Big News Everyone! Marvel Announces Film Titles Through 2019

2018

Starting off 2018’s films with a bang will be the first part – yes, the first part – of the next Avengers installment, Avengers: Infinity War Part I opening on May 4. This is big news, splitting up the next Avengers movie, but with all that the three phases of Marvel films have done to build up to it, it makes sense that they couldn’t fit it all in just one. The second part will be released May 3, 2019, currently the only film on Marvel’s slate for that year. Kevin Feige waxed poetic about this major milestone he has spent all these years planning:

We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.

Rumors abound that the Avengers team lineup will change after Age of Ultron, and Feige hinted at this himself by saying that the “roster is altered by the finale of [Age of Ultron].” So which heroes will show up for the big finale against Thanos is unknown, but expect it to be one of the biggest cinematic events of our time.

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The final two films on Marvel’s list, separating the two parts of Infinity War, will be introducing new characters. Both of these films have been rumored for some time, and one especially has been asked for again and again by fans. Sadly, it’s not a Black Widow movie, which Marvel seems to have no interest in making, but it will be bringing the first female superhero to helm her own film to the MCU. Carol Danvers will be hitting the big screen in Captain Marvel on July 6, 2018. Danvers is an air force pilot who gains superpowers thanks to an incident involving Kree technology. Considering the alien origins of Danvers’s powers, it’s possible she may play a major role in the second part of Infinity War. No other details were revealed, but that may change soon.

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Last but not least in the lead up to Part 2 of Infinity War, and the last film on this list, is Inhumans, another cosmic adventure featuring an ensemble cast like Guardians of the Galaxy. It will open on November 2, 2018, and there are few details available about it at the moment beyond the fact that it will be made. However, Feige did say that there may be Easter Eggs in the films beforehand that hint at the introduction of the Inhumans.

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Whew! That was a lot of news! And a lot of movies! Noticeably absent from Marvel’s lineup is a fourth Iron Man and standalone films for Black Widow and Hulk. Feige promised that those characters, especially Hulk and Black Widow (who he called a linchpin of the Avengers films), will have major roles to play in the MCU, but that they will not be branching out into solo adventures, at least not for now. While that will be disappointing for fans, there are plenty of new films to look forward to, and with Black Panther and Captain Marvel it looks like Marvel was paying attention to the criticism of its lack of diversity. Hopefully they will keep listening to fans (and give us a Black Widow movie).

What do you think about Marvel’s Phase Three lineup? Which movie(s) are you most excited about? Sound off in the comments!

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