Marvel Studios just announced the upcoming films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced not only the upcoming films but also certain stars and directors involved. Titles, release dates, and logo art joined the announcements. As you can see, they’ve got a hell of a lot of work to do.
Captain America: Civil War – May 6th, 2016
The MCU version of Civil War will be “a global superhuman registration with a specific inciting incident” according to Feige. Civil War will star Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.
Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016
Doc Strange is coming in only 2 years, with Scott Derrickson (known for The Exorcism of Emily Rose) at the directing helm. The casting for Doctor Strange has not yet been confirmed.
“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.”
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
James Gunn continues as director for Guardians and the film secures a slot in theaters for May. This is a placeholder title card and the official logo will come later.
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28th, 2017
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will return as adopted brothers Thor and Loki. Feige announced that Ragnarok will immediately follow Age of Ultron in the MCU timeline.
“This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3,” said 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.”
Black Panther – November 3rd, 2017
Black Panther will be played by Chadwich Boseman! Boseman appeared on stage during the Civil War announcement, standing beside Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.
According to Feige, Age of Ultron will contain an easter egg for Black Panther. Will Andry Serkis play Panther villain Ulysses Klaw?
Inhumans – November 2nd, 2018
The superhumans created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee will receive their own film, penned by Joe Robert Cole.
Avengers: Infinity Wars Part I – May 2018
Captain Marvel – July 6th, 2018
Carol Danvers will join the MCU with a standalone film. The preproduction was kept quiet but Danvers’ film has been in the works for quite some time now.
“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.”
Avengers: Infinity Wars Part II – May 2019
The Hulk will appear in all Avengers films and is still a contender for a standalone film. Feige also said that, much like the Hulk, Black Widow has not received a standalone movie “because she’s so good working with the Avengers.”
What do you think of this line-up? Who do you want to see play Doctor Strange and Carol Danvers? Tell us in the comments!