The complete Marvel Studios movie calendar

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You have years of Marvel movie magic ahead of you. Here’s the lineup.

Marvel Studios has spent the better part of a decade building up its cinematic universe, to the point where it can now support two or three interconnected sequels and spinoff movies each year. With the first generation of heroes gradually making way for new characters like Black Panther and Doctor Strange, we’ve put together a timeline of everything we know about Marvel’s upcoming movies.

Marvel Movie Release Dates

Thor: Ragnarok, Nov. 3, 2017

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The Thor trilogy concludes with the apocalyptically titled Thor: Ragnarok. With Natalie Portman moving on from the franchise, Creed‘s Tessa Thompson plays the new female lead, Valkyrie, with Cate Blanchett as the antagonist Hela.

The casting for this movie is pretty wild, actually. Thor franchise veterans like Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins are joined by Mark Ruffalo (who described Ragnarok as an “intergalactic buddy road movie” between Thor and the Hulk), Jeff Goldblum as an alien elder named the Grandmaster, and Star Trek’s Karl Urban as the muscular supervillain Skurge.

As expected, the critical reception for Thor: Ragnarok has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s a colorful extravaganza of dumb jokes, smart jokes, charismatic performances, and 1980s arcade-game spaceships that make “pew pew” noises with their laser guns. Read our full review here.

Black Panther, Feb. 16, 2018

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Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Black Panther is one of Marvel’s most exciting new projects. It stars Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther (aka King T’Challa of the fictional African nation of Wakanda), reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War.

Boseman is supported by an all-star cast: Michael B. Jordan as the villain Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as T’Challa’s bodyguard Nakia, Forest Whitaker as the politician Zuri, Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s stepmother Ramonda, Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya as his friend and advisor W’Kabi, Martin Freeman as the U.S. government agent Everett K. Ross, and Andy Serkis as the arms dealer Ulysses Klaue.

Avengers: Infinity War, May 4, 2018

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Scheduled to be filmed back-to-back with the third Avengers movie, Infinity War is a gigantic team-up between every major Marvel character we’ve seen so far.

Infinity War is the culmination of the much-foreshadowed Infinity Gauntlet storyline, bringing together six powerful objects known as Infinity Gems. This includes the blue cube Tesseract that powered Hydra’s weapons in Captain America: The First Avenger, the “mind stone” embedded in Vision’s forehead, and the “power stone” that drove the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s greatest heroes will join forces to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin), who previously appeared in the first Guardians movie.

Producer Kevin Feige confirmed that Infinity War will see the final appearance of some long-running Marvel cast members, but (for obvious reasons) didn’t say who.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, July 6, 2018

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Following the events of Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is now an international fugitive. This sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man will feature Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in a more prominent role as the Wasp and may involve the return of her missing mother, the original Wasp.

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Captain Marvel, March 8, 2019

Brie Larson stars in this hotly anticipated Captain Marvel adaptation, the MCU’s first female-led movie since the franchise began in 2008. The screenplay is being co-written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).

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Marvel tapped frequent collaborators Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to co-direct the film. They’re best known for directing Ryan Gosling to an Academy Award nomination in the 2006 film Half Nelson.

Untitled Avengers movie, May 3, 2019

Previously titled Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2, this team-up movie is a direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.

In October 2017, Kevin Feige confirmed this would be the end of an era for the MCU. There will be a major transition between Phase 3 (the current period of the franchise) and Phase 4, which will introduce fresh characters and stories. He described the first three phases as “an unprecedented, 22-movie, continuous shared fictional narrative,” with Avengers 4 as the finale.

With Robert Downey Jr. in his 50s and several lead Avengers reaching the end of their multi-film contracts, some central characters are likely to step down after Avengers 4. Anthony Mackie or Sebastian Stan may pick up Cap’s shield, with Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and Black Panther in the mix as Marvel’s new headline characters.

Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, July 5, 2019.

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, and is likely to have a role in Avengers 4 as well. The sequel to Spider-Man Homecoming will be the first movie in Marvel’s Phase 4, taking place during Peter Parker’s junior year of high school.

Marvel also has dates blocked out for movies releases on May 1, 2020, Aug. 7, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020. One of those spots is likely to go to Guardians of the Galaxy 3, but Marvel may have a reason it’s withholding info on the other two. Marvel chief Kevin Feige told the Toronto Star in late 2016 that divulging the focus of those movies could be a spoiler for the upcoming Avengers titles.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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