Following a massive announcement by Warner Bros. regarding their slate of DC superhero films out through the end of the decade, Marvel, not to be outdone, released their own lineup in a press event Tuesday.
Here’s the full lineup up through 2019, via Deadline:
May 5, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of Ultron
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 – Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (previously July 28, 2017)
July 28, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017 – Black Panther
May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part I
July 6, 2018 – Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018 – The Inhumans
May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part II
And here’s /Film Critic Peter Sciretta’s tweet straight from the event:
Final marvel release lineup #MarvelEvent pic.twitter.com/ddI2Igonhy
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 28, 2014
Doctor Strange was yesterday reported to have cast the Internet’s favorite Benedict Cumberbatch, though according to E! Online Marvel did not confirm or deny this rumor. It was announced however that Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) will star as Black Panther, making him the studio’s first black superhero (sorry Anthony Mackie, I guess you don’t count or get your own movie just yet).
And though they’ll be behind the Wonder Woman film, Marvel also announced that its Captain Marvel film will be about the comic character Carol Danvers, making it another female-fronted superhero movie (sorry Scarlett, no Black Widow movie). No casting decision has been made for that film just yet, but a director and writer is expected to be announced first.
The other announcement at the tail end of this lineup is for The Inhumans, another team of super humans created by Stan Lee that first appeared in a Fantastic Four comic. Marvel will have to settle for this crew, as they’ll have an awful hard time prying the X-Men away from Fox.
And of course with all of the above come sequels for Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, two more Avengers movies, Thor and of course Ant-Man, which is not directed by Edgar Wright.