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
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
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.
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