While the upcoming release dates for Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 and Phase 3 films were announced earlier this year, many fans had hoped that a list of titles to go along with those dates would be announced at one of the many Marvel panels at Comic-Con International.
Alas, the teasing and speculation will continue for a while longer.
What we do know is that The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for May 1, 2015, Ant-Man will land on July 17, 2015, and Captain America 3 will be out on May 6, 2016.
A bit of good news came out: James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Tweeted that he would indeed be directing Guardians 2, and that everyone should go see the first one.
Yes, I’m writing and directing the sequel to #GuardiansoftheGalaxy for theaters July 28 2017. But first go see the first one out next week!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 27, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1.
The remaining unnamed release dates are: July 8, 2016, May 5, 2017, Nov. 3, 2017, May 4, 2018, July 6, 2018, Nov. 2, 2018 and May 3, 2019, with fan speculation running high that Doctor Strange would be second slot in either 2016 or 2017.
There was also an epic teaser for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which included a scene with the team relaxing and playing a game to see if anyone could pick up Mjolnir (Cap almost did), a battle between a giant Iron Man armor and Hulk, and the clip ended ominously with Iron Man waking up amongst his scattered and downed teammates, on what appeared to be a floating asteroid in space… and Captain America’s shield is split.
Josh Brolin made his first appearance as Thanos, wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, and James Spader is Ultron. Paul Rudd was introduced as Ant-Man (not as Hank Pym) along with the rest of the cast of the Ant-Man movie.