Marvel held a press conference on Tuesday, October 28 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood to make some announcements that should whet the appetites of comic book movie fans while simultaneously causing Hollywood itself to take shelter from this tornado of news.
The press conference comes on the heels that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange as well as when that film will be released.
The event itself begain with a showing of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and featured some new Age of Ultron fortage. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans appeared on stage and Downey announced that Chadwick Boseman will be Black Panther.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the event was that Spider-Man was not mentioned. There were rumors that Sony (which has the license to produce Spider-Man related films) was in talks with Marvel studios to allow them to use the character, which would work easily with Marvel’s plans to adapt the Civil War storyline from the comics. However, it seems that Marvel has bigger fish to fry. Here’s the slate:
Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016 (Marvel actually teased that the title was Captain America: Serpent Society)
Doctor Strange – November 4 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Black Panther – November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War: Part One – May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel (with will feature the character Carol Danvers) – July 6, 2018
Inhumans – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War: Part Two – May 3, 2019