Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three Announced


In a special event held at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege announced the line up of Marvel movies until 2019. This is known as Phase Three.

Phase Two ends with the movie Ant Man due out in cinemas in July 2015.

The most exciting thing about Phase Three, is the fact there has been a female-lead superhero movie announced, in the form of Captain Marvel. Although this isn’t scheduled for release until July 2018, Marvel fans around the world are

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

cheering. There are discussions on who would be the best to play Carol Danvers, and personally I think Gwendoline Christie would be AMAZEBALLS.

What was glaringly obvious to most people was the fact that the rumoured Black Widow movie hasn’t been announced! I mean seriously! While we know that she is already an established character in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), this doesn’t mean we don’t want her to have her own movie. Natasha Romanoff is such an enigma, she would have an amazing backstory, which should definitely be explored. Why Fiege?? WHY?? Don’t you read KiKi & Tea???

The other disappointment was the fact that Mark Ruffalo isn’t getting his own Hulk movie. I know that there are already two Hulk movies out there, but I think they should both just be forgotten. Ruffalo’s Hulk and his Bruce Banner are just so likeable, and it would be interesting to see what story they would tell.

Even though I’m disappointed in no Black Widow or Hulk movies, here is the full list of Phase Three Movies and their release dates:

  • Captain America: Civil War – May 2016
  • Doctor Strange – November 2016
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok – July 2017
  • Black Panther – November 2017
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 2018
  • Captain Marvel – July 2018
  • Inhumans – November 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 2019

So Cupcake, what are you looking forward to the most? Well peeps, I’m glad you’ve asked! I am a BIG Captain America fan, and Captain America: Civil War sounds like it’s going to be EPIC. With Cap clashing with the feisty and egotistical Tony Stark, there is sure to be fireworks. I’m also looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, as the first one was fantastic. And of course I’m also looking forward to Thor: Ragnarok, because Loki.

On top of all that, I’m really interested to see how Phase Three fits into the ABC tv show Marvel Agents of SHIELD. Both Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Solider directly influenced episodes of AOS, with episodes of the show airing directly after the release of these movies, it was really great to see the tie-in (and hilarious to see Melinda May and Skye drool over Thor).

With Phase Three beginning in May 2016, you may wonder what is left of Phase Two?

Well we still have Agents of SHIELD, currently in it’s second season, which airs on Channel 7 in Australia. In 2015, we have our first female-lead Marvel tv show in Agent Carter (I’M SO EXCITED I COULD JUST SCREAM) which will run for eight episodes. As far as movies go, Avengers: Age of Ultron is released in May 2015 (I’M ALSO SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS OMG), and then Ant Man in July 2015. If you haven’t watched the trailer for Age of Ultron yet, do yourself a favour and watch below:


Are you a fan of the Marvel universe? What are you most excited about seeing?

  • An Idle Dad

    Totally agree on Black Widow and the excitement about Captain Marvel. Now if they could only get Spiderman in there properly too – ESPECIALLY AS HE IS A KEY CHARACTER IN THE CIVIL WAR story, instead of the rumoured ‘Aunt May’ movie Sony is planning.
    Two thoughts – Inhumans – why? Yes, no one had heard of Guardians before either (but when I heard it, I thought, at least there is lots of fun to be had) but Inhumans is so… meh?
    And hurray for Black Panther. Must be the early 90’s in me, but that’s going to be interesting. Could fuck it up, but the track record for awesome is there.

    And Hulk – I think two movies just prove how uninteresting a character he is solo – what could a third movie even offer?

    • iamevilcupcake

      They need to completely meld the Marvel universe, but Sony will not let go of Spidey. I like Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman, and I would like to see him mouth off with Tony Stark, because they are both quite verbal.

      I think the problem with the Hulk was that they cast him so poorly. Mark Ruffalo has proven (IMHO) that he is both a brilliant Hulk and Banner, so why not see what he can do stand alone?

      I’m interested to know your thoughts on Age of Ultron. Are you as excited as me?????

      • An Idle Dad

        Maybe – but Civil War is my FAVOURITE series. Freedom versus Safety writ large. And Cap falls onto my personal political position, which I pretty happy about.

        Hulk Movie in Short: Meet normal guy, gets angry and smashes stuff, villain wants him, he gets angry, cue 45 minute CGI indestructible being versus indestructible being. Sure, he hates the Hulk side and we’re supposed to understand his plight but then the movie is a celebration of “Hulk Smash”? It’s why it never works.

        Hulk is only interesting in the risk he adds to team dynamics. The scene with Black Widow was perfect Hulk fodder. Alone, well, refer to Hulk Movie in Short.

        • iamevilcupcake

          I’m going to tell Mark Ruffalo you said that …

          • An Idle Dad

            He’s a pussy cat. Just don’t get him angry.

          • iamevilcupcake

            I did actually tell Mark Ruffalo. I sent him the link on his Tumblr page.

    • Melissa Savage

      The Inhumans have just started popping up in Ms Marvel, meaning plenty of time to get the new lady nerds on board.

      As to Civil War, I recently read that; it is so dated (read: sexist), and it’ll need a significant reboot to work in the MCU with the way they’ve developed their characters.

      • An Idle Dad

        Are we talking about the 2007 Civil War plot-line? I can’t say I remember (though let’s face it, I probably wouldn’t have noticed seven years ago) but even if there are sexist sub-plots or depictions within the overarching story, but it would be a breeze to work them out. The main point – privacy versus government oversight is so topical now (even more than in 2007) – is an amazing plot pivot.

      • An Idle Dad

        And I’ll have to relook at the Inhumans. If they’re coming, they’re coming, so I might as well get on-topic.

  • Melissa Savage

    I might have skim read this a little, but the other headline is that Marvel is releasing a black-led superhero movie, Black Panther, with Chadwick Boseman in the lead.

    Obviously I was all about Carol, but that’s a big breakthrough too.

    Now, to more important matters: fan casting Carol. I think they will cast an American (as they did with Captain America, and ruling out Anna Torv, Margot Robbie, Yvonne Strahovski and Emily Blunt), and probably someone around 35-40 years old at release date, because she’s so highly qualified and ranked, and because she’s a peer to Tony Stark and (especially) Rhodey. I think they will choose a relative unknown, as is their practice (because Marvel are notorious tight arses). Which leaves me stumped, frankly. Best guess I’ve heard is Katheryn Winnick (dammit, she’s Canadian).

    More importantly, they MUST keep the cat!

    • iamevilcupcake

      I’ve seen Katee Sackhoff’s name bandied about. Thoughts?

      • Melissa Savage

        I was going to say too old, but she’s younger than I thought (only two years older than me!!). Hmm… She’s probably a little too famous and too obvious but definitely a possibility. I do suspect they will chose a relative unknown though.

  • John James

    I’m looking forward to Dr Strange – always my favourite Marvel comic as a kid in the 1970s…

    • iamevilcupcake

      Benedict Cumberbatch is rumoured to play Dr Strange. I’ve seen heaps of people have a hissy fit about that.

      • John James

        Really? I don’t follow comics much on the Interwebs, so I knew he was rumoured, but not that people didn’t like the idea…

        He’s a great actor – I can’t see why he wouldn’t be good in the role… what are they worried about? That he doesn’t “look” like Dr Strange?

        • iamevilcupcake

          I think people are worried that’s he’s too mainstream now. I don’t care, I think he’s talented too.

        • Bek

          I think the main concern is that with Dr Strange’s looks, he could easily be played by a man of colour and fans feel that Marvel should use that opportunity rather than casting yet another white guy.

          • John James

            Really? – he always looked white to me, at least he looked that way in the 1970s… I’m so out of touch! 😉

      • SonjaLouise

        I think he’d be good at it, BUT I don’t want him to do it.
        He needs a rest!

  • iamevilcupcake

    Another Age of Ultron trailer guys!!

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