It’s time to wet your pants/panties/underwear comic fans. Marvel has just announced their upcoming movies all the way till 2019. The announcement was made at a fan event in Hollywood and it detailed their third phase of movies that’ll run through till 2019.
So what can we expect from them? PLENTY! We already know that Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-man are slated for 2015, but now we’re getting release dates for movies from 2016 onwards. And it’s not only extensions of existing Marvel movies already out like Iron-Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. We’ll also be seeing additions into the Marvel movie family!
So here’s the breakdown in chronological order:
Captain America: Civil War
Release date: May 6 2016
If the story will be taking the Civil War story-line that ran in the comics, we’ll be seeing some hero vs hero action, more specifically Captain America vs Iron Man. The original comic story line saw a line being drawn among the heroes over the Superhuman Registration Act where those with powers and unique abilities had to register with the government and disclose their identities. It pitted those heroes that were for it and against it and ran from 2006 till 2007. It’ll be interesting to see how this is adapted to the live version and there’s even a bonus as its been confirmed that the Wakandan hero Black Panther, who will be played by Chad Boseworth, will be making his debut in the movie.
Release date: November 4 2016
Marvel’s Master of Mysticism is getting his own movie and it seems that Benedict Cumberbatch is slated for the lead, though the event did not confirm his involvement yet. Though no details on what exactly the story will be about, the fact that Sinister and Deliver us from Evil director Scott Derrickson will be helming the film, we should expect something with a slight tinge of horror and of course magic to be in this movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Release date: May 5 2017
Everyone’s favourite Marvel space crew is back and while Marvel has yet to give any detail of what the movie is going to be about, we have a sneaking suspicion that it’ll eventually tie in with the major Avengers: Infinity War movie that was also announced (more on that below). Expect the Guardian’s cast from the first movie to return as well as James Gunn who will once again be directing the movie. Let’s hope it’ll just be as fun as the first one.
Release date: July 28 2017
Once again, perfect hair Chris Hemsworth will be getting his own movie as Thor, but could this be his last? Ragnarok, in Norse mythology, refers to the “end of all things” and is associated with the Armageddon for the Norse gods. As no details on what exactly this movie is going to be about, it is rife with speculation. Ragnarok was also a story line in the Marvel Comics where Thor and the rest of Asgard was killed, removing them from the entire Marvel universe for a couple of years and considering that a roster change has been confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War this little tidbit is also quite telling. What ever it is, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige has said that this movie will pick up after Avengers: Age of Ultron and will impact everything that comes after.
Release date: November 3 2017
We know Black Panther will be making his debut in Captain America: Civil War. However he isn’t just being relegated to a cameo role, or a token black character. He’s even getting his own movie. What it’s going to focus on though has yet to be announced but it would definitely put Black Panther’s own home country, Wakanda, into the MCU movie spot light. At least we hope it would.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2
Release date: May 4 2018 and May 3 2019
So all the hints of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet gems in the MCU movies culminates into this two parter of a movie, which just shows how big a threat he is. As Kevin Feige says of the first part of the movie “It is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.” Expect some massive throwdown from all the heroes in the MCU with big baddy Thanos and we’re pretty sure it has repercussions in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Update: Someone managed to post a sneak peak of the Avengers: Infinity War teaser that was shown at the event. It’s taken with a hand cam though but you can still make out most of it.
Release date: July 6 2018
For old school Marvel fans expecting the original Mar-Vell in this movie, think again. Instead, the Carol Danvers version of Captain Marvel will be headlining for the screen version of Captain Marvel. This will be Marvel’s first female lead movie and they have yet to identify a lead actress to take on the role of Carol Danvers herself. It’s about time we see a female lead in the MCU movies and hopefully this will spawn more.
Release date: November 2 2018
Ah, the Inhumans. If you thought that the Guardians of the Galaxy were fringe characters, wait till you meet the Inhumans. They are a race of people from Earth that were experimented on by the Kree millions of years ago and evolved differently to have powers. Some of the more recognisable characters include Black Bolt, Medusa, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal and the loveable, giant dog, Lockjaw. How they’ll tie in to the MCU is yet unknown and details are really sparse but we do see one potential link. As we know, Quicksilver will be debuting in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in the comics, he was at one time married to Crystal, one of the Inhumans and even had a child called Luna. How the MCU is going fit this in is still up to speculation but that is also a possibility.
So there you have it. Marvel’s list of movies till 2019. It’s going to be an exciting time for geeks in the next five years and we’re pretty sure there’s more to come. So stay tuned to our site as more info for each movie comes in and hopefully, Marvel doesn’t screw anyone of them up.
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