Marvel Unveils Phase 3 Slate of Films from 2015-2019
This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.
The next two films to be released by Marvel are "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015, and Ant-Man on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.
The announced films are as follows:
· 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 (previously dated 7/28/17)
· 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
Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s "Iron Man". All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.
Two of these films, "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3", set records as the #1 and #2 U.S. openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. The former went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while the latter ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing super hero films of all time.
Earlier this year, Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, "Guardians of the Galaxy" crossed $757 million globally making it the #3 film worldwide for 2014 to date.
For full coverage of today’s event, visit marvel.com.
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