Originally Posted by Panther X
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.
I think Ant-Man being phaseII or PhaseIII might be depended upon who they want to be the main villain in A2.. A hero like Ant-man will do very little against Thanos physically, but the brains of Hank Pym might be a big help.. My opinion, if they want Thanos to be the main villain in A2 then Ant-man would be a great start for phase3(with a cameo role in A2).. If they hold off the final showdown with Thanos until A3 and have a different villain in A2, then have Ant-Man come out as Phase2(show Pym working on Ultron).. Then have him a main character A2 agianst an all powerful and evil Ultron..