I might be over a half day late in posting what most of the world that are interested in the comics already knows, but when you have to work when these huge announcements are made it’s the pitfalls.
Kevin Feige the man behind Marvel Studios made the announcement for the phase three portion of Marvel’s cinematic universe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Tuesday. Phase three will include a total of nine movies beginning with the third Captain America movie now entitled “Captain America: Civil War”
Ant-Man, due out in July of 2015 will bring phase two to a close for Marvel, setting the stage for phase three to begin. With Marvel’s announcement of phase three the comparisons between Marvel and its chief rival, WB/DC will be greater than it already has.
Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Robert Downey, Jr. will join Chris Evans along with Chadwick Boseman, who will be making his debut as the Black Panter.
“Civil War of the cinematic universe, which will be greatly inspired by the Civil War of the comic universe, but we have very different continuity there. This will be the Civil War based off of all the other films that you’ve seen up to this point, particularly Winter Soldier and particularly Age of Ultron.” Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio President.
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
Scott Derrickson will be directing the film adaptation.
“It takes a while to work on these movies before they’re ready to come to you in theaters. 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.” Kevin Feige
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5 2017
Writer and director James Gunn will return to helm the sequel. Not much else is known other then the release date will now be in May.
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Kevin Feige talking about the third installment of the Noris God had this to say about Thor: Ragnarok “This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3. 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.”
Chris Hemsworth returns once again to face his toughest challenge.
Black Panther – November 3 2017
Black Panther is one super hero fans have been asking for and now it’s officially happening. Chadwick Boseman will protray the Black Panther beginning with his role in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”.
“Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history. He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t.” This according to Feige.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4 2018
The Avengers have taken on Loki, and next summer they’ll go up against Ultron, but will they be prepared for Thanos? According to Feige there has always been a plan in place.
“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. ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.” Said Feige.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be spit up into two movies that will for sure be an ultimate battle of epic proportions.
Captain Marvel – July 6 2018
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers. 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.”
Those word spoken by Feige announced Marvel’s first female-led film from Marvel Studios. Obviously know one has been cast to play the lead character of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, but I’m sure the internet will be full of rumors of who might be cast in the lead role.
Inhumans – November 2 2018
Feige, talking about “Inhumans”, had this to say.
“November 3, 2018 will introduce dozens of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure. With our 20th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wanted to continue to refine what that universe is about.”
November of 2018 is still four years away and will be sometime before we will know anything about possible casting. I have no doubt Marvel will not disappoint.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 – May 3 2019