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MARVEL EVENT: 9 Films in Phase 3 Including Black Panther and Captain Marvel (Video)

Marvel set the internet on fire yesterday with a special event that introduced the slate of films for Phase 3 that unsurprisingly include sequels to some of their biggest hits but also confirmed suspicions of a Black Panther and Captain Marvel movie. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, took to the stage of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to an adoring crowd of fans and press alike and laid out the movies and dates for the next five years.

Besides the already announced Doctor Strange movie (Benedict Cumberbatch has not officially signed on yet) there will be sequels to Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Captain America, and the third Avengers film will be broken up into two parts. There will also be an Inhumans movie as well. Along with the recent slate of DC Comics movies announced there’ll be at least 30 comic book movies coming over the next six years.

Here's a quick look at Marvel's Phase 3:

Captain America: Civil War — May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange — Nov. 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 — May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok — July 28, 2017
Black Panther — Nov. 3, 2017
The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 — May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
Inhumans — Nov. 2, 2018
The Avengers: Infinity War Part II — May 3, 2019
Who needs Comic-Con when you have a venue all to yourself with a captive audience because the energy was reminiscent of Halll H as Feige announced that Captain America 3 would indeed be subtitled after the comic book storyline, Civil War, though it won’t follow it exactly. Robert Downey, Jr., and Chris Evans were on hand and joined Feige on stage. Civil War pits Captain America and Iron Man on opposite sides of the Super-Human Registration Act. The law mandates that super-powered individuals must register with the government as a safety measure for the public. Cap’s opposition to the Act conflicts with Iron Man’s attempts to enforce it. 

In news that fans were longing to hear for years, Marvel finally confirmed that not only Black Panther is coming to the big screen but so is Captain Marvel. This will be Marvel’s first superhero movies that feature an African-American and a woman as the leads of their own features. Marvel’s lack of diversity has been criticized heavily (including on this blog) but Feige said both had been in development for years but couldn’t announce until things were finalized. Whatever the reason it’s a major development that has been long overdue. They’ll join Warner Bros.’ DC Comics counterparts in solo films Wonder Woman and Cyborg that also feature a non-white male lead. 

Feige surprised fans with the introduction of Chadwick Boseman who'll play Black Panther, T'Challa. He joined Downey and Evans on stage. T’Challa is the king of the fictional African Nation of Wakanda and takes up the mantle of the Panther God after his father is murdered by Ulysses Klaw over the rare metal vibranium. It’s the same material that Captain America’s shield is made from. He has superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. There have been various Black Panthers since his debut in 1966.

The advanced alien race of the Kree will be important to Captain Marvel and The Inhumans. In Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers is an Air Force pilot who gains superpowers after her genes are fused with that of the Kree. And The Inhumans are an ancient population of humans who acquired their powers from the Kree. A whole new cast of characters will be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe clearing the way for another potential franchise blockbuster.

Thor: Ragnorak will be the third installment of the franchise and Feige says it will be a vital story going forward after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Avengers third film,Infinity War, will take place over two parts, one in 2018 and the other in 2019. They'll finally battle Thanos who's made cameos in other Marvel movies so far. 

Fans were rightfully excited in the theater and online as well. Some of their favorite characters and stories are on their way to the big screen fulfilling some long standing dreams. However, some fans make this A competition versus Warner Bros. DC Comics movies. If you're a fan of comics and their movies you should be rooting for all of them to succeed. That's if you want to ensure that they keeping making them. 

Some press media was just as guilty. Some reiterated their dissatisfaction with the way WB announced their slate of films via press release and showing preferrence to Marvel's official event in Hollywood. The bottom line is movie making is a business. As entertainment news sites you're going to report it regardless how it's disseminated. Pitting one studio over the other because you were invited to a nice venue with actors and producers to mingle with in one and not the other is unprofessional. 

Anyway, Marvel is doing what Marvel does best - planning. Their slate of films should add more billions in ticket sales for years to come. They've set a bar that is the envy of all studios. A track record that is mind-boggling and so far there's nothing to deter them from continuing to make blockbusters. 

This helps the genre to survive for all studios and fans. Let us rejoice!

See below for Marvel's descriptions of the individual films plus photos and videos. 

Come 2016, it’ll be hero vs. hero as Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” erupts onto the big screen! 
Chris Evans will once again reprise his role as Captain America, joined by Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman, who will make his big screen debut as the Black Panther in the film. 
During a special presentation announcing the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige brought all three actors out on stage, officially announcing the long-rumored title for the third Captain America adventure.

At a special presentation at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced Marvel's "Doctor Strange" would hit theaters November 4, 2016, marking the hero's big screen debut. 

Scott Derrickson will direct the film introducing the Master of the Mystic Arts to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

"It takes a while to work on these movies before they're ready to come to you in theaters," said Feige. "Doctor Stephen Strange, brilliant neurosurgeon, bit of an arrogant fellow who gets in a car accident and ruins what he thinks are the tools of his trade: his hands. 

"In the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the supernatural, that involves everything from quantum mechanics to string theory. The idea of this film is to open up a whole new corner of the cinematic universe. We want to enter, through Strange, the world of parallel dimensions."

The Guardians will now return May 5, 2017, with writer/director James Gunn also returning to helm our oddball heroes' next adventure.

The Norse End of Days will come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" on July 28, 2017! 

Chris Hemsworth will don the Mighty Avenger's cape once more for the hero's third solo adventure, and with a title as foreboding as "Ragnarok" you know he'll have to rise to his toughest challenge yet this time around! 

"This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3," said Marvel's Kevin Feige. "We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and impacts everything that comes after.

Fans have clamored to see Black Panther make the jump to the big screen in his own solo adventure, and come November 3, 2017 they’ll get just that! 

As part of his presentation of the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that Chadwick Boseman will bring the Black Panther to life beginning with his role in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters May 6, 2016, before starring in his own solo film, Marvel's "Black Panther," on November 3, 2017. 
“I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward to making magic together,” Boseman said after taking the stage with both Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America).
“Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history," remarked Feige. "Something I already showed you today contains an Easter egg that leads directly into ‘Black Panther.’ 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.” 
Plus, we’ve got your first peak at the Panther’s look with some special production concept art by Ryan Meinerding, which fans attending the Phase 3 event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood received as a special poster giveaway!

Carol Danvers has set a flight path straight into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! 

The super heroine will make her debut in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on July 6, 2018, headlining the first female-led film from Marvel Studios. President Kevin Feige made the announcement at a special event revealing the full lineup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers," said 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.”

Marvel’s “Inhumans” will make its way to theaters November 2, 2018!

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige made the announcement at a special event laying out the full slate of films for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

“November 3, 2018 will introduce dozens of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe," promised Feige. "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 Avengers have already triumphed over Loki, and next summer they’ll face Ultron…but nothing could prepare them for the menace of Thanos. 

How big of a threat does Thanos pose, you ask? Big enough to span two epic films, beginning with Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” on May 4, 2018, and concluding in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 3, 2019 for one massive cinematic event.“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," recalled Feige. "'Avengers: Infinity War Part 1' is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before."
Here's the teaser for Avengers: Infinity War

Here's a shaky fan cam video of the event:

Here's the extended scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron that appeared on last night's Agents of SHIELD:

Source: Marvel


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