Marvel Reveals Film Release Schedule Through 2019

Marvel Reveals Film Release Schedule Through 2019

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And six of the slots are unnamed. Let's speculate wildly about them, shall we?

It's not a shock that Marvel's cinematic universe will continue to expand; the company has previously hinted at potential plans as far ahead as 2028, after all. But over the weekend, it made things official through the end of the current decade, with the reveal of the company's movie release schedule up to 2019.

Here are the dates Marvel Studios has staked claims to:

Guardians of the Galaxy: August 1, 2014
Avengers: Age Of Ultron: May 1, 2015
Ant-Man: July 17, 2015
Captain America 3: May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange: July 8, 2016
Unnamed Marvel Movie: May 5, 2017
Unnamed Marvel Movie: July 28, 2017
Unnamed Marvel Movie: November 3, 2017
Unnamed Marvel Movie: July 6, 2018
Unnamed Marvel Movie: November 2, 2018
Unnamed Marvel Movie: May 3, 2019

Now at least one of the "Unnamed Marvel Movie"s does, in fact, have a name - Avengers 3 is absolutely guaranteed to be part of this release schedule. But that leaves us with 5 entries of a less certain nature. Yes, odds are good that Thor 3 is a given. So too is Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (which may just involve The Hulk in a big way), assuming the first installment is a hit. But what of the other slots? Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest has made some pretty good guesses as to what Marvel is planning.

He pegs Thor 3 to May 5, 2017, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to July 27. He also thinks that the November 3, 2017 slot will be filled by a Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel movie, which sounds about right. As he notes, The Hunger Games will be over right before that point, and Marvel is more than aware that a female lead can carry an action film. Add to that the unexpected popularity of the new incarnation of Ms. Marvel and, presumably, Marvel's awareness that DC is (probably) bringing forth a Wonder Woman film around the same time, and it makes a lot of sense.

Meanwhile, he also pegs Avengers 3 to July 6, 2018. That makes sense: there will be three years between The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, which makes the 2018 release date fit the same time frame. It's true that only 4 films will precede Avengers 2, but 5 films preceded The Avengers. It's not too hard to imagine 6 preceding Avengers 3, especially if the goal for Marvel Phase three is to establish the characters and franchises who can take over once Thor and Captain America follow Iron Man with the completion of their trilogies.

As for the two remaining slots, your guess is as good as ours. What Marvel films do you think will fill out the schedule? Are you OK watching a Marvel flick 2-3 times in a year? Whatever the movies are, I just hope it doesn't release on the same day as one of DC's super films (which is happening with Cap 3 versus Batman v Superman), since I don't think I have the time and attention span to watch two superhero films in one day.

In the meantime, it's presumed that Marvel will make an announcement or two at the San Diego Comic-Con next week. The Escapist will have a full compliment on the scene in San Diego, so be sure and keep your eyes locked to our Comics and Cosplay and Movies and TV channels for all the news from the convention as soon as it breaks!

Source: Variety via Superhero Hype.

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I hope one of those seven films turns out to be Runaways.

Holy shit! 2017 is going to be a big year for the House of Ideas. One of those could be an already planned Antman sequel and planned Doctor Strange sequel. They seem to work with the idea that all of the Marvel movies are going to have sequels. They are far more confident than their DC counterparts who wait to see how a movie does before even considering a sequel.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding, but isn't that 7 mystery films then?

I think Thor 3 is an almost certainty and the same with Avengers 3, but I don't know about the others - maybe a new Hulk movie or something.

SerBrittanicus:
Perhaps I am misunderstanding, but isn't that 7 mystery films then?

I think Thor 3 is an almost certainty and the same with Avengers 3, but I don't know about the others - maybe a new Hulk movie or something.

Marvel has already announced July 8, 2016 and May 5, 2017 previously, so the "new" dates are just the five ones. =) Yep, it's confusing as hell, but that's Hollywood. So, in effect, we do have seven unnamed films, but the news here are the five additional ones. :D

Hopefully one of those seven will have a female lead. Even if it doesn't tie in to future Avengers outings t'would be nice to have some ladies getting top billings. Especially since Marvel are trying to appeal to wider audiences with their comics lately, makes sense to at least give us some Ms/Captain Marvel or She-Hulk (a good opportunity to have a Hulk movie that is about more than just smashing).

I can guess some of them will be a sequel to Thor and possibly Incredible Hulk (crossing all fingers that Mark Ruffalo is right). I so want to see a Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) in the cards. Doctor Strange is in the cards but I'd like to see more female solo movies and I want them to prove Hollywood wrong that women can't carry a movie by themselves.

We've already got Thor 3, Avengers 3 and Dr Strange announced as being in various forms of development (they're writing a Thor 3 at the very least), so that's some of them covered.

There's also rumours, however unconfirmed, that we MAY be getting another Hulk film.

As for the others? I'm hoping for Black Panther, Ms Marvel and... I dunno, a Black Widow/Hawkeye team-up. I could see them working in a more downbeat non-super movie, especially since they're both essentially unemployed at this point.

7 Movies.

Expected:

Thor 3
Avengers 3
Hulk
Dr. Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Possible:
Iron Man 4
Black Widow
Is Daredevil under Marvel movie rights or Fox?
Another Avengers/Cap/Hulk/Iron/Thor/Guard sequel.

More unlikely:
Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver
Hawkeye
Ms Marvel
She-Hulk

Please, please, PLEASE let it be a good Hulk movie, a great Deadpool movie and some story with Luke Cage.

Mister K:
Please, please, PLEASE let it be a good Hulk movie, a great Deadpool movie and some story with Luke Cage.

Sadly fox have the rights to X-Men and therefore Deadpool

With the success they had with the Avengers and everything leading up to it, would it be too far fetched to assume they might try to introduce a new superhero team?

Like: Defenders, Inhumans, Nova Crops or Secret Avengers? (I'm just copy/pasting names off of Wikipedia here.) Those last two group seem to have something to do with the Nova thing that will be introduced in Guardians, so, maybe they're using that film as an introduction?

It's pretty much a given that Dr. Strange is going to be in that list and I would not be surprised if Ms. Marvel is another movie that will be getting made at some point before the end of Phase 3. It's funny though, besides Guardians of the Galaxy, what I'm really looking forward to is the Netflix series' for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. The Defenders should be fun, but it's the individual series' that really have my attention.

Black Panther maybe? There has been much rumour about him

I'd love to see a Hulk movie that starts with Bruce giving blood to his cousin, because of something he did as The Hulk.
The, short, second act would be The Hulk getting blamed for some crazy shit, with the audience not know if Hulk is being good or bad.
Then the 3rd act is Jennifer Walters defending her non-Hulk cousin, not yet realizing she's She-Hulk now.

Thus, through the trial we get to see the 'truth' is flash backs.
Having the ACTUAL bad stuff (hey, where's that buss of cancer kids go?).

After Bruce is acquitted, Red Hulk/The Abomination loses HIS shit and attacks.
During the fight, Banner is knocked out and Jennifer 'hulks out' into She-Hulk.
She beats the shit out of the bad guy, saves some civilians, showing that Hulks CAN be good.

The end credits bit shows The Leader behind it all.
-Clearly, The Leader MUST be played by Jeffrey Combs.

Alex Co:
...I don't think I have the time and attention span to watch two superhero films in one day.

No worries! I can see Batman v. Superman on Redbox.

Doctor Strange: July 8, 2016

Finally. I haven't seen a date so there was always a misgiving that a Dr.Strange movie would never happen.

Now that I've seen an actual release date I can breath a sigh of relief.

Thats... a lot sooner than I was expecting for the good doctor's movie.

Angelous Wang:

Is Daredevil under Marvel movie rights or Fox?

Daredevil is already being developed as one of Marvel's netflix series, culminating in The Defenders.

Considering what is already expected to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, I'll bet my money one of the unnamed projects will be about Nova.

Could I just ask... who the hell is asking for an Ant-Man movie? I see that being a big flop, because most movie-goers wouldn't even know what the hell Ant-Man even is, let alone why they should care.

Six unnamed movies, I'm guessing Thor 3, Avengers 3, Guardians 2, a new Hulk movie and... is Iron Man definitely over? Can't think of a last fitting two.

Captcha: none of the above

Ha!

Midniqht:
Could I just ask... who the hell is asking for an Ant-Man movie? I see that being a big flop, because most movie-goers wouldn't even know what the hell Ant-Man even is, let alone why they should care.

With the Ultron plot in Avengers 2, I would expect Ant-Man to make an appearance there, too. So that should give the audience enough of an introduction for a full Ant-Man movie. Which is, presumably, why Ant-Man is going to come after Avengers 2.

A Miss Marvel or She-Hulk film would be pretty amazing if you ask me. They could even do Spider-Woman as she falls outside of the Sony deal.

July 8, 2016, and July 6, 2018 - Interesting, so Disney/Marvel is going forward with Roshambo with WB/DC. WB isn't going to like yet another poaching of their July window, but serves them right for poaching on May.

2015:
May 1: The Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17: Ant-Man

2016:
May 6: Captain America 3/Batman v Superman
July 8: Doctor Strange/Shazam
Dec: Sandman

2017:
May 5: Untitled/Justice League
July 27: Untitled/Wonder Woman
Nov. 3: Untitled
Dec: Flash and Green Lantern team-up

2018:
May: Man Of Steel 2
July 6: Untitled
Nov. 2: Untitled

2019:
May 3: Untitled

With Dr. Strange on his way, I can only hope that one of the mystery films is a Sub-Mariner one. Then we'd be 3/4 of the way to my favorite non-team:

Just need to get Silver Surfer back from Fox...

Alex Co:
.... He also thinks that the November 3, 2017 slot will be filled by a Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel movie, which sounds about right. As he notes, The Hunger Games will be over right before that point, and Marvel is more than aware that a female lead can carry an action film. Add to that the unexpected popularity of the new incarnation of Ms. Marvel and, presumably, Marvel's awareness that DC is (probably) bringing forth a Wonder Woman film around the same time, and it makes a lot of sense.....

If they did a Ms. Marvel (Kamala version), I would literally lose my shit.

Arqus_Zed:
With the success they had with the Avengers and everything leading up to it, would it be too far fetched to assume they might try to introduce a new superhero team?

Like: Defenders, Inhumans, Nova Crops or Secret Avengers? (I'm just copy/pasting names off of Wikipedia here.) Those last two group seem to have something to do with the Nova thing that will be introduced in Guardians, so, maybe they're using that film as an introduction?

I'm betting that in the long run Marvel would like to release one "crossover/ensemble" movie a year, but from different groups like Avengers/Defenders/X-Men/FF/Guardians of the Galaxy, or at least one every other year.

Also up to three stand alone movies from a variety of properties, four if they get back Spider Man, FF, and X-Men. An ideal rota would be one or two new heroes in a year, and a one or two established characters.

Another TV show or two would be great, as long as they had a sense of style and a drive for the kinds of stories they want to tell.

That seems like a lot, how much do you think the movie, TV, and web video could support?

 

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