Earlier this year, the television series WandaVision kicked off Phase 4 on Disney+ which kept fans satisfied throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as we waited for our next Marvel fix at the cinema.
Earlier this year, Marvel fanatics were treated to the release of films Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals.
We also can enjoy new episodes of Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld each week on Disney Plus as we wait for the next cinematic outing - and we don't have long to wait.
In the meantime, be sure to catch up with all of the Marvel movies in order to be best prepared for what is to come.
Note: this article may be updated when new information is presented.
Upcoming Marvel movies with release dates
Spider-Man: No Way Home - December 15, 2021
Director Jon Watts is on board for Spider-Man: No Way Home, as is Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange - who is rumoured to bring the multi-verse to the MCU as several classic Spider-man villains are set to reappear.
Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx's Electro have been confirmed to return from Spider-Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 respectively, setting the internet ablaze with rumours that former web-slingers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will also cameo.
It must be noted that these rumours have been repeatedly denied - but with speculation that everyone from Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane to Charlie Cox's Daredevil will pop up, it certainly sounds like there are a few surprises in store.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - May 6, 2022
The multiversal madness continues...
Director Scott Derrickson had been set to return to the magical superhero franchise, with Benedict Cumberbatch also set to make a comeback as the titular Sorcerer Supreme.
However, in January 2020, Derrickson stood aside, citing creative differences - with Spiderman director Sam Raimi replacing him.
That came after a series of apparently contradictory comments about the film’s direction from Derrickson, who had promised “the first scary MCU film,” and Marvel chief Kevin Feige, who was quick to water down that promise - so it remains to be seen quite how terrified audiences will be left by the end product.
Other cast members include Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo) and Benedict Wong (Wong), along with Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer) despite earlier claims she wouldn't be reprising her role.
It's possible that villain Nightmare, who has the power to suck psychic energies from the subconscious minds of dreaming beings, might be involved in Doctor Strange 2.
It was confirmed at Comic-Con in July 2019 that Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch will also feature in the film following the events of WandaVision, while fellow Disney Plus show Loki is also set to tie into Doctor Strange 2 - possibly due to the multiverse being broken by Sylvie in the finale.
Additionally, Xochitl Gomez has been cast as the super-heroine America Chavez who in the comics is the character Misss America, who hails from another dimension.
Thor: Love and Thunder - July 8, 2022
In July 2019 it was revealed that Thor Ragnarok's Taika Waititi will be back for another Thor sequel, which frankly has muddled all sorts of our predictions already. With Chris Hemsworth set to return as the God of Thunder, expectations will be sky-high for the director/writer and star's reunion, especially given Ragnarok's popularity.
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But the big news from Comic-Con 2019 was that Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster, who will take on Thor's mantle as God of Thunder when Thor becomes "unworthy" to wield his hammer. Tessa Thompson has also been confirmed to return to the franchise, with the Guardians of the Galaxy also set to appear after Chris Pratt and Karen Gillan were spotted on set.
And even more exciting is the news of who will play the villain - former Batman Christian Bale is confirmed to star in the film, with his role later revealed as Gorr the God Butcher.
Meanwhile, the film will adapt a Lady Thor story arc from recent a recent Marvel Comics series called The Mighty Thor, by Jason Aaron - which Waititi described as "incredible".
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - November 11, 2022
It was announced at D23 2019 that Black Panther 2 would return in summer 2022, earning a bit of a promotion after the original movie broke records in its February 2018 release date.
“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” director Ryan Coogler told the audience at the time. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”
The death of T'Challa actor Chadwick Boseman in August 2020 meant the future of the project was uncertain, but it has since been confirmed that Boseman will not be recast or inserted into the film using CGI.
The sequel is instead set to focus on the land of Wakanda and supporting characters such as Danai Gurira's Okoye and Lupita Nyong’o's Nakia, with speculation that Letitia Wright's Shuri could take on her brother’s royal mantle.
Others to appear in the film include Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Winston Duke as M'Baku, and Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart.
Finally, I May Destroy You writer-actress Michaela Coel will star in the film in an unknown role.
The Marvels - February 17, 2023
The studio revealed that Captain Marvel 2 was in the works in July 2019, no surprise given that the first film made over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
However, as the name suggests the sequel will be a group affair, uniting Brie Larson's Captain Marvel with Iman Vellani's Ms. Marvel following the latter's very own Disney Plus series, as well as Teyonah Parris's Monica Rambeau after the character appeared as a child in the first film and then gained superpowers as an adult in WandaVision.
There's a chance the Captain Marvel sequel will explore the 20-odd years between her first movie and the present day, and we’ve explored the possibilities a bit here.
The film may also delve into the world of the villainous Kree and their history with Carol Danvers, or feature more of the Skrulls and tie into the Secret Invasion series on Disney Plus.
Zawe Ashton will star in a villainous role in the film, while the family of Iman Vellani's Ms Marvel will also return for supporting roles after the series.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - May 5, 2023
Initially set to be one of the first Phase Four movies, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hit a stumbling block when director James Gunn was fired for controversial tweets in 2018. He was eventually reinstated in early 2019, but production was delayed as Gunn had since committed to directing DC comic book movie The Suicide Squad.
However, Autumn 2021 saw production finally begin.
Not much is known about the threequel, except that it will follow on from Thor: Love and Thunder and Disney Plus spin-off The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. The film will likely expand on the second film's post-credit scene that teased the appearance of long-rumoured comic character Adam Warlock, while the group of mismatched misfits will also be looking to reunite with 2014 Gamora following the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The full cast is expected to return, but this may well be the last appearance o the line-up as we know it - Dave Bautista has said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be his last appearance as Drax, while Gunn has hinted that the film would wrap up the story for the current Guardians and potentially introduce a new team.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - July 28, 2023
Ant-Man emerged as the surprise MVP in Avengers: Endgame, and now it looks like his second sequel could make just as big an impact on the MCU.
Not much is known about the amazingly named Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily are confirmed to be back as the title characters, with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfieffer also returning and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton playing a recast Cassie Lang.
The big news, however, is Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Major's casting as Kang the Conqueror, a time-travelling villain set to be the next Thanos-like big bad of the MCU.
Upcoming Marvel movies with no release date
Marvel movies announced but yet to be gifted an official release date include Blade (starring Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter), and the reboots of the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises.
We also have a fourth Captain America film on the way which will focus on Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).
Upcoming Marvel/Sony movies
Outside of the MCU, there are a few other Marvel-inspired films still in the pipeline, with the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (aka SPUMC).
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Morbius - January 28, 2022
Jared Leto stars as scientist-turned-bloodsucker Morbius in this upcoming Sony movie, which spins off the classic Spider-Man villain into his own movie in a similar way to the 2018 Venom movie.
Also starring Doctor Who's Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson, Morbius is also rumoured to have a secret Spider-Man connection. Despite existing in a separate movie universe, the film's trailer includes a mysterious Spider-Man mural and is set to star Spider-Man: Homecoming's Michael Keatonin his role as Adrian Toomes/Vulture. Intriguing...
Upcoming Sony/Marvel movies with no release date
Rumoured movies also in Sony's firing line include a Spider-Woman film directed by Olivia Wilde, a Kraven the Hunter spin-off and films featuring Spider-Man allies/foes Silver Sable, Black Cat and Madame Web, along with a long-dormant film about Spider-Man baddies The Sinister Six.
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Untitled Deadpool sequel, previously dated on Sept. 6, 2024, moves to Nov. 8, 2024. Fantastic Four, previously dated on Nov. 8, 2024, moves to Feb. 14, 2025. Untitled Marvel film, previously dated on Feb. 14, 2025, moves to Nov. 7, 2025. Avengers: Secret Wars, previously dated on Nov. 7, 2025, moves to May 1, 2026.What Marvel projects are coming out in 2022? ›
In December 2020, Marvel Studios adjusted Thor: Love and Thunder and Black Panther II back in its schedule, to May 6 and July 8, 2022, respectively, and also announced Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Fantastic Four were in development, along with the Disney+ series Secret Invasion, Ironheart, and Armor Wars ( ...Is it 2025 in the MCU? ›
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Avengers 5 has taken its time, but we do know it's officially happening and it's going to be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The exciting news was confirmed during Marvel's epic Comic-Con 2022 panel where we were told that we're getting not one, but two Avengers movies.Who is the strongest Avenger? ›
Thor. Blessed with the powers and long life of a god, Thor was undoubtedly the most powerful member of the initial version of the Avengers. Not only can he fly and transport between worlds, but he was also the only one capable of taking down Thanos, even after he had assembled all six Infinity Stones.How long will the MCU last? ›
MCU Planned Out Through 2026/2027 Says Marvel Head Kevin Feige.Will there ever be a last Marvel movie? ›
The movies will close out Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it was titled Endgame, the last Avengers movie won't be the final one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.What Marvel shows come out 2023? ›
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
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- Secret Invasion (TV show, early 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 (May 5, 2023)
- Echo (TV show, mid-2023)
- Loki season 2 (TV show, mid-2023)
- The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
- Ironheart (TV show, late 2023)
Who is playing Black Panther 2? It's been confirmed that the sequel will honour the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and won't recast the role of T'Challa. Thankfully as well, there are no plans to use a 'digital double' in the sequel.What Marvel movies are coming in 2025? ›
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Phase 4 ends here. ...
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The third Ant-Man movie will open Phase Five. ...
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. James Gunn returns to write and direct. ...
- The Marvels. ...
- Blade. ...
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- Spider-Man 4 and Shang-Chi 2.
He was last seen as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr was once again asked about his possible return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the Joe Rogan podcast recently. However, the actor crushed his fans' dreams when he said that that is not likely to happen anytime soon.What is Marvel's next big plan? ›
Not taking its foot off the gas, Marvel plans to release at least 20 more projects by the end of 2026, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and two more Avengers outings. Many other projects, such as the return of Blade, the vampire hunter, are also in development.Will there be a Phase 6 Marvel? ›
Phase Six features all of the Marvel Studios productions set to be released starting from late 2024 to mid-2026, with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributing the films. The first film in the phase will be Deadpool 3, scheduled for release in November 2024.Will Marvel have a phase 8? ›
The Phase 8 of the MCU celebrates 100 years of Marvel Comics with stand-alone films taking place at various times and locations of Earth-199999 and that will cross in the last film of the phase. The main antagonist of the Phase is Kang the Conqueror.Will there be a phase 7 in the MCU? ›
Originally, Marvel Studios had Phase 7 movies scheduled for 2/13/2026, 5/1/26, 7/24/26, and 11/6/26. With Avengers 6's recent delay from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026, the first Phase 7 movie, which is still untitled, has been delayed almost six months, from February 13, 2026, to July 24, 2026.Will Chris Evans return to MCU? ›
No, Chris Evans will not make his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America 4" — at least not as the titular superhero.Will Deadpool be in Avengers 5? ›
Just like that, Marvel confirmed what we were anticipating. Deadpool will join the MCU in time for Avengers 5 and Avengers 6.Will Iron Man come back after Endgame? ›
was asked if he would ever return to the MCU to play Iron Man and if Avengers: Endgame was really the end for the character. Unfortunately, he replied by saying that after the emotional sacrifice made by his character in order to save all of humanity, he has absolutely no plans of making a return.Who can beat Thor? ›
Cap is one of the few mortals able to not only lift Mjolnir but wield its full power, making him someone who can beat Thor. Assuming the reason for their battle is because Thor is possessed or tricked, Cap would be able to use Mjolnir against him.
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For unexplained reasons, Thor remains the only one able to lift the hammer in this universe despite Odin never shown enchanting it with the "worthy" spell. Mjolnir returns in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) with Jane Foster wielding a reconstructed version of the hammer.Is MCU going to end in 2028? ›
Phase 6 is set to be concluded by Avengers 5 and 6, respectively, but that won't be the end of the MCU. According to the announcement by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at CinemaCon 2022, the stories the MCU plans to tell in the following years are planned through 2032.How will the Marvel universe end? ›
Although it has been going on for 80 years and featured thousands of characters in tales told by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and hundreds of other creators, the Marvel Universe will cease to exist, and heroes, villains, planets and galaxies will die without hope of resurrection.Is Avengers being discontinued? ›
The Roadmap For Marvel's Avengers Has Been Cancelled, And Fans Aren't Happy. Marvel's Avengers won't have a 2022 roadmap, despite previous claims.Is Shang-Chi an avenger? ›
Shang-Chi is one of the greatest fighters in the Marvel Universe. Using his incredible physical prowess, martial arts mastery, and instinct, he pursues criminals and fights injustice as an Avenger and Hero for Hire.Who is Marvel's new Thanos? ›
At Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige made official what many fans had been theorizing for some time: Kang the Conqueror is the MCU's next Thanos-like villain.Who is Avengers King? ›
Hence the question on the minds of fans everywhere: will there be another MCU Avengers movie? While many wondered what the MCU plan was for Phase 4 and onward, and the status of future Avengers movies, Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that two Avengers films are set for release in 2025.Will there be a Phase 4 Avengers? ›
'" Phase 4 is the first phase in the MCU not to have an Avengers movie. Phase 1 culminated with The Avengers, while phase 2 featured Avengers: Age of Ultron. Phase 3, the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, boasted two huge Avengers movies in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.Will there be a Spiderman 4? ›
2024 would land Spider-Man 4 bang in the middle of Marvel's Phase 5 timeline, which Kevin Feige revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con in July. Among the slate were Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Daredevil: Born Again and Thunderbolts, which will round out the phase.
- Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (released 17th February 2023) ...
- Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (released 5th May 2023) ...
- The Marvels (released 28th July 2023) ...
- Captain America: New World Order (released May 3rd 2024) ...
- Thunderbolts (released July 26th 2024)
September 15 - A Haunting in Venice (20th Century Studios) will be released. October 6 - True Love (20th Century Studios) will be released. November 22 - Wish (Walt Disney Animation Studios) will be released. November 24 - Apurva (Star Studios) will be released.What's the next Marvel show after Hawkeye? ›
"Echo": summer 2023
The "Hawkeye" spinoff will star Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez (aka the superhero Echo) and feature the return of her uncle Kingpin (Vincent D'onofrio). The series will show how her actions in New York City at the end of "Hawkeye" affect her in her hometown.
Biography. Adopted brother of Wakanda's King T'Challa and the leader of the Wakandan Secret Police, the Hatut Zeraze, Hunter, is an expert tracker and nicknamed the White Wolf.Who will play the new role of Black Panther? ›
Namor the Sub-Mariner makes an appearance in the Wakanda Forever trailer. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman can't be replaced, but the world of his character lives on. Director Ryan Coogler is back to direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to 2018's Marvel blockbuster. The movie opens Friday.Who is being cast as the New Black Panther? ›
It's been confirmed that the sequel will honour the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and won't recast the role of T'Challa. Thankfully as well, there are no plans to use a 'digital double' in the sequel. "There's only one Chadwick and he's not with us," said Marvel Studios' EVP Victoria Alonso.What movies are coming in 2026? ›
- Avengers: Secret Wars (2026) Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced. ...
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- How Do You Live? (2026) ...
- The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (2026) ...
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- Inspector Gadget (2026)
The full Phase 5 slate of the MCU was revealed at SDCC 2022, and it's formed by both movies and TV shows – and here's every one of them. Marvel has released its Phase 5 slate for the MCU, which is formed of both movies and TV shows, just like Phase 4.Who becomes Iron Man after Tony Stark? ›
When Tony's alcoholism got the better of him, Rhodey became the new Iron Man. Later, Rhodey donned a weapons-laden variation on the Iron Man suit and dubbed himself War Machine, fighting alongside Tony many times.Who is the new Tony Stark? ›
Robert Downey Jr. portrays Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
In an interview w/ Fatherly, Johansson revealed: “I have no plans to return as Natasha. I feel really satisfied with this film. It feels like a great way to go out for this chapter of my Marvel identity.Who is the next main villain in MCU? ›
Forget Thanos, Ultron, and Loki. In the pages of Marvel Comics, the Avengers' biggest adversary was always Kang the Conqueror. And after years of waiting, he arrived in the MCU on Loki, played by Jonathan Majors.Will Kid Loki be in Thor Love and Thunder? ›
But was it ever in the cards? Many Marvel fans were disappointed by the absence of Tom Hiddleston in Thor: Love and Thunder. However, despite months of speculation, theories and wishful thinking, the film's co-writer reveals Loki was never in the cards for the sequel.What Marvel is coming out in 2023? ›
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Release Date: Feb. 17, 2023) Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return for the sequel to 2019's low-key hit Ant-Man and the Wasp.Is far from home set in 2024? ›
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Set In Summer 2024)
Although Spider-Man: Far From Home was the first MCU film released in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame – evidence suggests that it takes place after a number of the films and shows that followed it. The set up of the story suggests it takes place in the summer of 2024.
Currently, there is no Thor 5 release date because the film hasn't been announced. If a fifth Thor movie happens, it's likely to be at least a few years away, possibly not arriving until 2025 or later.Is there a phase 7 of Marvel? ›
Originally, Marvel Studios had Phase 7 movies scheduled for 2/13/2026, 5/1/26, 7/24/26, and 11/6/26. With Avengers 6's recent delay from November 7, 2025 to May 1, 2026, the first Phase 7 movie, which is still untitled, has been delayed almost six months, from February 13, 2026, to July 24, 2026.Who is New Avengers team? ›
The chosen were to be the New Avengers. They are: Spider-Man, the two Heroes for Hire, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, War Machine, an X-Men member Wolverine and one Fantastic Four member Thing.Is Marvel Phase 5 over? ›
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Five.
He was last seen as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr was once again asked about his possible return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the Joe Rogan podcast recently. However, the actor crushed his fans' dreams when he said that that is not likely to happen anytime soon.
Spider-Man 4 is rumored to release in theaters on July 12, 2024, although the movie is still waiting to be officially announced.Is MCU Spider-Man 4 confirmed? ›
Sony and Marvel are reportedly working on a fourth Spider-Man film featuring Tom Holland's web-slinger, with plans to release the MCU film in 2024. Marvel fans may be seeing Tom Holland's Spider-Man 4 in theaters sooner rather than later.Who will be the next Spider-Man? ›
"We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We're thinking of this as three films, and now we're going to go onto the next three," she said.Who is Thor daughter? ›
Who Plays Love? Gorr's daughter is played by India Rose Hemsworth, the daughter of Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, and actress Elsa Pataky. Hemsworth has talked about how his children are in the movie, saying "...Taika had his children in there. Christian Bale had his.Will Hercules fight Thor? ›
As the Thor: Love and Thunder post-credits scene finally confirms that the long-awaited clash between the two rivals/allies will be happening in the MCU, Thor and Hercules' strength, fighting abilities, and willpower will be put to their ultimate test.Is Thor stronger than Zeus? ›
Zeus. It should come as no surprise that, in a one-on-one battle of Zeus vs Thor, Zeus would easily triumph.