Apparently this superhero trend isn't going anywhere. Or at least Marvel hopes not. At a press event in Los Angeles, Marvel announced a slew of news, including premiere dates for anticipated titles like the third installment of the Captain America franchise and the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as new films based around the characters Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the Inhumans.
Get out your calendar, comic book fans, because several weekends over the next four years are booked. First, let's start with the sequels.
The third Captain America film, officially titled Captain America: Civil War, will open May 6, 2016. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been bumped up from July 2017 to May 5, 2017. And the third The Avengers movie, dubbed Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity Wars, will be split up into two parts, with Part I hitting theaters in May 2018 and Part II coming in May 2019.
Of the new franchises, Black Panther will be released November 3, 2017, Captain Marvel featuring the character Carol Danvers arrives July 6, 2018, and Inhumans will come Nov. 2, 2018. Marvel also announced that 42's Chadwick Boseman will play Black Panther.
There was no confirmation of Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange, as has been reported recently, because negotiations are still ongoing. Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters Nov. 4, 2016.
Which film are you most excited for?
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