Most of the time after you come out of a Marvel movie, you’re probably satisfied – but also eager to check out whatever is next… Particularly after any post-credits teases. But that casual interest is most likely a burning need after seeing Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, there’s probably only one question on your mind: “When does Avengers 4 come out?”
***Spoilers for Infinity War past this point***
It’s a good question, and we’ve got some good answers. So you can spend time debating who would win in a fight when it comes down to Captain Marvel vs Thanos. Or, you can use our handy guide to what’s next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
When does Avengers 4 come out?
Right now, the untitled Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019. That’s a little over a year away, which is probably too long if you’re freaking out about how they’re going to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin). The good news is that Infinity War was originally supposed to open a week from now in the United States, but was moved up to match the international release. So perhaps the sequel will get the same treatment?
In addition, the May 3 date was announced years ago. It’s possible they might want to give A4 a wide berth from the April 12 opening of another Robert Downey, Jr. vehicle, The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle. But also that could move. Also maybe they don’t care.
Point being, if you ask “When is the next Avengers movie coming out?” right now the answer is, “Avengers 4 comes out May 3.” But that’s subject to change.
Why is Avengers 4 untitled?
To avoid spoilers! Originally the movies were titled Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. Over time, Marvel has said that they realized they were two different movies, so wanted to give them two different titles. Directors The Russo Brothers have also said that they left Avengers 4 untitled because the real title is a spoiler for the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
So look forward to Avengers: Wipe That Smile Off Your Face, Thanos coming to theaters everywhere next year!
I’ll throw another reason out there. The Harry Potter and Twilight series both split their final entries into two parts. All of them did great at the box office, but the Part 1s were slightly hampered by the fact that they weren’t the “real” conclusion. Disney has been selling Infinity War as the end of the line for the MCU, which would be slightly muddled if this was only Part 1. It would also limit the box office potential (though I think the secret is out, guys).
When does Guardians of the Galaxy 3 come out?
Oh, you mean “Nebula and Rocket Adventures,” since everyone else died? JK you guys they’ll be fine. Particularly since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is already on the schedule for 2020. James Gunn is confirmed to be writing and directing the movie, and has called it the conclusion of his trilogy. It would be a weird conclusion if most of the characters were a pile of dust, or dead in the bottom of a canyon. Just saying.
Who is Captain Marvel?
She’s the lady who is gonna save everyone from Thanos, y’all (even if our post pitting Captain Marvel vs Thanos says otherwise). Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, a fighter pilot who gains powers thanks to the alien Kree. The movie is set in the 1990s, and also features Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, hence him paging her in that Infinity War post-credits sequence.
She’s got flight, super-strength, and is able to shoot concussive blasts out of her hands. She’s also brash and smart, with a lot of heart, and arguably Marvel’s most popular and powerful female character.
The movie comes out March 8, 2019, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and written by (*deep breath*) Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
She’ll then show up again in Avengers: Some Assembly Required.
What about other upcoming Marvel movies?
Did you know there’s another Marvel movie coming out in a little over two months? It’s true! Ant-Man and the Wasp will hit July 6, 2018 and takes place before and during Infinity War.
Then an untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. It’ll follow Peter Parker’s adventures as a dust cloud. Too soon? Too soon.
Oh, and Disney has nine additional dates scheduled for as of yet untitled Marvel movies: May 1, July 31 and November 6 in 2020; May 7, July 30, and November 5 in 2021; and February 18, May 6 and July 29 in 2022.
Marvel is pretending they’re concentrating on the end of this phase of the MCU, but the chances they’re not actually roughly planned out far beyond that are close to zero. What we’ll see, though, probably depends heavily on how Avengers 4 shakes out…
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