We’re not kidding when we say we are hyperventilating right now. The same thing happened to us when Warner Bros announced the full movie slate for DC Comics’ films. But of course, we are not hyperventilating under stress – it’s all out of sheer excitement!
On October 28th, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige held a private Marvel event to reveal what they have in store for us. Following their live updates online, the studio has finally revealed the titles of the films they’ve scheduled through 2019. And guess what?
(Warning: TL; DR, just skip to the last part if you want to know the full movie slate.)
The studio has finally confirmed that their first black superhero, Black Panther is indeed going to have its own solo film soon! The cast of the film was announced during the event too, with Chadwick Boseman playing the titular role. “Black Panther” will be one of the films that was included in the Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Rumours regarding “Black Panther” solo film first emerged online when Feige confirmed that the film is “absolutely in development” during an interview with BlackTree TV. The legendary comic creator Stan Lee also confirmed in another interview that the studio is working on a Black Panther movie.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the doorway to the “Black Panther” solo film as it was reported that the character will be first introduced in the third “Captain America” film. This is largely due to the fact that Ultron is made out of Vibranium and Vibranium can only be found in Black Panther’s hometown, Wakanda.
Alongside the news, Marvel Studios also revealed that they will be producing their first female superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Captain Marvel”! Unfortunately, Black Widow will not have its own solo film but the “Captain Marvel” solo film marks the second female superhero that will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Plus, it looks like the upcoming “Avengers” film will be the launch pad for the subsequent films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the studio also announced that the “Inhumans” solo film is underway. The Inhumans team will make its debut on 2nd November 2018.
Also, it turned out that the rumour about the third “Avengers” film is true as Marvel Studios has announced the final “Avengers” will be divided into 2 parts, namely Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2.
Just like the rumour suggested, the studio has slotted the 2 films on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 since Feige has earlier hinted that the third Avengers film be released 3 years after “Avengers: Age of Ultron“. “The Guardians of the Galaxy” will make their appearance in the final Avengers film as Groot’s voice actor, Vin Diesel let slip that the studio is planing some sort of “merging of brands” for its Phase 3.
On top of that, Marvel also confirmed that the film will feature the battle between the Earth’s mightiest heroes and the mad titan Thanos. This is why the film will be divided into 2 parts as the epic battle would be too complicated and too big to be fit into one film.
After getting a taste of Marvel’s cosmic universe, it was also announced the studio has moved forward the release date of the sequel of “Guardians of the Galaxy“. It was initially reported that the sequel is slated for release on 28th July 2017 but the film is now set to be released on 5th May 2017, with writer/director James Gunn returning to helm the project.
Marvel has yet to confirm the casting of “Doctor Strange” because the Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch is currently in final negotiations with the studio to take up the lead role. There are some updates on the third “Thor” film and “Captain America” film as the release date for both films were announced. Feige said that the third “Thor” film will pick up where they “leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after”.
As for the third “Captain America” film, the title has been revealed to be “Captain America: Civil War”. Since Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Iron Man, the story is expected to revolve around the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe that were divided into 2 sides: one that supports the government’s registration program for superhumans and one that opposes the program.
The major players are Iron Man and Captain America as the Civil War involves other superheroes who will either follow Iron Man’s lead or Captain America’s lead. The one who supports the program will follow Iron Man’s lead while the one who opposes will follow Captain America’s lead instead. So far the plot has not been revealed but it was rumoured that Captain America’s presumed death might take place in “Captain America 3″ and Winter Soldier will take over as Captain America for a short period of time.
The full movie slate is as follows:
- May 1, 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Malaysia: 23rd April 2015)
- July 17, 2015: Ant-Man
- May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
- Nov. 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
- May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
- Nov. 3, 2017: Black Panther
- May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
- July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel
- Nov. 2, 2018: Inhumans
- May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
The films’ updates are available through their official Twitter handles below:
The official logos and concept arts of the films were released on Marvel’s official website as well:
So, what do you think of the Marvel’s full movie slate? Which film are you looking forward to watch the most? Let us know in the comments box below!
Don’t forget to check our site for more updates as an exclusive scene of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be revealed through Marvel’s new TV series, “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC soon!