ByTrevor Norkey, writer at Creators.co
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Trevor Norkey

With Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to a close, many fans are asking what is next for this ever-expanding universe. There are some films we know a lot about, and some we know almost nothing about except for the title (and one we don't even know the title of). Let's take a look at everything we know so far about each movie in Phase 3 of the MCU.

[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) (May 6, 2016)

Synopsis:

“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

- Marvel.com

Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer(s): Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast:

  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon
  • Paul Bettany as Vision
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlett Witch
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawk Eye
  • Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes / War Machine
  • Chadwick Boseman as T'challa / Black Panther
  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
  • Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13
  • Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo
  • Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones
  • William Hurt as General Thaddeus Ross
  • Martin Freeman as ???

Other Tidbits:

  • Based on the major comic event Marvel's Civil War.
  • Tony Stark will be treated as a villain. (source)
  • Though Tom Holland is only in the movie for a short amount of time, Spider-Man will be in it for a fair amount of time, including one big fight scene. (source)
  • It is believed we may see Mark Ruffalo return as Bruce Banner / Hulk as he was rumored to have been seen on the set.

Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016)

Synopsis:

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

- IMDb.com

Director(s): Scott Derrickson

Writer(s): Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Jon Spaihts

Cast:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
  • Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo (rumored)
  • Rachel McAdams as ??? (rumored)

Other Tidbits:

  • According to producer Kevin Feige, all MCU films starting with Doctor Strange will not open as an origin story. We will see Stephen Strange as the sorcerer at the beginning of the movie, and most likely have flashbacks to his origin throughout.
  • The film will not be set in Tibet, but most likely some mystical city like Kama-Taj. (source)
  • Dormammu is rumored to be the villain, along with Baron Mordo (source)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5, 2017)

Not official logo, made after name change of movie
Not official logo, made after name change of movie

Synopsis:

Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord and his band of misfits continue their cosmic adventures as protectors of the galaxy against all-new threates as their team grows and Peter learns about his father and true heritage.

- ScreenRant.com

Director(s): James Gunn

Writer(s): James Gunn

Cast:

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star Lord
  • Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  • Dave Bautista as Drax
  • Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
  • Vin Diesel as Groot
  • Michael Rooker as Yondu
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin

Other Tidbits:

  • We will be seeing Star Lord's father in this movie. (source)
  • Nebula will be playing a larger role than in the first movie. (source)
  • James Gunn has said that Iron Man, Hulk, Nova and Captain Marvel will not be appearing in the sequel. (source)
  • We will be seeing Rocket's back story. (source)
  • There will be new members of the Guardians of the Galaxy team. (source)
  • There are rumors that Al Pacino may play the role of Star Lord's father.

Untitled Spider-Man Reboot (July 28, 2017)

Not the official title
Not the official title

Director(s): Jon Watts

Writer(s): John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Cast:

  • Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
  • Marisa Tomei as Aunt May

Other Tidbits:

  • The movie will completely reboot the Spider-Man franchise (again) in order for it to take place within the MCU.
  • It will not be an origin story, as he will have already appeared in Captain America: Civil War.
  • The story will follow Peter in high school as he comes to grips with his powers.
  • New villains will be introduced that we have not seen before (Vulture and Scorpion are rumored to appear).
  • It is rumored to be named Spider-Man: The New Avenger, but there is no confirmation. Other rumored names are The Spectacular Spider-Man or just the classic Spider-Man.

[Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858) (November 3, 2017)

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Outdated release date. Correct date is above.

Synopsis:

Thor (Hemsworth) returns to Asgard when his home realm is threatened by the Ragnarok, which is the Norse apocalypse.

- ScreenRant.com

Writer(s): Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost

Cast:

  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Tom Hiddleston as Odin
  • Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif

Other Tidbits:

  • The movie will significantly set up Avengers: Infinity War according to producer Kevin Feige.
  • The movie will be based on the Ragnarok story arc from the comics, not based off of the Thor clone named Ragnarok as many have believed.
  • Rumors claim that Natalie Portman will not be returning as Jane Foster in this movie.
  • Thor will likely be finding more out about the Infinity Stones, as that is what he left to do at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

[The Avengers: Infinity War](tag:738027) (May 4, 2018)

Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer(s): Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast:

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Mark Ruffalo as
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • ??? as Magus

Other Tidbits:

  • This movie will feature Thanos completing his collection of Infinity Stones for his gauntlet
  • It is rumored to include the Netflix superheroes, such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Black Panther (July 6, 2018)

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Outdated release day. Correct date is above.

Writer(s): Mark Bailey

Cast:

  • Chadwick Boseman as T'challa / Black Panther
  • Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue (presumed, not confirmed)

Other Tidbits:

  • It was believed this movie will be about T'challa taking the mantle of Black Panther, but it is unlikely considering that this is not an origin story.
  • Andy Serkis will supposedly reprise his role of Ulysses Klaue and be the main antagonist.

Captain Marvel (November 2, 2018)

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Outdated release date. Correct date is above.

Synopsis:

A human woman receives powers from an encounter with the alien Kree Empire.

-IMDb.com

Writer(s): Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman

Cast:

  • ??? as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel

Other Tidbits:

  • Katheryn Winnick, Natalie Dormer, Emily Blunt, Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski and Brie Larson are all rumored to play Carol Danvers. (source)
  • The movie will focus on Carol Danvers, not Captain Mar-vell who may or may not appear.

[Avengers: Infinity War - Part II](tag:2390833) (May 3, 2019)

Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer(s): Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast:

  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos (presumed, not confirmed)

Other Tidbits:

  • Bruce Banner is supposedly the one Avenger who will appear in both Part I and II. (source)
  • The Avengers will face a major 'shake up' of the team, changing many of the characters. (source)

The Inhumans (July 12, 2019)

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Outdated release date. Correct date is above.

Synopsis:

An isolated community of superhumans fights to protect themselves.

- IMDb.com

Other Tidbits:
  • It is unknown whether or not this film will be connected to the Inhumans in Agents of SHIELD.
  • Blackbolt is rumored to be in the movie, and Vin Diesel has expressed interest in portraying this character.

That's all we've got. Clearly, we know a lot about some movies like Captain America: Civil War, and know next to nothing about others, such as Inhumans and the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot which doesn't even have a name yet.

If I missed any information, let me know in the comments and I will add it and credit you! Thanks for reading!

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