It’s been a long week for me, but albeit eventful as well as Marvel recently announced their movie slate for the next 5 years starting from 2015 to 2019. Right after Ant-Man in 2015, phase 3 of the Marvel cinematic universe would kickoff the following year. This was big news that nearly melted my brain cells. I’m going to talk about the individual planned movies and give some few details I know about them, this would be the first part of the list. There is a huge roster of planned movies and I’m really excited for them.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3: CIVIL WAR
This is one of the first movies announced for the next year, and it’s going to kick start phase 3, it has been confirmed to be titled Civil War which is safe to assume that it is going to be based on the famous Civil War storyline from the comics, now obviously they cannot adapt the exact story from the comics, as Marvel Studios does not have access to all the superhero characters in that story, and the cause of the civil war would most probably be different. Nevertheless I’m sure it’s still going to prop Captain America against Iron Man. It would be interesting to see how they handle the story. Captain America 3: Civil War is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.
A new member would be joining the cinematic universe in the form of the sorcerer supreme himself, Dr Stephen Strange. This would be a very different direction for Marvel, as I am curious to see how they would handle his mystical origins. Guaranteed in Thor, they were able to handle their form of magic by labeling it as ancient science, but with a character like Dr Strange, whose whole story and lore is based on magic and mysticism, it would be a lot different. Scott Derekson, known for his work with Sinister has been confirmed as the director of the movie which gives me hope that they would stick with Dr Strange’s dark profile. Benedict Cumberbatch has been reported to be in talks to play the role of Dr Strange, which I think is a splendid choice, although I was vouching for Joaquin Phoenix and Clive Owen to get the role as they would have been my first choice. The suave and endearing behavior of Dr Strange does fit Benedict’s acting profile though. Doctor Strange appears in theaters on November 4, 2016.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
We all know by now that with Marvel’s success with the ragtag space faring superheroes called the Guardians of the Galaxy that a sequel was undoubtedly in the works and I’m highly anticipating this movie, mainly cause of how much of an amazing surprise the first movie was. It would be great to see the main characters once again on the screen. James Gunn really blended the humor and action with perfection for such a relatively unknown property. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 flies into orbit on May 5, 2017.
THOR 3: RAGNAROK
Later that year, a third part to Thor’s story is coming in the form of pure epicness as the subtitle suggests. I’m not very conversant with Norse mythology, but the little I know about Ragnarok is about the Norse apocalypse and in the Marvel comics it was a time of war and the coming of a fire demon called Surtur, that is probably the same approach that Marvel might take for the movie, but we would have to wait and see. I can’t also wait to see what Loki has been brewing ever since he took over Odin’s throne. Thor 3: Ragnarok demolishes theaters on July 28, 2017.
This concludes the first part of the Marvel Reveal, I would follow it up with the rest of the reveal, in a second part which contains more relatively unknown Marvel characters getting their big screen debut. Let me know which of this movies have gotten you excited and which you eagerly anticipate, please don’t forget to like and subscribe for more entertaining news. Till next time. Szia.