Marvel Cinematic Universe Release Calendar

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Marvel can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. 

Excelsior! 

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Doctor Strange

November 4, 2016
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton 

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Iron Man and Captain America have squared off in a battle for Bucky's heart. The Avengers are in shambles. Spider-Man is in the MCU. Between all of that and all of the competition shooting itself in the foot, Marvel has had a pretty fantastic 2016. So let's go out with a bang - Benedict Cumberbatch talking about chakras in a gruff American accent. 

Stephen Strange is an amazing surgeon who permanently damages his hands in a gruesome car wreck. 
He searches the world for a cure, leading him to be trained in magic by Tilda Swinton. I don't know anything about the lore of Doctor Strange so I'm just going to go into the movie assuming he's a live action version of Dr. Orpheus from The Venture Bros. and that he's going to travel through dimensions and cast spells on Mads Mikkelsen.  


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
May 5, 2017
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell

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The gang is back. Far away from rampant AI, United Nations treaties, and Elizabeth Olsen's accent, Peter Quill and gang are on a mission to discover the truth about his dad. Or something. I don't know, they're still being vague but Kurt Russell is most likely going to be his pop pop so I really don't care what the plot is. The entire movie could be him and Michael Rooker berating Chris Pratt for 2 hours and I'll see it 12 times.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
July 7, 2017
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton.

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Oh my sweet Jesus Christ Spider-Man is in the MCU. After stealing the show in Civil War, Tom Holland will star in Sony's newest attempt to not fuck this franchise up. Thankfully it's not an origin story: no radioactive spider, no Uncle Ben, unfortunately no Bonesaw. It's Peter Parker - with suit and powers - balancing high school, being a hero, and a billionaire with metal suits trying to bang his aunt. No plot details yet, but Michael Keaton potentially being Vulture is the first step towards getting the Kraven movie I so desperately want. 

Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban

Jeff Goldblum Thor Ragnarok


I thought after being burned twice by Thor solo films that there was nothing Marvel could do to get me excited for another one, yet here we are. Let's see, we've got the director of What We Do In The Shadows, a possible Planet Hulk subplot, and Jeff Goldblum as an Elder of the Universe. Chris Hemsworth you big beautiful bounty of biceps, I'll follow you to the ends of Asgard. 

In a cruel twist of irony, the one movie in the trilogy that teases murdering absolutely everyone is the one that Natatlie Portman's garbage character isn't in. 

Black Panther
February 16, 2018
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, probably Andy Serkis

Black Panther Statue


I am absurdly excited for a movie that is nowhere near ready to begin filming. Chadwick Boseman was amazing in Civil War and Creed was absolutely fantastic. I mean, not fantastic enough for anyone a shade darker than Sly Stallone to get recognized for it, but still pretty good. Creed writer/director Ryan Coogler brings titular star Michael B. Jordan along with him, freeing him from the dumpster prison that is Fantastic Four. 

I don't know a single thing about the plot, but there's a pretty good chance it's going to involve Andy Serkis getting his ass beat something fierce. With this director and this cast it will be hard to mess it up and I have full faith i-guys I don't want to point out the elephant in the room but seriously, do you think that giant panther statue will come to life? 

Avengers: Infinity War
May 4, 2018
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Literally everyone

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The closer we get to this, the more nervous I get. A decade of movies culminating in all of your favorite heroes and also Hawkeye fighting purple Josh Brolin and his magic glove? This could either be the most impressive undertaking in cinematic history or a wet hot shower fart filmed entirely with IMAX cameras. 

If anyone can do justice with the burden that's been put on the director's shoulders, it's the Russo brothers. I will follow them (and Bucky) to the far reaches of the cosmos. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp
July 6, 2018
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas

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Everyone’s coming back. Also the Wasp is there too. That’s it, see you in 2 years.

Marvel had such a...storied production history with the first Ant-Man and by the grace of God they managed to pull a good movie out of the ashes. What do they do with the sequel? Oh just put it right after the first Infinity War movie. Let's go ahead and spit right in the face of God. 

I'm Peyton Fucking Reed. I didn't just direct Bring It On - I live it. Every single day. Strike me down, I dare you. 


Captain Marvel
March 8, 2019
Director: TBA

Starring: Brie Larson

Brie Larson Rafi The League


Sure seems kind of late in the game to introduce the most powerful character Marvel Studios owns the rights to, but what do I know. I'm not the one making billions of dollars. I'm not as excited for the movie as much as the idea of Brie Larson essentially being the Superman of this universe. Moreso, the crushing realization for sweaty dudes worldwide that a tiny blonde girl could murder their favorite heroes with her bare hands. There could be a bit of backlash at first, but as long as she doesn't fight any ghosts it should be alright. 

Untitled Avengers 4
May 3, 2019
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Everyone who didn’t die in Part 1

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I don’t even know what I’ll do with myself when it’s all over. Where do I go from here? What’s the point of even living anymore? How can you call this living? I guess I'll just walk back into the sea an-wait what's that? There's already 3 movies slated for 2020. 

The first 3 phases of the MCU will come to a close as the camera slowly zooms out from the carnage, pulling far back into the sky, into space, into the vast cosmos, into nothingness. It's revealed that all of it took place in Stan Lee's snowglobe, a snowglobe he promptly breaks over Jack Kirby's head when he asks to read over the fine print of the contract he just signed. 


Untitled Spider-Man sequel 
July 5, 2019
Director: TBA
Starring: TBA




The only things we know are that it takes place in Peter Parker’s junior year of high school and that Sony will probably get ahead of themselves and fuck everything up. Again. 

Guardians of the Galaxy 3
No release date has been announced, but considering they've probably made a billion dollars just off Baby Groot merchandise I'm sure this can't be far off


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The Inhumans movie will never happen. The second Marvel reaches a deal with FOX to use the X-Men they will pretend none of this ever happened. This will be easy because nobody watches Agents of Shield.

The Animated Spider-Man Movie isn't part of the MCU. This means Sony is free to do whatever it wants, like putting Paul Giamatti in a Rhino suit or having Peter Parker's dad hide files in a secret subway station. 


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  1. Guardians 3 is also greenlit & expected sometime shortly after the untitled 4th Avengers.

    On the TV side...
    ABC: "Damage Control" is still allegedly going to happen; they have a "put pilot", which means ABC has to pay Marvel a penalty fee if they don't air it, but we know literally nothing else. "Agents of SHIELD" just started its 4th season, & they have Ghost Rider now, & LMDs, & the Patriot, & Quake, & Inhumans, & sly jabs at the network cancelling "Agent Carter", & it's all wonderful. "Most Wanted" is dead; the pilot was not picked up.
    Netflix: "Luke Cage" premiered yesterday (I don't know when this list was written). Both "Iron Fist" & "The Defenders" are due out in 2017. "The Punisher", season 2 of "Jessica Jones", & season 3 of "Daredevil" are all officially greenlit, but won't begin filming until "The Defenders" is done.
    Other: "Cloak & Dagger" is greenlit to air on Freeform, supposedly in 2017. There are also rumors of a "Runaways" series on Hulu (but considering Disney's contract with Netflix, I doubt it) & a "New Warriors" series that may involve Squirrel Girl.

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    1. Not gonna lie, I was just gonna ignore the Netflix/TV stuff but you have shown me up and made me look like a fool. I'll include them in the next big update I do.

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    2. Yikes! I didn't mean to show you up; I'm sorry!

      ...I actually got some new info, too:
      "Cloak & Dagger" is officially set for a winter 2018 debut.
      "The Inhumans" is officially greenlit *as a TV series* to debut on ABC next season, though the first 2 episodes will be shown in IMAX theaters as well.

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    3. More TV updates...

      Freeform: "New Warriors" has been picked up as a comedy starring Squirrel Girl.
      Cloak & Dagger is filming.

      ABC: "Inhumans" is filming.
      "Damage Control" has been reclassified on IMDb as a TV-movie instead of a series, so they're probably just gonna air the pilot as a one-time special (a la "Mockingbird Lane"). There are rumors that it may be integrated into 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', though.
      "Agents" has just started its last arc of the season; no word yet about renewal.

      Netflix: "The Defenders" is coming out August 8th, & "The Punisher" might be out around Christmas.
      Season 2 of "Jessica Jones" & season 3 of "Daredevil" are filming; they will be out in 2018.
      "Luke Cage" has been confirmed for a 2nd season, but the underwhelming "Iron Fist" has not (at least, not yet).

      Hulu: "Runaways" is filming.

      As for Spider-Man: I'm pretty sure Feige still has the reins on Homecoming 2. What I'm more concerned about is the Venom movie that Sony is talking up lately.

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    4. Further updates.....

      Movies:
      --"Ant-Man & the Wasp" will feature Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster & Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
      --"Captain Marvel" will be set in the 1990s, feature Nick Fury pre-eyepatch, & pit Carol against the Skrulls.
      --"Doctor Strange 2" is greenlit, with pre-production waiting until Derrickson finishes another project.

      ABC:
      --The first 2 episodes of "Inhumans" will screen in IMAX theaters on September 1st. Longer cuts of those episodes will then air on TV on September 29th, with the remaining 6 episodes in the following weeks. It took 3 trailers, but Medusa's hair finally doesn't look crappy.
      --"Agents of SHIELD" is renewed for a 5th season, which will begin in January. They'll have a full episode count with no midseason hiatuses at all, but they're also moving to Fridays (in the same timeslot that "Inhumans" will have vacated).

      Netflix:
      --"Defenders" is out August 18th, not the 8th; I goofed up before.
      --"Iron Fist" somehow got renewed for a 2nd season; fortunately, that can't possibly be out until 2019, after all 3 of its predecessors get new seasons.
      --"Punisher" is rumored to be out this November, which will make that a VERY busy month for Marvel, not only because of "Ragnarok"....

      Hulu:
      --...but also because "Runaways" is set for a November 21st release date.

      Freeform:
      "New Warriors" announced its cast; the standout is comedian Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl.

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    5. More TV updates, because the movies are just treading water right now until 'Ragnarok' comes out:

      ABC:
      --"Inhumans" is mediocre-at-best, Scott Buck should never run a show again, and thank goodness we only have 5 episodes left of this thing.
      --Season 5 of "Agents of SHIELD" has been bumped up to a December 1st premiere (probably to wash the taste of "Inhumans" out of our mouths faster), so there will probably be a Christmas hiatus now.
      --There are still rumors of John Ridley making a Marvel show for ABC, and of the network ordering something "similar to Jessica Jones", but no other info on that front for a very long time.

      Netflix:
      --"The Punisher" has likely been delayed in the interest of good taste after the Las Vegas shooting; although no release date was ever confirmed, the show's NYCC panel this weekend was cancelled, & a rumored release date of 10/13 could've been postponed as well.
      --An early teaser is out for season 3 of "Daredevil", but it doesn't tell us anything new.

      Hulu:
      --"Runaways" showed its first episode at NYCC; reactions have been very positive. The trailer has finally been officially released, too.

      Freeform:
      --"Cloak & Dagger" was supposedly previewed at NYCC too, but there's nothing to show for it so far.

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    6. More updates....

      Movies:
      --'Black Panther' has a new trailer.
      --'Infinity War' is waiting for just the right moment to drop a trailer, & it won't be the SDCC footage.
      --'Ant-Man & the Wasp' has completed filming.
      --'Captain Marvel' has cast Jude Law as a "mentor character" that hasn't been named but is obviously Mar-Vell. The movie is set to begin filming very soon.
      --Avengers 4 is filming. Feige says this will probably be the last huge MCU crossover movie, since the logistics of scheduling that many lead actors on set at the same time are a nightmare.

      ABC:
      --Season 5 of "SHIELD" premieres this Friday, and Marvel put the first 17 minutes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDBwsMIXlMk
      --Holy hell was "Inhumans" a disaster! Hopefully that puts both Scott Buck AND Ike Perlmutter in the doghouse as far as creative control.

      Netflix:
      --"The Punisher" was really good. It got mixed reviews, mostly due to the sensitivity of the subject matter (gun violence, mental health, veterans' affairs, computer hacking, police overreach, et cet).
      --Season 3 of "Daredevil" is filming.
      --The 2nd seasons of "Jessica Jones" & "Luke Cage" are both done filming.

      Hulu:
      --The first 3 episodes of "Runaways" are out, the rest will go up once per week until mid-January. I'll wait a little longer so I can watch the whole thing during a Hulu free trial.

      Freeform:
      --The channel likes the 1st season of "Cloak & Dagger" so much, they've reportedly already ordered a 2nd season, despite the 1st not even having a premiere date yet.
      --The pilot for "New Warriors" reportedly tested through the roof, but Freeform couldn't fit it on their fall 2018 schedule, so Marvel is now shopping it around to other venues.

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    7. It's been an interesting couple months.

      Movies:
      --'Avengers 4' has finished filming.
      --'Captain Marvel' is in production.
      --A screenwriter has been hired for a 'Black Widow' solo movie, so it actually might happen.
      --Disney has bought Fox's film/TV division. Kevin Feige is openly squeeing about getting to use the X-Men license (it's currently unknown whether Marvel will bring them into the MCU or let the already-thriving X-film series continue as a separate continuity), & fans are openly squeeing about the implications of the Fantastic Four license (a FF movie that doesn't suck for once, the introduction of Doom/Galactus/Kang/et cet as reusable MCU villains, & so on).
      --It's been rumored that Tom Holland will cameo in 'Venom', which would be exactly the kind of continuity nightmare that Marvel Studios wants to avoid; plus, it would require an extension of Holland's contract, since Sony technically only has him signed up for the 2 'Homecoming' sequels at this point.

      ABC:
      --The network claims to have *no* pilots in play for next season. This potentially means the death of the "Damage Control" series, as well as the rumored John Ridley MCU project. It also increases the odds of "Agents of SHIELD" getting a 6th season, since they'd have nothing to replace it with.

      Netflix:
      --Season 2 of "Jessica Jones" is coming out March 8th. Yes, that's a Thursday.
      --We should still expect both "Daredevil" season 3 *and* "Luke Cage" season 2 this year.
      --"Iron Fist" season 2 and "Punisher" season 2 are both greenlit, probably due out in 2019.

      Hulu:
      --"Runaways" got renewed, so maybe they'll actually be able to continue the story past issue #3 now.

      Freeform:
      --"Cloak & Dagger" officially has a premiere date of June 7th. Production on the 2nd season will probably already be under way by then.

      Other:
      --Still no word on a home for "New Warriors" yet, but the cast is still being retained as of a few days ago. Most likely choices at this point are either ABC (to fill any holes in their fall schedule) or Hulu (to work alongside "Runaways" for the teen market).

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    8. Another interesting couple months.

      Movies:
      --So, I hear this Black Panther movie might be catching on. ;)
      --The US release date of Infinity War was moved up a week to match the international release date, April 27th. This move was likely done to combat spoilers & piracy in that limbo week, as well as to give more breathing room to the Avengers' corporate brethren Deadpool & Han Solo.
      --Black Panther 2 is officially greenlit. Feige also expressed interest in numerous spinoffs about various past kings of Wakanda, but that sounds like overkill.
      --Marvel Studios went ahead & announce released dates in 2020, 2021, & 2022 already, but said nothing about which movies will release *on* those dates. That said, we can expect Guardians 3, Spidey 3, Dr. Strange 2, and Black Panther 2 in some of those dates since those films are already confirmed to happen. Other likely entries include Ant-Man 3, Black Panther 3, Dr. Strange 3, Black Widow, Avengers 5, and Captain Marvel 2 & 3. Maybe also Fantastic Four. Possibly X-Men, depending on how well/badly the next few X-films (DP2, Dark Phoenix, New Mutants) do.

      ABC:
      --"Agents of SHIELD" recently had its 100th episode! No further hiatuses are currently planned for the rest of the season, but now that the show is on Fridays, they'll probably take a week off when Infinity War opens.

      Netflix:
      --"Jessica Jones" S2 came out about 2 weeks ago.
      --"Luke Cage" S2 is now scheduled for June 22nd (a Friday, so it won't interfere with "Cloak & Dagger" on Thursday).
      --"Daredevil" S2 is still confirmed for this year, so it'll probably be out in the fall.
      --Disney officially confirmed that the Marvel Netflix shows will NOT be cancelled or pulled when Disney's own streaming service launches, but they will also not be premiering any *new* shows on Netflix.

      Freeform:
      --We've had a couple solid "Cloak & Dagger" trailers.

      Other:
      --The "New Warriors" cast is STILL being retained, but we STILL have no other news.

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    9. Well. It seems Blogger has suddenly decided not only to stop supporting Livejournal logins, but to erase the identity on every past post made that way.
      I'm "elhombredejota", now commenting through my YouTube login instead. Anyway, here's more updates....

      Movies:
      --'Captain Marvel' is filming.
      --'Spidey 2: Subtitle TBA' begins filming in July.
      --'GotG vol 3' begins filming in January.
      --Marvel Studios has hired writers for an 'Eternals' screenplay.
      --Feige & the Russos claim they're not gonna say any more about movie plans until 2019, but that's ridiculous, because 'Captain Marvel' will have to have a trailer out by the end of this year, & they're surely going to announce the full title of 'Avengers 4' by then.

      Netflix:
      --"Iron Fist" S2 has finished filming. Scott Buck got super-fired, so it might be good.
      --"The Punisher" S2 is currently filming.
      --"Jessica Jones" got renewed for a 3rd season.

      Other:
      --"Agents of SHIELD" (ABC) has actually been renewed for a 6th season; however, it will have a reduced episode order (13) & not air until spring/summer 2019, premiering some time after 'Avengers 4' opens. This will almost certainly be the final season.
      --"Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform) is getting excellent reviews ahead of Thursday's premiere.
      --Season 2 of "Runaways" (Hulu) is filming.
      --The "New Warriors" cast, on the heels of a very persuasive Forbes article, is campaigning to take the timeslot on ABC which was just left vacant by the sudden cancellation of "Roseanne."

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    11. Here we are, another couple months later, with more news....

      Movies:
      --'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is filming. Also, that's its title.
      --'Doctor Strange 2' is supposed to begin filming next year.
      --James Gunn has been fired because Alan Horn is a coward who appeases Nazis; the fate of 'GotG v3' is now uncertain as Marvel Studios searches for a new director.
      --A director has been hired for 'Black Widow'.

      Netflix:
      --"Iron Fist" S2 comes out September 7th.
      --"Daredevil" S3 is still due out this year, likely in November.
      --"Punisher" S2 is done filming, & "Jessica Jones" S3 is in production (with Krysten Ritter directing an episode).

      TV:
      --"Agents of SHIELD" S6 (ABC) is now officially slotted in for a July 2019 premiere. They've already begun filming, with Clark Gregg directing the season premiere. Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV, announced that this will be the first of the shows to be set after 'Infinity War'/'Avengers 4'.
      --"Runaways" S2 (Hulu) comes out December 21st.
      --"Cloak & Dagger" S1 (Freeform) got some of the best ratings in its channel's history, & the cast/crew of both this show & "Runaways" are teasing a crossover. S2 is set for a Spring 2019 premiere, but that could be any time from late March to mid June.
      --Milana Vayntrub & Jeremy Tardy, the Squirrel Girl & Night Thrasher of "New Warriors", are teasing good news on the horizon for the show.

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    12. Much has occurred in the past couple months.

      Movies:
      --We have a trailer & poster & synopsis for 'Captain Marvel'.
      --A writer & director have been hired for 'The Eternals'.
      --Marvel Studios is keeping James Gunn's script for GotG v3, & the cast is still under contract for the film; the crew has been temporarily released to work on other projects while the director search continues, however.

      TV:
      --"Daredevil" S3 came out on October 19th.
      --"Iron Fist" S2 was actually good. The show is cancelled.
      --"Luke Cage" is also cancelled. Rumors are abounding about a "Heroes for Hire" or "Daughters of the Dragon" crossover to resolve the dangling plot threads of each of the two cancelled series.
      --"Punisher" S2 & "Jessica Jones" S3 are still set to release next year.
      --"Cloak & Dagger" S2 is filming.

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