Marvel Phase 2 and beyond! What we know so far!

Marvel/Disney has done a great job crafting a cinematic universe so far. We have had three Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) movies to date. One of which has co-starred The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).

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The Hulk has had two movies as well but, the only one attached to the Marvel cinematic Universe is the Edward Norten one. The Hulk/Bruce Banner is played by(Mark Ruffalo) in The Avengers. A regular character in all the Marvel movies is Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). He’s the glue that fits this universe together.

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There have also been two Thor (Chris Hemsworth) movies. Where the main villain in the first and evil brother of Thor, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has reeked havoc on earth. He has also been the first villain The Avengers (Iron Man,Thor,Captain America,The Hulk,Black Widow,Hawkeye) have faced off against as well.

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There has been one Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) movies but, we have another one on the way. Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-stars once again The Black Widow and Nick Fury but, we have a new character who is introduced in this movie. That character is The Falcon (Anthony Mackie). Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out April 4th 2014. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has made a cameo in the first Thor movie and co-stared in The Avenger’s movie.

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Now to the part that’s not so clear the next to last film in phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is The Guardians of the Galaxy. It comes out August 1st 2014 The Guardians team consists of Star Lord (Chris Pratt) Gamora (Zoe Saldona) Drax the Destroyer (David Batista) Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The villains in The Guardians movie are The Collector (Benicio Del-Toro) and Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace)

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out May 1st 2015. This is the story of one of Iron Man’s armor’s that gets corrupted and gets a mind of its own. When the armor starts to think for itself it deems the human race as inferior. It start to try and destroy the human race and have robots/computers take over. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) is the main villain in Avenger’s 2 but there is a secondary called Baron Von Strucker. There are three new Avengers in A2 Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) Quicksilver (Aron Taylor-Johnson) and The Vision (Paul Bettnany). Kevin Feige the Producer of Marvel has stated that Black Widow and Hawkeye are gonna play a bigger roles in A2. The Director Joss Whedon has begun filming  A2 in Johannesburg, South Africa already.

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The first movie in Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). We all know Ant-Man was created by Hank Pym (Micheal Douglas) will portray the scientist. Ant-Man has a love interest and reports are that (Jennifer Connelly) will play Janet Van Dyne/The Wasp. Ant-Man is about to begin filming soon and is directed by Edger Wright. It will be out in August 2015.

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After Ant-Man Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is a little sketchy. We know for sure there will be an Avengers 3, Thor 3 and Captain America 3. Rumors have been flying that the last film in Phase 3 will be a Doctor Strange film but also there has been a lot of buzz around a Black Panther movie as well. Either Doctor Strange or Black Panther would add a different element to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All I can say is this with all the anticipation revolving around Disney/Marvel there are sure to be a lot of surprises to come. I would definitely love to see The Red Scull (Hugo Weaving) return and The Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos as the main story line in Avenger 3. All we can do is wait with abated breath and hope for the best. I leave you with this. Kevin Feige has showed me a lot of great things so far in Phase 1 and 2 so, I have faith in him to do justice by these characters I grew up reading about as a teenager.

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Dan Skip Allen

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