Another year has come and gone for Marvel’s cinematic and television endeavors. We managed to get some of the best MCU movies thus far with the culminating Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Deadpool 2 was arguably just as funny as the previous film and Netflix’s television adaptations did not disappoint. But now that the year is coming to an end, it’s time to look at what Marvel properties have in store for us this upcoming year.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Six
When this show first began, many were intrigued by the idea of following Agent Coulson and his agents on missions that were tied in with the MCU but also acted as separate entities. However, with Coulson now gone from the show (allegedly), it will be interesting to see the direction the show-runners take from here. Luckily, the show has since had five seasons to build up memorable characters that hopefully be able to successfully carry the show from here on out. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to release around the summer of 2019.
Jessica Jones Season Three
Jessica Jones continues to be one of the best Marvel adaptations for Netflix. With the only leading lady carrying the torch for Netflix Original Series, we’re excited to see that a season three is on the way. One of the main complaints of season two was the lack of a fortifying villain for Jessica as no one could compare to David Tennant‘s presence as Kilgrave. With that in mind, and despite the recent cancellation of Daredevil, we’re hoping season three will look to amend that and give us another compelling villain. Jessica Jones is suspected to be released in late 2019.
The Punisher Season Two
Fans were ecstatic to see Frank Castle make an appearance in Netflix’s Daredevil season two. However, when The Punisher was finally being given his own series, it was received with mix reviews. But all hope is not lost as apparently that was good enough for Netflix to renew The Punisher for a second season. Hopefully the creators will have learned from the criticism of season one and give us the character we all deserve. As of right now, 2019 is all we know in terms of its release date.
Fox has yet to officially cancel this production despite the fact it has not yet start filming. Starring Channing Tatum as the popular X-Men character, this film is scheduled to be released in 2019. However, the closer we get to the release date, the more likely it is that this film will ultimately get cancelled.
The New Mutants
What started out as an interesting premise has now spiralled into an uncertain fate. The New Mutants promised us a horror film centred around mutants being held captive in a facility due to their new powers. Given the success of Deadpool and Logan, this new idea had many fans intrigued. However, due to re-shoots and release dates being pushed, we won’t be seeing this film until August of 2019. And for horror films, that’s never a good sign.
Yet another Fox film being plagued by re-shoots, Dark Phoenix is set to release in June 2019. And, seeing as a new trailer recently dropped, we’re pretty sure this film is happening. While X-Men: Apocalypse only fared so-so at the box office and critical reception, Dark Phoenix is covering an arc that is both well beloved and hasn’t been done right on film. This is a chance of redemption and, hopefully, the re-shoots will make the film even better.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Given the huge success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we have high hopes for its sequel. Set to be released on July 5, 2019, Spider-Man: Far From Home will take place after the events of Avengers 4 and follow Peter Parker and his friends as they go on vacation overseas. This film will most likely serve as lighthearted fun following the events of the Avengers film much like what Ant-Man and the Wasp did for Avengers: Infinity War.
It’s finally Marvel’s turn to see if they can do a female superhero film right. Set in the 90’s and being released March 8, 2019, Captain Marvel will follow one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes as Carol Danvers attempts to make sense of her past life on Earth while she fights off an intergalactic conflict. Marvel has promised to stray away from any standard origin stories as audiences try to make sense of this new character while also seeing how she contributes to the still untitled Avengers 4.
This will by far be the biggest event we have to look forward to when it comes to Marvel properties. Avengers: Infinity War left fans in shambles with an emotional ending no one saw coming. And, while we’re certain a number of characters will survive given their already announced sequels, we cannot wait to see how this story concludes. It will be an epic conclusion worth waiting for and probably one of the most talked about movies of the year. This movie is set to release May 3, 2019 but we’re personally hoping they release it a week earlier like the previous Avengers film.