Marvel Announces Full Line-Up of Phase Three Films Including Black Panther and Captain Marvel


Today at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, Marvel took a page out of Apple’s playbook by calling a major media event where they made some big announcements. Although many suspected that it would be related to the casting of Doctor Strange, they are clearly smarter than that. Instead they proceeded to bring the house down by making fanboys quiver with excitement over their full line-up of Phase Three films (clearly a response to DC’s own announcement earlier this month). Among the biggest surprises were Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies, plus a two part Avengers event. The list of newly announced Marvel films is as follows:

  • Captain America: Civil War — May 6, 2016
  • Doctor Strange — Nov. 4, 2016
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 — May 5, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok — July 28, 2017
  • Black Panther — Nov. 3, 2017
  • Captain Marvel — July 6, 2018
  • The Avengers: Infinity War – Part One — May 8, 2018
  • Inhumans — Nov. 2, 2018
  • The Avengers: Infinity War – Part Two — May 3, 2019

Marvel also shocked everyone by announcing that Black Panther will be played by none other than Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up). There was, however, no mention of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, so it would appear that the deal is not yet done.

They initially announced that the Captain America movie would be called “Captain America: Serpent Society”, before changing it to be what we all knew it would be… Civil War. There was no Black Widow movie announced, but instead Captain Marvel will be the first female-led Marvel movie. What do you think, is this mind-blowing news? Did Marvel just one-up Warner Brothers and DC or is this all more of the same?

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  • Jr

    It’s cool, cause I like the Marvel movies and the characters…but we just saw the trailer for the second Avengers movie that is still 6 months away! It would be much more exciting if the story was “Marvel announces Black Panther movie – releases this Friday!” Creamin’ for the Inhumans though.

  • Kasper

    Aww, I guess that finally kills all hope for a fourth Iron Man movie.

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    I certainly have more confidence in Marvel’s five-year plan than I do DC’s since they’ve shown time and time again that they know what they’re doing, whereas WB/DC is trying to convince us to care about 8 movies that MIGHT happen if their next one, which rests on the shaky shoulders of a franchise that audiences are so far lukewarm on, is a mega hit. To compare it to another genre, it looks like Marvel Studios is to Harry Potter what DC is to every franchise that wanted you to believe that it was the next Harry Potter.

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  • CyEd

    Cream Dream Supreme

  • ReelJunkie

    Bring it!