“Luke Cage” is Marvel’s latest project, but it’s far from their last. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is busier than ever. Though the drama about the bulletproof man was only released on Sept. 30, plenty of other TV shows and movies will give followers another superhero fix.
After finishing “Luke Cage,” fans are probably pretty excited for what Netflix’s slice of the MCU has coming up next. While, none of Netflix’s confirmed projects have official premiere dates, “Iron Fist” will hit Netflix sometime next year. The drama, starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, has been filming for months. The show will follow Danny as he returns to New York after spending several years missing. He brings back a mastery of kung-fu and a mission to hunt down criminals.
After that will be “The Defenders,” which had a teaser trailer boasting a 2017 release. The miniseries is a team up between “Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Iron Fist and Luke. If Netflix follows their current pattern, “Iron Fist” will likely be released in the spring and “The Defenders” will probably be out in the fall.
“Jessica Jones” Season 2 seems to be the next project coming after the big crossover event. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg previously noted that the writers went to work on “Jones” and “Defenders” at the same time, so it makes sense that they’d be released one after the other.
There are so many Marvel projects that Netflix could potentially put out more than two series a year. “Daredevil” Season 3 and “The Punisher” Season 1 have also been ordered by the network. However, no release dates have been given.
Of course, there is plenty of MCU material outside of Netflix. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recently took a cue from the streaming dramas and got a little darker. With the addition of Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), the ABC series is asking questions about who gets to decide who lives and dies. Season 4 airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT.
And then there’s the movies. Of course, that’s a long list, but let’s just cover the next year. First up, “Doctor Strange” hits theaters Nov. 4. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Strange, a doctor whose career is threatened after a car accident leaves him injured. He searches for a way to heal himself and ends up finding the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). He learns that he is Sorcerer Supreme and must save the world from evil.
On May 5, 2017, Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” In his next adventure, he’ll learn more about his father. Kurt Russell will appear as Ego the Living Planet.
Then, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will swing back into theaters. He was introduced in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this time he’ll be paling around with people his own age. The high school flick will show him go up against a classic comic book villain, the Vulture. The movie hits the big screen on July 7, 2017.
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