Every Marvel movie release set for 2022 and beyond
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe did not end with Avengers: Endgame, but it did take a significant sabbatical, with its comeback in 2021 and 2022 appropriately tepid.
Marvel’s big plan goes far into the future, but an unique coronavirus outbreak caused Disney to change its plans, resulting in a very chaotic Phase 4, with numerous shifting release dates and the first TV series to be merged into MCU chronology. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios aims to officially end Phase 4 and lay out clear plans for Phases 5 and even 6, including setting release dates for numerous previously announced projects and revealing two new Avengers films.up to the end of 2025
The MCU machine is grinding with this fresh round of release dates – as well as some new titles and first peeks. Every projected future Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and Disney Plus show, from the debut of Blade and the Fantastic Four through the return of Daredevil in his first official MCU TV series, is listed here.
SHE-HULK: AUG. 17
Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, will get her own Disney Plus series, which will combine a legal procedural with comedy and superhero antics. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) plays the giant, green lawyer, alongside Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Tim Roth as the Abomination. Do you remember him? What about The Incredible Hulk? From 2008?
I AM GROOT: AUG. 10
I Am Groot is a series of Disney Plus videos that will introduce new characters from the Marvel Universe.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER: NOV. 11
This sequel from original Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler officially concludes Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The role of T’Challa was not recast following Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death; instead, Wakanda Forever will focus on the expanded cast of characters introduced in the first film, including Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, and Martin Freeman as Shuri, Okoye, and Everett K. Ross, respectively. Tenoch Huerta appears as the expected adversary Namor, and we get our first look with Dominique Thorne as Ironheart.
THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL: DECEMBER 2022
There’s a new galaxy in town, and it’s not The Star Wars Holiday Special. And it will be shot exclusively for Disney Plus on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
ANT-MAN & THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA: FEB. 17
Scott Lang’s wild exploits will kick off Phase 5 with a showdown with the time-traveling villain Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), who Marvel calls as “extremely significant to Phase 5,” as well as M.O.D.O.K. But Scott will have some assistance in the shape of his now-grown-up (thanks to the Snap) daughter Cassie Lang, played by Big Little Lies’ Kathryn Newton. Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer return, as does none other than Bill Murray.
SECRET INVASION: SPRING 2023
Based on Marvel Comics’ Secret Invasion event, this six-episode Disney Plus series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Skrull agent Talos as they cope with a, well, secret Skrull invasion on Earth. The order of the day is conspiracy, intrigue, and spy-movie goings-on. Don Cheadle will play James Rhodes, Cobie Smulders will play Maria Hill, Martin Freeman will play Everett K. Ross, and Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke will play unspecified parts.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3: MAY 5
Director James Gunn returns to complete his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, which will now be the team’s final adventure (in this form, anyway). A teaser released to SDCC 2022 attendees focuses on Rocket, while the squad faces a new threat from the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and meets the enigmatic Adam Warlock (Will Poulter).
ECHO: SUMMER 2023
After starring in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil will feature in this sort of sequel to the Hawkeye series before ultimately receiving his own program in 2024. Kingpin is also played by Vincent D’Onofrio. Echo is a Disney Plus sitcom starring Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, a deaf Native American woman with the ability to accurately mimic the actions of others.
LOKI SEASON 2: SUMMER 2023
A second season of Tom Hiddleston’s trickster god’s televisual escapades was announced in the closing episode of the first season, but little else is known about the show’s return – save that we’ll be watching it in summer 2023.
THE MARVELS: JUL. 28
Because the Captain Marvel power family continues to grow, the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel will be titled The Marvels. It’s shaping up to be an all-female team movie, with Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), alias Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) — the heroine known as Photon, who was introduced in WandaVision — joining Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. Nia DaCosta (Candyman) is the director, but we don’t know anything else.
BLADE: NOV. 3
Following in the footsteps of Wesley Snipes’ rendition of the vampire hunter will be no easy task, but Marvel could not have chosen a finer actor to do so: the outstanding Mahershala Ali. Delroy Lindo will also feature, and the film is directed by Bassam Tariq.
IRONHEART: FALL 2023
Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) gets her own series after making her debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. After reverse-engineering elements of Tony Stark’s technology, the character is a talented young engineer who creates her own power suit, similar to Iron Man’s.
AGATHA: COVEN OF CHAOS: WINTER 2023
In this Disney Plus series, Kathryn Hahn reprises her role as Agatha Harkness, a strong witch who serves as the final adversary of WandaVision. Wanda ruthlessly locked her in the position of a suburban normie at the close of the previous episode, so she’s not likely to be in the best mood at the start of this new journey.
DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN: SPRING 2024
After a series of cameos, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is the first character from Marvel’s Netflix programs to headline his own, official MCU series on Disney Plus. Vincent D’Onofrio reprises his role as his adversary Wilson Fisk, alias Kingpin.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: NEW WORLD ORDER: MAY 3
After taking over the mantle — or rather, shield — left by Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers in the Disney Plus miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie will star in his own Captain America film in 2024. The script was written by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman, and the director is Julius Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox), but no further cast members have been named as of yet.
THUNDERBOLTS: JULY 26
Little is known about the film that will formally bring Phase 5 to a close. The Thunderbolts are the Marvel Comics equivalent of DC’s Suicide Squad, a squad of villains forced to work together for someone else’s cause under threat of death. The film will be directed by Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank).
FANTASTIC FOUR: NOV. 8
Phase 6 kicks out with the most eagerly awaited MCU debut since the X-Men. The fourth time’s the charm for Marvel’s First Family, who have long suffered from mediocre film adaptations. However, casting has yet to be revealed, and the project is looking for a director after Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Jon Watts backed out.
AVENGERS: THE KANG DYNASTY: MAY 2
Marvel Studios will return to its most popular sub-franchise, as well as the approach that saw it wrap up Phase 3 with two Avengers films, Infinity War and Endgame, in 2025. The first new Avengers film does not yet have a director or cast, but based on the title, Jonathan Major’s Kang will play a key part.
AVENGERS: SECRET WARS: NOV. 7
The second Avengers film in 2025 will culminate Phase 6 and what Marvel is now referring to as the Multiverse Saga, in the same manner as Avengers: Endgame concluded the Infinity Saga. Again, no cast or director has been announced, but the term refers to a cosmic comics crossover event concerning collapsing multiverses, which might potentially foreshadow a total relaunch of the MCU.
ANNOUNCED, BUT NO RELEASE DATE
Don Cheadle will reprise his role as War Machine in a Disney Plus series based on Marvel Comics’ Armor Wars to explore the darker side of what occurs when Iron Man technology falls into the wrong hands.
UNTITLED WAKANDA SERIES FEATURING OKOYE
Danai Gurira has signed on to play Okoye, the Dora Milaje’s commander, in an origin narrative series.
AN UNTITLED DEADPOOL SEQUEL
Marvel Studios has pledged to continue 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool series, starring Ryan Reynolds. A new R-rated Deadpool feature is in the works, with Free Guy’s Shawn Levy poised to helm.
A SHANG-CHI SEQUEL
A sequel to 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings is in the works at Marvel Studios, with little information available so far other than Simu Liu’s return in the titular character.