We are all excited for 2016, and for good reason, but 2017 could be the biggest year for Marvel yet. This will mark the first time since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started that Marvel will release three movies in a single year. Granted, one of those titles is being co-produced with Sony, but they will have their hands full.

Throughout the releases of Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Marvel will be hard at work the three films that will come out in 2017. Those films are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the first solo film in the untitled Spider-Man reboot, and Thor: Ragnarok.

In the latest issue of Empire (via CBM), Kevin Feige talked about all three of the 2017 films, giving brief updates on what we can expect from each of the properties. As for what we can expect in terms of who makes up the Guardians, Feige says,

There’ve been many different incarnations of the Guardians over the years in the comics and we’ll catch a glimpse of additions over the course of the movie.

Thanos popped up in different points of Guardians of the Galaxy so his appearance in the sequel would make sense. Based on Feige’s comments, it appears doubtful he appears, and for good reason.

I wouldn’t look too hard in that movie for Thanos

The next time we see Thanos he will not be messing around. It was be, ‘Oh, that’s why they’ve been teasing this villain for five years!

While the Guardians are battling whatever cosmic threat James Gunn has thought up, Tom Holland will be the lead in the new Spider-Man reboot. We have heard this will be a grounded take on the character still in high school, but that does not mean it can not be as big as other Marvel films.

It’s going to be as big and spectacular a Spider-Man film as has ever been made. But it’s a Peter Parker story and has more opportunity to be focused on the story of a 15-year-old kid going to high school.

When the title was announced for Thor: Ragnarok, the third Thor movie, fans were excited for what it could mean. However, according to Feige, we should not be expecting the end of Asgard.

I don’t think people will read into that title alone [regarding] what the movie’s going to be. It’s going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior Thor movies as Winter Soldier was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we’ve got new characters that will show how big we’re swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.

Yes! We finally have official confirmation from Marvel that Hulk will be in Thor: Ragnarok, even if Mark Ruffalo has confirmed it himself. The two previous Thor movies have had a decent amount of the story take place on Earth, but that does not seem to be the case with the next installment.

The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.

All of these updates sound great and with each of them set to start filming in 2016, we should be getting much more information on casting, roles, plot, and more for each of the properties.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017. The currently untitled Spider-Man reboot is scheduled to hit theaters July 27, 2017. Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters November 3, 2017.

Source: Empire via CBM