Marvel Studios successfully introduced the world of magic into the Marvel cinematic universe, and now all eyes stand pointed at the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers Infinity War. Even with those projects looking on the horizon, it's hard not to look past those and into what lies even further ahead.
The good news on that front is that Marvel Studios seems to have a long-term plan in place for their universe, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview. The bad news is that, well, he can't tell you about any of them yet, because it would spoil their current phase.
"Where we go after Avengers; what those 2020 films are, we're pretty sure what those are going to be... but if I tell you that, we're getting into spoilers," Feige says.
That leads one to believe that some characters from those upcoming projects have either not been announced yet or have already appeared and just haven't reached their narrative spinoff point. For example, Carol Danvers is expected to show up in Avengers: Infinity War, setting the stage for her big debut in Captain Marvel in 2019.
Maybe that means Adam Warlock will finally show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or that maybe Jennifer Walters will get introduced at some point down the line and open the door for a solo Hulk film. Of course, the big hope continues to be a homecoming for the X-Men, and who knows, maybe that will happen.
Those are pipe dreams of course, but actress Brie Larson, who will be playing Captain Marvel, did have some thoughts to share on her solo debut.
"I think what Captain Marvel represents, and what this film is shaping up to be, has a message that's undeniably important to the world right now," Larson says.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017, followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017. Thor: Ragnarok hits on November 3, 2017, followed by Black Panther on February 16, 2018. Avengers Infinity War lands on May 4, 2018, followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel is set to debut on March 8, 2019.