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Captain Marvel Movie Delayed Until 2019

Marvel Studios has announced the release date of an Ant-Man sequel, delaying the planned release date of Captain Marvel. That’s right, the movie with two leads who had zero chemistry onscreen has bumped Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie.

The announcement changes the release of two films, Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Black Panther, originally scheduled for July 8, 2018, smack dab in the middle of the summer blockbuster season, is now set to release in March 2018. Captain Marvel, originally set for the holiday movie time frame of November 2018, now gets pushed to March 2019.

The press release focuses on the announcement of the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and Wasp, and how it will mark the first Marvel Studios film named after a heroine. With 12 movies already released and another 5 in progress, that will mean 17 Marvel films and 10 years worth of movies before any of them even acknowledge a female hero in the title.

Wow, Marvel, great job. 

  1. Wendy W

    October 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I am ANGRY about this. Not surprised, but angry. At what point do female fans stop taking it on the chin from Marvel (and let’s face it, DC has not been real nice to us either), stop accepting the tiniest of scraps they’re tossing us (“Ant Man… and WASP” — see, we’re including her in the title, it means we care about you!!!), and just move on to properties that don’t treat us like crap? I love Wilson’s Ms. Marvel, and I would hate to lose that book in particular, but I don’t know how much longer I can continue to support a company that so clearly does not care about me, OR my money. If they’re so content with with their fanboy dollars, they’re welcome to it. I already spend mine elsewhere: at Boom! (Lumberjanes), at Image (Bitch Planet), at Dynamite (Red Sonya). Plenty of places want my cootie-ridden dollars, if Marvel doesn’t care about mine. Boycotting Marvel would do my wallet a favor…

    1. Brenda Noiseux

      October 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Seriously, I feel your anger. I keep thinking Marvel’s at least trying to do better – I love Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel – but then they pull this nonsense.

  2. DMaster

    October 10, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I’m just done going to the theatre for the MCU. I’m not even going to the library anymore; it just doesn’t deserve any legit support if the high-ups are STILL doing this kind of crap in favor of terrible ideas like Spider-Man 3.0 and a sequel to the unnecessary Ant-Man (haven’t seen, but let’s be real, even if it was the best of them all, it’s still completely unnecessary).

  3. TT

    October 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Nothing surpring here. Currently the MCU has over 12 movies with white male leads. Out of over the 10 movies the MCU has, The Avengers team still has only 2 women. The male Avengers in AOU were 7 just to compare to the women. None of the female avengers has a standalone movie. By the time Captain Marvel comes out 8 more male led Marvel movies will have been released. At this point I should note that there is only one black woman in the whole of MCU movies, Zoe Saldana, and she’s painted green. There’s also only one Asian woman, Dr Cho, who is currently dead as of AOU.
    All the black men in the MCU are sidekicks except Nick Fury, the only POC in Avengers.
    There are no Asian men in the MCU.
    All the MCU movie directors are white males.

    With all this, it is clear the MCU has zero dedication to diversity.

  4. Seren

    October 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Actually, if you notice, Marvel seems to be going out of their way to make sure that Captain Marvel is the last film to come before Infinity War p. 2. To me that means that it’s a very important movie that is going to have a major impact on Infinity Wars part 2. Secondly, the writers (who are women) haven’t started to even write the script yet and from what I’ve read in interviews, Carol is hard to write because she doesn’t have many vulnerabilities and they don’t want to have her run into DC’s Superman problem. I would honestly rather them push the movie back 4 months and take the time to get her character right and the script right then have the movie moved up and be rushed.

    1. Wendy Browne

      October 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

      DC’s Superman problem has still resulted in several movies, reboots, and more to come. If the character can exist in her comic form, then she can exist in the movie form just fine too. I would rather wait for a good movie as well, but I grow tired of all the excuses used to justify the decisions that mainly involve female characters on screen.

  5. Christa Seeley

    October 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    * flips over table burns everything to the ground *

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