There is a fun-filled and packed calendar in waiting for Marvel fans in 2018.
The New Year has arrived, and fans are excited to find out what lies ahead. Therefore, we have created a list detailing all that MCU will offer you this year.
We saw three movies being released by Marvel Studios in 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, all of which turned out to be box office successes.
Marvel Television came out with some of the most amazing episodes of Agents of SHIELD. Inhumans made its ABC debut, while Iron Fist was unveiled on Netflix. The Defenders came together, and the Punisher got a solo show.
Despite such great offerings, 2017 might pale out in comparison to 2018.
A lot of action is already being witnessed. Marvel Television has got two weekly TV shows which will continue in 2018. While Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is going to continue with its season five on ABC, Hulu will stream the first season of Runaways from Marvel.
However, it is the MCU where the big guns are. Marvel Television is going to release three new seasons of its gutsy Netflix shows this year. That’s a binge-able 39 episodes that we are talking about here.
It’s not just going to be about the new seasons for returning shows, but, Marvel Television has also planned a couple of news shows for the year ahead. Cloak and Dagger will aim to capture the teen fantasy and will be housed on Freeform. Whereas New Warriors, is the first out and out comedy show from Marvel, and it is not yet clear where it will be telecast.
This takes us to the Marvel movies. The year will start in grand fashion by depicting the Kingdom of Wakanda in Black Panther. This will be followed by a movie which took a decade of story building when Thanos will land on the blue planet in Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel Studios will wrap up the year on a funnier note by releasing the sequel to its “tiniest” movie ever, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Go ahead and check out all the details about the MCU offerings for 2018
Marvel’s Runaways debuted on Hulu in 2017, and while most of its debut season is through, 2018 will be ushered in with two remaining episodes.
The first episode of the year will be “Doomsday” releasing on January 2nd, and then the season will come to an end with “Hostile” scheduled to be released on January 9th.
2017 had ended with the Marvel’s Runaways episode “Tsunami” which left viewers on the edge. The kids are figuring out the reality about Amy Minoru’s death.
Marvel’s Runaways has become a success with fans and critics, but, fans are still looking forward to the announcement about a Season Two.
2. AGENTS OF SHIELD
This show is still in the thick of its Season Five, and fans are really thrilled. The season shows Coulson and SHIELD team visit the future. This is a time when Earth has been annihilated. The remaining survivors are confined to a strange bunker studded in the planet’s debris.
The Kree ruler of the humans is anything, but, a caring dictator. Kasius, the Kree is rearing and trading inhumans for profit. Eventually, he decides to wreck the place, after he has earned enough money to move on.
Fitz finally joined his friends in the future. The show is approaching its 100th Episode, but, there is a great deal more to expect from Agents of SHIELD in the New Year.
3. BLACK PANTHER
This upcoming Marvel Studios movie is the first film by a black hero in the lead. Black Panther is an ideal character for that title. He happened to be the first black superhero in popular American comics.
The character of Wakandan king T’Challa is played by Chadwick Boseman. He first played T’Challa in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War. Ryan Coogler is the director of this movie.
T’Challa takes over the throne of Wakanda in Black Panther after his father’s death in Captain America: Civil War. Wakanda is in a state of uncertainty about the newly coronated king. What complicates things is the arrival of a couple of villains. Ulysses Klaue is after the hidden resources of Wakanda whereas Erik Killmonger has a personal agenda.
Black Panther will release on February 16, 2018.
4. CLOAK AND DAGGER
Marvel Television is making Cloak and Dagger as their first show housed on Freeform. The series features Olivia Holt as Dagger and Aubrey Joseph is playing Cloak. They are two teenagers who have got inexplicable powers.
Cloak and Dagger were created by the duo of Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan. Their comic book debut was in 1982’s comic book Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #65.
The teenagers were runaways sheltered by drug lords. The gangsters tried an experimental drug on a number of children, out of whom only Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson lived on. Their bodies had such an interaction with the drug that it unleashed their mysterious powers. Now, these two use their powers to torment the underworld.
The debut season of Cloak and Dagger will be a ten episodes run.
5. JESSICA JONES, SEASON 2
Jessica Jones is coming back for another season on Netflix. The new season of the show starring Krysten Ritter as the nasty, superpowered private detective will premiere on March 8th. In the previous season, Jessica had killed Kilgrave, her ex-abuser. This season will be based on how she moves forward.
However, David Tennant is also coming back as Kilgrave. It will be interesting to see whether he returns from the dead or as a voice in Jessica’s head that will continue to haunt her.
Jessica Jones’ last appearance was in Marvel’s The Defenders. She joined Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist to take out the Hand. Jessica became friendly with Matt Murdock during their team effort. Sadly, she thinks that Daredevil perished during the last battle of the show.
6. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
The third Avengers film from Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War directed by the Russo brothers is the most anticipated movie of 2018. The Russos have also helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The Avengers team will reunite in the movie. However, it won’t just be the Avengers this time. While the original Avengers Iron-Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye will be flanked by Scarlet Witch and Vision, they will also be joined by Doctor Strange and Black Panther.
Above all that the movie will also feature the Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s quite a large number of Superheroes. However, it might still not be adequate to defeat Thanos and his Black Order.
Avengers: Infinity War releases on May 4th.
7. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Avengers: Infinity War will be followed by the tiniest Marvel Studios movie, i.e., Ant-Man and the Wasp which is the sequel to Ant-Man released in 2015. Paul Rudd plays the role of Scott Lang. Evangeline Lilly’s character Hope Van Dyne’s name features in the title alongside the co-lead. Michael Douglas comes back as the original Ant-Man aka Hank Pym. Michell Pfeiffer will debut as the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne. Janet was lost to the Microverse during a mission back in the 1980s.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will open on July 6, 2018
8. LUKE CAGE, SEASON 2
Luke Cage is coming back to Netflix this year.
Luke will be quite worked up after featuring in Marvel’s The Defenders. He played a part in protecting New York City from the Hand and is now back to defending the alleys of Harlem.
On his way along, he has got a new friend. Finn Jones will be the guest star Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. The Heroes for Hire became friends after their meeting in The Defenders.
Season Two will also feature Simone Missick. Missick aka Misty Knight will have her famous bionic arm this time, just the way it was in the comics. The sophisticated prosthetic arm replaces the limb she lost during Marvel’s The Defenders.
9. DAREDEVIL, SEASON 3
The third Marvel series coming back this year is Daredevil.
The upcoming season of Marvel’s Daredevil will begin right from the point where Marvel’s The Defenders finished. Daredevil seemed to have died battling Elektra and trying to stop the Hand. Fans are aware of how he later regained consciousness in a convent.
Those familiar with the Daredevil comics might know that Matt Murdock’s mother later became a nun. We might see her in the upcoming season three of the show.
It has been hinted that Daredevil Season Three is based on “Born Again.” It was a classic Marvel story by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. “Born Again” showed Daredevil at his lowest and revived him from that point. It also featured the battle between Daredevil and Nuke, a villain who made his MCU debut in Jessica Jones.
Charlie Cox is back as Matt Murdock, and Vincent D’Onofrio is also going to be back as the Kingpin aka Wilson Fisk.
10. NEW WARRIORS
Marvel Television is coming up with its first comedy series ‘New Warriors.’
The half-hour sitcom has been jointly created by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. The series features a team of misfit heroes. New Warriors cast includes Night Thrasher, Speedball, Microbe, and Debrii. They will be joined by Mister Immortal, a Great Lakes Avengers in the comic books and Squirrel Girl.
Freeform had commissioned ten episodes of New Warriors. Marvel and ABC Later declared that ‘New Warriors’ won’t be aired on Freeform. The series is now looking for a new home, and it might eventually be featured on the upcoming streaming platform from Disney.