So what exactly DID they reveal?
Nine movies in all, including a female-led solo film and a film starring a person of color. Up to this point these two characters are relative unknowns to the general audience, but Marvel wants to inject some diversity into their lineup. Never mind the fact that they already had two established characters that fit the bill:
War Machine and Black Widow. I understand that using War Machine would seem a bit redundant on the heels of the Iron Man films but for Black Widow, there's no excuse. Her character has been well established across the cinematic universe and is deserving of a solo film.
So before I go on a long rant about how upset I am that a Black Widow film wasn't announced, let's get into my thoughts on 'Phase 3' of the Marvel movie mayhem:
Captain America 3:
Release Date: May 6th, 2016
Serpent Society Civil War
The Film Stage immediately tweeted out this photo to the right. By the end, they revealed what we all knew already; the film would be called 'Civil War'. I'm looking forward to this movie as it pits Captain America against Tony Stark. Not sure how this gets resolved in two and a half hours though.
Doctor StrangeRelease Date: November 4th, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2Release Date: May 5th, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy, this movie will be highly anticipated. Chris Pratt danced his way into the hearts of, not only comic book fans but, the general audience. A Sci-Fi adventure comedy that came equipped with a soundtrack which was just as talked about as the movie itself, I wonder how a sequel can live up to the billing. We all knew a sequel was coming, but where will Star-Lord get new music from? I truly feel that while the story, action and characters were memorable...the music is the bow that tied it all together.
Thor: RagnarokRelease Date: July 28th, 2017
Age of Ultron trailer where Thor puts Tony in a choke hold right? Hmmm. The most important thing though, is this movie is sure to have a shirtless Chris Hemsworth.
Black PantherRelease Date: November 3rd, 2017
Avengers Infinity War Part 1 & 2Release Date(s): May 4th, 2018 & May 3rd 2019
Captain MarvelRelease Date: July 6th, 2018
an amazing spy-thriller much like typical James Bond movies are. Captain Marvel will need to be built up before her solo movie drops or it will surely fail. There just aren't enough people in the general audience who know the character. I'm looking forward to seeing who they cast to direct and star in this movie.
InhumansRelease Date: November 1st, 2018
So that's it! If you're still reading, I cannot express to you enough how grateful I am for it. There is a lot to take in here. Since I currently have blisters on my fingertips, I'm going to wrap this up by saying Marvel certainly dropped a mega-ton-gamma-radiated bombshell on it's fans. It should be a wild ride and the next 5 years will be filled with cinematic comic book goodness!
Which movie are you most looking forward to?