Updated on December 10, 2021
Marvel today announced the “Phase 3” film releases for its upcoming films (the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”). The film schedule has some welcome surprises:
- May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
- November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
- May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
- July 28, 2017: Untitled Spider-Man movie
- November 3, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
- May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War, Part I
- July 6, 2018: Black Panther
- November 2, 2018: Captain Marvel
- May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War, Part II
- July 12, 2019: Inhumans
The biggest news out of the above, of course, is that we’re finally getting Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies. For the former, we received a casting announcement that Chadwick Boseman will play the Black Panther. There’s also this film poster:
For “Captain Marvel,” fans of Carol Danvers will be over the moon (good script permitting), but I imagine there’ll be plenty of people in the non-comic-reading general public (mostly over 30 or 40) that’ll be confused by Captain Marvel not being a little boy who says “Shazam!,” even with a film by that name coming out.
Interesting that they’re going the “Harry Potter” route and giving us two-part “Avengers” films.
We’re also getting an “Inhumans” film. I wonder if it’ll include Kamala Khan (the current Ms. Marvel)?
Finally, Newsarama has this schedule combining today’s Marvel news with the already-existing Marvel/DC film schedule slate. Looks like Black Panther’s film only has two weeks before it goes up against the first “Justice League” film. “Captain Marvel” has a week before a currently-unknown rival Marvel film from Fox is tentatively set to be released, but three weeks before the “Aquaman” film is out.
Anthony Dean is the owner of Diverse Tech Geek and Diverse Media Notes.