Marvel maps future films

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Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Peter Quill/Star Lord fly through battle in Marvel’s summer hit “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Some film critics have said if Marvel has managed to make the living tree (Groot) and talking raccoon (Rocket) from this film to be among 2014’s most beloved heroes, they can make films of more obscure characters successful. Along with film, Marvel also produces TV shows such as “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the upcoming “Marvel’s Agent Carter”.

Claire Lefton, Staff Writer

Marvel fans rejoiced at October 28th announcement of its projects for “Phase 3”. The comic company releases movies and TV shows in a phase system; the upcoming “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will mark the end of phase 2.

“…it is nine films in Phase Three. One of the reasons is that one of the films is being split into two parts: Infinity War. And because frankly, the success that we’ve had, which is beyond our wildest dreams… gave us confidence,” Marvel president Kevin Feige said.

The upcoming films include “Captain America: Civil War”, “Doctor Strange”, “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Black Panther”, “Avengers: Infinity War Part I”, “Captain Marvel”, “Inhumans”, and “Avengers: Infinity War Part II”.

“I’m most excited for ‘Doctor Strange’. By far. Doctor Strange is my favorite superhero,” senior Andrew Leonard said.

The declaration of this new phase is arguably in response to DC’s recent announcement of their cinematic plans to build the Justice League. No matter which side one resides on in the Marvel vs. DC rivalry, the nerd community wins by having major films made about their favorite heroes.

“I’m definitely exited for ‘[The Avengers:] Age of Ultron’. I heard Loki is coming back and I love his relationship with Thor. I’m more of a DC fan though,” sophomore Maliha Mastoi said.

Previews for the upcoming Avengers film and further information regarding phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be found on the Marvel Cinematic website.