Film Surf Report: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity Wars & Phase Three Explained!


THOR     AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON     DR STRANGE   guardians-of-the-galaxy-1

Santa Monica, CA  — The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) begins and, presumably, ends with the capture and use of those darn Infinity Stones, heretofore, glimpsed in Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Oh, and Guardians of the Galaxy.  And, let’s not forget Ant-Man.

I now know where Marvel is going (and also, where Marvel is subsequently taking me) in its Super Hero storytelling: Phase Three.

(And, I should add, I would have known much earlier had I simply read the comics! I cannot tell you how annoyed I get at television viewers aghast at the happenings on Game of Thrones when all they needed to do (like me) is to have read the books (as I have done!).

You can now know, as well, dear Readers of this fantastic Blog, about Phase Three.


Click the link below for a 7-minute re-cap (yes, it’s 7 minutes, dammit!) that is well worth your time to get all the facts you’ll need for the next five years of Marvel movies which will include:

  • Captain America: Civil War (May 3, 2016)
  • Dr. Strange (Nov. 4, 2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (July 28, 2017)
  • Thor: Ragnorak (Nov. 3, 2017)
  • Infinity Wars, Parts 1 & 2. (May 4, 2018; May 3, 2019)
  • Black Panther (February 16, 2018)
  • Ant-Man & Wasp (July 6, 2018)
  • Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
  • TBA (May 1, 2020)
  • TBA (July 10, 2020)
  • TBA (Nov. 6, 2020)

This is important stuff, People.  Pay attention to the following video:



As always, let me know what you think.  Leave a Comment!

Which film are you looking forward to the most?

Are you angry that I did not include the three Iron Man films or the second Captain America film (The Winter Soldier….the best!) in the above-referenced chronology?

Did you understand the Video?  Did you catch Josh Brolin voicing Thanos?


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About Surfing Hollywood

Steve La Rue is an internationally recognized leader in Film & Television with 20+ years experience as a Development Executive championing such series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. He writes, blogs, and consults on All Things Entertainment from his home at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, where he balances his life by surfing every damn day.
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