Looks like Marvel Studios is quite bullish on their prospects for Phase 3 (and possibly beyond). They’ve just announced 5 release dates for films that are as-of-yet untitled and they stretch all the way up to 2019. That’s two films a year.
We’ll be updating this piece with more data as our analysis comes in, but could the May 3rd, 2019 date be when we’ll see Avengers 3? The announced Marvel release dates are:
- Marvel Untitled – 7/28/17 wide
- Marvel Untitled – 11/3/17 wide
- Marvel Untitled – 7/6/18 wide
- Marvel Untitled – 11/2/18 wide
- Marvel Untitled – 5/3/19 wide
Hit the jump for more on the existing Marvel film slate and what movies these untitled pictures could eventually become.
Previously announced dates on their docket included Guardians Of The Galaxy on 8/1/14; Avengers: Age Of Ultron on 5/1/15; Ant-Man on 7/17/2015; Captain America 3 on 5/6/2016; and two additional Untitled Marvel Films on 7/8/16 and 5/5/17 respectively.
I imagine that Scott Derrickson‘s upcoming Doctor Strange will fall on one of the previously released dates and not one of the dates that hit tonight. What could be falling on the new dates? At least one of them has got to be Avengers 3, and I imagine that’s a May film, but which May between 2017 and 2019 I don’t know (I’ll assume it’s not coming out in 2018 since its signature month isn’t represented in the announcement for that year). I’d venture to say 2019 since that gives them a little more time to wrangle the cast together. If Guardians of the Galaxy is a hit (and it’s tracking like it will be), then one of these is probably for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as well.
I also wouldn’t bet against a standalone film or two for a few of the Avengers like Black Widow or Hawkeye. It’s also not surprising that the hardball between Marvel and DC/Warner Bros. continues. Warner Bros is releasing Justice League in 2017 and it’s fairly evident that Marvel putting three movies against it in that calendar year is a move to maintain their domination over the superhero box office.
Any guesses or wish lists in regards to what these might be?