Disney sets Marvel release dates through 2019

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Marvel and its president Kevin Feige reportedly have a plan of superhero films mapped out until 2028, but with Comic-Con right around the corner and Guardians of the Galaxy poised to rocket into theaters on Aug. 1, Disney teased its Marvel Cinematic Universe release plans for the next five years. The studio’s comic-book blockbusters for the next two years are already on the books, but the new news includes five still-untitled Marvel films spanning between the summers of 2017 and 2019.

Untitled Marvel now dated on 7/28/17

Untitled Marvel now dated on 11/3/17

Untitled Marvel now dated on 7/6/18

Untitled Marvel now dated on 11/2/18

Untitled Marvel now dated on 5/3/19 

The previously announced list includes:

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron (5/1/15)
Ant-Man (7/17/15)
Captain America 3 (5/6/16)
Untitled Marvel (7/8/16)
Untitled Marvel (5/5/17)

So let’s have some fun with this; some superhero sudoku to see if we can triangulate which characters will return—or be introduced—when. This is purely speculative:

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron (5/1/15), directed by Joss Whedon
Ant-Man (7/17/15), directed by Peyton Reed
Captain America 3 (5/6/16), directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
Doctor Strange (7/8/16), directed by Scott Derrickson
Iron Man 4 (5/5/17)… with or without Downey?
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (7/28/17)
Thor 3 (11/3/17)
The Avengers 3 (7/6/18)
The Inhumans (11/2/18)… a natural bridge between the Guardians and the Avengers
Captain America 4 (5/3/19)

That leaves out a Hulk or Black Widow standalone, a Black Panther movie, as well as an Ant-Man sequel (which would seem natural to leave off the books right now before Marvel can grade the initial film’s reception.)

 


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