In a press briefing in Los Angeles today, Marvel Studios laid out the release dates and titles for the next eleven movies in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” what they are referring to as Phase 3. While rumors continue to circulate that Benedict Cumberbatch will be tapped to play Doctor Strange, the studio introduced the actor who will play Black Panther on the big screen, Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in last year’s film 42. We’ll see Boseman first don the Panther suit in the third Captain America movie, Captain America: Civil War, coming in 2016.
And in the past hour Marvel released a new scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, previewed below after the break.
The studio also revealed the costume design for Black Panther (above) in a poster released at the press event, attended by Boseman, Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. and Captain America Chris Evans.
The other surprise was the announcement of a solo film for Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers in the 2018 film Captain Marvel, not to be confused with Earth’s mightiest mortal Captain Marvel, the boy Billy Batson’s SHAZAMed superhero who resides in the DC Universe. No actress has yet been announced for the Captain Marvel role. DC Entertainment previously announced a separate Captain Marvel project with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as Black Adam.
That same year will also see the release of Inhumans, about a group of superhero royals based on characters first created in the pages of Fantastic Four in 1965. Watch for some overlap with characters from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Here’s the calendar of releases:
- 5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
- 7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
- 5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
- 11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
- 5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
- 7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
- 11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
- 5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
- 7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
- 11/2/18 – INHUMANS
- 5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II
Here is the preview of Avengers: Age of Ultron, just released early Wednesday by Marvel Studios: