For the past decade its easy to say that one of the most dominant studios out there is Marvel. For a long time Marvel has dominated the box office and I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t at least two Marvel films being released per year.
The MCU kicked off in 2008 with the debut release of Iron Man and since then the comic book genre has just expanded with fans getting to see some of their favourites coming to the big screen.
Iron Man 2008
The Incredible Hulk 2008
Iron Man 2 2010
Captain American: The First Avenger 2011
Marvel’s The Avengers 2012
Iron Man 3 2013
Thor: The Dark World 2013
Captain America: The Winter Solder: 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
Ant Man 2015
Captain American: Civil War 2016
Doctor Strange 2016
The one thing that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for is the post credit scenes often containing glimpses into the next films that are in production.
With this in mind the next MCU movie coming to screens is Doctor Strange featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Thanks to Screen Crush we’ve seen the post credit scenes early.
Spoilers, so if you don’t want to know any more, LOOK AWAY NOW
In the first scene, which is the mid-credit scene, we see Strange inviting Thor to his Sanctum Santorum in order to get his help in stopping Loki. Because at this point Strange has had his share of helping to get rid of any mystical threats Earth has had to face.
In the second scene which is the post credit scene, we seen Baron Mordo return to a character introduced earlier in the film, played by Benjamin Bratt. This character had used the mystical arts to heal his paralysis and Mordo who has functioned as Strange’s ally for most of the film turns to the dark side and attacks the man violently, absorbing his powers as he does. His justification for this? “There are too many sorcerers.”
Phase Three continues with the following films:
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May, 2017
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – July, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – November, 2017
- Black Panther – February, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War – May, 2018
- Ant-Man and the Wasp – July, 2018
- Captain Marvel – March, 2019
- Avengers 4 – May, 2019
Plus we have 3 Untitled Movies for 2020 as part of the upcoming Phase 4 in the MCU.
Everyone knows though that this isn’t the end. Marvel will continue to grow.
Doctor Strange is in cinemas November 4 2016 in the US and October 26 2016 in the UK