Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had a super charged event at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California to reveal the direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As fans gear up for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man to finish off phase two, phase three promises to be epic. Confirming the additions of the Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel films shows Marvel’s commitment to their most passionate fans. Here are the proposed release dates for the Marvel Studios slate:
The evident ideological tensions between Captain Rogers and Tony Stark come to a head in this story ripped from The Daily Bugle headlines. Civil War, based on the successful 2006 crossover series, divided the Marvel Universe between the “law abiding” pro-registration heroes and the “rebel” anti-registration heroes.
The path of neurosurgeon Stephen Strange takes a turn to the supernatural after an accident takes away the use of his surgical precision. Based on the 1963 Strange Tales character, this movie promises to take us into a world of magic and parallel universes. No names have been confirmed for the lead, but I hope casting will take a look at Adam Rayner from Fx’s show Tyrant.
James Gunn confirmed fans will get to see the Guardians sequel two months earlier than expected. I am excited to see where the Guardians will be in the next two and a half years. Will we see them in other films? Will they visit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Will they move the Peter Quill Mix Tape Dance Party on Klub Knowhere to Disney’s California Adventure after the Mad T Party leaves 11/30/14?
It wouldn’t be a Marvel adventure without a story of impending doom. The end is coming and Hemsworth and Hiddleston were confirmed to reprise their godly roles (pause for deafening cheers). For those of you following the comics, do you think we will see Thor passing Mjolnir to worthy “replacement”?
Chadwick Boseman will debut T’challa, leader of the nation of Wakanda, in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Fans are excited he is getting his own movie. First seen in Fantastic 4 #52 (1966), Black Panther is very important to the Marvel Universe. His nation is responsible for mining Vibranium which was used to forge Cap’s shield.
Every film from Marvel Studios has been leading to this epic event. The ultimate climax that merits two films. Who will wield the gauntlet and for how long? After surviving The Age of Ultron, Civil War, Ragnarok… ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Netflix Daredevil, Heroes for Hire and Defenders, what will this team look like? I will enjoy every twist and turn of the next 4 years.
At some point we will be meeting Carol Danvers and the Kree hero Mar-vell. The question is where? It has been revealed Ms. Marvel will be the focus of this film.
I have been waiting on edge for this announcement since first reading Inhumans Vol 2 #1-12 six years ago. Their ties to the Kree and depth of characters make them a great choice for widening the Marvel Cineverse. There are hopeful speculations that the Inhumans have been sneaking into Marvel’s Agents of Shield. With four years to wait, I hope Marvel studios takes the time to introduce the Inhumans and educate new fans through upcoming films.
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