So, undoubtedly Captain America: Civil War is earning loads of money since it opened a week ago, and aside from being an awesome film it gained high points on what to expect for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Here’s an upcoming list of movies from Phase Three that you should be looking forward to. Note that these movies all belong under Marvel Studios/Disney and that the other films that belong under a different company such as X-Men and Deadpool are not included.
Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016)
Benedict Cumberbatch officially joins the MCU with Doctor Strange as he plays a renowned surgeon that gains supernatural powers after encountering a certain ‘Ancient One’.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017)
Currently in production with the cast and crew, the whole gang is back for the sequel that should be a prelude before they officially join the Avengers in an all-out war with galactic baddie Thanos (thought rumors suggest he won’t appear in the movie).
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017)
Tom Holland got positive reviews for his portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios said this won’t be another origin story, so at least we won’t see Uncle Ben dying again. Also expect Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark to make an appearance on the film.
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017)
The conclusion of the Thor trilogy will see the end of all life – in a Marvel universe kind of way. While it is not yet confirmed, actress Cate Blanchet could play the film’s villain. Expect fan favorite Tom Hiddleson’s Loki to return along with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor that will be joined by Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk.
Black Panther (February 16, 2018)
Prince T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman was one of the standout characters of Captain America: Civil War, and he gets his own film where we might witness the character’s origins on the kingdom of Wakanda. Expect baddie Ulysses Klaw (played by Andy Serkis in Avengers: Age of Ultron) to return.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (May 4, 2018)
It all comes down to this. Expect all Marvel characters convene for a fight with main Marvel baddie Thanos. Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed that the first and second movies will be very different, and that they might change the title when production starts.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018)
The success of Ant-Man lead to Marvel Studios announcing this sequel that wasn’t originally part of Phase Three. The Wasp’s costume was teased during the mid-credits for Ant-Man, and we can’t see how the two of them will turn out in the next movie.
Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
This will be the first Marvel Studios movie that headlined by a female lead. Not much is known about the movie, but we’ve heard Furious 7 star Ronda Rousey is interested in playing the lead.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (May 3, 2019)
Part 2 for Avengers Infinity War will arrive a year after the first, and should include characters introduced in between the two installments. Both movies will be shot back-to-back, and we’ve just learned that the entire epic saga will be captured using IMAX cameras.
Note that, Marvel Studios initially announced Inhumans as part of the original Phase Three lineup, but is now postponed indefinitely. There might still be changes in the next couple of years, but for now you at least have an idea which movies to look forward to.
Anything on the list you are excited to see? Let us know in the comments.