Marvel announced a new phase of movies at a fan event on Oct. 28, and introduced Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther (pictured above with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.) On Oct. 13, Robert Downey Jr. agreed to a major role in “Captain America: Civil War,” Variety exclusively reported, setting up the next phase of Marvel movies at Disney. (Boseman will be introduced in “Civil War” and get his own standalone movie in 2017.) But Iron Man and Captain America aren’t alone in the Marvel universe. Here’s a list of all of their superhero movies planned, at Disney, Fox and Sony, through 2019.
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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Disney)
Release date: May 1, 2015
The Avengers are back in Joss Whedon’s follow to the 2012 smash. The third and fourth “Avengers” movies, titled “Infinity War” will be released in May 2018 and 2019.
Release date: July 17, 2015
After director Edgar Wright dropped out, Peyton Reed stepped in to make the Paul Rudd-starrer.
“The Fantastic Four” (Fox)
Release date: Aug. 7, 2015
Kate Mara, who plays Sue Storm, tweeted this cast photo (with Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell) in August with the wrap of “Fantastic Four.” The reboot is directed by Josh Trank.
“Captain America: Civil War” (Disney)
Release date: May 6, 2016
Variety reported that Robert Downey Jr. will be an adversary to Chris Evans’ Cap and kick off the “Civil War” storyline from the comicbook miniseries.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” (Fox)
Release date: May 15, 2016
Director Bryan Singer has started casting, and writer Simon Kinberg recently revealed that the film will focus on Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique character and her relationship with Beast (played by Nicholas Hoult).
Release date: Feb. 12, 2016
Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed the character in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” has been expected to star for many years, although no deal is in place.
“Doctor Strange” (Disney)
Release date: Nov. 4, 2016
Joaquin Phoenix was in negotiations to play “Strange,” but talks fell through. Benedict Cumberbatch is currently in talks. Scott Derrickson is attached to direct.
“The Sinister Six” (Sony)
Release date: Nov. 11, 2016
Drew Goddard will direct, but not much else is known about the plot or casting.
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” (Disney)
Release date: May 5, 2017
Director James Gunn will return for the sequel. Gunn has mentioned Peter Quill’s origins and the re-emergence of Thanos. (The date was moved from July 2017 to May.)
“Thor: Ragnarok” (DIsney)
Release date: July 28, 2017
“We plan on taking Thor to another level,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will return as Thor and Loki. “It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”
“Black Panther” (Disney)
Release date: Nov. 3, 2017
Chadwick Boseman was announced as Black Panther at the Oct. 28 Marvel fan event. He will make his Marvel debut alongside Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in “Captain America: Civil War” (May 2016) before getting a standalone film in 2017. “Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” (Disney)
Release date:Part I: May 4, 2018, Part II: May 3, 2019
The Avengers will finally take on Thanos in the “Infinity War,” which will be broken into two films. “We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe,” said Kevin Feige.
“Captain Marvel” (Disney)
Release date: July 6, 2018
The first female-led Marvel film is centered on Carol Danvers. “This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.” (Feige did not announce a standalone “Black Widow” movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, but said she was the “linchpin” of the Avengers movies.)
Release date: Nov. 2, 2018
Marvel will “introduce dozens of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” promised Kevin Feige of the November “Inhumans” movie. “We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure. With our 20th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wanted to continue to refine what that universe is about.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 3” (Sony)
Release date: 2018
Sony recently moved the film back from 2016 to 2018 after the second “Amazing Spider-Man” underperformed at the box office.