Marvel announces Phase Three

Lizzy Lamm, Reporter

The upcoming Avengers movie, “Age of Ultron”, has released its first trailer, and fans are excited about the new Marvel movie, which will be released May 1, 2015.

Along with “Age of Ultron”, Marvel Universe has recently announced what they call “Phase Three”. In Hollywood on Oct. 28, a Marvel executive introduced the next Marvel Universe project, which consists of nine new movies in addition to “Age of Ultron.”

Junior Meghan McCarthy is a long-time Marvel fan, and is enthusiastic about the new movies.

“I’m really happy that Marvel is making movies for the lesser known characters as well as the Avengers and the Guardians of The Galaxy,” McCarthy said. “I can’t wait to see what Marvel does in all the new movies.”

These nine movies will be released over the course of 2016 to 2018, beginning with “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”, set to be released May 5, 2016. Following right behind is “Captain America: Civil War”, on May 6, 2016. Also in 2016 is “Doctor Strange” on Nov. 2. In 2017, the third Thor movie, “Ragnorok”, is scheduled to come to theaters July 28, 2017 and a new hero is introduced in “Black Panther”, coming out Nov. 3, 2017.

Marvel also announced movies coming out in 2018, including “Captain Marvel” on July 6, “Inhumans” on Nov. 2, and “Avengers: Infinity War” Parts 1 and 2 in May.

Senior Brent Hearne is also excited about the announcement.

“I’m probably most excited for the “Black Panther” movie and the “Captain Marvel” movie coming out, because both of those are not well known movies that are about characters I happen to love quite a lot,” Hearne said. “I’m very happy to see marvel expanding their movie universe and I am excited to see what else they create.”

McCarthy says that she is excited about specific movies as well.

“I’m most excited for “Captain America: Civil War”,” McCarthy said. “I’m also looking forward to “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.”

There is much to look forward to in the coming years as the Marvel heroes return to the big screen.