Marvel Studios have announced another mysterious date to add to your calendar. May 4th will join July 6th and November 2nd 2018 in the release of another Marvel film. Marvel recently announced three other dates for upcoming films.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studio’s talked about the future plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “one sequel, one new character” has worked this year for Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. “to start producing, each year, a film that was the sequel to a pre-existing, successful franchise and do something new. We’re doing that next year with Age of Ultron, with Ant-Man, and hope to maybe continue that model in the coming years.”
How a third film will fit in with their plans is still unknown, maybe the third Avengers will be coming in 2018 and be outside the one sequel, one new plans. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robert Downey Jr hinted that he would be open to returning as Iron Man.
“It’s down to Kevin and Ike and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree, when things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.” said Downey Jr.”Right now, this has just been swell, hasn’t it? This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.”
“It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed? Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out. The future is, as usual, uncertain.”
Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1st) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) will finish of Phase Two and introduce two of the comics big bad’s, Thanos and Ultron respectively. The studio have already announced two Phase Three movies, Ant Man on July 17, 2015 and a third Captain America on May 6, 2016. After that we enter the world of the unknown with films set for July 8, 2016, 8th of July 2017, 3rd of November 2017 and May 3rd 2019.
Current rumours suggest that July 8th, 2016 will see Doctor Strange, a former surgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme take centre stage. Hopefully Disney will announce what films they have coming up either at their SD Comic Con panel or at D23, D23 would be more likely as it’s Disney’s own event and why share head lines.
Marvel will also be invading TV with a second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, a new Peggy Carter series and Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and The Defenders coming to Netflix.
Let me know what characters you hope turn up in Phase 3 and 4.