Recently Marvel announced 5 more new release dates up through 2019 (probably to one-up DC after they revealed they would be announcing 5 new movies at San Diego Comic Con this summer). This means that the official new line-up for the MCU is as follows:
Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1, 2014
Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015
Ant-Man - July 17, 2015
Captain America 3 - May 6, 2016
Undecided - July 8, 2016
Undecided - May 5, 2017
Undecided - July 28, 2017
Undecided - November 3, 2017
Undecided - July 6, 2018
Undecided - November 2, 2018
Undecided - May 3, 2019
I thought I'd go through and pick what I think these films should be.
First I should mention that The Avengers 3 would presumably come out in May 2017-2019, and the only date that fits that criteria is May 3 2019 (because May 5 2017 doesn't make a whole lot of sense as Phase 3 would then only have 4 films), meaning that Phase 3 would have 9 films including The Avengers 3. This seems like an odd amount considering the other two phases have had 6 and 5 films respectively. But who knows? So because of this fact I'm not going to try and place each film to a certain date because they would all be relative to an Avengers film which has an uncertain placement to the best of my knowledge.
I should also mention that since Doctor Strange and Thor 3 have all but been confirmed, those will probably take up two of those dates, which means there's only four more films to pick. So without further ado, let's jump right in!
1. IRON MAN 4:
I realize that there are a lot of reasons to support the fact that Tony Stark will die in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
A: The reason Ultron is made by Tony in the movie is for Ultron to take control of the Iron Legion so Tony wouldn't have to, meaning that Iron Man becomes obsolete in the universe (temporarily, I think).
B: Robert Downey Jr. finished filming Avengers: Age of Ultron very early.
C: Story-wise it would make sense for Ultron to kill off his father in essence.
Etc. Etc. But consider this. Would Marvel really kill off their most marketable character? Robert Downey Jr. is a HUGE actor right now; Iron Man 3 made $1,215,439,994 and is the 6th highest grossing film of all time. Marvel could definitley go for an Iron Man 4. Iron Man is also a great character toy-wise.
I think Iron Man 4 (with the Mandarin???) is a definite possibility, and once that I would love to happen.
Next up is...
2. MS. MARVEL:
Ms. Marvel is a fantastic female member of the Avengers that definitley needs to be implemented into the franchise, for two reasons.
A: Her origin deals with the Kree alien species and the Kree hero Captain Marvel, and the Kree deal with the Skrulls (shape-shifting aliens who invade Earth, disguising themselves and infiltrating places of power), who are an awesome enemy of the Avengers and villains who I would love to see in the Avengers 4. The Skrulls would probably be the only villains in my mind who could be a big enough threat to Earth to lead after Thanos in the Avengers 3.
B: Marvel needs some girl power in the Avengers. The only main female character right now is Black Widow and generally she isn't the biggest known/loved Avenger on the team right now, and I think Ms. Marvel could fill that void. Because she's awesome.
Now we have...
3. BLACK WIDOW:
Speaking of Black Widow not being a hugely popular character, I have a solution for that! A Black Widow solo film! Black Widow is an incredibly interesting character in the comics and has a lot of great stories that could be told. She seemed very 1-dimensional in Iron Man 2 and the Avengers (minus her scene with Loki), but I thought her character shined a lot more in the Winter Soldier and I definitely would want to see more of it. This would also bring a lot more girl power into the universe.
Last but not least...
4. BLACK PANTHER:
Black Panther is another underrated but awesome character from the comics. He is often called Marvel's answer to Batman (so of course I would like him since I love anything Batman more than a sane person should) and would be a great addition to the Avengers. Being the leader of his country Wakanda, he is a valuable asset to the team; also the fact that Wakanda is a huge exporter of Vibranium, the unbreakable material that Captain America's shield is made out of.
So those are my four picks for these new release dates. But what do you guys think?
Which film pick would you want most to be in the MCU?
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