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Updated: Marvel Studios Sets Dates For Six New Films Up Through 2019

Updated: Marvel Studios Sets Dates For Six New Films Up Through 2019

Man, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wasn’t kidding when he said Marvel had mapped out their Marvel Cinematic Universe up through 2028.

While no titles have been revealed, tonight Marvel announced the dates for five new films with little information other than the company is clearly and confidently putting stakes in the ground for their future blockbusters.

What will the films be? Well, the company does love their mysterious placeholders. We do already know the third “Captain America” film lands on May 6, 2016 (the same date as “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice) and following that are more unknowns: one on July 8, 2016 and another May 5, 2017. With the addition of the just-announced placeholders, this would mean Marvel will be releasing three films in 2017. Of course that’s the year Warner Bros. plans to launch their “Justice League” movie—talk about boldly throwing down the gauntlet.

Many have speculated and assumed that one of those already announced dates is earmarked for “Dr. Strange” (which has a director and will probably announce its lead at Comic-Con) and the following summer 2017 date feels like “Avengers 3.” But beyond that for the summer 2017 through May 2019? Black Panther? “Guardians Of the Galaxy 2“? Solo films for other Avengers like Black Widow, Quicksilver and The Scarlett Witch or Hawkeye? At this point your speculation would be as good as ours, so have at it. New dates below (with previously announced dates for context) and maybe if you’re lucky, more info will be revealed in San Diego next week. And read our relevant and related feature, Discuss: Is 23 29 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

7.23. 14  Update
: Did a contract become finalized that wasn’t signed before? Nope. What happened was earlier today, during the announcement of their reshuffled “Spider-Man” release dates, Sony quietly dropped their “Amazing Spider-Man 4” date, originally set for May 4, 2018. Quickly realizing a prime, summer opening slot was now open, Marvel stepped and planted the flag on the date with another mystery movie. 

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

Newly announced dates:
UNTITLED MARVEL FILM – November 3, 2017
UNTITLED MARVEL FILM – November 2, 2018

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I have to point out James gunn has announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for July 2017


I definitely don't think Avengers 3 will be out in 2017, especially if there's more pre-Avengers stories Marvel wants to tell. I think it'll be for that May 2019 date.


This is news? Why do we care what date the 40th cookie-cutter men in tights rehash is coming out on? Bored.


This gives me so much hope for seeing a "Black Panther" movie soon. This bolds well for the other African-American superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

Joss Whedon

This "superhero" fad really isn't going anywhere soon, is it… Sigh.

teddy crescendo

Superhero movies are for faggots.

Eoin Daly

I hope the female solo film they announce is Captain Marvel as I want that character to be seen on screen most likely with Katee Sackhoff cast. I love Johansson as Black Widow but the character works most for me in a team formation more then a solo film and if there were to be one it would have to be sort of a flashback but the characters works best as a mystery. I like the idea of a Planet Hulk/Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie. Some new characters to introduce I think would be great are Black Panter and She-Hulk.


God help us all.

Al Patrickson

Here's what I think will happen for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Okay. Here it goes:

1) "Ant-Man" – Confirmed for 7/17/15
2) "Captain America 3" – Confirmed for 5/6/16
3) "Doctor Strange" – Likely to be confirmed for 7/8/16 at SDCC 2014
4) "Thor: Ragnarok" – Likely to be confirmed for 5/5/17 at SDCC 2014
5) "Black Panther" – Likely to be confirmed for 7/28/17 at SDCC 2014
6) "Planet Hulk" Likely to be confirmed for 11/3/17 at SDCC 2014
7) "Black Widow Solo Movie" – 5/4/18
8) "Marvel's The Inhumans" – 11/2/18
9) "Marvel's Avengers: War of Two Universes" – 5/3/19 and 11/1/19 – End of Phase 3 of MCU

Oh and for "The Avengers 3" for May 3, 2019, I hope it will be titled "Avengers: War of Two Universes" where we will see the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers team-up to battle Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet along with his minions including Ronan, Nebula, Korath, Loki, The Other, and…. wait for it…. RED SKULL RETURNING AS COSMIC SKULL! OH YEAH, BABY! WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cap 3 is 2016
Doctor Strange and Thor 3 are the 2017 films
Black Panther is one of the 2018 films, according to Latino Review
Maybe Guardians 2 for the late July 2018 date
Avengers 3 clearly May 2019

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