Marvel Cinematic Universe: Looking Ahead


Thanks to Iron Man and the perfection of Robert Downey Jr. as Mr. Tony Stark in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved that it would be around for years to come and with the news of future MCU film release dates all the way into 2019, they are staying true to that commitment.

We already know about some of the upcoming films being released. They include: Guardians of the Galaxy arriving soon on August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016 and Doctor Strange on July 8, 2016.

The dates Marvel has released are as follows:

  • May 5, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • July 6, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • May 3, 2019

At the moment, they do not have film titles attached to them but hopefully with the always much-anticipated San Diego Comic Con starting on July 24 we’ll get some insight into what films they plan on releasing on those dates!

Seeing that Thor: The Dark World was released in November 2013 maybe they’ll be sticking with that month and we’ll eventually see the third Thor film attached to the November 2017 date. I’m just guessing here so don’t hold me to it!

Some fans are speculating that we may finally get a Black Widow film, which I admit I’d be excited to see. I’m so tired of female superheroes getting downplayed compared to their fellow male superheroes because no one thinks they’ll be as successful in their own films. I completely understand the financial issues/chances they’d need to take but Natasha/Black Widow as well as Scarlett Johansson are bad ass and represent strong female characters and I’d be proud of Marvel if they ended up making a film just for her! Plus there’s a very good chance they’d include Clint/Hawkeye aka Jeremy Renner OR if they want to go the way of the comics…maybe they’ll introduce the relationship Natasha has with the Winter Soldier/Bucky since it would be released after Captain America 3 and we’d get more progress on Bucky and his story line.

Other films they might announce are a fourth Iron Man (fingers crossed since RDJ reportedly only signed on for two more Avengers films), more than likely The Avengers 3, another Guardians of the Galaxy and possibly a new Hulk film with Mark Ruffalo?

Speculating and coming up with theories is always fun, so what do you think? I’ve been seeing some pretty awesome ideas from fans so leave your thoughts below in the comments!

Until next time, fellow entertainment junkies 🙂


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