Full Marvel Movie Release Calendar

News Mike Cecchini 2/10/2015 at 10:18AM

The complete Marvel Cinematic Universe release calendar, now including Spider-Man, TV, trailers, plot details, and more!

UPDATED! Marvel have just reshuffled many of their Phase Three release dates to make room for Spider-Man. Check out all the details on the Marvel Cinematic Universe...now co-starring Spider-Man...down below!

We've got everything you need to know about the upcoming Marvel movie schedule all in one place. The Marvel superhero movie plan now stretches from here to 2019. The amazing thing is, it's even more ambitious than we anticipated.

We've decided to add a new component to this: Marvel television. Since Marvel TV shows take place on the same timeline as their theatrical releases, it's only fair to include trailers and premiere dates for upcoming shows. Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter aren't represented at the moment, since they're in the middle of their seasons...but we just added Daredevil

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

April 10th, 2015: Daredevil (Netflix TV Series)

Here's the official synopsis. It's probably no surprise, though:

Marvel's Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.

This looks like a fun departure from the tone of most of the rest of the Marvel Universe. We broke down all the appropriate Marvel clues in that one right here if you want to give it a read.

[related article: What to Expect from Marvel's Daredevil Netflix Series]

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. Here's the film's official synopsis:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

[related article: 5 Comics You Should Read Before Avengers: Age of Ultron]

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. Here's the official synopsis:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

[related article: Marvel's Ant-Man movie and the Dangers of Being Small]

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. There's an official synopsis for this one, too:

"In Captain America: Civil War, billionaire Tony Stark is pitted against Captain America aka Steve Rogers in an ethical face-off over the US government's Superhuman Registration Act, which requires all superpowered individuals register their powers and report to SHIELD."

We're pretty sure that Captain America: Civil War will have a ridiculous impact on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We wrote more about that right here.

November 4th, 2016, Doctor Strange

Marvel is betting pretty heavily on Doctor Strange, with Benedict Cumberbatch now set to star. Scott Derrickson is directing, from a script by Jon Spaihts. We expect good things from this one, too.

[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. Recent plot details indicate we're going to meet some very important new characters in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We're just waiting for that new soundtrack...

[related article: A Movie Fan's Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy Comics]

July 28th, 2017: Unnamed Spider-Man Film

How important is Spider-Man to Marvel's plans now? They just reshuffled virtually all their post summer of 2017 dates to make room for him. Spidey entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a seismic event. We'll first meet Spidey in Captain America: Civil War, but this will be his first solo outing onder the Marvel banner.

[related article: Where Spider-Man Fits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe]

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November 3rd, 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.

[related article: Why Thor: Ragnarok Might be the Most Important Marvel Movie]

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, Black Panther

Finally! T'Challa is coming to the big screen, and he'll be played by Chadwick Boseman. Marvel is beating its 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.

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.

November 2nd, 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.

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.

July 12th, 2019, Inhumans

We knew this was coming, we just didn't know when. Inhumans characters and concepts are already being introduced on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD TV series. For one thing, though, the Inhumans 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.

[related article: How Marvel is Making the Inhumans A-Listers]

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