Marvel’s Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe is an ambitious one, indeed. Whereas the first two phases consisted of six films apiece (“Ant-Man” is still considered a Phase 2 movie), Phase 3 will have ten films, consisting of two Avengers flicks, three standalone sequels, and five new franchise launch pads. That’s a whole lot of content coming our way over the next few years, and it makes it easy to confuse what’s coming out when. As a recap, the movie release schedule is as follows:
- “Captain America: Civil War” – May 6, 2016
- “Doctor Strange” – November 4, 2016
- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – May 5, 2017
- Untitled “Spider-Man” Reboot – July 28, 2017
- “Thor: Ragnarok” – November 3, 2017
- “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” – May 4, 2018
- “Black Panther” – July 4, 2018
- “Captain Marvel” – November 2, 2018
- “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2” – May 3, 2019
- “Inhumans” – July 12, 2019
Marvel has definitely become something of a machine since 2008, and they only seem to gain momentum with each passing year. All the same, this is still an incredibly ambitious schedule, even for Marvel, and it’s guaranteed to make for a packed shooting timetable.
Speaking with Collider, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige opened up about when the next several films would start shooting.
“We literally just crossed the halfway mark of ‘[Captain America:] Civil War’ last week, it’s day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming ‘Doctor Strange’ in London in November. We start shooting ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ in February-March . We start filming ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Spider-Man’ around the same time, around June of next year.”
So why does any of this matter to you? Admit it, the really fun part is the buildup and anticipation of each release, and a lot of the good info tends to come out during and after filming. It’s also really nice to see Spider-Man officially joining the Marvel production schedule. Along with this news and Tom Holland being cast as Peter Parker, his joining the Cinematic Universe is finally starting to feel real. Now if only Fox’s superhero properties would make their way over to the MCU…
Which of these five Marvel movies are you most looking forward to? Are you at all excited about the next phase in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, or are you already starting to feel burnt out on the whole genre?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!