Marvel Details Phase 3 Movie Schedule, Ant-Man 2 Announced

Ant-Man and the Wasp due in 2018.

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Marvel's Phase Three of superhero movies is yet to kick off, but the schedule is already changing. The studio has announced that this summer's Ant-Man is to get a sequel that will be released on July 6, 2018. Titled Ant-man and the Wasp, it will see Paul Rudd return as the miniature hero, teaming up with Evangeline Lilly's equally diminutive sidekick.

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The film will now occupy the release slot originally taken by Black Panther, which has moved forward to February 16, 2018, with Captain Marvel shifting from November that year to March 2019.

There are rumours that Ben Affleck's first standalone Batman movie for DC might also see a November 2016 release, which could account for this latter move.

In addition to these date changes, Marvel has lined up three currently untitled films for 2020, to be released on May 1, July 10, and November 6.

The complete Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three schedule now looks like this:

  • May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
  • November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
  • May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • July 28, 2017: Spider-Man
  • November 3, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
  • February 16, 2018: Blank Panther
  • May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
  • July 6, 2018: Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • March 8, 2019: Captain Marvel
  • May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
  • July 12, 2019: Inhumans
  • May 1, 2020: Unknown Marvel Film
  • July 10, 2020: Unknown Marvel Film
  • November 6, 2020: Unknown Marvel Film

Ant-Man was released this summer to strong reviews, and although it hasn't grossed as much as likes of The Avengers or Iron Man movies, it has earned a very healthy $409 million at the global box office.

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Gaoth

no deadpool or xmen on the list?

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noladem504

@Gaoth: this is the list for Marvel Studios, not Fox

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rikku45

Please let the unknown movie be iron man

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x304mk1

"Blank Panther" - gg gamespot :D

If edited this is what i mean
http://puu.sh/kDrbA/738f65024b.png

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danusty

DUCK! I have to wait so long for the infinity war movies!

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CrimsonBrute

I can't believe there is going to be another Spiderman.

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justinka777

@crimsonbrute: at least sony got tired of screwing up the character and gave it up to people who don't do half ass movies just because they have the rights to.

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SkytheWiz1

Getting a little carried away, are we?

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cornbredx

I guess this means Antman did ok.

I still want to see it. I don't know anything about Antman except what fans say online so I may like it.

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noladem504

@cornbredx: i was very standoffish but took the kids to see it and was very impressed. Check it out, you wont be disappointed.

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DeviantCode

Poor Dan, stuck writing about movies on a gaming site where people come for gaming info. Bottom of the industry...

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sendintheclownz

@DeviantCode: Yeah but...you don't have to be a dick about it. He knows dude.

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Evil_Sidekick

Marvel movies and tv shows are fun and all but they pale in comparison to the comics......and they pale hard.

Ant-Man without Hank Pym , Wasp without Janet Van Dyne, Captain Marvel without Mar-Vell......

...blah

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UrbanMessiah

@Evil_Sidekick: It doesn't surprise me that there's Ant-Man without Hank Pym and a Wasp without Janet Van Dyne...Disney and Marvel want movie going families to actually like the Ant-Man character, and it's hard to sell a character with a history of domestic abuse as a family friendly character.

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xOmniCloudx

@Evil_Sidekick: Even in the comics Mar-Vell is dead and replaced and same thing happened to Antman and Wasp multiple times in the comics too as we have had more than one for them.

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Dragon_Nexus

@Evil_Sidekick: Including Mar-Vell would have been dumb. No-one cares about him.

I reckon they might do a Green Lantern thing with her. dude crashes to earth dying and give Carol his powers.

Also, did you even watch Ant Man? Because both characters you listed are in it.

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dontrollmebro

That's way to long for AntMan &Thor should be 2017 IMO.

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XenomorphAlien

Ant-man was a great movie. I'll be sure to see the second.

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jcharp

Jimminy Christmas, that's a lot more MCU movies! I wonder if the popularity of comic book movies will start to wear off by then. I feel like I'm already starting to sense some genre fatigue setting in. Still, I'm sure I'll see all of them.

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cornbredx

@jcharp: I mainly have Avengers fatigue. But I never was a fan of them in general, and the second Avengers movie was really bad.

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TheSpicyChiken

@jcharp: agreed, hollywood always runs crap into the ground. Kung fu movies, sports movies, cowboys and Indians, Aliens, zombies, superheros.....

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cornbredx

@thespicychiken: You forgot Transformers.

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BobaFettHatesU

I feel way less likely to be alive in 2020 than I felt about living till 2016 back in 1985. But If i jump ahead to 2020 I will look back at 2016 and realize I had nothing to worry about. Surely, if my 1985 self we to see me today I would be in awe that I made this far and wonder why I'm not on the moon yet and why there are so many super hero movies.

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lnception

Will you guys at Gamespot eventually open up a "MOVIES" tab in the "MORE" drop down menu? Seems like it.

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DaVillain-

@lnception: I personally don't mind the movies that Gamespot post them, I just wish they have a separate section at there main page for gaming news only and Movies/Entertainment side. Problem solve.

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lnception

@davillain-:Same here bud, I ain't mad at it, I just like having a constant feed for games and if anything i can switch to the movie feed. Having them all together looks a tad messy lol

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GirlUSoCrazy

@davillain-:Exactly, get MovieSpot.com and move all that stuff there.

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Bgrngod

The hits keep on coming. Every time I get worried about one, it ends up being awesome.

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Cool. Ant-man was fun.

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DaVillain-

Ant-Man was really good, I can't wait to see him again in Civil War. And looking forward to Ant-Man 2 as well since Wasp Will be in it as well.

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ad1x2

@davillain-: No point in putting a spoiler tag since Wasp is part of the title of the new movie.

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DaVillain-

@ad1x2: I honestly felt like doing it for those who didn't stay for that after credit scene.

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hyksiu

Man disney and marvel have entertainment for us until we die.

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cajunstrike

And a March release date for Captain Marvel? Interesting still...

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cajunstrike

A February release date for Black Panther? Interesting...

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BobaFettHatesU

@cajunstrike: It's Panther History months.

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Akabuu

@cajunstrike: no no no, Blank Panther

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YohanDeEmercer

Make'm faster damnit!

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lorider25

As long as they don't **** up the Black Panther Movie!

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LouiXIII

That's a lot of marvel :)

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Razik

@louixiii:

Plus a lot of waiting

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LouiXIII

@razik: Yeah, but good things are worth waiting for dude

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BobaFettHatesU

Everytime I check IGN and then come back here I see the IGN article I just read...

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lnception

@bobafetthatesu: LOL

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LouiXIII

@bobafetthatesu: lol i know right

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