Spider-Man Homecoming
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is one of several 2017 movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it’s the only one following a high school student (Tom Holland). Sony

The new year will bring plenty of new projects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Three films will be added to the MCU, and while very different, they’re all highly anticipated. Check out the Marvel timeline for 2017.

May 5 — “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

The first Marvel movie hitting the big screen will be this sequel to the 2014 hit. “Guardians” will catch up with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his crew. The second film is once again written and directed by James Gunn, but he hasn’t revealed much of the plot yet. However, we do know that Star-Lord will meet his father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell), and the trailer made it clear that Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) will still be a tiny and adorable.

July 7 — “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Spider-Man (Tom Holland) was first seen in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this flick will explore how the hero handles himself solo. Director Jon Watts set out to make Peter Parker and his friends seem as realistic as possible. Of course, Spidey will have an adult to turn to if things get too out of control. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is set to appear in the film, which is a collaboration between Sony and Marvel.

Spidey will be up against quite a few villains in “Homecoming.” Vulture (Michael Keaton) seems like the main threat, but the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) will cause trouble too. Set photos also seemingly revealed that Shocker will be stirring up trouble in Peter’s neighborhood.

Nov. 3 — “Thor: Ragnarok”

The third “Thor” flick will hit theaters nearly four years after the second. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will still be struggling to get along with Loki (Tom Hiddleston), but his brother isn’t Thor’s only problem. New villains Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and Hela (Cate Blanchett) will appear as well.

The end clip of “Doctor Strange” revealed that Thor will be looking for his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) on Earth. Don’t expect Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to visit him, though. She will not appear in the film. Instead, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) will take on the female lead.

There likely won’t be much time for Jane to see Thor. He’ll do some space traveling too. Director Taika Waititi revealed that Planet Hulk will be featured in the flick. It seems like Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) angry alter ego will get plenty of screen time in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

While the Guardians, Spider-Man and Thor will hit the big screen in 2017, they aren’t the only Marvel movies you’ll be reading about. Both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” are set to start filming at the beginning of 2017. If fans are lucky, they’ll get a few spoilers from set photos.