll below.

In any case, one of the most anticipated panels at Comic Con was, of course, Marvel’s. Besides announcing the title of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” sequel (Whedon himself showed up, as you can see from the pics below), they also hosted the cast and crew of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. I don’t think the guys from “Thor: The Dark World” showed up, though there was a semi-panel for it with Tom Hiddleston suited up as Loki. At least, that’s what I gathered from the pics and B-roll videos Marvel/Disney have released.

Both “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” arrive in 2014. “Thor: The Dark World” opens later this year.

“Thor: The Dark World” panel:

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” panel:

“Guardians of the Galaxy” panel: