Heading into Comic-Con the hit factory Marvel Studios has dated five wide releases through Disney spanning summers 2017 to 2019 — although the identity of each remains a mystery.
Disney will release Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy (pictured) on August 1.
Coming up in 2015 are Avengers: Age Of Ultron, kicking off what is expected to be a massive summer on May 1, while Ant-Man remains on the schedule for July 17, 2015, despite the recent departure of Edgar Wright.
Captain America 3 is set for May 6, 2016, the same year that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is scheduled to arrive.
Beyond that the new schedule kicks in when the films will come in thick and fast — at a rate of two a year in 2017 and 2018.
One can speculate with some confidence about a third Avengers film, Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange adaptation and another Thor instalment.
If Guardians Of The Galaxy is a hit this summer it would seem likely that a sequel occupy one of the mystery slots.
The Marvel Studios mystery schedule:
Marvel Untitled dated on July 28, 2017, wide;
Marvel Untitled dated on November 3, 2017, wide;
Marvel Untitled dated on July 6, 2018, wide;
Marvel Untitled dated on November 2, 2018, wide; and
Marvel Untitled dated on May 3, 2019.