Marvel Studios has had an incredible year already, and although Ant-Man and the Wasp will likely give the studio another box office-topping film, they have no more movies slated to be released this year. It’s quite an early exit from 2018’s film line-up, but with the astronomical success of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, this year has shaped up to be their biggest yet.
It’s going to be incredibly difficult to top 2018 as the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves into the future, but if any year has the opportunity to do it, it’s going to be next year. Much like this year, Marvel Studios has three films slated to hit theaters in 2019. Captain Marvel opens on March 8th, 2019, and will be the first film in the MCU’s history to have a female lead (Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first with a co-lead). If the Brie Larson-led film can come close to being as big as Black Panther was, it bodes well for topping this year’s run.
Skipping the middle release, which will be discussed below, Spider-Man: Far From Home will cap-off the MCU’s year with its release on July 5th, 2019. The sequel to Homecoming will once again feature Tom Holland as Peter Parker, and if history has taught us anything about the web-slinger, it’s that fans will flock to the theater in droves. Holland’s star power has only grown since his first solo MCU film, so we can expect this to be an even bigger phenomenon than Homecoming was, and the wild thing is, it won’t even be Marvel Studios’ biggest film of the year… Avengers 4 holds that distinction.