For all the fans of the House of Ideas and the thousand characters, this year will be a huge year on the records. Between Fox and Disney, many different movies and TV shows will be releasing this year. 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios have been working hard at making films that feature characters with five feature movies hitting the big screen between both the studios.
In light of this, here are 11 Marvel films and TV shows releasing this year:
1. THE GIFTED
Season 2 of The Gifted is now airing on FOX. It is too early to conclude if the impending Disney-Fox deal will have any effect on a few of the Fox-owned TV shows like Noah Hawley’s Legion or The Gifted.
2. THE PUNISHER
Season 2 of The Punisher Season will release on Netflix on January 18th and will feature the return of Frank Castle, Billy Russo and company. The includes Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore, Floriana Lima and Josh Stewart.
3. CAPTAIN MARVEL
The Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck movie, Captain Marvel will release by March 8th. The film will feature Brie Larson in the main role. The movie will follow Carol Danvers as the superhero tries to regain her memories and at the same time is caught in a war between the Kree and the Skrulls.
4. AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Avengers: Endgame will release on April 26th, and this serves as the culmination to the current MCU.
The movie will star Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) and Don Cheadle (War Machine).
5. CLOAK & DAGGER
Season 1 of Cloak & Dagger had debuted last year to a lot of fame from the fans and the critics. Although we do not know when the sophomore outing of the Joe Pokaski-series will start, we do know it is now in production.
The writer’s room is way more than excited to bring a classic character from the comics mythos to life:
“We got very excited, the writers and I, when we were breaking the first season because we knew who Mayhem was and we knew Brigid began as a friend,” Pokaski had said.
“It was very exciting as writers to say, low key; we can start telling you words and story of a villain in the most ninja way possible.”
6. X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
The movie will release on June 7th and will be produced by 20th Century Fox. According to Kinberg, this film will be a new chapter for the characters:
“I see it as a new chapter,” Kinberg had said.
“I see it as taking the franchise in a different direction tonally. And that doesn’t mean that the next one will have the same tone, it just means that the next one can have a different tone. I think for many years, the X-Men, Bryan [Singer] really transformed the superhero genre in 2000 or 2001 when the first one came out. That’s almost 20 years ago. It is a long time ago. And at that time, superhero movies were not wildly popular, actually. There had been a few failures in the mid-90s, and there hadn’t been a lot of superhero movies, if any, around that time and X-Men sort of was revolutionary in its moment.”
7. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Although having been “snapped” in Infinity War, Spider-Man will be back into theatres with the actor, Jake Gyllenhaal on July 5th.
“There are these threats to the world, the Elementals, elemental creatures. And Mysterio is someone who knows about them and wants to make sure that the world is safe from them,” Gyllenhaal had said.
“And Nick Fury asks him to come on and help because he’s the only one who really understands them. And then he teams up with the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and unfortunately has to make him become more than a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.”
8. AGENTS OF SHIELD
Agents of SHIELD will come back for season 6 in July. Leading into season six, the fans will not have to worry about this being the last season as ABC has renewed this show for a 13-episode 7th season.
9. THE NEW MUTANTS
The peculiar release on this schedule is The New Mutants, and the movie will release on August 2nd.
“It’s the kind of movie that could go R, or it could be a hard PG-13,” the producer, Hutch Parker had said.
“As I was saying before in terms of subgenres or the genre, it is obviously teased as a horror film, and most horror films these days are R-rated, but it stars a very young cast, so we’ll see. It really is what the movie wants to be. The studio is open to either rating…Traditionally, superhero movies are PG-13 other than Logan and the Deadpool movies, and generally, horror films are R-rated, so we’ll see where this one falls. It is a very scary, edgy movie.”
10. JESSICA JONES
Although very little has been revealed about the show, the production behind season 3 is now underway and is very close to completion.
Noah Hawley’s show, Legion has been slated to make a debut of season 3 by this year. Although there is no word from Hawley, this show’s Instagram feed had posted an image and the story last year and said that season 3 would release by 2019.