Marvel announces it’s Phase Three Lineup

Looks like DC isn’t the only ones churning out their movie plans.

Earlier today, Marvel Studios released it’s lineup of movies that will be set for release after Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out in May. The announcement was originally reported by Variety before treading out into the internet in every which way and under.

The first movie to be released for their lineup is not Payton Reed’s film Ant-Man, despite Kevin Feige’s comments from earlier in the year. Instead, it is Captain America: Civil War, the third film in the star-spangled superhero’s story that pits Steve Rogers against Robert Downey Jr’s own Iron Man to be released on May 6, 2016. The next film to be released later that same year is Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, currently set for release on November 4.

It is important to note that earlier yesterday, it was heavily implied and emphasized that “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch was Marvel’s top pick to play the sorcerer supreme. But no confirmed report has come out yet.

On May 5, 2017, James Gunn’s sci-fi fantastic follow-up to his highly successful summer blockbuster Guardians of The Galaxy comes out, having many of the previous actors reprising their roles for the sequel. Then, the third Thor film Ragnarok will be released in July 28. Who the villain is and what the storyline will be has yet to be announced, but considering that a villain named Ragnarok was introduced during the Civil War story arc, I wouldn’t be surprised if Thor found himself going up against a might mechanical clone of himself in the movie. Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up), is the last film of the year slated for a Nov. 2018 release.

Then, in May 2018, the big blockbuster arrives: The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Yes, it’s part one. The first part will have the Avengers teaming up against the immensely powerful super villain Thanos, first portrayed by Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy. The second part, due for release in May 2019, will conclude the Avengers’ epic fight with the galactic supervillian, and will most likely feature an appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy as well.

The last two films to be featured in 2018 before Part II is Captain Marvel and Inhumans, both slated for a July and November release respectively. Captain Marvel is an intergalactic alien superhero who is affiliated with the Kree race, first introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy. The Inhumans is another intergalactic team of superheroes who also fought Thanos on a few occasions.

This is Marvel’s lineup up until 2019, and although it’s a lot of films to take in all at once, it isn’t nearly as much as DC’s ten part film series for release up until 2020. I’m excited for the lineup Marvel has planned for phase three, and if Age of Ultron works out as planned, Marvel will continue to grow and expand it’s universe well beyond it’s limits.

What do you think of Marvel’s new lineup? Comment below, let me know.

– David Dunn

SOURCE: Variety, Moviepilot
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