Fans of Marvel’s films are in for an exciting few years after the Disney owned studio unveiled plans for the third phase of its superhero franchise.
Speaking at a special media and fan event, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed details for the much anticipated Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy sequels.
Feige also announced that the Inhumans, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Black Panther would all be coming to the big screen with the last of these, played by Chadwick Boseman, debuting in Captain America: Civil War before appearing in his own November 3rd 2017 movie.
Meanwhile, fellow Avenger Thor will be back on July 28, 2017 in Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth will reprise the role in what Feige described as “a very important movie for us.”
“We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”
Captain Marvel will be the first female-led film from Marvel Studios when it arrives in July 6, 2018.
“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers,” said Feige. “This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it.
“Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”
The Doctor Strange film will arrive in cinemas on November 4, 2016. Feige told his audience: “The idea of this film is to open up a whole new corner of the cinematic universe. We want to enter, through Strange, the world of parallel dimensions.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel will arrive in cinemas on May 5, 2017, two months earlier than previously announced.
Marking the studio’s 20th film will be Inhumans which Feige predicted could become a franchise in its own right after debuting in November 2018.
And spanning 2018 and 2019 is the two part Avengers: Infinity War which the studio describes as “the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”