What will you be doing for the next five years? Today, Marvel Studios held a mysterious event in which they revealed their future movie line-up through 2019!
Serpent Society Civil War – May 6, 2016
Oh Marvel, you trickster. You had us in confusion after you took the stage and announced “Captain America: Serpent Society”. Kevin Feige said they wanted to give the movie a new name and announced the real name as Captain America: Civil War. *Nerd screams* Shortly after, Chris Evans and RDJ took the stage.
It’ll be based on the comic, but based in the events of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron in particular. So, how will this movie be made with so many of the hero’s identities out in the open? “The generalities of the act are the same, even with so few secret identities in the MCU. The governments of the world decide they want to have some control over superheroes, more than just knowing their identities.”
The Doctor Strange movie will be directed by Scott Derrickson, known for movies like Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and more horror films. They said that Doctor Strange will be entering the MCU into the world of parallel dimensions. Are they just talking about the mystical world? Or will we by chance be seeing alternate universes?
There was no announcement of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. So maybe things aren’t as solidified as we think?
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
GOTG 2’s release date has been moved up, with James Gunn back to direct. No word on any of the details yet. Will we see Cosmo? Will Howard the Duck get his own movie? Is he actually Ultron in disguise? I guess we’ll have to just speculate for now.
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Hemsworth and Hiddleston will return for what Feige described to be, “The end of all things.” No other news aside from that.
Black Panther – November 3, 2017
This announcement was greeted with cheers from the crowd. Chadwick Boseman, who was in this year’s Draft Day, Get on Up, and 2013’s 42, will be playing the titular character. Feige said in the Q&A that Black Panther will be a very big part in Civil War, and he’ll be in costume. You can check out Black Panther’s concept art below!
Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
No director or casting has been announced yet. They mentioned that Captain Marvel has been in development for as long as Doctor Strange has. We can expect Earth origins and Cosmic adventures. I’m hoping that we’ll get to see some of the Guardians go along with her on this adventure!
The Inhumans – November 2, 2018
The Inhumans will be Marvel’s 20th movie! No big announcements followed except, “You may find out where they fit into the MCU sooner than you think.” *Internally screams*
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 – May 4, 2018, Part 2 – May 3, 2019
Before they announced the titles and dates for Infinity War, they played a clip montage that included all of the Avengers and even the Guardians of the Galaxy. Though no other announcements were made, we can assume that this will bring all of the heroes together in a fight with Thanos.
Those were the big announcements. Other highlights from the Q&A:
Sad there were no Hulk movie plans? Mark Ruffalo will be appearing in many of the movies announced. Though they expressed that they’d love to do a solo-Hulk film, there are no plans for that currently.
Another thing NOT announced today: no word on if Spiderman is coming to the MCU. Feige denied the question, saying that anything they wouldn’t address would remain rumors and speculation.
Ant-Man will be the official end of Phase 2, with Civil War bringing about Phase 3.
The Runaways movie, which was first talked about YEARS ago, isn’t entirely out of the picture. He left the subject alone with, “It’s always one that we talk about, but we can’t make them all.”
Why aren’t they making a Black Widow movie? Feige was quoted as saying, “It’s about bringing new characters to the screen. Widow will be like Hulk in Avengers movie and has a big role in Age of Ultron. The plans we have for her are very big and, in fact, lynchpin to that franchise.” Maybe down the road we’ll get to see a Black Widow movie? At least for now, we’ll be seeing her in the Avengers. Interestingly, they didn’t say she’d be appearing in other movies outside of the Avengers like they said with the Hulk. Hopefully this means that Scarjo will not be leaving us any time soon!
So much movie news! What are you most excited about?