Marvel reveals release dates for five films, but no titles for now

July 18, 2014 | 5:57 p.m.
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Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), left, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Marvel)

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The Collector/Tanaleer Tivan, played by a white-haired Benicio Del Toro in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Marvel)

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The fan-favorite character Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Marvel)

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Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Marvel)

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Gamora (Zoe Saldana), left, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). (Marvel)

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Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Gamora (Zoe Saldana), left, Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). (Marvel)

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Actor Chris Pratt photographed at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills hotel in March. Pratt plays a charming trouble-maker in Marvel's new space action comedy "Guardians of the Galaxy." (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times).

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to expand.

The blockbuster comic book movie studio announced on its website late Friday release dates for five upcoming films, though the specific titles were not identified.

According to Marvel.com, new movies will open on July 28 and November 3, 2017; July 6 and November 2, 2018; and May 3, 2019.

Up next for Marvel, of course, will be “Guardians of the Galaxy,” James Gunn’s wild cosmic adventure.

Due to arrive in theaters Aug. 1, “Guardians” follows Pratt’s roguish antihero, who’s on the run from a villain known as Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) after coming into possession of a mysterious orb. Before long, Quill is allied with a rogues’ gallery that includes Bradley’s gun-toting critter, Saldana’s green alien assassin, Bautista’s vengeful bruiser, and Diesel’s tree-like humanoid.

In addition to the five guardians who make up the squad of misfits, the cast also features Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as the Collector and Karen Gillan as the sadistic villain Nebula.

The first team bearing the name debuted in “Marvel Super-Heroes” No. 18 in 1969, and had an ongoing series in the early 1990s, but the film’s lineup is rooted in a 2008 “Guardians of the Galaxy” series written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Click through the photo gallery above for a detailed look at “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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One Response to Marvel reveals release dates for five films, but no titles for now

  1. Claus Talon says:

    WHAT are you doing MARVEL? The Guardians of the Galaxy have had quite a line-up throughout their existence, so WHY OH WHY would you choose Rocket Raccoon over Adam Warlock-(one of Marvel comics most enigmatic characters), as one of their number to be depicted on the big screen? I'm guessing they don't find HIM interesting enough, or they're incapable of doing HIM justice. Just a short rant on my part-I'm done-for now.

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