Just when you thought you had your movie going schedule set for the next couple of years, Marvel comes out and changes things. Phase 2 is over and now that Phase 3 is cranking up Marvel has just announced a few updates and the addition of THREE new Movies for 2020! Get the Who, What, Where, Why, and How after the jump.
Here’s the tweet that started it all:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 8, 2015
Here’s the official post to Marvel.com:
Now that Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially reached its conclusion with the release of Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” we have new details on what to expect in Phase 3! Following our hero’s debut adventure in this summer’s “Ant-Man,” Scott Lang will return alongside Hope Van Dyne on July 6, 2018 with Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” The sequel will mark the first Marvel Studios film named after its heroine. Additionally, Ant-Man’s second adventure will lead to a couple of other films shifting their dates, with Marvel’s “Black Panther” moving up to February 16, 2018 and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” landing on March 8, 2019.Finally, three untitled Marvel Studios films will premiere on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020. The announcement of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” follows the success of “Ant-Man,” which has earned $178.5M domestically and $231.3M internationally for a global total of $409.8M. It’s the #9 film of the year domestically, and opens in its final international market, China, on October 16. “Ant-Man” followed one of this year’s biggest blockbusters, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which has earned $458.9M domestically and $946M internationally for a global total of $1,404.9M, making it the #2 film of the year domestically and the #6 film of all time globally. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more exciting announcements on Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future.
OK, so now we have Ant-Man and The Wasp as the sequel to Ant-Man. Fans have been waiting to see both Ant-Man and the Wasp on the big screen since the first Avengers movie was first announced. We got a tease of the Wasp suit at the end of Ant-Man. It will be interesting to see Scott Lang help introduce Hope Van Dyne to the world of super-heroing. The training tables might turn for those two with Scott having more experience working with other heroes (Captain America: Civil War). The release date changes aren’t that significant, but moving up Black Panther shows Marvel is confident that they will have the director and other issues worked out soon. Captain Marvel’s change is still so far out there that it’s more just sliding into a better slot.That leaves the three untitled movies set for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020. What might those be? One or two might be sequels, and there’s the Defenders movie that is expected after all the Netflix series get on the small screen, but after Avengers: Infinity War 2 wraps up Marvel is going to need something new to build up to. Could it be Secret Wars, the Skrull Invasion?
Speculating about those new movies will be the flavor of the month, but who knows, maybe we’ll get titles or at least which main hero is involved. What would you like to see those three movies tackle?