The New Year will kick off Marvel’s highly anticipated Phase Three beginning with ‘Captain America: Civil War’ on May 6, 2016 and ‘Doctor Strange’ on November 4, 2016. Marvel’s Phase Three is loaded with sequels and standalones extending through 2020, the year three untitled projects are set to premiere. In a new interview Marvel Studio’s President Kevin Feige opens up about Phase 3 and what fans can expect to see.
Speaking of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,’ which is set to premiere on May 5, 2017, Feige told CBM, “There’ve been many different incarnations of the Guardians over the years in the comics and we’ll catch a glimpse of additions over the course of the movie.” As for if we should expect to keep an eye out for Thanos in the film Feige said, “I wouldn’t look too hard in that movie for Thanos. The next time we see Thanos he will not be messing around. It will be, ‘Oh, that’s why they’ve been teasing this villain for five years!”
Tom Holland, who is rumored to make his debut as Spider-Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ will receive his own Untitled Spider-Man film on July 28, 2017 which will focus more on Peter Parker’s life as a teen. “Smaller scale is all relative….It’s going to be as big and spectacular a Spider-Man film as has ever been made,” said Feige. “But it’s a Peter Parker story and has more opportunity to be focused on the story of a 15-year-old kid going to high school.”
Hinting there will be a lot more of Asgard explored in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ Feige said, “I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places; we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk… The film takes place within the cosmos primarily, which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.”
Feige also took a moment to open up about one of Marvel’s newest heroes, Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman. “This one is important,” Feige said. “It’s a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T’Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king. T’Challa’s story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.”
Marvel’s Phase Three also includes ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part I’ on May 4, 2018, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ on July 6, 2018, ‘Captain Marvel’ on March 8, 2019, ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part II’ on May 3, 2019,’ ‘Inhumans’ on July 12, 2019 and three untitled projects set for release on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020.