Making room for the Ant-Man sequel.
Marvel has moved one title back and two forward in a recent shuffle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) phase three.
In a move that surprised a few fans, particularly the female ones, Marvel decided to postpone Captain Marvel by four months to focus on the release of the Ant-Man sequel titled ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘.
It’s the second time the female superhero movie has been pushed back.
According to Marvel, the change was made after the first Ant-Man movie proved popular amongst fans, even topping Captain America: The First Avenger in the box office.
As well as giving MCU followers a second dose of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, GDU thinks it will also give the production team extra time to find the right actress to play the female hero.
Captain Marvel will now be released in March 2019 – eight months after its original premiere date – and Ant-Man and the Wasp will be out on 6 July 2018.
Black Panther will now be released on 16 February 2018 – up from July 2018.
In the meantime, fans will still be able to get a glimpse of the character in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Finally, Marvel has added three more movies to phase three, although it hasn’t revealed titles or which superheroes will be involved. The premiere dates for the untitled projects are 1 May 2020, 10 July 2020 and 6 November 2020. Perhaps a third Guardians of the Galaxy?
The new MCU timeline is:
2016: Captain America: Civil War
2016: Doctor Strange
2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2017: Thor: Ragnarok
2018: Black Panther
2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
2018: Ant-Man and the Wasp
2019: Captain Marvel
2019: Avengers: Infinity War Part II
Which movie are you most excited to see?