Last night in Hollywood, Marvel had some words to say. KevinFeige got up in front of a host of fans and gave them not just a couple of films but 11 major features from now until2019 and covering the entirety of Phase 3.
Before we break them down, here's the full list - note Irish release dates tend to be a week or so earlier than these US dates.
Captain America 3: Civil War– May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange– November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2– May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnorok– July 28, 2017
Black Panther– November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1– May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel– July 6, 2018
Inhumans– November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 -May 3, 2019
Yes that's only 9 films, but the list also included next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron (April 24th 2015) and Ant-Man (July 2015). Interestingly, it was also confirmed that Ant-Man would now belong to Phase 2 rather than Phase 3, leading the way for Captain America to open up the next sequence of films.
From 2017, there will be three films each year, and things are about to get a lot more diverse - including the first black superhero of the current Marvel cinematic universe (that's Black Panther, set to be played byChadwick Boseman) and Captain Marvel, who will be played by a lady of some description.
Feige claims the seeds of some of these films have been sown already and we're likely to see teases for upcoming films in next year's Age of Ultron, especially with Boseman cast so early. It's strange that this sequence doesn't include any further standalone outings for Iron Man but that's likely to keep the spiralling costs of Robert Downey jn under control. And it doesn't seem like Hulk is getting any solo work either.
Which Marvel movie are you most looking forward to?