The superhero genre is the most popular genre these days. While Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy proved that even comic book adaptations can be just as dramatic as non-genre films, Disney’s Marvel created a masterfully interconnected series of superhero films which have been significantly successful among the audiences. MCU is expanding at a rapid pace. It continues to grow bigger with each of its releases. The main MCU continuity already has twenty films and there are a plenty of television shows too. This year has been huge for the studio. Not only did fans get to see the epic Infinity War, but they also got to see the new seasons of the four Defenders series in Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.
On the contrary, DCEU seems to be struggling a bit but with Aquaman lined up this year followed by Shazam next year, it seems like the studio will yet again establish itself among fans. Today we will tell you about 5 major comic book inspired releases till 2019 (and 2 that are rumoured):
Confirmed: Avengers 4
This is the film we all have been waiting for. Directed by the Russo brothers, this will be the conclusion to the two-part Avengers storyline that will end the third phase of MCU with a bang! After the snap that saw the end of half the universe, fans are now hoping that everything will be set right when Avengers 4 unspools.
Till now, very little is known about the movie. It’s likely to be the last time we will see Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans‘ Captain America on the big screen and will also mark an end to MCU’s Phase 3, and the start of Phase 4.
Confirmed: Spider-Man: Far From Home
The film will see the return of Director Jon Watts along with Tom Holland who will reprise his role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker. The script is being written by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Far From Home will feature Jake Gyllenhaal as the villain, Mysterious while Colbie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson will return for their roles as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.
Confirmed: X-Men: Dark Phoenix
This will be the sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse and will feature Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. The script has been written by Simon Kinberg and the film stars Jessica Chastain as the villain. The score of the movie is composed by the very talented Hans Zimmer and the story will finally find X-Men venturing into space.
With the new release date, Dark Phoenix will be the first movie released through Disney after the completion of Disney-Fox merger. That places the film in an interesting position, as it was previously reported that Disney is planning to release all of Fox’s completed films. However, this doesn’t mean that they have to release them without any adjustments.
Confirmed: Captain Marvel
Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, this film will mark the Marvel Cinematic debut of Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. The film will focus on the adventures of Carol Danvers and will be set in the ’90s, bringing back Agent Coulson from the Avengers along with a younger version of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Captain Marvel will also give us an insight into the infamous Kree-Skrulls war and will also provide major repercussions leading into Avengers 4.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, this film’s stars Zachary Levi in the lead role with Asher Angel playing Billy Batson, his boy counterpart. The story will revolve around a boy who can transform into a super powerful hero simply by saying, “Shazam!” This will DC’s next film in production post-Aquaman. Dr Thaddeus Sivana, played by Mark Strong will be the film’s main villain.
The first trailer for the film keeps things on a lighter note which seems a lot more fun than previous films like 2017’s Justice League and 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Confirmed: New Mutants
The New Mutants has been pushed back many times, starting with the time when it was just over a month from its release. The horror-superhero combination was liked by many fans, but there are some who are sceptical about it.
This new take has so far excited many fans though it’s hard to reveal how much of it has been washed out due to the film’s late release.
Possibility: Loki Series
It was revealed in September this year that a set of series focusing on MCU characters is under-development for the upcoming Disney streaming service called Disney+. This new service will give fans more MCU characters they love and are also rumoured to star the same actors who made the roles famous in the MCU films. Two of the characters who highlighted for a limited series are Scarlet Witch and Loki.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has already confirmed a Loki series, although we don’t know if it would be a limited one or when would it release. However, this seems like a possibility as Disney+ is supposed to be available in the fall of 2019.