When The Avengers made box office history by making $1 billion worldwide in 19 days, it was the culmination of five other successful films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It became clear that Disney would roll out Phase 2 and plan Phase 3 of their properties as soon as possible.
As such, is obviously set to reprise his role as Tony Stark when Iron Man 3 is released in May, Thor: The Dark World is already in post-production, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier just started shooting. Additionally, Guardians of the Galaxy is in pre-production and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is getting scripted as we speak.
For people who grew up on these comics, it's truly a dream. However, the MCU is a giant universe with a lot of players. It's what makes it so much fun, even if it's a bit intimidating at times. If you're not sure who is doing what in which movie -- or even which movies are coming out -- take a look at our handy-dandy infographic to wrap your brain around Marvel's long-ranging box office plans.
We've taken news, rumors and fan wishes for the MCU and put them together so you can see what's coming up, who is definitely in what and even who might be next to join your favorite Marvel movies -- confirmed, planned, assumed, or imagined.
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