Marvel Studios is currently hosting a liveblogged event to announce…
Well, something. Guesses thus far include: a Captain Marvel movie, Spider-Man joining the Avengers, Black Panther, or something as mundane as confirming Benderwaht Cummberbund as Doctor Strange.
Personally, I’m holding out for a Howard the Duck reboot.
Updates as they happen!
2:15pm – Thus far, not much has happened. There was a live organist. There was a viewing of the Age of Ultron trailer. And now Joss Whedon has appeared, presumably via teleportation or as a LMD.
2:17 – Feige has appeared! He wants to thank us for making Guardians #1, and to discuss Phase 3 of the MCU’s plan, which doesn’t sound sinister at all.
2:18 – Dates for Cap 3 and Doctor Strange! May 6, 2016 for Cap. November 4, 2016 for Strange, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson.
2:20 – Guardians of the Galaxy sequel! Untitled but coming to theatres on May 5, 2017. So far, nothing unusual or unexpected.
2:22 – Thor 3 announced! Thor: Ragnarok will hit theatres on July 28, 2017. Sweeeeeeeeet.
2:23 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017 BLACK PANTHER HELLLLLLLL YEAH
OH MY GOD CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE
IT’S ALL HAPPENING
2:24 – July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel!
ETA: And yes, it’s definitely Carol!
“Captain Marvel has gone by many names…this character’s name is Carol Danvers”
2:26 – November 2, 2018, THE INHUMANS. Cool!
2:28 – A viewing of a montage from previous films. Plus, banners for the newly announced!
2: 29 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Part 1 arrives May 4, 2018. Part 2, May 3, 2019. So the Avengers will be a much longer series than I initially thought.
2:31 – Age of Ulton scene. Phew, Marvel. What’s your big finish going to be?
2:32 – May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War. RDJ and Chris Evans onstage.
2:33 – Is Chris Evans leaving the franchise? Evans – “This is heartbreaking for me…”
And the appearance of Chadwick Boseman, our new Black Panther!
Gimme my Carol, Marvel. Come on.
ETA: And that looks like all the announcements for now. Phew! Special thanks to Marvel.com Assistant Editor Patrick Cavanaugh for his excellent liveblogging, clearly since he knew I couldn’t be there in person.
Takeaways: DC and Marvel now both have female- and POC-led movies in their lineup, though casting for Carol has not yet been announced. Also, no confirmation of Benedict Cumberbatch for Strange. Take that as you will!
We even got some info on how they’ll handle the Civil War storyline:
Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who.
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) October 28, 2014
And, sadly, no word yet of a Black Widow solo film. There’s got to be some kind of word, possibly in German or French, to describe soul-crushing disappointment while simultaneously elated.
What are you into or disappointed about, WWAC? Let me know in the comments!