The Marvel Event is starting right now and we'll update this as announcements are made. The El Capitan theater in Los Angeles is packed and the crowd is being entertained by a live organist playing creepy music and the theme from Star Trek.
There has been a lot going on with Marvel recently between the leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was planned for tonight's Agents of SHIELD and then yesterday's Deadline story that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Doctor Strange.
We are hearing that Joss Whedon director of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scott Derrickson director of Doctor Strange and the Russo Brothers directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier are all in attendance.
The event has begun, Kevin Feige is on stage and they're going to show the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Feige says over 70 million people have watched the trailer since its release. He introduced the clip by saying "I want to start with something you've already seen, thanks to Hydra."
The trailer received a huge positive reaction from the crowd and Feige introduces Joss Whedon. He talks about how they are now 10 films into the MCU and have made 7 billion dollars… thats billion with a B.
Captain America 3 will be called Captain America:
Serpent Society. Civil War.
May 5th, 2017 will be the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
November 3rd, 2017 Black Panther. Feige says things have already been seeded for the Black Panther movie…
Chad Boseman will be Black Panther.
Some from the Q&A:
Benedict Cumberbatch is not confirmed or it would have been mentioned today.
We will see Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.
We will get writer and director announcement prior to casting for Captain Marvel.
This is the Cinematic Civil War.
No Hulk solo movie for now.
Ant-Man is the end of Phase 2 and Civil War is the beginning of Phase 3.
Black Widow's role will remain in the Avengers and not a solo movie but they have big plans for her.
When asked about the Netflix series, The Defenders and the Infinity War… Feige said that all of those things share the same universe.