From the stone age to modern day, the stellar lightshow that unveils itself to humanity each night has captivated, confused and inspired the countless souls that have wandered our own corner of the cosmos. This series looks at the ways we have gazed beyond our own atmosphere and explored via telescopes and spacecraft, all with the goal of bettering ourselves.

Cosmic Vistas - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-09-15

Cosmic Vistas - List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films - Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are an American series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The films have been in production since 2007, and in that time Marvel Studios has produced 20 films, with 12 more in various stages of production. The series collectively has grossed over $16.8 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Kevin Feige has produced every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avi Arad served as a producer on the first two releases, Gale Anne Hurd also produced The Incredible Hulk, Amy Pascal produced the Spider-Man films, and Stephen Broussard produced Ant-Man and the Wasp. The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals and feature large, often ensemble, casts. Many of the actors, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson signed contracts to star in numerous films. The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), which was distributed by Paramount Pictures. Paramount also distributed Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), while Universal Pictures distributed The Incredible Hulk (2008). Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures began distributing the films with the 2012 crossover film The Avengers, which concluded Phase One of the franchise. Phase Two includes Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Ant-Man (2015). Captain America: Civil War (2016) is the first film in the franchise's Phase Three, and is followed by Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), with Captain Marvel (2019) and an untitled Avengers film (2019) still scheduled for the phase. Sony Pictures distributes the Spider-Man films, which they continue to own, finance, and have final creative control over. Spider-Man: Far From Home has been scheduled for 2019, alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020, with an additional two untitled films also scheduled for 2020, three untitled films scheduled for 2021, and three untitled films scheduled for 2022. Feige has indicated that Marvel may abandon the phase grouping after the conclusion of Phase Three.

Cosmic Vistas - Other potential projects - Netflix

Disney has scheduled multiple release dates for untitled Marvel Studios films. These include: May 1, July 31, and November 6, 2020; May 7, July 30, and November 5, 2021; and February 18, May 6, and July 29, 2022. In October 2016, Feige said it was a combination of knowing what films would occupy the 2020 dates and allowing some flexibility, saying, “We know what [films] we'd like them to be for 2020. Over the years, where we're aiming we've been lucky enough that it's usually been the same thing but we always leave ourselves the opportunity to bob and weave and adapt if we have to. But we know where we're headed for 2020 and we have ideas and we're beginning to solidify the years beyond that.” Feige and Marvel have additional storylines planned through 2028, resulting in 20 films “on the docket that are completely different from anything that's come before—intentionally.” In October 2014, in terms of Phase Four films, Feige said, for the time being, “We're not going to talk specifically about the story of any of those films, the plot of any of those films, what happens to any of the characters in any of those films. In fact, even to talk about any of those characters – who will be involved in those movies – will be a bit of a spoiler as to what may or may not happen to them in earlier movies.” In April 2016, Feige added, “We're only working on what's been announced through the end of 2019. And it is still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond.” A year later, Feige noted, “We have an idea [of what the MCU looks like post-Infinity War], and it's gonna be very, very different”, but cautioned that Marvel would not be “actively discussing anything past untitled Avengers” besides dating the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and that James Gunn would be working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He also was not sure if Marvel would continue to group the films in phases once Phase Three concluded, that “it might be a new thing”. Feige noted Marvel hoped to reveal additional films after the release of the untitled Avengers film. A second sequel to Homecoming is also planned. In February 2014, Feige stated that after exploring Black Widow's past in Age of Ultron, he would like to see it explored further in a solo film. Marvel has done some development work for the potential film, including a “pretty in depth” treatment by Nicole Perlman, and by May 2016, Feige stated that Marvel was “creatively and emotionally” committed to creating the solo film. By January 2018, Jac Schaeffer was hired to write the script for the potential film. By the end of April, Marvel had met with directors Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Chloé Zhao, and Amma Asante for the project. By June, Cate Shortland, Asante and Maggie Betts became top choices to helm the film. By April 2018, Marvel had met with multiple screenwriters, to craft a film based on the Eternals, with a focus on the character Sersi. Feige stated that a film based on the group was “one of many many many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate.” A month later, Matthew and Ryan Firpo were hired to write the script for the project. In May 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel had a working script for Blade. In July 2015, Wesley Snipes, who played Blade in three films before the character's rights reverted to Marvel, stated that he had discussions with Marvel to reprise the role. Doctor Strange sequel was also confirmed, as is for Black Panther. X-Men and Fantastic Four have been proposed to be included in future MCU projects.

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