New year, new films, and after the MCU practically dominated 2017 with three big releases, it looks as though they are set to do it again. Here’s every Marvel movie release coming this year, from Marvel Studios, Sony and Fox…
Black Panther – February 16th
After making a big impression in Civil War, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is back in a leading role. Following the Black Panther in his homeland after the death of his father, the story sees T’Challa step into his father’s shoes as King of Wakanda.
New Mutants – April 13th
This horror follows five mutants who are held in a secret facility against their will, including Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams) and Cannonball (Charlie Heaton). Writer/director Josh Boone and fellow writer and friend Knate Lee are both huge fans of the comicbook series, and hope to offer a darker side of the story.
Avengers: Infinity War – May 4th
One of Marvel’s most highly-anticipated films to date, Avengers: Infinity War brings the cinematic universe’s Phase 1 to a close, as it unites the Avengers, Guardians, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Spider-Man to face the Mad Titan, Thanos. As ever, the studio are remaining tight-lipped about the film’s plot, but it’s safe to say, we’ll be facing shock twists and deaths of some high-profile characters.
Deadpool 2 – June 1st
The Merc with the mouth is back in the sequel to Ryan Reynolds’ highly successful Deadpool. Joining Wade Wilson in this film will be Josh Brolin’s Cable, and Zazie Beetz’s Domino, firmly establishing the upcoming X-Force franchise. And while we’ve had no official title or plot details, we’ve certainly had a few bizarre teasers.
Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6th
The Ant-Man sequel hasn’t generated nearly as much buzz as the other two Marvel Studios films coming this year, despite the addition of A-Listers Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. But ignore the film at your own risk, as Evangeline Lilly (who is playing Wasp) has hinted that the quantum realm will play a big part in the story, and in the MCU going forward.
Venom – October 5th
While Spider-Man himself is in the MCU now, Sony are moving ahead with their own series, based on the web-slingers antagonists. This Tom Hardy-starrer is first up to the bat, and while we don’t know anything about the movie’s plot, it is the start of an expanding universe which will continue with Silver and Black, lined up for 2019.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – November 2nd
Sophie Turner reprises her role as Jean Grey, in a story that’s set to explore Jean’s transformation into her alter-ego, the Dark Phoenix. Turner will also be joined by her fellow X-Men prequel castmates in this film, written and directed by Simon Kinberg.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – December 14th
Rounding off Marvel’s year is an animated offering that sees Miles Morales as Ultimate Spider-Man (voiced by Shameik Moore), and likely “others who wear the mask” as the trailer’s tagline suggests. So it’s more than possible that we will also see a combination of other masked heroes such as Peter Parker, Silk, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Girl.