Marvel Announces Titles Through 2019
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get much bigger—and probably much more profitable, as well.

Coming off one of its biggest hits yet in Guardians of the Galaxy, the studio held an event Tuesday morning at which it announced a whopping seven new titles. Adding in four existing releases, that makes a total of 11 movies scheduled between 2015 and 2019.

Marvel Studios—2015 to 2019

Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015

Ant-Man - July 17, 2015

Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016

Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - July 28, 2017

Black Panther - November 3, 2017 (starring Chadwick Boseman)

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 - May 4, 2018

Captain Marvel - July 6, 2018

Inhumans - November 2, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - May 3, 2019

That's five original titles, three sequels, and three Avengers movies. Based on Marvel's existing track record, these 11 titles are going to earn a ton of money.

The three sequels—Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnorok—are follow-ups to movies that earned a combined $2.1 billion worldwide. It's safe to assume that Captain America and Guardians will add to their predecessors totals: Captain America is adding Robert Downey Jr. to the mix, while the first Guardians is one of the most well-liked comic book movies in many years.

Based on this information, it's reasonable to expect that these three sequels earn at least $2.5 billion worldwide.

If the three Avengers movies match the first one, they'll earn a combined $4.5 billion worldwide ($1.5 billion each). While it's too early to guarantee that, it does seem like a safe bet that these three movies will earn at least $4 billion.

The five original movies are harder to predict. It's unreasonable to expect them to match Guardians of the Galaxy's $760-million-plus—though that's not impossible, either. Based on the general track record of comic book movies, it seems safe to assume that the five movies can average $500 million each, which would total $2.5 billion.

Adding these up, it's fair to assume that these 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe titles will gross at least $9 billion worldwide through 2019.

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