future mcu films

I can’t believe Avengers: Endgame brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to an end! Just kidding – the MCU will continue on, with some old and new faces. And now, thanks to a new report about salary negotiations for various Marvel actors, we have an idea of what’s in store. While new players like The Eternals and  Shang-Chi are on the horizon, you can also expect more Thor, in some form. And the previously-delayed Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 is scheduled to start shooting as soon as next year. More on the future MCU films below. Spoilers for Endgame follow.

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phase three

It’s been said in the past that Phase Three of the MCU would conclude not with the epic Avengers: Endgame, but rather Spider-Man: Far From Home. If there was any lingering doubt about this claim, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige sealed the deal recently, confirming that Far From Home would indeed bring Phase Three to an end. But why? Wouldn’t ending things with Endgame make more sense? It has end in its title, after all. Just what determines the end of a “Phase” in the MCU?

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Ready to sit in a movie theater for the rest of your natural life? Good, because AMC is hosting a 22-film Marvel Movie Marathon leading into Avenges: Endgame. That’s right, every single MCU movie (even those Ant-Man movies!) will screen back-to-back, clocking in at a whopping runtime of 59 hours and 7 minutes long. So you might want to bring some deodorant.

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Endgame poster

Well, this has to be a first. After online backlash arose surrounding the absence of Danai Gurira‘s name on the top of the Avengers: Endgame poster, Marvel put together a new poster to include her. This is not something that typically happens, so it’s worth bringing attention to. The question is: will this now be the real, official poster, or is it something Marvel did for use online to stymie more backlash?

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Marvel Shows on Disney streaming service

Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe going? Anywhere it wants, because it makes all the money. But it’s also going to Disney+, the new Disney streaming service set to debut in 2019. We already knew that Marvel shows are being planned for the service, and now Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has underlined the importance of Disney+ regarding future plans for the MCU.

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Marvel Fox Properties

There are a lot of moving parts and potential hazards with the huge Disney-Fox deal expected to close at the end of January, but the one thing most people seem to care most about is seeing Fox’s Marvel characters interacting with the Disney’s Marvel characters. There’s still no official word on when we might see one of these highly-anticipated crossovers, but we now know when the planning is set to begin. According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, development on bringing the Fox characters into the MCU will likely start in early 2019.

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Black Panther featurette wakanda

Marvel and Disney want Black Pantherto land some Oscar nominations, and they’re not being shy about it. As we head into Oscar season, the studios have already begun the process of campaigning for the film, including hosting new screening for prospective voters. They’ve also just released a featurette called “Welcome to Wakanda”, where director Ryan Coogler and the cast discuss the film’s “utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like.” Watch the Black Panther featurette below.

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doctor strange 2 director

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange 2 director, and it’s a familiar face: Scott Derrickson, the filmmaker behind the 2016 Doctor Strange movie, will return behind the camera once again for the sequel. Read More »

Shang-Chi movie

Avengers: Infinity War was a financial smash for Marvel Studios this year, but Black Panther actually made more money in the United States and currently sits at #3 on the all-time box office domestic grosses list. Any studio would love to replicate that kind of success, and it looks like Marvel is taking steps to attempt to catch lightning in a bottle again.

Kevin Feige and his team are reportedly developing a Shang-Chi movie, which is centered on the martial arts master first created in the comics in the 1970s. The film will feature the studio’s first Asian protagonist. Learn more about Shang-Chi below. Read More »

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mcu timeline

If you’ve wanted official confirmation regarding the MCU timeline, you’re in luck. The book Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years offers up a timeline that firmly places the majority of Marvel Cinematic Universe films in distinct years – but there’s a catch. Obsessive (some would even say nerdy) fans have already begun to pick this timeline apart and comment that some of it doesn’t add up. See the official MCU timeline below. Plus: learn when Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Netflix.

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