Marvel unveils movie lineup: Captain Marvel, Black Panther, more

Oct. 28, 2014 | 12:10 p.m.
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"Avengers" actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans welcome the newest hero, actor Chadwick Boseman, who will be the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans and media gathered at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to hear Marvel Studios announce its upcoming slate of films. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans line up for the Marvel Studios fan event at the El Capitan Theatre. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announces the "Doctor Strange" film onstage. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Fans line up for the Marvel Studios event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stands in front of a screen spotlighting the opening dates for Marvel's newly announced slate of films. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans will be starring in their own films as part of Marvel’s Phase Three wave of comic-book blockbusters.

The announcements about Marvel’s upcoming movie projects took place Tuesday in Hollywood at the El Capitan Theatre at a special event attended by the company’s brass and key filmmaking partners.

Marvel's "Black Panther" is slated for November 3, 2017. (Marvel)

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is slated for November 3, 2017. (Marvel)

Marvel movie chief Kevin Feige identified key dates for new releases that will make up Phrase Three. They included:

May 6, 2016 — “Captain America: Civil War”
Nov. 4, 2016 — “Doctor Strange”
May 5, 2017 — “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”
July 28, 2017 — “Thor: Ragnarok”
Nov. 3, 2017 — “Black Panther”
May 4, 2018 — “Avengers: Infinity War Part I”
July 6, 2018 — “Captain Marvel”
Nov. 2, 2018 — “Inhumans”
May 3, 2019 — “Avengers: Infinity War Part II”

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who earned raves in roles as Jackie Robinson and James Brown in earlier films, will play Black Panther.

He joined Marvel stalwarts Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans on stage at the conclusion of the presentation, where the latter two teased their rivalry in the next Captain America film, which will follow the Civil War story line first introduced in the comics in 2006 that saw Iron Man and Cap on opposite sides of a debate over registering superheroes with the government.

“With Black Panther, he is definitively a big part of ‘Civil War,'” Feige said. “We will meet him for the first time in Civil War in costume.”

The announcement comes two weeks after DC Entertainment revealed its own superhero lineup (including plans for Wonder Woman and Cyborg stand-alone films) during Time Warner’s investors conference.

“We wanted to do this at Comic-Con but things were not set,” Feige said during a Q&A with members of the press after the event.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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3 Responses to Marvel unveils movie lineup: Captain Marvel, Black Panther, more

  1. andrewknighton says:

    I'm really glad to see that they're doing Black Panther. Given the prevalence of white male leads in the Marvel movie universe, it's good to see more diversity. Black Panther's not a character where I've read many of his comics, but the same was true of Guardians of the Galaxy and I loved that film on the basis of what went into it as a film.

    And fitting Civil War into the Cap strand makes a lot of sense, given that they've already put in the political thriller elements there with Cap 2 – lets just hope Iron Man doesn't hijack the film too much.

  2. Kal` says:

    Yeah, and get this…a black guy plays Black Panther…

  3. Claus Talon says:

    I'm one of those who have been waiting and hoping for the King of Wakanda to be brought to the screen. My only disappointment appears to be the casting. This guy doesn't "grab" me as fitting the image of T'Challa. As I recall-quite some time ago, Wesley Snipes was suggested to do BP, but he was later cast as the vampire hunter-a role he assumeed quite well IMO. But I deviate-
    My casting choices would have leaned more toward Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is a better physical speciman- Eammon Walker, who I feel could really deliver the regal aspects of the character or Djimon Hounsou, who is about as authentic as one can get. Then, I'd sign Michael Jai White on to do all the stunt/combat scenes, masked and in costume of course. But since that's not going to happen, I'll just have to wait and see-and hope for the best. Just my eleven cents.

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