Marvel Phase 3
NO BLACK PANTHER?
Phase 3 announcements go, Feige said “It would probably be, at the earliest, a year from now [in 2014].” For the time being, the smart bet is that Thor 3 and Captain America 3 will be included as part of Phase 3 (in addition to Ant-Man), before Avengers 3 reaches theaters in 2018, in keeping with the three-year period between the previous movies (featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes united together).
There’s also been a fair amount of rumor-mongering and talk about Black Panther being part of Phase 3 (for example, Stan Lee keeps implying that a Black Panther film is in development). However, Marvel’s co-president Louis D’Esposito recently alluded to T’Challa being a potential star for a Marvel One-Shot short film – meaning, a feature-length Black Panther movie is starting to seem more and more like something that’s not be in the cards for Phase 3 (or the near future in general).