The Marvel Studios train is a busy one, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Back in 2007, the studio was forging ahead with its first two films, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Now, in the post-Avengers world, Marvel is juggling a schedule that sees the studio amping up to releasing three films a year starting in 2017, where we’ll get Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man, and Thor: Ragnarok within the span of six months.
With such enticing projects on the horizon, fans are understandably curious about when and where everything starts filming. Steve recently spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the press day for Ant-Man, and he revealed the studio’s production plans for the next few films:
“We literally just crossed the halfway mark of [Captain America:] Civil War last week, it’s day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming Doctor Strange in London in November. We start shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in February-March . We start filming Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man around the same time, around June of next year.”
Marvel is producing Spider-Man alongside Sony Pictures so that’s not a solely Marvel Studios production, but they will be using the majority of their production team for that film, so there will indeed be three different Marvel movies filming at the same time—for the first time—next summer.
While Feige didn’t confirm where Spider-Man and Thor 3 will be filming, director James Gunn previously revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is shooting at the new Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, so it’s unclear if Marvel might have two productions in Atlanta and one in London, the other way around, or another in a different location entirely. If I had to guess, I’d say Guardians and Spider-Man will probably shoot in Atlanta (assuming there’s room), with Thor 3 shooting in London. Feige and all involved will no doubt want to keep a close eye on Spider-Man, since it’s important for both Marvel and Sony to knock this new reboot out of the park.
Look for more from Feige on Collider soon, and peruse the links below for other information gleaned from the interview.
For a refresher on all of Marvel’s confirmed releases, see below. And for a catalog of all upcoming superhero movie release dates, click here.
- Ant-Man – July 17, 2015
- Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
- Doctor Strange - November 6, 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
- Untitled Spider-Man Reboot – July 28, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 – May 4, 2018
- Black Panther – July 6, 2018
- Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 – May 3, 2019
- Inhumans – July 12, 2019