Today was a big day for both Marvel and its fans as the company behind Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man held a live event in Hollywood to unveil some huge announcements.
Perhaps the biggest piece of meat from the event is that Marvel has plans for 9 new films, to be spaced out between 2016 and 2019.
May 6, 2016 — Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 — Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 — Captain America: Civil War
July 28, 2017 — Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017 — Black Panther
May 4, 2018 — Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
July 6, 2018 — Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018 — Inhumans
May 3, 2019 — Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 28, 2014
The fact that the third Avenger film will be split into 2 parts isn’t all that surprising, but is definitely something I’m looking forward to. It’ll be interesting, however, to find out if the original actors will make it all the way to 2019 as part of the series, or if we’ll be seeing some new characters step in to fill their shoes. Some of the cast has expressed an interest in leaving the series once their contracts are up. Does this mean they’ve signed on for more Marvel fun?
Of course, with new films like Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther, it’ll be much easier to incorporate new faces into the Avengers film is original actors decide to head out.
The third Captain America film was announced by Kevin Feige as being subtitled Serpent Society. However, during the event he expressed regret about the title and brought out Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America) to announce the Civil War subtitle.
During a Q&A, Feige was asked about the lack of a Black Widow film, to which he said, “Black Widow couldn’t be a more important character in The Avengers, but with our slate we wanted to introduce new characters.”
I’m going to accept what Marvel has announced, because all of these movies will undoubtedly be amazing, but the fact that Black Widow was introduced on film in Iron Man 2 (2010) and has yet to get her own movie is incredibly sad. Scarlett Johansson does an amazing job playing the kick-ass S.H.I.E.L.D. operative and it’s a shame that fans won’t get to see a strong female character take the lead in her own Marvel film – at least not anytime soon.
Are you excited for the plethora of new Marvel films?