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All The Upcoming Marvel Movies You Need To Know About

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    Marvel is in its eighth year of dominating the comic book genre (yep — RDJ starred in the first Iron Man in 2008), and the franchise is busy prepping a bevy of new entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    In a series known as "Phase Three," these upcoming adaptations follow up with old characters and introduce some long-awaited favorites. This arc is set during a time of discontent, where public opinion has turned against superheroes and the original Avengers are divided.

    Though the original team is a fractured, it makes room for a welcome influx of diversity. Black Panther, the first major Black character in mainstream comic books, has a film due in summer 2018. Captain Marvel, the most powerful woman in Marvel's universe, will arrive in theaters the same year. Both are serious concerted efforts at expanding the imagination of how women and people of color are portrayed as supers onscreen.

    Check back here for continuous updates on Marvel's upcoming releases. We've got the scoop on everything from Doctor Strange explainers to Captain Marvel casting rumors.

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    Doctor Strange (November 2016)
    Benedict Cumberbatch dons a beard to play Doctor Strange, a neurosurgeon turned mystic superhero. After a car wreck leaves his hands unfit for surgery, the doctor trades medicine for mysticism and martial arts. Doesn’t sound familiar? Strange has been a supporting character for most of the 2000s.

    Film adaptations for Doctor Strange have had difficulty materializing, but November’s release is star-studded. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mads Mikkelsen play supporting roles. Watch for Tilda Swinton, who plays a Celtic mystic teased in the trailer — Marvel took heat for whitewashing the character, who is Tibetan in the comics. Swinton has expressed an interest in exploring an often-overlooked gender identity in her character’s androgyny: EW asked Swinton how her the mystic identified and the actress said she “wouldn’t know how to answer that one. I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder.”

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