Marvel has officially released the timeline for its Phase 3 plan of their Cinematic Universe. Read on for more details on this story.
Marvel has officially dated their upcoming Phase 3 movies, posting a graphic marking the release dates of its nine upcoming pics on Twitter last week.
“Apparently, the Inhumans' calendar's a few days off from ours…here's the right version of the Phase 3 MCU timeline!” –Marvel Entertainment @Marvel
So without further ado, here’s a rundown of Marvel’s upcoming pics.
May 6, 2016 – "Captain America: Civil War"
This is the third and final installment of Marvel’s "Captain America" franchise. The film will feature the return of Chris Evans as the titular Captain America, as well as the appearance of Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark/Iron Man. "Civil War" will see the implementation and consequences of the Superhero Registration Act, a legislative bill that will require mandatory registration of all superheroes, revealing their identities to the U.S. government. Not all heroes are in favor of the law, dividing the superhero community down the middle. Those who support the Superhero Registration Act, the Pro-Registration rally under the banner of Iron Man; and those who don’t, the Anti-Registration, aligning with the ideals of Captain America. The clash within two different ideals will see good-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves upon different sides.
Nov. 4, 2016 – "Doctor Strange"
Marvel’s feature pic on the titular hero and Marvel’s first attempt on the supernatural. According to recent reports, Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations for the lead role. Originally a gifted surgeon, the egotistical Dr. Stephen Strange’s life changed when he got in a car accident that badly damaged the nerves of his hands. The surgeon-turned-sorcerer then seek the help of the Ancient One to heal his hands. He then trained to be proficient in the verse of Mystic Arts, becoming Earth’s greatest and most powerful mystic and master of the arcane arts — the Sorcerer Supreme. Taking on a new role, he is now tasked to defend the realm against demons and mystical forces such as Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath, the Undying Ones and Nightmare.
May 5, 2017 – "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"
The sequel to this year’s box office hit “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Helmer James Gunn will return to direct the pic, which he also wrote. The pic will see the return of the five original cast members including Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista. They will be joined by other unspecified members of the film’s cast, as well as new additions for the ragtag team in a story that will unravel some of the secrets posed in the first pic. Gunn, who directed and wrote the original pic, will be returning to helm the sequel with Marvel’s Kevin Feige producing the sequel.
July 28, 2017 – "Thor: Ragnarok"
Third and potentially the final installment of the "Thor" franchise. In Norse myth, Ragnarok was the end of days — the end of the world. "Thor: Ragnarok" will see the return of Thor’s mischievous brother Loki, who will have a hand in starting the apocalypse. Thor must now fight to save the day, to save the girl and to save his world from utter destruction.
Nov. 3, 2017 – "Black Panther"
This is Marvel’s take on their first African superhero. Chadwick Boseman has been signed for five film deals with Marvel to play the Wakandian King, who will also appear in "Captain America: Civil War." T’challa is heir to the throne of Wakanda. The island rich in an element called vibranium, the same stuff Captain America’s shield is made of. Every Wakandan King is given a heart-shaped herb by the Black Panther spirit, granting them fantastical abilities of Olympic level physical attributes, like strength, speed, stamina and such, as well as heightening all of other senses. Equipped with his kingdom’s resources, T’challa sets out to punish the wicked.
May 4, 2018 – "The Avengers: Infinity War, Part One"
"The Avengers: Infinity War, Part One" will feature the Marvel storyline, "Infinity Gauntlet." Josh Brolin, who made cameos as Thanos in "Avengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," is set to reprise his role. "The Avengers: Infinity War" will see a new lineup to the superhero team-up, thanks to the upcoming events of "Civil War."
July 6, 2018 – "Captain Marvel"
Marvel’s feature on its iconic character, Captain Marvel, and their first female-led title. Marvel's version is not to be mistaken with DC’s "Shazam" or "Captain Marvel." There had been 10 persons to don the persona of Captain Marvel, but the pic will focus on the comic’s current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers/Miss Marvel. Marvel has been making big efforts to diversify its superhero lineup, not only in the comics but also in the movie universe.
Nov. 6, 2018 – "Inhumans"
The Inhumans are part of a race exposed to the Terrigen mists, granting them powers beyond imagination. Black Bolt leads this superpowered society who lives in isolation and mistrustful of the human race. Black Bolt possesses a Quasi-Sonic Scream able to level mountains with a single whisper. 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.
May 3, 2019 – "The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2"
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