Following last night’s announcement on Sony and Marvel’s partnership on a future “Spider-Man” film, Marvel has re-slated four of its Phase Three pics, giving room for the self-titled “Spider-Man” pic, which takes on “Thor: Ragnarok’s” spot which is slated for July 28, 2017. So here’s a rundown of all the Phase Three MCU titles’ new releases, including Sony’s “Spider-Man.”
“Captain America: Civil War” – May 6, 2016
The pic is the third installment to the acclaimed “Captain America” franchise. The movie is based on the Marvel storyline “Civil War” and 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. Heroes will be facing off against each other supporting conflicting sides — those who fully support the Superhero Registration Act, the Pro-Registration, led by Iron Man; and those who are opposed against the Registration Act, the Anti-Registration, who rally under the banner of Captain America. Chris Evans returns as the star-spangled shield wielding Captain America along with the rest of the supporting cast from “Winter Soldier.” Robert Downey Jr., will be joining the cast reprising his Marvel role as Tony Stark.
“Doctor Strange” – Nov. 4, 2016
Marvel’s first venture into the world of supernatural featuring Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Dr. Stephen Strange, a gifted surgeon whose life is changed when he got in a car accident that badly damaged the nerves of his hands. Strange seeks the help of the Ancient One to heal his hands and trains to be 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.
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” – May 5, 2017
This is the epic follow-up to 2014’s biggest summer movie. James Gunn will be returning to direct the pic that will see the return of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista. The ragtag guardians will soon find themselves in a story that will unravel secrets from the first movie.
“Spider-Man” – July 28, 2017
The newest addition to the MCU family. Sony and Marvel will be bringing an all-new “Spider-Man” movie, which will first appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before breaking off onto its own Sony-Produced new franchise by July 28, 2017. The new movie will be a reboot and will see the famous web slinger back in his highschool days. Sony’s former co-chief Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios’ producer and president Kevin Feige will co-produce the pic, with the studios eyeing Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien to play the Webhead.
“Thor: Ragnarok” – Nov. 3, 2017
The third and potentially final installment of the “Thor” franchise. Ragnarok, the end of days 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. Chris Hemsworth will be returning as the hammer-wielding, god of thunder, Thor.
“Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” – May 4, 2018
Part one of the third installment of the “Avengers” franchise. The “Avengers: Infinity War” will follow the Marvel Storyline “Infinity Gauntlet” featuring the Mad Titan Thanos. Josh Brolin, who made cameos as Thanos in “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is set to reprise his role as Thanos.
“Black Panther” – July 6, 2018
Marvel’s take on comics’ first African hero. Chadwick Boseman, who played James Brown and Jackie Robinson in the biopics, “Get On Up” and “42,” will be playing the Wakandan King, T’Challa. Equipped with his island’s resources, the precious metal Vibranium and the Panther Spirit, T’challa sets out to punish the wicked as the Black Panther. Boseman has signed up with Marvel for five film deals and is set to appear as the Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” before starring off in his self-titled pic.
“Captain Marvel” – Nov. 2, 2018
Marvel’s first female-led title featuring the iconic character Miss Marvel, who now goes with the name Captain Marvel. According to recent reports, Marvel is eyeing “Unbroken” helmer Angelina Jolie to direct the female-led title.
“Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” – May 3, 2019
The epic conclusion to the “Avengers: Infinity War” pic.
“Inhumans” – July 12, 2019
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. Rumors suggest that Vin Diesel might be attached for the pic.
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