Marvel's Lineup For Phase 3 Of The Avengers Has Been Announced
The day has finally come where we learn what movies will make the cut for Marvel's Phase 3 for The Avengers. I don't want to hold any of you off for any longer, so please read on to see what is in store for Phase 3.
The list for what will happen in Phase 3 is as follows: Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Thor 3, The Avengers 3, and finally Dr. Strange. Is this the correct order for how the movies will premiere? At this time it cannot be confirmed, but this list is 100% accurate and will be the list of movies that will be chosen for the next installment of The Avengers movies.
This list was confirmed from a reporter from ComicBookMovie.com who got a behind the scenes look at the future for Marvel Studios. The quote from the report is as follows:
The movies that will be part of Phase III for absolute certain are: Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Thor 3, The Avengers 3, and Dr. Strange.
It's good to see Dr. Strange did indeed make the cut for the films to come, but at the same time there's a bunch of issues with this list.
Issue #1: Why Is Marvel Playing It Safe?
Look, it's clear that Thor and Captain America need to have sequels because their movies are generating a ton of profit, but what about trying to give some other heroes a chance like Black Panther, or Black Widow? Shouldn't Marvel be trying to think outside the box instead of just only trying two new heroes? Besides, didn't we just get confirmation not too long ago that Black Widow was getting her own solo movie? What about the rumors circling around scenes being filmed in Africa for The Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why aren't any of these questions being answered right now?
Issue #2: What About Iron Man 4 Or Guardians of the Galaxy 2?
Maybe neither of these movies will end up happening for Phase 3, or potentially ever. Why? It could be that all the members of Guardians of the Galaxy could meet their demise by the end of the film curtosy of Thanos and it would seem unlikely that a sequel would be made. Then again, Guardians of the Galaxy is the only film that doesn't really fit into Phase 2 because none of these heroes will appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So why was this movie even given a sequel in the first place unless it was a rumor? Possibly it's not really apart of Phase 3?
For Iron Man 4 it's not too depressing that it didn't make the cut. Iron Man 3 turned out to be a big disappointment to fans, moreover Robert Downey Jr.'s time as Iron Man is almost at an end according to his contract. Downey Jr. asked for $100 Million dollars to reprise his role as Tony Stark not too long ago for Age of Ultron and he seems uninterested in carrying on the franchise to the tune of he's "too old." So why make a fourth film? A fourth Iron Man film is not necessary at this point and should be forgotten right now to make way for Marvel to explore other superheroes. Plus, there have been rumors floating around that Iron Man is going to die in eitherAge of Ultron or The Avengers 3, so making a fourth movie would be a waste of time.
Issue #3: Is This The Official Lineup For Phase 3?
If you read that list correctly then you should notice that Dr. Strange is last, and Thor 3 is directly before The Avengers 3. It's understandable that Ant-Man is first, that's a no brainer, but why is Thor 3 right before The Avengers 3? Shouldn't this movie be right after Ant-Man? From what has been revealed so far, the events at the end of Age of Ultron will tie directly into what will take place in Thor 3. We all know that Loki is going to try and conquer Midgard again and he is now on the throne instead of his father Odin. Furthermore, now we have to see what happens in order for the final battle between Thor and Loki to commence. The combat between the estranged brothers was lacking in Thor: The Dark World and it will be great to see the two of them fight to the death once again in the third movie.
But why Dr. Strange last in the mix? Does this mean that he will not appear in The Avengers 3? If so, that is disappointing and should to be fixed immediately. While this means the team will have two magic-type heroes (Thor and Dr. Strange), who doesn't want to see the good doctor join the team in the third installment of The Avengers series?
The list for Phase 3 has been revealed and we must accept it for what it is even if Black Panther and Black Widow will not be part of it for now. Be sure to look out for more information on Phase 3 of The Avengers as it is released. Until then get yourself prepared for Captain America: The Winter Soldier when it releases into theaters in less than two months from now!