LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: A general view of the atmposphere at Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

It was a special day inside the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA today. Marvel Studios staged an event, a party really, for the press and its loyal fans who subscribe to the Marvel Unlimited Plus application. With big names in the house, President of Production Kevin Feige took the stage to unveil all the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Here is Marvel’s full release schedule from now through May 3, 2019.

  • 5/1/15–     Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 7/17/15–   Ant-Man
  • 5/6/16–    Captain America: Civil War
  • 11/4/16–  Doctor Strange
  • 5/5/17–    Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (previously 7/28/17)
  • 7/28/17–  Thor: Ragnarok
  • 11/3/17–   Black Panther
  • 5/4/18–    Avengers: Infinity War Part I
  • 7/6/18–    Captain Marvel
  • 11/2/18–   Inhumans
  • 5/3/19–    Avengers: Infinity War Part II
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Fans inside the El Capitan went increasingly insane at each new movie announcement and rightfully so. Rather than rest on its laurels, Marvel is pushing full steam ahead with five brand new properties in the next four years- the currently filming Ant-Man, the long rumored Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Inhumans.

There will be more characters for audiences to fall in love with than ever before, including Captain Marvel which will star the Carol Danvers iteration of the character and serve as the studio’s first female led film.

Black Panther will star Chadwick Boseman (42Get on Up) in the title role, a.k.a. T’Challa, who might actually appear first in Avengers: Age of Ultron if you pay close attention to that trailer. Boseman received a very warm welcome when he took the stage for his casting announcement. Inhumans will expand the cosmic side of the MCU that was introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year.

The MCU veterans are going to be put through the paces in Phase 3. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) will do battle in Captain America: Civil War. Both actors were on hand for a quick shoving match to warm up for their eventual brawl. Feige described Thor: Ragnarok as a reinvention of The God of Thunder, reminding the crowd that the subtitle means “the end of all things.” Guardians of the Galaxy will return sooner than expected to lead the way for Marvel in May 2017 instead of the previously announced July 28 date.

The MCU veterans are going to be put through the paces in Phase 3. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) will do battle in Captain America: Civil War. Both actors were on hand for a quick shoving match to warm up for their eventual brawl. Feige described Thor: Ragnarok as a reinvention of The God of Thunder, reminding the crowd that the subtitle means “the end of all things.” Guardians of the Galaxy will return sooner than expected to lead the way for Marvel in May 2017 instead of the previously announced July 28 date.

All of these films, along with their predecessors, will culminate in Avengers: Infinity War Part I & Part II in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively. This two-part Avengers story will feature Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (and probably the GOTG) battling Thanos. The Mad Titan was shown wielding the famed Infinity Gauntlet to give the announcement an epic dose of “oomph.”

My head is still spinning from all of this news and I’m still seeing stars based on how many there were inside the El Capitan. In addition to Feige, Evans, Downey, Jr., and Boseman, Marvel Co-President Louis D’Esposito was seated in the audience along with directors Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), and Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange).

Marvel knows how to make awesome superhero movies, as demonstrated by a very poignant Avengers: Age of Ultron scene that was shown, and they certainly know how to throw a party and present their upcoming slate to audiences. It was an event worthy of Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, only better. How lucky we are to know that this party will keep rocking all the way through 2019, and beyond.

Check out official logos for the new films, a stunning piece of Black Panther concept art, and a press release from Marvel Studios below.

MARVEL STUDIOS UNVEILS PHASE 3 OF MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.

The announced films are as follows:

  • 5/1/15–     AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
  • 7/17/15–   ANT-MAN
  • 5/6/16–     CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
  • 11/4/16–   DOCTOR STRANGE
  • 5/5/17–     GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
  • 7/28/17–   THOR: RAGNAROK
  • 11/3/17–   BLACK PANTHER
  • 5/4/18–     AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
  • 7/6/18–     CAPTAIN MARVEL
  • 11/2/18–   INHUMANS
  • 5/3/19–     AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.

For full coverage of today’s event, visit marvel.com.