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Marvel's Phase 3 plan includes Black Panther, Captain Marvel, 2-part Avengers Infinity War

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

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So much news out of Marvel today, Twitter could barely contain it. Marvel Entertainment chief Kevin Feige announced the brand's next-phase movie plans and introduced Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. And "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a long way away ...

Here's the slate of films and dates announced today, with some tidbits from the Twitter-verse:

May 1, 2015: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

July 17, 2015: "Ant-Man"

May 6, 2016: "Captain America: Civil War" (originally announced with the subtitle "Serpent Society"; we will meet Black Panther here)

Nov. 4, 2016: "Doctor Strange" (no announcement of who will play the title character; Benedict Cumberbatch was handed the role by the rumor mill yesterday)

May 5, 2017: "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"

July 28, 2017: "Thor: Ragnarok" (Loki will be back!)

Nov. 3, 2017: "Black Panther"

May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019: "Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II"

July 6, 2018: "Captain Marvel" (no word on who will play Carol Danvers)

Nov. 2, 2018: "Inhumans"

Marvel's not-so-secret Marvel Event -- if you were anywhere near Twitter at 2 p.m. today, you couldn't miss the trending #marvelevent hashtag (or as one tweeter called it, marv elephant) -- was swelling with Spider-Man crossover speculation and "Why no Black Widow standalone film?", but neither is happening as of now. Feige also said a script for "The Runaways" exists, "but we can't make 'em all."

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