Yesterday at a specially organised event Marvel Studios officially announced the line-up of their much-anticipated phase three slate of movies, revealing no fewer than eight new titles.
I can of course write about this development as five of them are direct sequels. The entire list breaks down like so, in order of release dates:
May 6th 2015: Captain America: Civil War
Nov. 4th 2016: Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberpatch)
May 5th 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 29th 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
Nov. 3rd 2017: Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman)
May 3rd 2018: Avengers: Infinity Wars pt.1
July 6th 2018: Captain Marvel
May 4th 2019: Avengers: Infinity Wars pt.2
Nov. 2nd 2019: Inhumans
So we have a sequel for Captain America which will take us straight into the Civil War storyline, something I’m certain we’ll be directed towards beforehand from Avengers: Age of Ultron. We then have a follow-up to this year’s highly successful Guardians Of The Galaxy, along with a third Thor movie which will obviously continue the Civil War theme and possibly bleed into the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars movies.
As much as I’m excited to see the sequels and standalones this slate produces I can’t help but wonder if this is the point where the superhero movie bubble bursts.