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Marvel Studios Schedules Five New Mystery Projects Through 2019

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July 20, 2014
Source: Marvel

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Without a doubt we'll be getting a whole slew of updates from Marvel Studios later this week when Comic-Con gets into full swing in San Diego beginning with the convention's preview night on Wednesday, July 22nd. And before the big show begins, we've got a tease of what we might hear about when Kevin Feige takes the stage in Hall H on July 26th. Marvel has just announced release dates for five new films to hit theaters from 2017 through 2019, but it's no surprise that no titles have been revealed for these projects. And they join two other projects that already had release dates announced, but no titles revealed. Read on!

First of all, here's the movies we already knew were on the schedule:

The Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1st, 2015
Ant-Man - July 17th, 2015
Captain America 3 - May 6th, 2016
Untitled - July 8th, 2016
Untitled - May 5th, 2017

And now Marvel just revealed five more projects are planned for release on these dates:

July 28th, 2017
November 3rd, 2017
July 6th, 2018
November 2nd, 2018
May 3rd, 2019

Certainly one of those titles is Doctor Strange with director Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil, Sinister) getting behind the camera with a script from Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts. We're probably going to get some big updates on that film at Comic-Con, but we're guessing that's the film that will arrive in July of 2016, since that's the most immediate developing project at the moment. But maybe there's a chance that the 2016 date could just as easily belong to Thor 3, since there's likely at least one more movie for the God of Thunder in the works after the cliffhanger ending of Thor: The Dark World.

As for the rest of the dates, it's anyone guess as to what those films might be. There have been rumblings about Black Panther for awhile, along with some rumblings about Ms. Marvel (there need to be some more female superheroes). But of course, it's likely that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 could get one of those spots (there's been rumors of a crossover with Hulk following the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron). We wouldn't count on another Iron Man movie since Robert Downey Jr. is only signed for the two Avengers movies. Maybe a standalone Black Widow movie will take one of those slots? Could The Inhumans finally be making their way to the big screen? We're just not sure, but Marvel supposedly has a timeline plan that runs through 2028, so anything is possible.

What's curious is that there isn't a May release date until 2019, and that's the month that has been reserved for The Avengers. The first assembly arrived on May 4th, 2012 and The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits next summer on May 1st, 2015. That makes May 3rd a prime release spot for The Avengers 3, which means there would be a whole extra year between the second and third team-up of Earth's mightiest heroes. But if Thanos and The Infinity Gauntlet story ends up being where all these films are leading to in The Avengers 3, there's plenty of stuff do before then. Or maybe The Avengers 3 will just get that July 2017 release, and the films coming after that will be part of Phase Four in the cinematic universe. Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    It's pretty much a lock AVENGERS 3, THOR 3, and DOCTOR STRANGE will be given three of those dates, respectively. I think it would be pretty safe to say GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 will also be in there as well. I wouldn't be too surprised if they gave S.H.I.E.L.D. their own movie in there, which I suppose could tie-in with a BLACK WIDOW film. Maybe just maybe, a standalone LOKI film? Maybe? He has the fan base for one. It would be great to see BLACK PANTHER and MS. MARVEL get films as well. Also, maybe that PLANET HULK film we all think we want.
  • Quynh Truong
    they have enough heroes for the next 300 years.
  • Miguel Garay Boszeta
    if May 3rd 2019 is going to be Avengers 3, that means that Phase Three will have 9 movies... About what movies are going to be, I would say a second Hulk with Mark Ruffalo (probably Planet Hulk) and I hope Runaways. I would love to see Thunderbolts, too.
    • Stephen Ritchie
      I think the Runaways and Thunderbolts would work best as a Netflix series like what Marvel is currently doing now with Daredevil and other characters.
  • Chris Groves
    Hulk film no later than 2017, or else I'll be severely let down.
    • davidshaw
      Oh no, I'm sure Marvel is super concerned with not letting you down. Better pack their PO boxes with fan mail! They don't want to let down the one fan that TRULY MATTERS!
      • Chris Groves
        I'm just stating my opinion, good grief.
  • SkyNet300
    Sheesh think how old we will all be by then? Yikes lol
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Isn't 2017 the big year the Justice League movie will come out? No wonder Marvel wants to get out 3 films that same year. They know they would barely stand a chance against it with 2 movies alone.
    • davidshaw
      Ahh dude, even if DC is a bigger name in the comic world, Marvel is blasting them up the ass in movies. No contest, I'll be seeing every Marvel movie at midnight, and I might get around to DC. Sometime. When I have nothing better to do. Maybe.
      • Mike P.
        I'm sure a lot of other people are eagerly awaiting DC's upcoming film adaptations.
    • Nick Perkins
      I don't think this statement makes sense. It's not like moviegoers are going to have to choose between them. Even if any of them open the same weekend, which is unlikely, I'd see whatever Marvel put out on Thursday at midnight, then the DC on on Saturday or something.
      • Stephen Ritchie
        Okay look, when it comes to films from both of these companies we can agree they have had a fair share of stinkers. But for one fact I can say, when it comes to amount Marvel is on top of that with bringing as much as they can to the genre. When it comes to quality however DC has the higher advantage with WB. Now as I have said they both have had a share of bad films and risks, but there is clear difference between a film such as Iron Man or Man of Steel.
        • Nick Perkins
          Completely have to disagree. In my opinion, Warner Bros. doesn't give two shits about these characters other than their income potential, and Man of Steel was merely an okay movie. Marvel Studios knows their characters and can make them work better than WB is making DC's work. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were amazing, and that had more to do with Christopher Nolan than the studio that put out Batman & Robin and Green Lantern. WB doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as the word Quality, especially when compared to Marvel Studios' output. Iron Man was far and away a better movie than MoS. To each his own, I guess. I respect your opinion, but I can't agree with it.
          • Nick Perkins
            Although, strictly talking about $$, I give DC the edge. Batman v Superman will destroy Cap3 at the box office if they do indeed open on the same weekend. Quality and money are not necessarily the same thing. Wasn't Transformers 4 the most profitable movie so far this year? Ech.
  • Nick Perkins
    I'm in the camp that thinks Planet Hulk is a bad idea, although he would make a nice link in GotG2 to bring everyone back to Earth for the showdown with Thanos. Taking Marvel's own statements into account, we can expect a sequel and a new property each year, and an extra movie in 2017. Most likely sequels are Cap3 (already announced for 2016), Thor 3, GotG2, and Avengers 3. New properties are hopefully Dr. Strange, Inhumans, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel. A standalone Hulk, Black Widow, or Ant-Man 2 wouldn't be bad, either. Let's just do a new Marvel movie every month, how bout that? :)
  • Bl00dwerK
    Winter Soldier solo...

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