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MARVEL STUDIOS Plans 7 Movies for PHASE 3

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Marvel Studios’ head honcho (and ginger badass) Kevin Feige revealed his plans for Phase 3 in a recent interview, including the announcement of 7 movies for Phase 3. Compared to the 6 flicks we received in Phase 1, and the 5 we’re promised for Phase 2, Feige’s lofty promise is a bit off putting.

Does this mean even more superhero flicks will be crammed into the typical 3-4 year schedule allotted to each phase, which are typically capped with the release of an Avengers movie? Or perhaps they’re stretching out the time gap; will Phase 3 transform into a 5 year endeavor?

 MARVEL STUDIOS Plans 7 Movies for PHASE 3

I woulda bet on this too, but it just never happened

I wonder which flicks Marvel Studios will choose to fill that roster. If they’ve already selected 3 or 4 films (I think it’s safe to say they’re sequels to previous movies), then will the other flicks focus on new franchises? Perhaps Marvel will turn their attention towards Marvel Knights, bringing Daredevil, Punisher, and Black Panther to the big screen. Or maybe they’ll allow Ruffalo Hulk to star in his own movie (please not World War Hulk!)? Apparently Namor still belongs to Universal Studios, but I’d allow an Inhumans flick to take its place.

What do you think?

SOURCE: Empire (via CBM)

S#!T Talking Central

  • Nathan Dyhre

    I’d love to see a phase 3 of new characters especially having gritty flicks for the punisher, daredevil, ghostrider, and deadpool. Once the 3 avengers movies are made they need to make the new avengers with ant-man, doc strange, black panther, namor, blackbolt, and maybe include another. Phasing out the big characters currently in the box office won’t hurt the fan base but only increase it.

  • stuart-451

    There are 6 movies in phase one (1) Iron Man (2) Iron Man 2 (3) The Incredible Hulk (4) Thor (5) Captain America: The First Avenger (6) The Avengers.

    Phase 2 consists of (1) Iron Man 3 (2) Thor: The Dark World (3) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4) The Guardians of the Galaxy (5) The Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s 5.

    I fail to see how 6-7 movies for phase 3 would be considered stretching themselves or ‘off-putting’ ….

  • Alexander Hugo

    Stuart, you forgot Antman & Wasp

    • Nathaniel Essex

      no he didn’t neither are in phase 2 movie plans, the antman movie will most likely be phase 3

      • bfg666

        …And Wasp isn’t even confirmed yet.

        • JI

          Wasp is one of the original avengers. I don’t know why the marvel films have shunned her and ant-man. She must be in ant-man.

          • bfg666

            Honestly, I don’t give a damn: I never cared for these two characters. Always considered the idea of someone whose power is to shrink to insect size a bit too silly. I know it probably won’t happen but I’d rather see Spider-Man and Wolverine included in the Avengers roster.

          • Steven Pruitt

            no offense here but can we PLEASE leave wolverine out of this! He is, in my opinion, an over used individual to draw in the crowds. And shrinking wasnt Ant-man and wasp’s only powers. When Ant-man shrunk he kept his normal level of strength those making him super strong in that size PLUS he later became able to grow in size also. As for Wasp yes she could shrink BUT she also had bio-blast that were quite powerful. The point of the avengers was not in their individual powers and abilities BUT in their group dynamics. They were formed to fight off what one person could never handle.

          • bfg666

            There can never be too much Wolverine! Though his movie version is toned down compared to the comics, he remains one of the best characters out there, and since you mentioned group dynamics, his love/hate routine with Spidey is great in the Avengers and I love how it reflects on the other team members. I’m well aware of Hank and Janet’s other powers but still, they don’t sit well with me.

  • Eric Kitchens

    Not to be raicest but I want the panther movie And terry Cruz to be Luke cage with tony jaa and iron fist: heros for hire could easily stretch for 3 movies the beginning then they step in a fight and save the avengers… And the third one is where Luke cage becomes the leader of the avengers.

  • misterfrost

    Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu.. that sucks about Namor belonging to Universal(?? how did that happen?).I would have really liked an Invaders movie..

  • Danakin

    It amazes me to see how many adults are involved in anticipating films that are for children, films that never go beyond general entertainment.

    How could you be surprised when watching a comic-book movie when you already know the main character will be alive at the end?

    I know comic-book movies create small talk, waste time, and give you all something to do, but try reading a book or engaging in a discussion about politics or philosophy for a change.

    I fear that constant involvement in these juvenile movies is weakening your minds because these comic-book movies can never symbolize the social and psychological ideas that real-life fiction has to offer.

    My apologies if any of these posts are from individuals who are age 17 and under. For anyone older, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

    And you are not men, but children.

    • bfg666

      I won’t jump at your throat as GaryDay has already utterly destructed you in the most awesome manner. Just wanted to ask what the hell you meant by “real-life fiction,” as these words are pretty much an oxymoron.

      • Danakin

        Real-life fiction is a story that can take place in the real world, without flying-men, dragons, or starships.

        I appreciate you not jumping at my throat, but you can if you like, I can take it.

        I enjoy comic-book movies and the world needs both fantasy fiction and real-life fiction.

        My point is that comic book stories are fantasies and they should be limited in discussions because they serve no higher purpose for mankind.

        Thanks for reading :)

        • bfg666

          “My point is that comic book stories are fantasies and they should be limited in discussions because they serve no higher purpose for mankind.”

          That’s where you’re wrong. The best fantasy stories are usually vessels for social/political commentary on the real world. Well OK, maybe not that many superhero books do achieve that but you get my point.

          Also, there’s more to comic books than guys in flashy tights flying around. As with any medium, you can find all kinds of stories, from the most over-the-top stuff to realistic dramas to comedy to adventure to horror to…

      • Danakin

        bfg666 are you The Devil?

        You have 666 in your name, use the term ‘destructed’ and have the word ‘hell’ in your post.

        Just curious, because is the devil is evil and a plague of this world.

        I hope you are not evil.

        So why 666 on a comic-book sight?

        Seems a little villainous don’t you think?

        :) Write back

        • bfg666

          This name is a reference to the classic Doom videogame from 20 years ago, in which you blast all kinds of monsters from Hell. It’s the name I use in all my online wanderings and I don’t see why I should use another one for a comic book site. I’m just a nerd. I don’t believe in all this religious mumbo-jumbo anyway. The word “destructed” was of course intended as metaphorical.

    • oxman212

      Woah settle down, Spielberg.

      You know many, MANY adults grew up reading these characters’ comics? I fail to see how they’re not suitable for adults.

      Look, if you don’t want to see them, don’t see them.
      Just make some arty silent film, and go be a little film elitist away from everyone else.

    • Melwing

      One of the best things about reaching true maturity is the realization that you can enjoy *anything*, regardless of the “target audience”.

    • robert

      Yeah discussions about politics. That has always led to great minds., Er…at least minds that think they have all the answers.

    • Riley

      You’re a dick. If you think these movies are only for children, then 1. Why do they curse in the movies? 2. They have lots of inappropriate scenes in the iron man movies. 3. They drink and smoke in these movies. If you think it’s only for children, you’re a dumbass.

  • GaryDay

    Hello troll, if you’re fishing I’ll bite.

    Let me pick apart your metaphorical ego stroking.

    Do you know what a loaded statement means. It’s a statement that is dripping with opinion. For example

    “It amazes me to see how many adults are involved in anticipating films that are for children, films that never go beyond general entertainment.”

    I’ll start out by asking the question, when has any of the comic book characters been directed solely at children? Please educate me on this bit of fact that I might have missed along the way. Story telling has been around since the beginning of mankind. If what you were saying is true in regards to general entertainment, well I’d like to see you produce something outside of a documentary, biography, or autobiography.

    Your next statement is dripping with depression.

    “How could you be surprised when watching a comic-book movie when you already know the main character will be alive at the end?”

    Do you want to see death? Do you want to have people dying to prove a point? or do you want to have despair instead of hope that things can be good in the end? I don’t know about you but I prefer happy endings to some of the filth directors have created over the last decade.

    Your next statement is completely lacking of fact, and is single sided.

    “I know comic-book movies create small talk, waste time, and give you all something to do, but try reading a book or engaging in a discussion about politics or philosophy for a change.

    Who’s to say that we don’t read non-fiction books, discuss philosophy, and waste time talking about politics (notice how I added that whole waste time aspect in there? Mostly because, unless you’re actually in politics you can do only a little or not a damn thing about it).

    Here’s my second favorite holier then thou statement you made.

    “I fear that constant involvement in these juvenile movies is weakening your minds because these comic-book movies can never symbolize the social and psychological ideas that real-life fiction has to offer.”

    Do you like cars? Motorcycles? Computers? Sewing? Cooking? Origami? Boating? Football? Or any other activity known to man? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean you have to rip into other people that do. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean everyone else should hate it. Just because you don’t find enjoyment out of it shouldn’t compel you to twist others into disliking it also. The simple answer is this. If you don’t like it do something else. If an older person finds enjoyment out of something that isn’t destructive to themselves or others, why not let them do it. Do you endorse drinking? Smoking? Gambling? Fornicating? Or senseless violence? Maybe. In truth I don’t know you, just as you don’t truly know me, or anyone else that you’re snidely pointing accusations at.

    This is my favorite (AKA pathetic) statement of them all.

    “My apologies if any of these posts are from individuals who are age 17 and under. For anyone older, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.”

    Ashamed? I’m proud to watch super hero movies. I’m glad to take my friends, family, and anyone that will go with me to a super hero movie. Why? Because I like them. Because they show good verses evil. Because it’s entertaining, and takes my mind off the crap that I have to (and most likely everyone else has to) go through each day. So if anything you need to take a really good look at your last statement.

    “And you are not men, but children.”

    A child points blame. If you were an adult you would have stated your whole claim in a subjective manner instead of an accusatory one. You would have refrained from demeaning others with every statement you made, and instead had fact to back your statements up. In truth I’m writing this to try and help others in the future from making the same mistakes you made in your post. And please in the future refrain from posting stuff that is clearly a sign that you might need to look into help with depression.

    • Davel

      I agree with the above comment, but would also like to add, when I was 12 I started reading most of the comics Marvel had to offer, and the only film offerings of these characters on film, were a couple of Spiderman and Hulk films, a Dr Strange film and a Captain America film.
      All of which were produced with a low budget, poor acting (apart from Bill Bixby as David Banner) and special effects which were constrained and limited by technology at the time. So when the 1st X-men film came out, I had been waiting to see a good Marvel adapted film for 18 years, the wait was worth it, sometimes you find yourself being an adult, patiently waiting for your child hood imagination of your comic book heroes to come to screen the way you hoped they would.

      In a couple of years time with the right director, I would love to see the Secret Wars, but I fear the costs would be to high, as the cast budget alone would be too high with those involved with such a large ensemble cast.

      • Danakin

        Very good response.

        I am greatly impressed.

        Something reminding us of our childhood is what we must always carry, our innocence, and those memories are important to us so we will never forget who we are.

        I respect your insight.

    • Danakin

      Hello Fish,

      Let me start my response with a question.

      How could someone who has an ego be depressed?

      Seems impossible since they are polar opposites, and you clearly think that I am experiencing both.

      My advice, read your sentences for clarity before you post them.

      Ego is pride and love of oneself, when depression is rage and hatred of oneself turned inward.

      You seem angry in your writing, since you were compelled to defend your case with so many words. Perhaps your life is hard with your specific line of why you watch comic-book movies as an adult, which was to “take my mind off the crap that I have.”

      Instead of using predictable entertainment to take your mind off of your life, you should face the problems that you have instead of avoiding them temporarily.

      Like a real man does.

      Is that not what Spiderman and Superman would want you to do?

      What would have happened if Batman did not want to face the Joker, and just watched the Gotham News instead?

      Your childish anger and avoiding problems proves my theory correct.

      Please write back soon :)

      • UncleBird

        You sir are hopelessly disrespectful and should be ashamed of yourself for making such derogatory and judgemental comments towards people that you do not know. In what way do you have the right to look down on others for how they enjoy themselves…? To answer my own obviously rhetorical question, you do not have that right, therefore you should keep opinions such as these to yourself instead of vocalising them. Good day.

      • TheMan

        Ego is arrogance and ignorance topped with over confidence how is it the polar opposite to depression? If anything its paramount or at least part of the recipe towards future depression. Also about your comment that “marvel is for kids” errmmm no its not you obviously haven’t read the punisher or daredevil. Do you research before you construct a curriculum. Marvel rules! That is all.

      • wedible

        The most basic question of all: Why are you even here in the first place?! If you’re such an old-wise guy, why, then are you wasting you’re time here when you should be reading Philosophy or go to political conventions or watch CNN?! What you are doing is simply degrading yourself more than you degrading us.

        How about a proposition? You be the wise guy you are (and if you are so political or philosophical as you imply that you are, we wouldn’t even have such juvenile arguments over a comment section at a goddamn website) and we be the comic book lovers.

        Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, which means that you may not have seen how political or philosophical we are, but that doesn’t mean we are not. Which further means, we have other hobbies than just that.

    • Danakin

      Hey Fish, I wanted to add to this comment of yours.

      “I’m glad to take my friends, family, and anyone that will go with me to a super hero movie.”

      Really? Anyone who will go with you?

      Just go by yourself, don’t fear being seen in the theatre alone, it can be a quite a wonderful experience to self-relfect on what you like.

    • Simon Tankard-Lynch

      Troll Killer Strikes again! Atta boy Gary Day! Shame that little shit out of here. As I’m 42yo, and still would bite a persons ankle off if it were to speed up the line to go in and Watch a Marvel movie, be it cartoon or real life actors. My kids love Superheroes, mostly due to my fascination with them. I grew up watching Justice League of America. And am quite happy seeing them continue these ‘Escapes from Reality’ type entertainment, for our future kiddy generations! There’s way too much Reality we must deal with each and every day, so why not use Escapism a little, even if it’s just for a short holiday from life. It recharges us, whilst we can appreciate the writing from another fellow humans creative mind!
      As for Trolly, I think you just need to concentrate on Appreciating the fact that they ARE making more movies. Seems you have a little knowledge about what’s in the pipe lines, and I’d guess that pisses you off, as you seem to look like you’re carrying on as if they Ripped you off! Never mind matey, SOMEBODY loves ya still. Least of all Gary Day. Rofl.

      • Simon Tankard-Lynch

        I found the Troll Killing statements Mind expanding, if not, vocabulary expanding (for me) LoL. With the other comments added by others, well. Nice reading considering I saw a post about 7 movies, phase 3 blah blah, via Facebook I think. Dunno really now, as been reading with a smile bigger than a Cheshire cats for last 10-15 minutes! WD all! WD! LoL

        • Simon Tankard-Lynch

          TBH, just happy Disney has STAR WARS now, stoked about the news of continued story lines! Live on Imagination!!!

  • X-Fan

    Hulk solo, Inhumans, Ant man, Black Panther, Cap 3, Thor 3, Please no Dr Strange but yes they will and they will replace one of the others I want for Gaurdians of the Galaxy 2. I really want Hulk and Inhumans.

  • Rodrigo Nascimento

    Howard Duck 2 !!!!!!!
    the definitive marvel movie! :)

  • Sumit Dutta

    This is my pick for phase 3:

    Ant-Man (2015)

    Dr Strange (2016)

    Thor 3 (2016)

    Black Panther (2017)

    Inhumans / Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (2017)

    Avengers 3 (2018)

    explained here: http://sumitdutta.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/marvel-phase-3-movie-line-up-thor-luke-cage-shield-inhumans-antman-guardians-galaxy-black-panther-dr-strange-punisher-daredevil/

  • Mentallect

    Thanos leads the way.

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