Every Upcoming Marvel Movie
Between Marvel Studios, Sony, and Fox, there’s a lot of Marvel movies on the way. Here’s every single film you can expect over the coming years.
Last updated: May 11, 2020
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the worldwide box office, there are plenty of other Marvel movies on the horizon – from Sony Pictures and Disney’s recently-acquired subsidiary 20th Century Fox – that have release dates set in between future MCU films. In 2019 alone, audiences saw five Marvel movies released, while 2020, 2021, and 2022 are delivering their fair share of spinoffs, reboots, and even more sequels.
On one hand, the superhero genre has never been stronger in Hollywood, equating to positive critical reception, as well as massive box office returns (just look at Avengers: Endgame‘s absolutely staggering $1.2 billion opening weekend). That being said though, anyone suffering from superhero fatigue should seriously consider bracing themselves.
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Studios have become substantially more confident in the genre following the massive success of franchises like The Avengers and X-Men, so we’re now in the midst of seeing studios take bigger (and necessary) risks. They’re adapting standalone properties, offering lead roles to women and people of color, and having the confidence to choose directors with distinct trademark styles, while also offering them more creative control (see: Thor: Ragnarok). The cinematic superhero genre is evolving, and this upcoming slate is just a taste of things to come.
The King’s Man – September 18, 2020
The King’s Man is a period-set prequel to the main Kingsman film franchise, once again directed by Matthew Vaughn. Ralph Fiennes stars as the Duke of Oxford, while Harris Dickinson plays his protege Conrad. Their early version of The Secret Service must stop Rasputin and his evil alliance from causing a war that kills millions. The King’s Man was originally scheduled to be released in 2019, but was later delayed to February 2020, then ultimately settled in September 2020.
Black Widow – November 6, 2020
A solo Black Widow movie is officially headed to theaters in fall 2020, with Cate Shortland taking the reigns as director, thus becoming Marvel Studios’ first solo female director (after Anna Boden co-directed Captain Marvel). Fans have been clamoring for a standalone adaptation of Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson since Natasha Romanoff first turned up in Iron Man 2, and ten years later it’ll finally happen, albeit after Natasha’s death in Avengers: Endgame. The Black Widow solo movie is set following the events of Captain America: Civil War, and sees the former KGB assassin confronted by the ghosts of her past. David Harbour joins the MCU as villain Red Guardian, while Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz play other trained Black Widows.
The New Mutants – TBA 2020
Joining the cinematic ranks of young superheroes is The New Mutants, adapted from the comic series of the same name. Locked away in a secret facility, but desperate to fight their way to freedom, the young cast includes recognizable names like Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things). With YA roots courtesy of Josh Boone, who directed the adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, The New Mutants also walks a fine line between sci-fi and horror. It was originally meant to release April 2018, but was pushed back at the last minute by more than a year to allow for reshoots, and has just kept getting delayed. Disney had the film dated for April 2020, but then Coronavirus knocked it into limbo.
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The Eternals – February 12, 2021
In early 2021, Marvel Studios introduces The Eternals to the MCU, in a film that sees The Rider director Chloe Zhao in the director’s chair. Written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals story will cover over 7000 years of time, while chronicling the lives of the titular immortal alien race. It’ll also presumably become the launch pad for a more cosmic MCU in Phase 4 and beyond. Angelina Jolie leads the cast as Thena, and is joined by Richard Madden as Ikaris, a newly buff Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Gemma Chan, as Sersi, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, and more.
Morbius – March 19, 2021
After playing the Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is returning to the world of comic books in a role that should offer him a bit more screen time. Sony’s Morbius, the Living Vampire movie has finished filming and will release in March 2021. Leto plays Michael Morbius, a doctor who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease but instead imbues himself with vampire-like traits, including a lust for human blood. Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and will also star Doctor Who alum Matt Smith.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – May 7, 2021
Promising to bring hardcore martial arts action into the MCU, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a priority for Marvel in Phase 4. The movie is based on comics about the son of Fu Manchu, who has his eyes opened to his father’s wickedness after being sent on a dark mission, and decides to become a superhero instead, fighting for those who need him instead of the father who would command him. Shang Chi will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and hit theaters in spring 2021. Simu Liu stars as the MCU’s first Asian superhero, while Tony Leung has been cast as The Mandarin (the real one, not his Trevor Slattery imitation).
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – June 25, 2021
Though many doubted it, and reviewers panned it, the Tom Hardy-led Venom proved to be an unstoppable juggernaut, grossing $855 million at the worldwide box office and more than securing a sequel. Venom 2 will see writer Kelly Marcel returning to pen the script, though director Ruben Fleischer ended up too busy with Zombieland 2 to come back for the sequel. Venom 2 is headed to theaters in summer 2021, and will see the proper introduciton of popular villain Carnage aka Cletus Kassady (Woody Harrelson). Naomie Harris is also rumored to play Shriek.
Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 – November 5, 2021
It doesn’t have a title yet, but now that Disney’s brief spat with Sony is over, Spider-Man is confirmed to receive a third MCU solo film in fall 2021. Director Jon Watts and writing duo Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are returning on the creative end for Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, while Tom Holland reprises the title role. Kraven the Hunter has been heavily rumored to be the villain this time out, but it’ll be interesting to see what the ramifications of Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s wild post-credits scene end up being.
Thor: Love and Thunder – February 11, 2022
With Thor: Love and Thunder, the Asgardian warrior becomes the first MCU hero to get a fourth solo movie. Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi returns to write and direct the proceedings, and while it’s still unknown what exactly Thor will be doing, Love and Thunder will mark the return of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster to the MCU. Jane will become a female version of Thor, while new Asgardian king Valkyrie will be on the hunt for her queen.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – March 25, 2022
Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War earned him widespread acclaim, which is partly why Marvel Studios finally moved forward with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With Sam Raimi signed on to direct, and Jade Halley Bartlett now handling script duties, Doctor Strange’s second solo adventure won’t see him entirely alone, as Scarlet Witch will play a large role in the story, the bulk of which is still being kept under wraps.
Black Panther 2 – May 6, 2022
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther quickly became one of the biggest movies of all-time in the United States, and while its international gross wasn’t on the same level as Avengers: Infinity War (which no one expected it would be), there’s no denying that it was an astounding success – critically and commercially – for Marvel Studios. So, it’s no wonder that Black Panther 2 is set to happen, with Coogler back in the director’s chair, and Chadwick Boseman back as the King of Wakanda. As usual, story details are scarce this far out from its spring 2022 release.
Captain Marvel 2 – July 8, 2022
While not a hit quite as big as a Black Panther or Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel‘s first adventure was still a massive success, so it’s no surprise that Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers is set to return for a sequel in summer 2022. As usual for Marvel, almost nothing is known about Captain Marvel 2‘s plot or characters this far out from release, but it will reportedly take place in the present day.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 – October 7, 2022
In addition to developing the story, it took several years to create the animation style that’s seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which released in December 2018 and quickly became one of the most beloved superhero movies ever released. Shortly before Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters, Sony Pictures confirmed plans to produce a sequel. While story details are scarce, Into the Spider-Verse set up two sequels that allow for Miles Morales’ story to branch off in multiple directions. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 has officially webbed up a 2022 release date, and will include the addition of Japanese Spider-Man.
2022 & 2023 Unassigned MCU Release Dates
Marvel Studios has currently booked one unassigned MCU release date for 2022, and four for 2023. These are October 7, 2022, and February 17, May 5, July 28, and November 3, 2023. It’s unclear which films will take those slots, but some candidates from the MCU development slate include Blade, Ant-Man 3, and movies involving the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spinoff – Release Date TBD
Another Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follow-up movie is going to be an all-female Spider-Man film, which will see Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Gwen return at the forefront. Furthermore, the spinoff movie will introduce audiences to Silk and Spider-Woman. While the Into the Spider-Verse spinoff is in development, it’s unclear when it will release or if it will even be put into production before the Into the Spider-Verse sequel releases in theaters.
Kingsman 3 – Release Date TBD
Another Marvel Comics property most casual viewers may not have realized belonged to Marvel Comics (it’s part of the Icon Comics imprint) is the Kingsman franchise, from comic book writer Mark Millar (who also wrote Marvel’s Civil War story arc). Writer/director Matthew Vaughn has some ideas as to how the trilogy will end (assuming it does end), stating that he had been unofficially prepping Kingsman 3 while working on The Golden Circle. Kingsman 3 was originally planned to arrive before the above prequel, The King’s Man, but’s currently without a solid release date.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – Release Date TBD
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has already had a rocky road to production, with director James Gunn being fired by Disney after offensive jokes he made on Twitter years earlier resurfaced. After both fans and colleagues came out fiercely in support of Gunn, the decision was ultimately made to rehire him – though not before he’d already been snapped up by Warner Bros. to direct upcoming sequel/soft reboot The Suicide Squad. Since he’ll be focusing on that first, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 reportedly won’t start filming until February 2021, which means it’ll be a while before we see the team back in action.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)Release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019)Release date: Mar 08, 2019
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)Release date: Jun 07, 2019
- GambitRelease date: Mar 13, 2020
- Men in Black International (2019)Release date: Jun 14, 2019
- New Mutants (2020)Release date: Aug 28, 2020
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019)Release date: Apr 26, 2019
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