We’re bringing you the news live from El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles where Marvel is holding a special event. The biggest news that just blew us away is the confirmation of titles and dates of 9 upcoming movies. Marvel boss Kevin Feige just unveiled new titles already confirmed that include Black Panther, Captain Marvel, The Inhumans, and Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 and Part 2, and more!
Here’s the full list and dates:
- May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
- November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
- May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
- November 3, 2017: Black Panther
- May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1
- July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel
- November 2, 2018: The Inhumans
- May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2
Take a moment and read that again… 9 new movies! We finally get a Black Panther movie as well as a Female Superhero movie in Captain Marvel!
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2
Technically this will be Avengers 3 and 4. The Avengers have already triumphed over Loki, and next summer they’ll face Ultron…but nothing could prepare them for the menace of Thanos. We suspected the build up to Thanos to be absolutely massive, but 2 Avengers movies! This is amazing! How big of a threat does Thanos pose, you ask? Big enough to span two epic films. Not even to mention the continuation of the build up which we can expect to be in the next Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and possibly Thor 3. Its possible the Avengers will be able to shore up their ranks with help from newcomers Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel to take on Thanos in these two new Avenger films.
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe,” recalled Feige. “‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”
Hold onto your hats, True Believers, because Phase 3 of the Cinematic Universe is going to be one wild ride!
Carol Danvers has set a flight path straight into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The super heroine will make her debut in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on July 6, 2018, headlining the first female-led film from Marvel Studios. President Kevin Feige made the announcement at a special event revealing the full lineup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers,” said Feige. “This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”
Carol Danvers, who was originally Ms. Marvel until 2012 when Marvel comics rebranded the character, is an air force pilot who gains the powers of an alien warrior. In the comics, that alien was the original Captain Marvel, or Mar-Vell. Captain Marvel will be Marvel Studios’ first film with a female superhero as the lead. We don’t have much more info, but we’ll keep you guys updated as the news unfold.
Captain America: Civil War
This is the story we covered a weeks ago that confirmed a show-down between Cap and Iron-Man. Come 2016, it’ll be hero vs. hero as Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” erupts onto the big screen! Chris Evans will once again reprise his role as Captain America, joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman, who will make his big screen debut as the Black Panther in the film. During a special presentation announcing the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige brought all three actors out on stage, officially announcing the long-rumored title for the third Captain America adventure.
It’s been widely rumored that the Avengers lineup will be significantly shaken up by the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a clip from which will debut on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight.
The Norse End of Days will come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” on July 28, 2017! Chris Hemsworth will don the Mighty Avenger’s cape once more for the hero’s third solo adventure, and with a title as foreboding as “Ragnarok” you know he’ll have to rise to his toughest challenge yet this time around!
“This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”
Like Captain America: Civil War, the title paints a very clear road for where the next Thor film is heading. “Ragnarok” was a Thor storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2004. The arc was significant for bringing the death of Thor, Asgard, and all of its inhabitants for several years. The story would have a lasting impact on the Marvel Universe for several years, removing Thor and his supporting cast from Marvel’s publishing schedule.
As Kevin Feige explained during the special event, Ragnarok is “The end of all things.” Ragnarok holds a special place in Norse mythology, which Thor is based off of, as the end to the cycle of death and rebirth that all Gods have the luxury of enjoying. Essentially, it is the Armageddon for Asgard and all of its inhabitants.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
We previously reported that the sequel to Marvel’s hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” would cruise into theaters in July of 2017…but Star-Lord and his crew have had a change of mind! The Guardians will now return May 5, 2017, with writer/director James Gunn also returning to helm our oddball heroes’ next adventure.
Come November 2016, the good Doctor is in! Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” would hit theaters November 4, 2016, marking the hero’s big screen debut. Scott Derrickson will direct the film introducing the Master of the Mystic Arts to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“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.”
We are extremely excited about this one! It’s official, the Black Panther is here. Black Panther will be coming to theaters on Nov. 3, 2017. Actor Chadwick Boseman is set to play the Wakandan superhero, T’Challa. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Black Panther will have a huge role to play in Captain America 3: Civil War set to be released on May 6, 2017
“We have already started seeding things in the films leading up to this moment,” Feige said.
In both the Iron Man and Captain America films, the fictional mineral vibranium has been referenced. Wakanda is home to the largest deposit of the rare mineral. In addition, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron features villain Ulysses S. Klaw, the assassin responsible for the death of T’Challa’s father, T’Chaka. Feige called Black Panther one of the most exciting and integral Marvel characters. The film will also focus on Wakanda, the isolationist African nation, and its introduction to the rest of the world.
9. The Inhumans
Today at their slate unveiling in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios announced Inhumans will be coming to theaters on November 2, 2018. The Inhumans, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in the early days of The Fantastic Four. They’re a race of superhumans created by the Kree, who experimented on early man in an effort to win their long-running war with the Skrulls. Given the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy, it wouldn’t be surprising if a similar approach is used to their origin in the movies, except that rather than Skrulls (who may or may not be owned by Fox for the purposes of motion pictures) it could be the Nova Corps whose war created the race.
Most of the stories involving the Inhumans have revolved around the royal family, including Black Bolt and Medusa, the king and queen. Their powers were activated by Terrigen Mists, and recently a Terrigen bomb was set off in New York, creating numerous new Inhumans. On Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a dead, blue-skinned alien that healed injuries to both Agent Coulson and Skye has led some fans to believe that both of them could turn out to be Inhumans as a result. There is alternate speculation that Skye was already either Kree or Inhuman. It’s also been suggested that The Obelisk seen on the show might in fact be a Terrigen crystal.
A feature-length animated film based on the award-winning Inhumans miniseries by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee is available from Marvel Knights Animation, but the characters have not been previously adapted to live action.