Marvel Studios has added another film to their already insanely packed movie schedule, and it seems as though Marvel Studios is not going to be outdone by Warner Brothers' DC superhero line-up. After it was leaked that DC would be doing about three movies a year as they start up their new cinematic universe, it seems that Marvel has decided to step up its game and now seems to be doing three films a year starting in 2017!
This now brings Marvel Studios up to a total of 10 films they have set to make after Avengers: Age of Ultron and the completion of Phase 2. Considering Marvel has stated their plans after Phase 3 are indefinite, we can only assume this means that Phase 3 will actually be 10 films in total, making it infinitely larger than the first two phases. Phase 1 included 6 films, and Phase 2 includes 5 films, which means phase 3 will almost double the amount of Marvel Studios films in existence.
July 17, 2015 - Ant-Man
May 5th, 2016 - Captain America 3
July 8th, 2016 - Doctor Strange (rumored)
May 5th, 2017 - Untitled
July 27th, 2017 - Untitled
November 3rd, 2017 - Untitled
May 4th, 2018 - Untitled
July 6th, 2018 - Untitled
November 12th, 2018 - Untitled
May 3rd, 2019 - Untitled
Another question does arise from this last-minute announcement: Why was this May 4th release date unannounced until today? Why wasn't it released along with the other release dates earlier this week? There are three release dates after it on the line-up, so surely it wasn't that they hadn't planned that far out. Marvel is playing some funky games with us here, and we may be in for some major surprises this week at Comic-Con.
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