Marvel Is Winning and They Will Be For A Long Time
If you’ve been to the movies this year then you probably went to see at least one of the Marvel blockbusters that opened in theaters this year. Today Marvel Studios made a huge announcement that has fans beyond excited and ready for all that’s coming from the studio. Right nwo Marvel is winning and they will be much longer with their announcement of eleven new films today. Yes you read that correctly ELEVEN! Fans will be heading out to the movies for Marvel blockbusters until 2019. Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 of those films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.
Why Marvel Is Winning:
Two of their ten films releases, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.
Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.
Why Marvel Will Be Winning For A Long Time:
This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”), Chris Evans (“Captain America”) and Chadwick Boseman (newly announced “Black Panther”) all made special appearances.
The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.
The announced films are as follows:
- · 5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
- · 7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
- · 5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
- · 11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
- · 5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
- · 7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
- · 11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
- · 5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
- · 7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
- · 11/2/18 – INHUMANS
- · 5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II