Big News Everyone! Marvel Announces Film Titles Through 2019

2017

After Doctor Strange, a brand new character for the Cinematic Universe, Marvel returns to a previous franchise, one that has become immediately popular thanks to its surprisingly successful debut. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 moves from July to May 5, 2017. No details were revealed, not even a subtitle, but since Thanos will be playing a big part in later films (more on that in a minute), we can expect this sequel to introduce some important elements into the MCU.

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Another sequel comes next and that’s Thor: Ragnarok on July 28. Feige promised that this would reinvent and upend Thor’s world/franchise in the same way Captain America: The Winter Soldier did for Cap. He emphasized that this was an important movie for Thor and the MCU, but revealed no concrete details on plot, characters, or production. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will both return to reprise their roles.

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The next movie in Marvel’s epic plan will be for a new character. It’s official people, Black Panther will be released November 3, 2017. This film probably had the most news revealed about it, including casting. Chadwick Boseman, known for his roles in 42 and Get On Up, will play the Black Panther himself, T’Challa. The Black Panther is the future king of Wakanda, a highly advanced country in Africa and one of the few places where vibranium has been found. This announcement brings a nice bit of diversity to a roster of heroes that has been exclusively white (also, predominantly light-haired and named Chris).

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The first piece of concept art for the film was revealed, which you can see below, and Feige made some interesting comments about how intertwined T’Challa will be in the upcoming Phase Three. Apparently there’s an Easter Egg in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that leaked last week, which many people speculate refers to Andy Serkis playing villain Ulysses Klaw (but that’s not confirmed). Also, while this will be the Black Panther’s first standalone film, he will first appear in Captain America: Civil War in an important role (possibly replacing Spider-Man, who is owned by Sony) in the storyline. He joined Evans and Downey on stage for the announcement of that film but refused to take either’s side in the debate over the Superhero Registration Act.

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