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Seemed to make sense to me to have a thread for general MCU news, rather than putting it all in Future Films thread, especially since each entry doesn't get their own thread, etc, and it's a popular film series with lots of news coming out all the time.

For starters, here's a video about the various easter eggs that have been in the films

This video catalogs almost every Easter egg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Josh Brolin teases he'll be Thanos in 2-3 MCU films

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=121617

I predict they are Avengers 2 (very short cameo in the prologue and/or final scene [or mid credits or end credits bonus scene]) next year, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, and then of course he'll be in the main antagonist of Avengers 3 in 2018.

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Speaking of the future of Marvel, here is there official schedule

2015:
May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17: Ant-Man

2016:
May 6: Captain America 3
July 8: Doctor Strange

2017:
May 5: Untitled
July 28: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Nov. 3: Untitled

2018:
May 4: Untitled
July 6: Untitled
Nov. 2: Untitled

2019:
May 3: Untitled



And here's what I predict the untitled ones will be

2015:
May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17: Ant-Man

2016:
May 6: Captain America 3
July 8: Doctor Strange

2017:
May 5: Thor 3
July 28: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Nov. 3: Black Widow/Hawkeye

2018:
May 4: Avengers 3
July 6: The Inhumans
Nov. 2: Incredible Hulk

2019:
May 3:Doctor Strange 2


And of course, there's no way there won't be a Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in 2020.

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They'd have to release at least 5 films a year to do that!

LOL, what went wrong with their strategy? They have all the most popular comic book superheroes in history yet somehow they can't make a damn good film for them with the exception of Batman and Superman.

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They'd have to release at least 5 films a year to do that!

LOL, what went wrong with their strategy?

They didn't have one ;)

The plan has to be to eventually merge all of these characters at some point, right? That would be an insane 5 hour flick (broken up, of course, gotsta get paid)

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They'd have to release at least 5 films a year to do that!

LOL, what went wrong with their strategy? They have all the most popular comic book superheroes in history yet somehow they can't make a damn good film for them with the exception of Batman and Superman.

But Superman and Batman are the only really famous ones.

I mean, who is The Flash?

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They'd have to release at least 5 films a year to do that!

LOL, what went wrong with their strategy? They have all the most popular comic book superheroes in history yet somehow they can't make a damn good film for them with the exception of Batman and Superman.

But Superman and Batman are the only really famous ones.

Indeed!

I mean... Aquaman, really? Green Lantern? What's next? Red Lamppost?

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Well, it doesn't really matter who is popular in each universe, since all comic books do these days is supply character for films and other merchandise. Comic books are virtually the worst selling aspect of this business.

Karol

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LOL, what went wrong with their strategy?

They didnt have one for a long time.

When Marvel was starting up their series Batman was being handled by Nolan, and was very very succesfull, but completely stand alone. And while that series was going there was no possibility at all of DC starting anything else with that character. Superman is DC's other most popular character, but one that had not been truly succesfull in the movies for decades really. And considering all the failed attempts to restart a movie franchise for that character....The Burton attempt, the James Cameron attempt.

So without those two, by far the most popular DC characters of the Justice League, you can't really hope to start up anything.

So now Nolan is done with the Bat, they did a decent reboot of Superman and they can start. But Marvel is miles ahead, so they are trying to catch up. But really I have no idea what this next film is supposed to be.

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The Tesseract is confirmed - in the Thor 2 post-credit scene, the Asgardians bring the Aether to the Collector because Odin is already safeguarding the Tesseract, and too many Infinity Stones in one place is bad for business.

Apparently The Collector does not share the same level of caution.

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So when/how did Loki's Staff get confirmed as an infinity stone?

I haven't seen Thor 2 or Cap 2 yet, either. Curiously, their predecessors where the two Phase 1 films I didn't see in the theater.

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At this point most are simply assuming Loki's staff in the mind gem based off its capabilities. For some reason Marvel decided to change all the colors of the Infinity Gems in the films so until they actually mention something concrete its just speculation at this point. All the others are confirmed.

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Well the original stones in the order in that comic panel follow ROYGBIV minus one


It's possible when filming Thor 1 and the Avengers they hadn't been planning on making those two things Infinity Stones yet

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http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=106149

"So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Dr. Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, On his own, without any of the previous stuff. Not even touching the previous script."

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/11524/20140729/marvel-studios-president-doctor-strange-will-crazy-acid-trip.htm

That contradicts the newer information about this not being an origin story, but I hope the tone will remain similar to what Feige described.

High hopes for this.

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I'm kinda glad Edgar Wright was let go directing Ant-Man; he wouldn't let Ant-Man join the MCU preferring to make it a stad-alone film which is completely absurd since in the original stories, Ant-Man along with Wasp was one of the founding members of the Avengers.

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I'm kinda glad Edgar Wright was let go directing Ant-Man; he wouldn't let Ant-Man join the MCU preferring to make it a stad-alone film which is completely absurd since in the original stories, Ant-Man along with Wasp was one of the founding members of the Avengers.

I really dont care about that.

He clearly wanted to make a different kind of film then the usual Marvel action/epic. It's a pity Marvel didnt let him.

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I'm kinda glad Edgar Wright was let go directing Ant-Man; he wouldn't let Ant-Man join the MCU preferring to make it a stad-alone film which is completely absurd since in the original stories, Ant-Man along with Wasp was one of the founding members of the Avengers.

I really dont care about that.

He clearly wanted to make a different kind of film then the usual Marvel action/epic. It's a pity Marvel didnt let him.

He could've done it, but at some point he should've let the character leeway into joining the MCU.

If he wanted a film noir caper that would've been fine but not letting Ant-Man join is pretty absurd.

Just look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Thor: The Dark World and see how completely different they are, and yet they're still part of the MCU.

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