Marvel Studios More Marvel Coming written by Sean Gerber June 25, 2013 At CinemaCon last April, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the company’s expectation of two tent pole films per year from Marvel Studios. Per Collider, Marvel plans to make good on that with release dates for untitled projects confirmed for 2016 and 2017. The studio is set to release films on May 6 and July 8 of 2016 with another film set for May 5, 2017. Titles for these films could be announced at Comic Con next month, but it’s never too early to speculate. Obvious candidates include third films for “Thor” and “Captain America” or a sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It is also very possible one of these films could be “Doctor Strange,” which is a property Marvel has been developing for a long time, but gained more traction in conversations about Phase Three. A film based on “The Inhumans” is a less obvious, but exciting option. Credit Marvel for its continued confidence and agression in moving its superhero films forward. In the wake of June box office records for “Man of Steel,” Warner Bros. has yet to announce anything regarding its superhero slate. Meanwhile, Marvel is stealing headlines and widening its lead in the genre. Below is a recap of Marvel’s films for the next few years. “Thor: The Dark World” – November 8, 2013 “Captain America: The Winter Solider” – April 4, 2014 “Guardians of the Galaxy” – August 1, 2014 “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” – May 1, 2015 “Ant-Man” – November 6, 2015 Untitled Marvel film – May 6, 2016 Untitled Marvel film – July 8, 2016 Untitled Marvel film – May 5, 2017 More Marvel Coming was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related 14 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. 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April 6, 2016 Director Kenneth Branagh Would Return to Marvel February 6, 2015 John Bierly I know this is an unpopular opinion, and I know it’s been all but confirmed that it will never happen, but I still say teaming Bale’s Batman with Superman is an easy billion. When those rumors were going around a few months ago, I couldn’t even think about anything else. It totally stole the conversation away from all other comic book movie properties, and it didn’t even happen. Regardless of what it is, DC needs to get something out there to start conversations and build interest and excitement. Marvel’s on a roll. They may be shrewd, but, in the words of Wilford Brimley’s Postmaster General character on SEINFELD, they know how to “by God get things done.” Stock Are you saying Bale’s Batman or any Batman? I think given a few years, and lets face it-it takes years for these movies to be made, Batman, even without Bale, will be up on the screen with Supes. And that will make a billion if they spend most of their screen time exchanging potato salad recipes. John Bierly Also, it was just announced that ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN is getting a movie. ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN! Please, DC. Do something. (Though I’d rather see these heroes done well than quickly. But that won’t happen until initiative is taken.) damon DC is like MLB, and Marvel right now is the NFL. DC is relying on the past and hoping nostalgia keeps the fans coming, whereas Marvel is taking over like the NFL did by moving ahead and always improving the product. I like baseball & DC, but they need to change with the times & keep up with marvel & football or be left behind. Sean Gerber That is an awesome comparison! Adam Clark In keeping with sports analogies…I have used this one ever since Green Lantern. Being from Alabama this one hits home. First of all I am a DC man to the core, but do enjoy Marvel. I am an Auburn Tigers fan when it comes to college football and anyone who knows college football knows the last 4 national championships have come from the state of Alabama. 2009 – University of Alabama, 2010 – Auburn, 2011-2012 – University of Alabama. As you can guess it is not good times to be an Auburn fan in this state. Bama is dominating but Auburn puts out great seasons inconsistently. Marvel is Bama constantly knocking it out, even I can admit this. DC is Auburn, there will be some killer years ( TDK, TDKR) and there will be some sad years (Superman Returns, GL, and lets not forget Jonah Hex.) Just as Auburn has a new head coach that hopes to put Auburn back on top, lets hope the new team of Synder and Goyer move the DCU back to its rightful place at the top. Adam Clark Haha wrong Adam John ! John Bierly Ha, I deleted the comment about a second before you replied when I realized my mistake! All apologies, Adam. 🙂 (I posted a link to a review written by Adam Davis, who is not Adam Clark, but is also named Adam. We are very grateful to all of our friends named Adam.) Adam Clark Hah from listening to podcast and reading posts…I think there are close to 50 of us haha. T.J. My nightmare is that all these Marvel movies coupled up with the Fox Marvel-ish movies and whatever DC decides to put out every now and then bursts the comic movie bubble just in time to make the Justice League film a monumental flop. Adrian More and more I’m starting to think that a Justice League film isn’t going to happen, anyway. Not with WB wanting more say because they’ll be financing the film(s) themselves. Pingback: Vin Diesel to Meet with Marvel | Modern Myth Media() Michael Lalaian As unrelated as these two films may seem, do you think it would be smart for Marvel to move the release date of Guardians of the Galaxy up or down a week as to not compete with the release of 50 Shades of Grey? If it was an Iron Man or Cap sequel I wouldn’t think so, but given that GotG is a brand new franchise, should it really risk going up against a very hyped movie with an established fanbase? People can say that the audiences for each are different all they want, but if Grey pulls in middle aged women a couples who would otherwise be taking their kids to see “that new raccoon movie,” it could potentially pose a threat. Sean Gerber I think Marvel is fine leaving “Guardians of the Galaxy” right where it is. Yes, “50 Shades of Grey” has a built-in fan base, but the vast majority of those fans are women, the majority of whom don’t like sci-fi space adventures anyway, and the movie is clearly out of bounds for families. This is basic counter-programming with men and families going to see “GOTG” and women (perhaps dragging a few men along) going to see “50 Shades.” Also, the subject matter of “50 Shades” is very much R-rated given the MPAA’s more strict approach to sex compared to violence and language (go figure). The only way Universal can match the presumed PG-13 rating of “GOTG” would be to remove the elements that make “50 Shades” appealing to anyone in the first place.