When Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in theaters last weekend to only $188 million, failing to match its predecessor’s record-smashing $207.4 million open, some started foolishly wondering if the “disappointing” box office spelled the beginning of superhero fatigue. This kind of reaction is, quite frankly, pretty silly. $191 million is a massive opening weekend plain and simple, and topping The Avengers‘ opening was always going to be a tough task with the allure of the “new” now gone. Could audiences currently be getting to the point of tiring of the superhero trend? Absolutely, but Age of Ultron’s box office is a poor example.
That being said, if you think there are a lot of superheroes now, hold on to your butts. 2016 has seven superhero movies scheduled versus this year’s three, while 2017 has eight. In fact, both Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios have slated films through the year 2019, with Marvel having a very full Phase Three culminating in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War event that will, according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, act as the conclusion to the three phases that came before it.
So what’s to come in Marvel’s Phase Four? Well a “leaked” video of their full superhero lineup beyond the year 2019 has been released, and paints a very different picture of the Marvel Cinematic Universe than before.
Watch the video below via Medium.com.
All hail Icepack! Here’s the real rundown of Marvel’s official release dates thus far. Click here for a full list of announced superhero movie release dates.
- 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
- 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