We’ve got a handful of new Marvel movies coming down the pipeline. As for what precisely they are? That’s the big question right now. What we know for sure, as reported by The Wrap, is that Disney has set release dates for five new Marvel films through 2021. The dates are set for October 7, 2022, February 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023 and November 3, 2023.
At present, Marvel Studios has release dates set for all of its Phase 4 movies, which run through 2021. Those titles include Black Widow (May 1, 2020), Eternals (November 6, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021), Spider-Man 3 (July 16, 2021) and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5, 2021).
Phase 5, which kicks off in 2022, only has one titled dated, which is Black Panther 2. That much-anticipated sequel is set to arrive on May 6, 2022. While the five new movies, which will also take place during Phase 5, don’t have titles attached, we already know what will likely land on those dates. A Bade reboot starring Mahershala Ali was announced over the summer, and that seems like a prime candidate for the October 2022 slot.
Beyond that, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also confirmed that reboots of Fantastic Four and the X-Men are on the way, as is Captain Marvel 2. Additionally, it was recently confirmed that Ant-Man 3 is happening. So that leaves those dates mostly spoken for, it’s just not certain where the chips will fall, precisely. Then again, this new batch of Marvel movies could have a surprise or two in store.
“We debated what we should announce today,” Feige said in an interview with MTV over the summer following Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation. “Should we announce 4 and 5? We’ve planned them out, we’ve got five years down the road and I was like, I think eleven projects in two years is plenty. Having not mentioned anything for two or three years.”
In addition to the movies, Phase 4 and Phase 5 will also be taking place on the small screen, thanks to Disney+. A large bundle of shows will be produced for the streaming service, ones that will firmly connect to the world of the MCU, which other live-action shows during the MCU era hadn’t really accomplished. Currently, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight are in the works, as is the animated What If? Series, which will showcase popular characters in alternate universe scenarios.
So what do you think? Are you looking forward to another handful of years of Marvel movies? What movies do you think will arrive on these newly announced dates? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter!