So there’s currently three mystery Marvel movies on the way. This is all in addition to Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant Man and of course Avengers 2. There’s two movies for 2016 and one for 2017. So what could they be?
At least one will probably be a sequel. Thor and Captain America probably have at least one solo movie left in them before they bow out. With Avengers 2 coming in 2015 you’d imagine Marvel would put out at least one Avengers-related sequel before the third movie. And speaking of Avengers, the 2017 movie may actually be Avengers.
Doctor Strange is also very likely one of these. The development of the movie has been all but confirmed after having been rumoured for an extended period of time. Meaning we’d probably see him introduced in his own movie before then turning up in the third Avengers movie. Thor has already proven that you can mix in some magical elements and make them work alongside the more science based heroes like Iron Man. Doctor Strange would be a step a little further, considering Thor and his Gods were basically turned into aliens, but I’m sure they could make it all work.
Since back during Brian Reed’s old Ms. Marvel run I have been clamouring for a Carol Danvers movie. The character is getting more exposure and attention now then ever before. As a military pilot it wouldn’t be hard to introduce her into the mythos. Could one of the upcoming movies be hers? I desperately hope so. A female led Marvel Studios movie could do wonders, something I talked about a bit last year.
A Former Fox Character
As many of you will know Fox owned the rights to many Marvel characters until recently. Specifically Daredevil is back with Marvel now and could be gearing up for a return to the screens. However Marvel have previously said there are no plans for Daredevil or in fact any of the other recently returned characters. That doesn’t necessarily rule them out entirely, but it does make them far less likely than the others.
Something Else Entirely
Be honest, who was expecting that we were going to get a Guardians of the Galaxy movie? I wasn’t. If they’re willing to reach out to much lesser known properties like Guardians then I think it’s entirely possible they could go for another relatively little known property.
Iron Man 4
Robert Downey Jr has only signed on for Avengers 2 and 3. Also, he’s expressed his desire to soon move away from big budget super hero style movies in favour of smaller more personal movies. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be another Iron Man movie. Co-star Don Cheadle has mentioned he’s actually interested in doing more action movies. Could he take over as the star of the Iron Man franchise? I know it sounds unlikely at first, considering that Tony Stark is so central to the franchise, but remember that Iron Man 3 made over one billion dollars…
What do you think the movies will be? Hit me up on Twitter at @PanelsAndPixels and let me know!