Refunds Offered as Former Sony Online Boss's New Game Canceled

Hero’s Song, the new RPG from Pixelmage Games, has been canceled less than two months after it launched through Steam Early Access. Pixelmage will shut down along with it.

Pixelmage first revealed the game earlier this year as its debut title. The studio was founded by John Smedley, the former head of Daybreak Games/Sony Online Entertainment, and was pitched as an “open-world roguelike fantasy action RPG” that you could play alone or with up to 25 others.

Refunds Offered as Former Sony Online Boss's New Game Canceled

Smedley tweeted about the news today, saying, “It breaks my heart to have to do this,” and linking to the Pixelmage website. It has been replaced with a single page that informs players of the game and the studio’s fate. It also describes how it will handle refunds.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I have to report that Pixelmage Games is going to be shutting down and we have ceased development on Hero’s Song,” the message reads. “For the last year, our team has worked tirelessly to make the game we’ve dreamed about making, and with your support, and the support of our investors, we were able to get the game into Early Access. Unfortunately sales fell short of what we needed to continue development. We knew going in that most startups don’t make it, and as an indie game studio we hoped we would be the exception to that rule, but as it turned out we weren’t.”

Anyone who purchased the game is entitled to a full refund. Those who purchased it through Steam can go through the normal refund process, while Indiegogo buyers can send an email with the necessary information to get their money back. More details on that are outlined here.

“Thank you for all the support you showed us,” the message continues. “We’re sorry things worked out the way they did, but we feel strongly that we gave it our all and we’re proud of how far we came with the game. The fact that we weren’t able to finish the game is painful, but the journey of making Hero’s Song has been a great experience for us and we’re just sorry we couldn’t take it all the way.”

Hero’s Song was originally intended to be funded through Kickstarter, but the campaign was canceled when it got off to a slow start. It raised just under $137,000 in about a week, and all indications were that it would not reach its $800,000 goal. That funding was to be used in addition to $1 million that had already been raised.

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Assassin’s Creed Opens Poorly at Box Office

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Rogue One remains champ, Passengers lukewarm in debut.

Assassin’s Creed had an underwhelming debut at the domestic box office, earning just $15 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

As noted by Variety, the video game-inspired film, starring Michael Fassbender, earned $22.5 million during its first six days in theaters, placing fifth at the box office. As such, the movie still has a long way to go to recoup its $125 million production budget.

The studio expects the film to perform well in international markets. “This start exceeded our modeling,” Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said. “We’ll be the beneficiaries of a strong holiday play period.”

For our thoughts on the film, read IGN’s Assassin’s Creed review.

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Passengers didn’t have a particularly impressive debut this weekend either. The new sci-fi film from Sony, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, earned $23.1 million over the long weekend, placing fifth. The movie earned $30.4 million during its first five days in theaters and had a production budget of $110 million.

Meanwhile, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which had a very strong debut last weekend, remained in first with $96.1 million. Placing second was Sing, the family-friendly animated film about singing animals, which earned $56.1 million over the four-day weekend and $76.7 million during its first six days in theaters.

Why Him?, the adult-minded comedy from Fox starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston, debuted in fourth, earning $16.7 million during the long weekend.

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Here are the four-day holiday weekend top 10 box office estimates via comScore:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $96.1 million

2. Sing $56.1 million

3. Passengers $23.1 million

4. Why Him? $16.7 million

5. Assassin’s Creed $15 million

6. Fences $11.4 million

7. Moana $10.4 million 

8. La La Land $9.7 million

9. Office Christmas Party $7.3 million 

10. Collateral Beauty $7.1 million

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Grab an HTC Vive for $700, $100 Less Than Usual

If you’ve found yourself with money burning a hole in your pocket or a virtual reality-capable PC after Christmas, the HTC Vive is $100 off right now.

Amazon and the official HTC store are offering the headset for $699 as of this writing. Vive deals haven’t been especially common, but it did also drop to this price briefly around Black Friday.

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This comes with the headset itself, two SteamVR wireless controllers, headphones, and two base stations that track your movement and allow for room-scale VR. It also comes with free copies of Zombie Training Simulator and The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed.

At a hair under $700, this brings the Vive closer in price to the Oculus Rift, which costs $600 (without its pricey but very good Oculus Touch controllers). For more on what to expect, check out GameSpot’s Vive review. Bear in mind, you’ll need a fast-enough PC–HTC calls for at least a GTX 1060 or RX 480.

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Westworld: 7 Likeliest Theories About Season 2

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Westworld returns with Season 2 in 2018.

Fan speculation abounded during Westworld: Season 1, and online theorizing about the hit HBO show was so abundant that many of the big twists were figured out long before they played out on the small screen. Even though Season 2 won’t premiere until 2018, more speculation has already started on what the next season could entail based on what we saw in the Season 1 finale and interviews that have since been conducted with the cast and creators.

Here’s a breakdown of the best of the best of fans’ Season 2 theories, and a huge one that has already seemingly been disproven. Full spoilers for Westworld: Season 1 and potential spoilers for Season 2 continue below, so read on at your own risk. Also make sure to check out the 13 questions we have for Westworld: Season 2.

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THEORY 1: Bernard Will Take Control

With Ford dead and Bernard aware that he’s a recreation of Arnold, there’s a very good chance the Host could step into the Westworld co-creators’ shoes. He is capable of changing programming, advancing the park and building new Hosts, so why wouldn’t he take on a more leadership position — especially with Dolores and Maeve being motivated by personal goals instead of the big picture?

According to Jeffrey Wright, that’s a question he’s looking to explore in Season 2. “Bernard is more so than the spook who sat by the door — he’s the spook who runs the show,” Wright told Esquire. “It seems that’s where he is now. There’s going to be a total awareness of his duality. I’m curious to explore that.”

THEORY 2: We’ll See More of Elsie and Stubbs

Good storytelling dictates satisfying conclusions, and that is what fans are hoping will come of Elsie and Stubbs’s storylines. While there were multiple flashbacks showing Bernard strangling Elsie, viewers never saw her body, which by TV rules means she could be dead or alive. And Stubbs? He was last seen a going off to investigate Elsie’s mysterious signal, and wasn’t even in the finale. So it’s almost certain that they’ll be back next season — as long as the actors’ contracts get worked out.

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THEORY 3: Season 2 Will Go Beyond Westworld

Season 1 was largely set in Westworld, but what’s going on beyond the theme park’s walls? With Westworld’s integrated website, DelosIncorporated.com, revealing that the show takes place in 2052, chances are the outside world looks a lot different than what we’re used to. Maeve almost broke out before she broke free of her programmed actions (more on that below), but the most we saw of the world beyond the walls was a tease of a shogun-filled other park. Theory has it that as the Hosts claim their consciousness, viewers will get a peak of what humanity is up to outside of Westworld.

If not, hopefully we’ll at least get a better understanding of the other parks out there beyond the two revealed in Season 1.

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THEORY 4: Maeve Has Broken Free of Her Loop

With the Hosts claiming their awareness a key element of the finale, it wasn’t fully clear whether certain characters broke free of their narrative loops. It was pretty obvious Dolores realizing the voice in her head was her own meant she is now in control of her actions, but is Maeve? People were quick to speculate that, because her programming said “Mainland Infiltration,” Maeve’s decision to go back to find her daughter proved she had achieved consciousness — and the showrunners have already confirmed it.

“What we understand in the moment is it’s the first real decision she’s made all season. Which is, she’s not going to fulfill the script she’s been given, which is to take this train wherever it’s going, and do whatever else she’s programmed to do,” co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan told Vulture. “We’re no longer in programmatic or prescribed behaviors. She’s improvising, and we’re right there with her.”

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THEORY 5: The Man in Black Will Live On

Ed Harris has already said he plans to return for Season 2, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll live an extended period of time. That being said, it’s easy to theorize that the Man in Black will be in for the long haul, if only because his longtime goal was realized in the Season 1 finale. He had wanted to push the Hosts to achieve consciousness, not only for themselves but also to make the park have real stakes. With most of the Delos board dead, his remaining alive (and let’s face it, Charlotte will probably stick around too) will continue to have that as a facet of the show.

But more interestingly, seeing the Man in Black react to finally getting what he wanted for so long could prove to be as fascinating as watching the Hosts grapple with their sentience.

THEORY 6: We Haven’t Seen the Last of Logan

Logan’s final ride off into the sunset wasn’t the most satisfying conclusion to his story, and hopefully it’s because we haven’t seen the last of it. Older William will be sticking around, unlike Jimmi Simpson’s William, who isn’t expected to return in Season 2. That means it’s definitely feasible that we could meet older Logan, even if Ben Barnes doesn’t reprise his role. We know that William’s wife Juliet hated him, which could have partially been because he discredited her brother and stole his company. Especially given the situation the Man in Black was left in during the finale, it would be exciting to find out what happened to Logan and introduce a new version of him into the show.

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THEORY 7: We’ll Find Out What Abernathy Was Up To

Abernathy was a total scene-stealer during his limited time on Westworld, and even actor Louis Herthum was surprised by how quickly people took to his character. Given that Charlotte and Sizemore took him out of cold storage for a fairly ambiguous purpose toward the end of the season, it’s not a stretch to think — and hope — that he’ll make a return in Season 2.

POTENTIALLY DISPROVEN THEORY: Dolores Killed a Host Version of Ford

While it hasn’t been revealed whether Anthony Hopkins will be back for Westworld: Season 2, the showrunners have clarified whether Dolores might have killed a Host version of Ford at the end of the finale instead of the real deal. Speaking to IGN, Jonathan Nolan said, “That was definitely a real Ford.”

So should we now read into the fact he said “a real Ford” instead of “the real Ford”? And what ever happened to that Host he was building in his remote lab? Even seeming answers don’t provide full resolutions on this show.

What is your favorite theory for Season 2? Let us know in the comments below!

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What’s Next for Marvel TV: Iron Fist, The Defenders and More

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There’s plenty more on the horizon for the Defenders of New York City.

With Marvel’s Luke Cage‘s 13 episodes all bingeable on Netflix, you’re likely already ready for more.

Fortunately, Marvel and Netflix have plenty on the horizon, and with Iron Fist’s announced premiere date, the wait is going to be bearable. Here’s a breakdown of what’s coming up for Netflix’s offerings in the MCU.

Marvel’s Iron Fist

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Marvel’s Iron Fist will serve as an origin story for Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the fourth and final of Marvel’s street-level heroes to be introduced before The Defenders. His standalone series will be his debut into the MCU, though there were some Easter eggs layered into Luke Cage that hint at how the shows will all connect together.

There will be some familiar faces appearing in Iron Fist. Carrie-Anne Moss is confirmed to be reprising her Jessica Jones role of Jeri Hogarth, and it’s also assumed Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple will cross over after appearing in all four other Netflix Marvel seasons. New characters include Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, and it’s been teased that Season 1 will have “probably more villains … than any of our other shows.”

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Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) stars as the title character (AKA Danny Rand) in Marvel’s Iron Fist.

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Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes her debut as Marvel comics character Colleen Wing in Marvel’s Iron Fist.

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(L-R) Jessica Stroup (The Following) and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) play siblings Joy and Ward Meachum in Marvel’s Iron Fist.

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(L-R) Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Iron Fist/Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Claire Temple (Marvel/Netflix mainstay Rosario Dawson) in Marvel’s Iron Fist.

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The first poster and trailer for Iron Fist debuted at New York Comic Con, and attendees also saw a bunch of new footage (IGN has a rundown of what was shown). IGN also debuted some new photos from Iron Fist, which can be seen above.

Marvel’s The Defenders

Released TBD 2017

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Daredevil: Season 2 showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are heading the hotly anticipated Marvel team-up TV show The Defenders. The first teaser for the series seemed to imply that the Hand — the villainous organization Daredevil was fighting in Season 2 — might be the big threat for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, but the plot of the eight-episode season hasn’t been confirmed. What we do know is that Sigourney Weaver will be playing the TV season’s villain.

Beyond the core four heroes, many familiar faces are slated to pop up. Elodie Yung’s Elektra will be a series regular, Eka Darville’s Malcolm DucasseSimone Missick’s Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, Rachael Taylor’s Trish Walker, Scott Glenn’s Stick, Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson and Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page are slated to appear, and Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle is rumored for the show as well.

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Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) will again juggle his time between serving as a defense attorney by day and a costumed vigilante by night. For Daredevil, the challenge will be in accepting that he can’t solve every problem alone.

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Where Matt Murdock goes, his trusty partner Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) usually isn’t far behind. However, as The Defenders picks up, Foggy has abandoned his old friend to work at the firm of Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz.

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Though she started out as a humble legal aide at Nelson & Murdock, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) has since blossomed into a crusading newspaper reporter with a knack for landing herself in dangerous situations.

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Heroic nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) is basically the glue that holds Netflix’s Marvel lineup together. No doubt her skills will be in high demand as heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones begin stirring up new trouble in the city.

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Daredevil’s cranky old mentor, Stick (Scott Glenn) will be showing up to boss around an entire team of heroes this time. Does that mean Stick’s ongoing war with the Hand will factor into the conflict?

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Elektra (Elodie Yung) will return as a series regular in The Defenders. Her presence makes sense considering her and Daredevil’s old mentor Stick’s involvement in the series, as well as the villainous ninjas The Hand.

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Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) would just as soon keep her head down and focus on her job as a private investigator rather than get into the superhero game. But that’s not going to be an option for this super-strong detective.

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Hotshot lawyer Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) has already proven to be an ally to Jessica Jones and is poised to do the same for Iron Fist. Like it or not, she’ll be dragged into the fray when the Defenders form for the first time.

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Jessica Jones’ neighbor Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville) was a miserable drug addict until finally being freed from Kilgrave’s influence. Now he’s committed to righting past wrongs and helping out his neighbor however he can.

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Jessica Jones’ BFF Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) is a popular talk show host with a dark past and a need to assert her strength and independence. No doubt she’ll find new opportunities for that in The Defenders, possibly even taking up the mantle of Hellcat in the process.

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Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is quickly building a reputation for himself as the defender of Harlem. His strength and invulnerability will make him an asset to the Defenders, but he may not be so keen on teaming up with Jessica Jones again.

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Many fans rejoiced when Misty Knight (Simone Missick) was confirmed for The Defenders. This skilled NYPD detective has plenty to offer already, but will we see her acquire her trademark cybernetic arm in 2017?

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Master martial artist Iron Fist (Finn Jones) is poised to make his Netflix debut in early 2017, and he’ll follow that up by playing a central role in The Defenders later in the year.

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Martial arts whiz Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) will make her debut in Iron Fist in 2017, and she’ll be joining Danny Rand in the transition to The Defenders later in the year.

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Sigourney Weaver (picured here in 2009’s Avatar) has been confirmed as the villain in The Defenders, but as of yet Marvel hasn’t revealed which character she’ll be playing.

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Like all the standalone Netflix shows, The Defenders will once again very much be a New York-set series focused on a conflict that threatens the city. “The challenge here is we’ve got four really powerful people teaming together and so we need to come up with something that’s worthy of their fists and fury,” Ramirez told IGN. “I think we did, I think we absolutely did. It’s really hard, though. They’re so powerful when all four of them are together. You’re like, who is a challenge?”

Marvel’s The Punisher

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Given that The Punisher just recently started production on Season 1, it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing that standalone series makes its debut in 2018 — or maybe even sooner. The Punisher is the first spinoff series from the previously established Defenders timeline — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — and shows that Netflix isn’t afraid to diverge into new shows about popular Marvel heroes if the audience is there for it. Steve Lightfoot, who was a writer and executive producer on Hannibal, will serve as showrunner on Marvel’s The Punisher and write the first two episodes.

Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page will join Bernthal in The Punisher. Meanwhile, Ebon Moss-Bachrach will star as Micro, a character teased in Daredevil, and Amber Rose Revah will play Dinah Madani, a “highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.” Given the rumors that Frank Castle will appear in The Defenders and the fact his origin story was pretty explicitly covered in Daredevil: Season 2, the hope is that The Punisher: Season 1 is going to progress his story from villain to anti-hero without spending too much time looking backwards.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 2

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Even though Jessica Jones came out in 2015, its second season was shelved until after The Defenders comes out, meaning we likely won’t catch up with Jessica on her solo adventures until 2018. But the writers room is currently busy working on Season 2 and there’s already a plan in place for the season’s directors. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teased to us recently that she’s not out to try to recapture what worked about Kilgrave as a villain in Season 2.

“The objective is not to match that, not to try to do that again,” she said, adding that Season 2 will introduce “some new characters that are only interesting in how they relate to our existing characters.” “We can really get into some very interesting aspects of their characters and where they’re from, where they’re going, all these things. I’m super excited about that,” she said.

Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3

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Marvel confirmed a third season of Daredevil at San Diego Comic-Con, with the promise that the new season is “coming soon.” Speculation has it that the show could return in 2018, especially since Netflix head Ted Sarandos recently said the intention is for there to be “less downtime” in between each of the seasons — meaning the company will hopefully release more than two seasons of its Marvel shows a year.

Daredevil’s big cliffhangers centered around the Hand and Elektra’s fate, both of which will likely be addressed in The Defenders. Season 3’s journey for Daredevil will presumably be hinted at when that show concludes.

Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2

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Marvel has officially announced a Season 2 of Luke Cage, with the promise that it’s “coming soon.” It’s impossible to anticipate the evolution of Marvel’s Netflix shows by the time an opportunity for Luke Cage: Season 2 rolls around, but chances are it will pick up with the Diamondback cliffhanger at the end of Season 1 and potentially see him teaming up with his comics buddy Iron Fist after the pair work together in The Defenders. Who’s going to complain if Season 2 ends up being a riff on Heroes for Hire?

Avengers: Infinity War

Released May 4, 2018

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Marvel hasn’t confirmed one way or another whether The Defenders will appear in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War or its untitled 2019 sequel, but given the success of the Netflix shows it’s hard to imagine the MCU films will continue turning a blind eye to their small-screen counterparts. Though the Russos called integrating the Netflix heroes into the movies “complicated,” hopefully there’s at least a passing nod to the work the Defenders are doing on the streets of New York sprinkled into the films, where the focus is saving the galaxy.

Here’s a rundown of the current state of every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and TV show:

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Click through the slideshow for Marvel Studios’ full slate of upcoming movies and TV shows all the way through 2020.

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Marvel is 14 films into its run at this point, with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange serving as the start of Phase 3 of the line-up.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on May 5, 2017, and sees the return of the original film’s Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and (Baby) Groot with some new team members as well. It looks like Michael Rooker’s Yondu, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, and newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff) will also join the Guardians, while Kurt Russell appears as Star-Lord’s cosmic dad Ego and Elizabeth Debicki plays a mysterious character named Ayesha — a new threat to the team.

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Spidey finally arrived in the MCU in Civil War, and now with Homecoming Tom Holland’s new incarnation of the webhead will get his first standalone film. He’ll go up against Michael Keaton’s villainous Vulture, while also facing the perhaps equally perilous life of a high school student. And of course, Peter Parker’s new mentor Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is also expected to pop up in the film. Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.

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Marvel Team-Up! It’s a tried and true tradition for Marvel Comics to group its characters in one-off adventures, and while the movies have increasingly relied on bringing different heroes into their “standalone” films, Thor: Ragnarok feels like a real jump into this arena as the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) joins the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) for his third movie. And arena is the right word, because Ragnarok (out November 3, 2017) will be in part based on the Planet Hulk comics story that put the green one into alien gladiator combat. Cate Blanchett (Hela), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster) and Karl Urban (Skurge) join Thor regulars Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins.

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Black Panther debuted in Civil War and was an instant hit with fans, which is surely good news for Marvel which had already announced the character’s solo film. Coming on February 16, 2018, the continued adventures of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, will once again star Chadwick Boseman in the title role. Michael B. Jordan will play the villain Erik Killmonger, with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as love interest Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku (also known as Man-Ape in the comics) and Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother. Creed’s Ryan Coogler directs the film.

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The Avengers, torn apart in Civil War, will finally return to the spotlight when Avengers: Infinity War is released on May 4, 2018. The question is, which Avengers will headline this film, which is the first of a planned two-parter? Little is know about these sequels, although obviously the long-teased villain Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones will finally take center stage in the MCU.

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Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will return on July 6, 2018, as Ant-Man and the Wasp, as will the first Ant-Man film’s director Peyton Reed. It remains to be seen where Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne find themselves in the sequel, considering Lang is a fugitive from the law as of Civil War, but at least van Dyne will finally get to put on that Wasp suit.

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Captain Marvel is a long ways off with a release planned for March 8, 2019, but the title character (a.k.a. Carol Danvers) has already been cast in Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room). Don’t be surprised, then, if she shows up in another Marvel film like Infinity War prior to this movie. A female director is expected to be hired for Captain Marvel.

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The fourth Avengers film doesn’t have a title yet, but it does have a release date: May 3, 2019. Like Infinity War, this sequel will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the same quartet that gave us Winter Soldier and Civil War. According to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, this movie will be the culmination of everything that began with the first Iron Man in 2008.

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A sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is in the works for July 5, 2019. Spider-Man: Prom maybe?!

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Beyond the fourth Avengers film and Spider-Man 2, at least three other MCU movies already have release dates staked out: May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020. What those titles wind up being is anyone’s guess, but certainly the post-Avengers 4 landscape will be a very different place for Marvel as newer heroes take the forefront and some popular favorites begin to play a smaller role.

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On the MCU TV front, the fourth of the originally announced Marvel Netflix shows will debut on March 17, 2017, with Iron Fist. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand, a kung-fu expert and wielder of the Iron Fist of the title. Marvel Netflix regulars Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth will also appear in the show.

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Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will finally team-up with The Defenders, Marvel and Netflix’s “street-level” version of The Avengers. Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the villain for the series, though we don’t know yet who exactly she’s playing. Expect a ton of other familiar faces to show up as well from the other Marvel Netflix shows when The Defenders arrives later in 2017 (exact date TBD).

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While an Inhumans movie had been discussed for years, eventually Inhuman characters started to pop up on Agents of Shield. But the most famous of the Inhumans — the Royal Family led by Black Bolt — have never been glimpsed. That will change with this ABC show, which represents a teaming of Marvel and IMAX. The first two episodes of the show will be shot and released theatrically in IMAX in September of 2017 before the full eight-episode show begins airing later that month.

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He made a big impression when he appeared in Season 2 of Daredevil, and now Jon Bernthal’s take on Frank Castle — the Punisher! — is getting a solo series. Deborah Ann Woll will also reprise her role as Karen Page from Daredevil in the series, which will debut sometime in 2017.

What's Next for Marvel TV: Iron Fist, The Defenders and More

Cloak and Dagger have been in development as a potential TV series for quite some time, with Marvel TV EVP Jeph Loeb announcing the project for ABC Family back in 2011. Now the pair look to finally be getting their shot at live-action fame as a 2018 show for Freeform (ABC Family’s new name). Joe Pokaski (Heroes) will produce the show, which will tell the tale of Ty Johnson and Tandy Bowen, two teenagers who acquire unique powers.

What's Next for Marvel TV: Iron Fist, The Defenders and More

Damage Control is planned as a comedy for ABC which portrays the guys who get stuck cleaning up the mess the heroes of the MCU make during their battles. Ben Karlin (The Colbert Report) will produce the half-hour series.

What's Next for Marvel TV: Iron Fist, The Defenders and More

As for where the MCU goes after Phase 3, it’s anyone’s guess right now. A pilot for Runaways has been ordered by Hulu and could lead to a full series. And characters like Namor, Miles Morales, Moon Knight and Blade are among the thousands of Marvel players who could potentially be developed for the big or small screen. Time will tell where Marvel will go next, but until then… excelsior!

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Terri Schwartz is Entertainment Editor at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.

Last Updated: December 23, 2016