Marvel’s Possible Movie Lineup Leaked?
An image containing probable Marvel “Phase Three” titles have been invading the net recently. The said image has first appeared on the site 9GAG and has spread throughout the internet community like wildfire. However, it is yet to be verified if the “leaked” images are true, but the titles in the image seem to check out with the release dates Marvel has revealed. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Business Insider points out that Marvel announced its “Phase Two” movies in a similar distinct fashion. Still, the authenticity of the photo is still in question. Moreover, here is a breakdown of the list.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
The film is set to hit the theaters on May 1, 2015. The film will feature the old Avenger team which includes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, with all the actors reprising their respective roles. The superhero team will square off with a deadly robot named Ultron, teaming up with other super-powered characters such as the Maximoff twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and The Vision.
Marvel’s standalone film featuring the superhero named Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. In “Ant-Man,” Douglas will portray Dr. Hank Pym, the first to don the titular Ant-Man name and creator of the Pym Particles — particles that allow a person to alter an object or a being’s size without affecting their relative strength. The story is of heist as Pym passes on his work and mantle to Scott Lang, portrayed by Paul Rudd. Lang must protect Pym’s legacy against the evil Yellow Jacket.
“Captain America: The Fallen Son”
The film will pick up were the last film has set off. Cap, along with Falcon, will set off to find his longtime best friend turned enemy James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Winter Soldier) as he has finally been freed from Hydra’s control, going on a journey to rediscover who he really is. In the comics, Steve dies in the “Fallen Son” story and is succeeded by Bucky as the next Captain America.
Marvel has confirmed during comic-con that they will release a film featuring Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme,
Doctor Strange. Dr. Stephen Strange, a surgeon turned mystic arts master, must battle magical and mystical foes that threaten the safety of Earth. The doctor must face-off against the interdimensional demon Dormammu and his student Baron Mordo as the World’s Sorcerer Supreme.
“Thor 3: Ragnarok”
The title speaks for itself. In Norse myth, Ragnarok was the end of days — the end of the world. Loki, Thor’s mischievous brother, will have a hand in starting the apocalypse. Now his brother Thor must fight to save the day, to save the girl and to save his world from utter destruction.
“Guardians of the Galaxy: War of the Kings”
At a panel in comic-con, a sequel to the blockbuster hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has been announced to be in production. The cast will reprise their roles with James Gunn directing it again. In the Marvel Comics, Peter Quill/Star-Lord isn’t fully human. He is actually half Spartoi, a race of aliens nearly identical to humans, except that they live about 300 years old. In “War of the Kings,” Quill will set out to find his heritage. Rumors are that Nova (either Richard Ryder or the Sam Alexander) and Adam Warlock will appear in the film.
Black Panther hails from Wakanda, an island rich in an element called vibranium (Cap’s shield is made out of vibranium). T’challa is heir to the throne, and every Wakandan King is inherited not only the kingdom’s resources but also the Black Panther spirit, granting him fantastical abilities of Olympic level physical attributes, like strength, speed, stamina and such, as well as heightening all of his other senses.
Kevin Feige has voiced out earlier of his plans to make a “Black Panther” movie, so this might just confirm the rumors.
“The Avengers: Civil War”
Marvel has also set a date for an “Avengers 3” movie, and what might be a good story but none other than the “Civil War Arc.” In “Civil War,” a superhero team is held responsible when an attack against a super villain goes awry, and several bystanders are killed by the explosion. S.H.I.E.L.D. now issues the Superhuman Registration Act that seeks out heroes to reveal their true identities and their abilities in the public. Of course, some are in favor of the act such as Iron Man, while some oppose it like Captain America. As two ideals clash, both superheroes will eventually form out parties (Pro-Registration and Anti-Registration camp) resulting in superhero fights of epic proportions.
“World War Hulk”
Finally, a “Hulk” film for MCU. In “World War Hulk,” the Illuminati, a secret group composed of Marvel Universe’s great minds and leaders in various fields including Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) representing the scientific community, Professor Xavier representing the mutant community; Iron Man, representing the Avengers; Namor the Submariner, representing Atlantis, Black Bolt, leader and representative of the Inhumans; and Doctor Strange, representing the magical community, have decided that Hulk is a dangerous threat to the Earth. They sedated the green giant and launched him into deep space only to end up in the planet Sakaar, where the Hulk is subjected in ala-Gladiator games. These events will lead Hulk to become the leader of the planet and fathering a son, Skaar. Enraged and betrayed, Hulk sets his revenge on the very heroes responsible for what happened.
The Inhumans are a society of superpowered people exposed to a mysterious substance called the Terrigen Mists. Black Bolt is the leader of the Inhumans, and he posseses a Quasi-Sonic Scream able to level mountains with a single whisper. As such, Black Bolt has trained all his life never to let out a single sound even when sleeping. Not much has been revealed for the plot, but as the comics suggest, it may be about the internal conflict between Black Bolt and Maximus the Mad, his ambitious brother who wants the family throne.
The said titles are still unconfirmed, but with these developments involved, who doesn’t want them to happen? That’s it for the scoop on the possibly leaked Marvel lineup. For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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