Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that new sequels are officially in progress at Marvel Studios including Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise hit of the second phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earning nearly $775 million at the box office and earning widespread critical acclaim for its wealth of humor, moving story and Gunn’s direction, in enhancement to its soundtrack becoming the first album of its genre made of previously released songs to top the Billboard 200 chart and having sold over 2.5 million copies in 2014 alone. The second movie hit theaters 3 years later and prove to be a near equal success to its ancestor, grossing over $800 million at the box office and making more acclaim from critics and audiences who proceeded to praise the performances, direction, soundtrack and story while some criticized a feeling of familiarity in some of the film’s humor.
Black Panther came out in February of 2018 with Chadwick Boseman in the titular part. Creed director Ryan Coogler stepped behind the camera for the film, which featured an astonishing ensemble including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Black Panther debuted in 2018 to the tune of $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office and became the first Marvel Studios movie to win an Academy Award, taking home three of the coveted prizes.
Captain Marvel was released in March of 2019 with Brie Larson starring as the hero, delivering a story set in the early 90s of the MCU and giving a chance to see a young Nick Fury as well as including the sinister Skrulls from the pages of Marvel comics. The movie also starred Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed the movie which brought in $1.12 billion worldwide.