Every Marvel movie release set for 2021 and beyond

If you thought that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was ending with Avengers: Endgame, you were wrong. (Like, really wrong. Honestly, what?)

What may not be obvious is just how far into the future Marvel’s grand plans extend, and how the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Disney to shift its plans. While some release dates are locked, loaded, and ready to go, others are but whispers in the wind, and others have shifted significantly due to global disasters. Notably, this phase of the MCU will be the first to integrate its television properties fully into greater scheme of things — or rather, the first to cross over into Disney Plus’ exclusive TV shows.

From a long, long, long-awaited Black Widow solo film to Kamala Khan’s first MCU appearance on Disney Plus, here’s every planned future Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and Disney Plus show.

Vision and Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) cook dinner in a still from Captain America: Civil WarImage: Marvel Studios/Disney

A mix of 1950s sitcom and epic MCU adventure reunites Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — oh, and also Darcy (Kat Dennings), Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), grown-up Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and Kathryn Hahn as a nosy neighbor. Likely drawing from limited comics series House of M and Vision, it seems like WandaVision might feature some sort of reality warping, and it will lay groundwork for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Black Widow standing in New York City with an explosion above a bus behind herImage: Marvel Studios

Natasha Romanoff returns one more time with a stand-alone film. Black Widow takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and finds Natasha tying up loose ends in Budapest. There, she encounters Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), another recruit from the Black Widow program and a sister-figure, and Red Guardian (David Harbour), basically the Russian equivalent of Captain America. Rachel Weisz co-stars as Melina, another spy in the Black Widow program. The movie was recently removed from Disney’s release schedule due to coronavirus concerns, given a new fall release date, causing a shuffling of releases all down Marvel’s movie line, and then delayed again until 2021, causing another game of musical chairs.

angelina jolie and the cast of eternals at comic-con 2019Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Angelina Jolie leads the star-studded cast of The Eternalsas Thena, a warrior recruited by Eternal Ikaris (Richard Madden). The cosmic adventure also stars Kumail Nanjiani; Lauren Ridloff as Makkari; Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos; Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals; Lia McHugh as Flanx Bright; Gemma Chan as Sersi; and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Kit Harington joins as human character Dane Whitman, since every mystical bunch of godlike aliens needs a human pal — but Dane Whitman is also the name of the Marvel superhero known as the Black Knight.

shang-chi and the avengers in Marvel ComicsImage: Marvel Comics

Marvel’s first Asian-American lead will be played by Simu Liu, who basically tweeted this role into existence. And they say Twitter is bad! Opposite Shang-Chi will be the Mandarin (like, the actual Marvel Mandarin and not the Iron Man 3 fake-out), played by legendary Chinese actor Tony Leung. The film will be written by Chinese-American screenwriter Dave Callaham (The Expendables), and directed by Asian-American filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle).

winter soldier and falcon in captain america civil warImage: Marvel Studios

A Disney Plus original focusing on Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson. As with most of the Disney Plus Marvel titles, Disney’s been pretty mute about this one beyond the base concept of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. One key question: Since Steve Rogers left his shield and title to Sam, does Sam still go by Falcon? Will the series address a transition?

On top of Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier actress Emily VanCamp returns for Falcon and the Winter Soldier as SHIELD Agent Sharon Carter, while Wyatt Russell makes his MCU debut as John Walker, known to comics fans as U.S. Agent. The villain will be Civil War foe Zemo (Daniel Bruhl). FatWS was originally slated to be the first Marvel TV series to hit Disney Plus, but after many delays of Marvel films, a firm release date has not materialized.

Undated: Loki

LokiImage: Marvel Studios

Everyone’s favorite MCU bad boy is back in a Disney Plus original. But it won’t be the reformed Loki who tragically perished in the first moments of Avengers: Infinity War. Instead, it’s the version of Loki from the alternate 2012, who escaped with the tesseract. Tom Hiddleston returns to the role.

jeremy renner announcing hawkeye Disney plus series at SDCC 2019Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Even though we’re all confused about what’s going on with Jeremy Renner right now, the series where Clint Barton trains his successor Kate Bishop is still happening! Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) will reportedly play Kate.

Zendaya and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From HomePhoto: Jay Maidment/Sony Pictures

Now that nice boy Tom Holland saved Spider-Man’s status in the MCU, a third Spider-Man movie is on its way. There is no title, but we can probably guess that it will be some play on the word “home.” Spider-Man: Homeland? Spider-Man: Home Is Where the Heart Is? The film is likely to deal with the repercussions of J. Jonah Jameson revealing Peter Parker’s identity to the world. Tom Holland, of course, is set to reprise his role. Zendaya will also return. Director Jon Watts has previously expressed interest in using Kraven the Hunter as a villain.

The official title image for Thor: Love and ThunderImage: Marvel Studios

Taika Waititi returns to direct Thor 4. This time, Jane Foster takes up the mantle of the God of Thunder, with Natalie Portman returning to the MCU for the first time since Thor: Dark World. Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is also set to play a big role. Chris Hemsworth — the superior Marvel Chris — will return as Thor. And thanks to the MCU’s release date reshuffling, this is now a Valentine’s Day movie!

doctor strangeImage: Marvel Studios

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige announced that the events of WandaVision would directly tie into the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Details on this movie are scant, though Feige did say, “Just because Quentin Beck makes up lies about the multiverse, doesn’t mean it isn’t real.” WandaVision’s Elizabeth Olsen will join Benedict Cumberbatch.

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther in a trailer for Black Panther.Image: Marvel Studios

Director Ryan Coogler announced the date of the Black Panther follow-up at D23 2019. Castmembers Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman are expected to return as as Shuri, Okoye, and Everett K. Ross, respectively. What’s more uncertain is how the production on the highly anticipated sequel to a beloved movie will work around the tragic and untimely passing of magnetic lead actor Chadwick Boseman.

Captain Marvel 2: July 8, 2022

captain marvel (brie larson) in the desertPhoto: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

A sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel was expected, but Disney didn’t give it a calendar date until April 2020.

the Guardians of the GalaxyImage: Marvel Studios

James Gunn will return to write and direct a third Guardians movie — but only after he’s done with DC’s The Suicide Squad, which is expected to arrive in theaters in 2021. Expect a 2022 release at the earliest for Guardians. The end of Endgame saw Thor buddy up with the Guardians, who were in pursuit of alternate timeline Gamora. Will Vol. 3 continue that? Or will the events of Thor: Love and Thunder rewrite Thor’s role?

Blade in Avengers #12, Marvel Comics (2019).Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith/Marvel Comics

At the very end of Marvel’s SDCC 2019 presentation, Kevin Feige revealed that Mahershala Ali would take on the role of Blade. This movie will be a reboot of the past Blade films, and will also come way after Phase 4.

Artwork of Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) punching through glass with a giant fistImage: Marvel Comics

Kamala Khan will eventually get her own Disney Plus show, which will eventually, down the line, maybe tie into the movies, Feige hinted at D23 2019. Recently, it picked up some showrunners.

moon knight flexing those musclesImage: Marvel Comics

Moon Knight is also getting a Disney Plus show! Eventually!

Logo for She-Hulk, the Disney Plus series.Image: Marvel Studios

Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters is set to get her own Disney Plus series. Will it be a procedural law show? A sci-fi romp? Both? Either way, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will star as the big, green lawyer.


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