Marvel Studios and company president Kevin Feige announced and dated nine films, further expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes just two weeks after Warner Bros. announced its slate of 10 films through 2020.
The first big announcement from Feige was the official date for the Doctor Strange movie, which is expected in theaters Nov. 4, 2016. It’s also worth noting that Feige went on to say the signing of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek) as Strange wasn’t official yet. As many speculated, the next installment in the Captain America franchise will be titled Captain America: Civil War, coming to theaters May 6, 2016.
Headed into 2017, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has now been bumped up from its original July 28, 2017 date to May 5, 2017. The third installment in the Thor franchise, titled Thor: Ragnarok, will take that abandoned July 28 release date instead. Ragnarok will feature both fan favorites Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston returning as Thor and Loki, respectively. The story is set to pick up immediately after the upcoming events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The year ends with Black Panther on Nov. 3, with Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) playing the title character making this Marvel’s first film with an African-American lead.
2018 and 2019
Feige then advanced a year and announced Captain Marvel for July 6, 2018, and Inhumans, Marvel’s twentieth film, for Nov. 2, 2018. He also stated that the Captain Marvel hitting screens will be the Carol Danvers version of the character, making this Marvel’s first film with a female lead.
Just when it couldn’t seem to get any better, Feige went on to announce two more movies that blew everything else out of the water. Avengers: Infinity War parts one and two were announced, with the release dates landing in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively.
There’s a lot to digest here, but one thing’s for certain: Marvel Studios is doing some truly amazing things as the MCU only continues to get bigger and bigger.
Which title are you looking forward to the most? How do you think Chadwick Boseman will do as the Black Panther? Drop a comment below and let us know how you feel!
Source(s): Comic Book Resources
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