For all of our Marvel junkies keeping track here’s the full lineup of upcoming Marvel movies and shows in order of confirmed release:
Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first mainstream Muslim hero, will star in new Disney+ series. The character, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City, will be played by newcomer Iman Vellani. Marvel characterises her as follows: “She is an excellent student, an ardent gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction writer with a particular fondness for superheroes, notably Captain Marvel.” But Kamala has a hard time fitting in at home and at school—until she gains superpowers like the heroes she idolises. Isn’t it true that having superpowers makes life easier? Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha are among the supporting cast members. Episodes are directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.”
Thor Love And Thunder
Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman (as a female Thor! ), Chris Pratt, and Christian Bale as the evil Gorr the God Butcher star in Thor: Love and Thunder. Due to the enormous cast, Taika Waititi returns as director for what has been compared as an Avengers 5 sequel. Russell Crowe has agreed to play Zeus, Thor’s fellow thunder deity.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
A new Disney+ series has debuted. Jennifer Walters, a lawyer-turned-green powerhouse who specialises in superhuman-related legal matters, is featured in She-Hulk. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will play the title character, with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner) and Tim Roth (Abomination) reprising their roles. Kat Coiro and Anu Valia direct the series, and Jessica Gao is the main writer. The first trailer for Disney+ Day 2021 has been released.
Untitled Halloween Special
According to reports, Marvel is working on a Halloween special for Disney+ based on the comic Werewolf by Night. Although the studio has yet to confirm this title, industry trades have stated that it is in the works.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The sequel to Black Panther has been renamed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but with the tragic and untimely death of series star Chadwick Boseman, it’s unclear how director Ryan Coogler (who also directed the original film) will approach the matter. Kevin Feige has stated that the role will not be remade, and that Boseman’s likeness will not be digitally reproduced.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
The Guardians of the Galaxy, led by writer/director James Gunn, will return for this Christmas special. The special will take place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and the third Guardians film, according to Gunn.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man filmmaker Peyton Reed will direct the third Ant-Man film, which will feature returning cast members. Scott Lang/Ant-Man is played by Paul Rudd, Hope Van Dyne/Wasp is played by Evangeline Lilly, Dr. Hank Pym is played by Michael Douglas, and Janet Van Dyne is played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Cassie Lang is played by Kathryn Newton, and Kang the Conqueror is played by Jonathan Majors.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was supposed to been of the first, if not the first, film of Phase 4 before James Gunn’s temporary firing. With the deck now reshuffled and James Gunn filming The Suicide Squad for DC before Vol 3, the next Guardians film will be delayed.
The Marvels, a sequel to Captain Marvel, is in the works, directed by Nia DaCosta. Ms. Marvel, played by Iman Vellani, will be introduced in the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series, and Teyonah Parris will play an adult Monica Rambeau alongside Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers.
X-Men ’97 (Disney+, 2023)
X-Men ’97 is a remake of the original X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s, and it will pick up where the original tale ended. Many of the original voice performers from the previous show will be reprising their roles, including Wolverine’s Cal Dodd, Rogue’s Lenore Zann, Beast’s George Buza, and others, according to The Wrap. Jennifer Hale, Ray Chase, and more will join the cast, in addition to the known voices. Executive producer and chief writer will be Beau DeMayo.
Secret Invasion (Disney+, Date TBD)
In September 2020, Variety announced that Samuel L. Jackson would reprise his role as Nick Fury in a new Marvel Cinematic Universe series on Disney+, with Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) writing and executive producing the project. In December 2020, Kevin Feige confirmed the series, revealing that Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel) will also feature as the Skrull Talos in this adaptation of one of Marvel’s most classic comics storylines, which follows a group of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, and Kingsley Ben-Adir are among the cast members likely to appear. With a photograph of Samuel L. Jackson as a bearded, eyepatch-less Nick Fury, Disney+ Day 2021 gave us our first glimpse at the future series.
After the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s uncertain when Tom Holland’s wallcrawler will make his next appearance. When Sony and Marvel struck a new arrangement in 2019 to keep the character alive, allowing No Way Home to be made, an MCU crossover picture was rumoured to be part of the deal. However, it’s unclear what that crossover film will be.
Producer Amy Pascal stated during the press tour for No Way Home that she believes there will be at least three more Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland. It should be emphasised, however, that neither Sony nor Marvel have confirmed this.
Blade, starring Mahershala Ali, will return to the big screen. Blade isn’t part of Phase 4 according to Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige. Is it going to be Phase 5?
Is this a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It’s difficult to say right now, but since Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, old Wade Wilson is now under Kevin Feige’s control. The status of a third film in the live-action Merc With a Mouth franchise has been unclear for a few years, but in November 2020, news broke that series star Ryan Reynolds had been hearing pitches from writers and that Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin had gotten the job and would be writing a script. Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have joined the project, which does not yet have a release date.
Fantastic Four (Date TBD)
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige claimed at San Diego Comic-Con that the X-Men and Fantastic Four were on their way to the MCU in some manner. Nothing has been verified since then regarding the X-Men, although on a Disney investor call in December 2020, Kevin Feige announced that a Fantastic Four film was in the works from director Jon Watts of Spider-Man 1-3. However, in April 2022, it was announced that Watts would be leaving the project, and a search for a replacement director began.
I Am Groot
I Am Groot is a series of short films that tells the narrative of Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy’s “glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, amid the stars.” Executive producer Kristen Lepore will direct these shorts.
Don Cheadle reprises his role as James Rhodes (War Machine) in Armor Wars, a new Disney+ original series. “A classic Marvel narrative about Tony Stark’s biggest nightmare coming true: what happens when his technology falls into the wrong hands,” the series’ description says.
Riri Williams/Ironheart, played by Dominique Thorne, is a “genius inventor who constructs the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man.” While no release date has been set for Ironheart, Williams has announced that she will appear in Black Panther 2. Williams was a young engineer who utilised Stark’s digitised consciousness as an AI to train her how to be the best Ironheart she could be in the comics. She can fly and fire repulsor grenades, laser beams, precise missiles, and other weapons while wearing the suit.
Alaqua Cox will play Maya Lopez/Echo in the upcoming series Echo. In addition, Echo will appear in Marvel’s Hawkeye. Echo is Kingpin’s adopted daughter and has long been linked to Daredevil. She was created by David Mack and Joe Quesada and first appeared in Daredevil Vol. 2 #9 in 1999. Echo, like Taskmaster, can imitate her opponents’ fighting styles and became the first Ronin to join the New Avengers. In Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye battled the Ronin’s namesake, so it’ll be intriguing to see where Echo’s tale goes.
While Ryan Coogler is still working on Black Panther 2, he’s also set to make a Disney+ series about Wakanda’s larger universe. Which Marvel characters will star in the series is unknown.
Captain America 4
On the day The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s final episode aired, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a fourth Captain America film is in the works. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman and FWS staff writer Dalan Musson collaborated on the screenplay. Despite the fact that no director or cast members have been announced, the film is expected to centre on Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as he adjusts to his new MCU role.
Loki Season 2
During the Loki Season 1 finale’s mid-credits scene, a close-up of some of the TVA’s paperwork is revealed, which is stamped with the words “Loki will return for Season 2.” There is no set release date.
What If…? Season 2
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first animated series will be renewed for a second season. There’s no indication on what to expect or when it’ll air, but we do know that an episode starring Tony Stark and Gamora was cut from Season 1 due to COVID-19 production concerns and will instead air in Season 2.
Agatha: House of Harkness
Agatha Harkness, played by Kathryn Hahn, was one of the most popular characters on WandaVision, and she will get her own spin-off series on Disney+. Jac Schaefer of WandaVision will act as executive producer and lead writer.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an upcoming animated series that “follows Peter Parker on his path to become Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike anything we’ve ever seen and a style that embraces the character’s early comic book roots,” according to the official website. Although it is unknown whether Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this season, executive producer and head writer Jeff Trammel has been confirmed.
Marvel Zombies will be a new animated series that “reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie epidemic,” with a probable debut in the first season of Marvel’s What If…? Executive producer Bryan Andrews will direct the show.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2 will be written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. He told IGN, “We’re at the very early stages of brainstorming and figuring out what way we want to go.” “But certainly, from now until we start shooting, we’ll be working on a lot of these things at the same time.” The filmmaker is also working on a TBD series for Disney+ as part of his new relationship with Marvel.
The Full List
- Ms. Marvel (Disney+, June 8, 2022)
- Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+, August 17, 2022)
- Untitled Halloween Special (Disney+, 2022)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+, 2022)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
- The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
- X-Men ’97 (Disney+, 2023)
- Secret Invasion (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Live-Action Spider-Man Sequels (Dates TBD)
- Blade (Date TBD)
- Deadpool 3 (Date TBD)
- Fantastic Four (Date TBD)
- I Am Groot (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Armor Wars (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Ironheart (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Echo (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Wakanda Series (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Captain America 4 (Date TBD)
- Loki Season 2 (Disney+, Date TBD)
- What If…? Season 2 (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Agatha: House of Harkness (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Spider-Man: Freshman Year (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Marvel Zombies (Disney+, Date TBD)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2 (Date TBD)