Re: MCU: Phase II - Part 1
The way I see it, Disney and Marvel are not going to wait more than 3 years until they release a sequel to their biggest film to date. Yes, these solo outings can build up anticipation, but as a company who's goal is to make money, they know what audiences want, and they'll be sure to give it to them as soon as possible. Here's how I think it will plan out:
Iron Man 3
Captain America 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Avengers (End of Phase II)
I can see them focusing most of their efforts on The Avengers 2 in 2015. The predecessor has been the only film released by them this year, and Ant-Man has been in development for a while, it shouldn't take too much away from it.
Ant-Man would effectively begin Phase III of the MCU where they will release sequels to both Thor and Captain America the year after. In 2017 they might make a sequel to Iron Man but with a new cast (for 2017). Depending on the success of GotG, a sequel may be released in 2017 too.