Full Marvel Movie Release Calendar

News Mike Cecchini 1/16/2015 at 4:14PM

We now have the complete Marvel Cinematic Universe release calendar, including all Phase Three plans!

We've got everything you need to know about the upcoming Marvel movie schedule all in one place. Marvel have made seismic announcements regarding the state of their film schedule, and now have a solid superhero movie plan that stretches from here to 2019. The amazing thing is, it's even more ambitious than we anticipated.

So, we're gonna do this two ways for you. Right up top, we have this lovely, at-a-glance version of the Marvel Calendar that Marvel helpfully posted via their Twitter account. If you want more info about each movie, all you have to do is keep scrolling, because we've got plenty of that for you here, too! 

Seriously, isn't this adorable? But the better info and links lies below!

Check out all the details on Marvel Phase Three (and the remaining bits of Phase Two) right here!

May 1st, 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron

We just have to presume that you already know what's going on with Avengers: Age of Ultron. But just in case you don't, we have everything you need to know about the movie right here. It's a handy little article. 

July 17th, 2015: Ant-Man

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll. It's directed by Peyton Reed. This still seems like the odd film of the batch, but we're looking forward to seeing what's in store. We took a closer look at how Ant-Man might benefit from being a standalone movie right here.

May 6th, 2016: Captain America: Civil War

Robert Downey Jr. is joining up with Captain America 3 in order to bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the brink of Civil War. Joe and Anthony Russo are back as directors, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely writing. We took a closer look at the impact Captain America: Civil War will have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe right here.

November 4th, 2016, Doctor Strange

 Marvel are betting pretty heavily on Doctor Strange, with Benedict Cumberbatch now set to star. Scott Derrickson is directing, from a script by Jon Spaihts.

[related article: A Reader's Guide to Doctor Strange Comics]

May 5th, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2

James Gunn will be back to direct the sequel to the most unlikely superhero hit of recent years. We're just waiting for that new soundtrack... 

[related article: Full DC Superhero Movie Release Calendar]

July 28th, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok

For the record, when folks talk about "Ragnarok" in Norse mythology, it usually isn't a good thing. This should be, by far, the biggest of the Thor films. No director or writer announced yet, but we know that Loki will return for this one, and that's a good thing. It's a film that could conceivably take Thor off the playground for a bit, but it could, as a long shot, also set up the female Thor currently running in Marvel Comics. There's also an excellent Thor: Ragnarok comic you should probably seek out. We wrote much more about Thor: Ragnarok here.

November 3rd, 2017, Black Panther

Finally! T'Challa is coming to the big screen, and he'll be played by Chadwick Boseman. Marvel are beating their Distinguished Competition to the punch with an African-American headlining a superhero movie by about three years. He'll first be introduced in Captain America: Civil War, and just over a year later, we'll see his first solo adventure. As of now, 

The Black Panther is a fascinating character, whose exploits can be as high-tech as Iron Man's or as high-adventure as Indiana Jones. We provided a few helpful suggestions for stories Marvel should take a look at for the movie right here.

May 4th, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1

Well, we always had a feeling that Thanos couldn't be contained by one movie...now we know the truth. Avengers 3 and Avengers 4, here we come! No word yet on whether Joss Whedon will return to direct, but there have been rumors that the Russo Brothers may take over the helm for this one.

We get the feeling, though, that Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is going to have to do some heavy lifting in terms of introducing characters and concepts from Captain Marvel and The Inhumans films, before these things carry over into Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. We went into much greater detail about what this all might mean right here.

July 6th, 2018, Captain Marvel

It seems likely that Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is going to introduce Carol Danvers (assuming we don't see her sooner), a character who will become the cosmically powered Captain Marvel. Her origin story would make a fine superhero film, and Captain Marvel has the kinds of power levels necessary to take on a threat like Thanos. If you're going to make the leap with a female-fronted superhero film, a character with a power set more impressive than Wonder Woman is just be the one to do it with.

November 2nd, 2018, Inhumans

We knew this was coming, we just didn't know when. Expect Inhumans easter eggs to start appearing soon, possibly on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD TV series! For one thing, though, the Inhumans concepts may help take the place of mutants in the X-less Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we'd be surprised if Thanos' arrival isn't also met by the Inhumans in some form, before we meet them for real in their own movie. There's also the tantalizing possibility that Peter Quill's father is one of their ranks...

If you'd like to know more about The Inhumans, who are admittedly some of the more far-out concepts Marvel offers, we have a guide to their most essential stories right here.

May 3rd, 2019, Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2

The story that's too big to be contained in one movie. We figure the team will get their asses handed to them in Part 1, but by the time the Inhumans and Captain Marvel join the fight for part two, things will be a little different. Once again, we direct you to this detailed unpacking of the Marvel Comics stories that the Avengers: Infinity War saga might have to draw on for inspiration.

Also check out our complete DC Comics Supehero Movie Release Calendar, too!