5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix – February 14, 2019
Despite the critical drubbing that X-Men: Apocalypse received in 2016, 20th Century Fox continues the soft rebooted mutant it began with X-Men: First Class. The plot centers around young telepath Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner, whose mind is under attack by a malevolent, power-hungry force. This marks the directorial debut of long time X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence returning as Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique, respectively.
6. Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
Marvel Studios takes us back to the 1990s with Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot who becomes one of the most powerful superheroes of their Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson plays the titular hero, with Jude Law as her mentor, Walter Lawson. The film promises to fill in some crucial backstory for a hero who will be swooping into the next Avengers, while also featuring younger versions of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg).
7. The New Mutants – August 2, 2019
Fox isn’t calling it a cinematic universe, but this film is supposedly part of the same expanded continuity of the X-Men films. Director Josh Boone presents a much freakier, scarier tone in this film. which features a group of young mutants trapped in a secret research facility where something sinister is afoot. The characters include The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane and Charlie Heaton of Stranger Things as Cannonball.
8. Untitled Avengers Film – May 3, 2019
This film is marketed as the end of an era, the start of a new beginning and a passing of the torch. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo return to finish what they started with Infinity War. This could be the swan song for any number of characters that have carried the previously lesser known Avengers to Justice League levels of household recognition. While Marvel Studios’ might have shown its hands with plans for Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and the Guardians in place, anything could happen.
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