Kevin Feige got up on stage at the big Marvel event today and talked up Phase 3 for the Marvel cinematic Universe, that includes huge flicks for Black Panther and Captain Marvel!

For the last several months we’ve known that Marvel had staked a claim on future movies and release dates, but it wasn’t until today that we have confirmation of those movies.

Here’s the list presented by Kevin Feige:

Captain America: Civil War – May 06 2016

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Doctor Strange: Serpent Society – November 04, 2016

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The movie is being directed by Scott Derrickson.

“It takes a while to work on these movies before they’re ready to come to you in theaters,” said Feige. “Doctor Stephen Strange, brilliant neurosurgeon, bit of an arrogant fellow who gets in a car accident and ruins what he thinks are the tools of his trade: his hands.

“In the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the supernatural, that involves everything from quantum mechanics to string theory. The idea of this film is to open up a whole new corner of the cinematic universe. We want to enter, through Strange, the world of parallel dimensions.”

Guardians of the Galaxy – May 5, 2017

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Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017

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Comic readers know that Ragnarok is the end of all things, and with Thor’s arm laying on the ground in the Age of Ultron trailer, are we going to see the end of Chris Hemsworth as Thor?

Black Panther – November 03, 2017

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Long awaited and much anticipated! Chadwick Boseman will be playing the hero.

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“Black Panther is kind of his own guy” – Boseman

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Captain Marvel – July 06, 2018

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Yes, this will be Carol Danvers!

Inhumans – November 02, 2018

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We’ve been expecting this, and it looks like Marvel Studios has found its alternate mutants

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 – May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 – May 2019

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if you were wondering how Guardians of the Galaxy was going to fit into the MCU, now you know.  it’s interesting, though not surprising that the movie is being broken into two movies, and it should be a way to close out the decade in style.

Here is the official press release from Marvel

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.

The announced films are as follows:

·        5/1/15 –     AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
·        7/17/15 –   ANT-MAN
·        5/6/16 –     CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
·        11/4/16 –   DOCTOR STRANGE
·        5/5/17 –     GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
·        7/28/17 –   THOR: RAGNAROK
·        11/3/17 –   BLACK PANTHER
·        5/4/18 –     AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
·        7/6/18 –     CAPTAIN MARVEL
·        11/2/18 –   INHUMANS
·        5/3/19 –     AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.

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8 Comments

  1. October 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    I thought they might split the Infinity story between GotG 2 and Avengers 3, but I like it as two Avengers movies as. Plus with 2 movies (dCpt. Marvel and Inhumans) between the 2, I wonder if it might actually play as a 4 part movie. Crazy.

  2. Ross Bagley
    October 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    Was hoping Will Smith and son would have been in the Black Panther movie, but I understand they have signed with D.C. Looking forward to all these movies but doing both the Inhumans and Ragnarok I just hope to live long enough to see them :)

    • Andy
      October 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm — Reply

      PLEASE PLEASE no Jaden in MCU.

  3. Bruno
    October 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm — Reply

    As long as Disney/Marvel keep up the great work, I’m game.

  4. Mike Estep
    October 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    Well dang that’s a way to blow the whole load all at once.

    Seriously though this looks like a ton of fun and Jesus Marvel stop just releasing all these crazy announcements I don’t think I can take it.

  5. Doctor Dinosaur
    October 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    I wonder if the next wave will include Nextwave?

  6. Ian
    October 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Like the texture on the BP costume

  7. J Perez
    October 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    CAPTAIN MARVEL!!! Love me some Carol Danvers in space… I hope the movie is in space

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