Not too long ago DC announced their next 11 big films. After that everybody wondered when Marvel was going to do the same and announce their own next phase in marvel movie madness. And out of nowhere they brought the bucket-load. From movie announcements, new character introductions, movie titles that will lead to significant changes in the Marvel universe and a really close timeline and scheduling that only signifies how invested Marvel is in their cinematic universe.
First its interesting to see that instead of the "Avengers 3" being about the comic book storyline "Civil War", it's instead "Cap 3" that has title and the story reasonably. Which leads to the natural conclusion what exactly is going to happen to this Avengers team in the near future? Then we have the announcement of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. As a fan favorite no one will be disappointed with this casting. Even though Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange did sound mighty enticing.
Also Chadwick Boseman was cast as the Black Panther. A fine and exemplary choice. With him the female "Captain Marvel" film was announced with a un-cast female lead to be at the helm. This show's Marvel's direction to lesser known properties once again while diversifying their lineup.
On the "Inhumans" announcement it wasn't that much of a surprise, but like with "Guardians" will require meticulous attention and execution. "Thor: Ragnarok" is a smart but also risky move if anyone knows the material. As well as having a two parter "Avengers" film which is balsy, as well delightfully pleasing.
Here is the full list of films announced and their respective release dates:
- Captain America: Civil War-- 6 May 2016
- Doctor Strange - 4 November 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - 5 May 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok - 28 July 2017
- Black Panther - 3 November 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War (Part I) - 4 May 2018
- Captain Marvel - 6 July 2018
- Inhumans - 2 November 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War (Part II) - 3 May 2019