The Next Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe


This afternoon, Marvel Studios held a press conference at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles to announce the next batch of movies in their ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. There were some surprises, some we already knew, but all of it is exciting. Meet me after the jump for all the news.


We already knew about Ant-Man coming in July of 2015, but the next in line will Captain America: Civil War (not Serpent Society…) on May 6, 2016, as has been rumored, but according to Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, it will differ from the Civil War we know from the comics. Both Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. were in attendance.


A lot of folks are excited for Doctor Strange coming November 4, 2016, but still no announcement has been made as to who will be playing the titular character. I’m still hoping for Bendict Cumberbatch.


The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is set to arrive in May of 2017, while Thor: Ragnarok comes on July 28, 2017, branching out that franchise in new ways.


Long awaited fan-favorite Black Panther gets his own feature film finally on November 3, 2017. We also got some concept art, and met the actor portraying one of my favorite Avengers – Chadwick Boseman, who played James Brown in the recent biopic Get On Up. The Black Panther will have Easter eggs in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and appear in full costume as a major player in Captain America: Civil War.



The big news, accompanied by a clip of Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, is the next two installments of the saga of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Avengers: Infinity War! Part One will come in May 2018, with Part Two following in May 2019.


The remaining movies for 2018 will be Captain Marvel in July, which will be the Carol Danvers version, and finally, Inhumans in November. Captain Marvel will be splitting her time between Earth and space, which made me wonder if it would connect to the Avengers films. Also, seeing how the Inhumans are linked to the Kree, I wonder if that might fit in as well. Time will tell.



The press conference closed with a new clip from Avengers: Age of Ultron, different from the one that will air tonight during “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Which of these future Marvel films are you most excited about?

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