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A look at what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Mike Colter plays the titular crime-fighter in Luke Cage, which debuts on Netflix September 30.

Luke Cage (September 30) The next Marvel Netflix series features the super-strong, invulnerable crime-fighter played by Mike Colter.

Doctor Strange (November 4) This film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the supernatural hero, alongside Tilda Swinton as his mysterious mentor.

Iron Fist (TBD 2017) Marvel’s fourth Netflix series stars Finn Jones as the mystically powered martial-arts master.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017) The misfit intergalactic heroes return, as does writer-director James Gunn and his love for classic pop and rock tunes.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017) Thanks to a collaboration with Sony, Marvel’s most famous superhero (now played by Tom Holland) comes to the MCU.

Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017) Thor’s third solo movie features the god of thunder facing off against the Norse goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett.

Black Panther (February 16, 2018) After his introduction in Civil War, the Wakandan ruler and superhero (Chadwick Boseman) will star in a solo movie.

Avengers: Infinity War (Part I & Part II) (May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019) This two-part Avengers blowout promises appearances from at least 67 different Marvel characters.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018) Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp gets co-headlining credit alongside Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man in this sequel.

Plus: Feature film Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019) and TV series Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform in 2017), with no cast announced yet; team-up series The Defenders, featuring all of Marvel’s Netflix heroes; a Punisher spin-off, also on Netflix; TV pilots Damage Control and Marvel’s Most Wanted, which might get picked up to series at ABC.

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