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Marvel Cinematic Universe Growing Pains

Last year, Marvel held a surprise press conference to unveil their entire Phase 3 line up of movies.

This is what it looked like:

Marvel-Cinematic-Universe-Phase-3-Timeline

Then, Marvel and Sony announced that they will be working together with Spider-Man. Sony will still make the movies with help from Marvel and Spider-Man gets to be in the MCU.

That was great news, except that it pushed some of the Phase 3 movies back so there was room for a new Spider-Man solo movie. Basically, every movie after Spider-Man except the Infinity War movies (so, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans) got pushed back roughly six months.

Today, Disney announced that Ant-Man will be getting a sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. It is scheduled for July 6, 2018 which was Black Panther’s release date. Instead Black Panther will now be moving up to February 16, 2018 and Captain Marvel has been pushed back to March 8, 2019.

But wait, there’s more…

Marvel also announced three untitled movies that will premiere on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020.

Here’s the new breakdown (until it changes again):

2016
May 6 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4 – Doctor Strange

2017
May 5 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
July 28 – New Spider-Man movie
November 3 – Thor: Ragnarok

2018
February 16 – Black Panther
May 8 – Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
July 6 – Ant-Man and the Wasp

2019
March 8 – Captain Marvel
May 3 – Avengers: Infinity War Part 2
July 12 – Inhumans

2020
May 1 – untitled Marvel Movie
July 10 – untitled Marvel Movie
November 6 – untitled Marvel Movie

That is a lot of movies. Are you looking forward to them or do you think Marvel is beginning to overwhelm the box office?