Upcoming Marvel Movies Release Dates: MCU Phase 4 Schedule, Cast, and Story Details

A daring new period for the Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2021 on Disney+ with the wildly profitable WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, however Marvel Studios actually hasn’t been resting on its laurels by way of upcoming cinematic blockbusters – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania are all in varied phases of manufacturing.

There are much more Marvel films which can be simply beginning to gear up, together with Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually, The Marvels, Incredible 4, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Blade. And that’s with out mentioning all of the TV sequence heading our manner like Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Phew!

If you happen to’ve been slightly confused by Marvel’s shifting dates and streaming priorities, by no means worry! We’ve received a complete launch calendar for you right here detailing all of the forthcoming MCU initiatives, so that you’ll at all times be capable to discover the most recent updates if you want them.

Let’s check out every thing Marvel has in retailer over the following few years…

What If…?

Launch Date: August 11

The beloved comedian guide sequence that tells tales of how issues might need turned out otherwise within the Marvel Universe turns into an animated sequence on Disney+, and due to the occasions of Loki we might effectively be capable to view all these new What If…? installments as canon!

Right here’s the official synopsis for the present:

What If…? flips the script on the MCU, reimagining well-known occasions from the movies in sudden methods…Marvel Studios’ first animated sequence focuses on totally different heroes from the MCU, that includes a voice forged that features a host of stars who reprise their roles.”

At the least a few these roles embody Chadwick Boseman’s ultimate efficiency as T’Challa in addition to the return of Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Launch Date: September 3, 2021

Simu Liu is the titular Shang-Chi and Tony Leung as The Mandarin (hey, that title sounds acquainted! However this time, we’re getting the real Mandarin on screen). Destin Daniel Cretton directed this Marvel outing from a script by Dave Callaham. Given its “Ten Rings” title, Shang-Chi ought to be steeped in Marvel lore, going all the way in which again to the first Iron Man film!

Hopefully this will likely be Marvel’s most action-packed film but.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Launch Date: September 17, 2021

Andy Serkis (Mowgli) steps behind the digital camera for Venom 2, which now boasts the catchy title of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The primary movie, buoyed by a terrific exhibiting on the Chinese language field workplace, made an absolute ton of cash, regardless of being launched to principally scathing critiques.

Venom: Let There be Carnage will observe up Sony’s 2018 Spider-Man-less spinoff movie, however will doubtless be extra related to the MCU this time round, because of a renewed deal between the corporate and its Marvel Studios companions. Tom Hardy will return as Eddie Brock, after all, and as you’ll be able to in all probability guess from that title, he’ll be going through off towards Woody Harrelson’s villain, Cletus Kasady aka Carnage!

We wrote about all of the cool Marvel stuff taking place within the above trailer right here.

The Eternals 

Launch Date: Nov. 5, 2021

Acclaimed Nomadland helmer (and Oscar winner!) Chloe Zhao is directing Marvel’s Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Marvel described the movie as an “epic story, spanning 1000’s of years” that options “a gaggle of immortal heroes pressured out of the shadows to reunite towards mankind’s oldest enemy, The Deviants.”

The forged options Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman, the Black Knight. We meet all these characters within the trailer, which we wrote more about here.

This one was one other sufferer of the discharge date shuffle, however we’ll lastly get to see Jack Kirby‘s wildest creations quickly sufficient!

Spider-Man: No Means Residence

Launch Date: Dec. 17, 2021

The subsequent Spider-Man film appears to be like like a giant one! Spider-Man: No Way Home will as soon as once more happen within the MCU since Marvel and Sony solved their differences. Good sense prevailed, and Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will stay a significant a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This one, effectively…this could be a reside motion Spider-Verse film from the sound of it. Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as Electro from the maligned Wonderful Spider-Man movies and Alfred Molina will return from the Raimi period as Doctor Octopus.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Physician Unusual may even star within the movie by taking on MCU father determine duties from Tony Stark, and it’s beginning to turn out to be clear that this would be the first massive display screen multiverse film following the large occasions of Loki. Rumors have been flying left and proper for some time now, with followers listening to that everybody from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man to Charlie Cox’s Daredevil might need roles to play in No Means Residence.


Launch Date: Autumn 2021

Jeremy Renner returns as Clint Barton to train his replacement as Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop! Apparently based mostly on the sensible run of comics by Matt Fraction and David Aja, Hawkeye may even prominently characteristic Fortunate the Pizza Canine, one of many nice canines in Marvel Comics historical past.

The forged additionally contains Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop, Fra Price as Kazimerz Kazimierczak, Tony Dalton as Jack “Swordsman” Duquesne, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Alaqua Cox as Maya “Echo” Lopez, and Zahn McClarnon as Willie Lincoln. We wrote more about all these new characters here.

Ms. Marvel

Launch Date: Winter 2021

Ms. Marvel is lastly coming to reside motion! Right here’s the official synopsis for the sequence…

Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani-American rising up in Jersey Metropolis. “An amazing pupil, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a particular affinity for superheroes, notably Captain Marvel. However Kamala struggles to slot in at dwelling and in school—that’s, till she will get tremendous powers just like the heroes she’s at all times regarded as much as. Life is less complicated with tremendous powers, proper?”

The forged contains Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha. Episodes are directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

That is going to be a giant one, people, as a result of Kamala goes to be a big participant in Captain Marvel 2. How important? The title of the film is now The Marvels!


Launch Date: January 21, 2022

Spider-Man spinoff Morbius is Sony’s subsequent massive Marvel wild card, and it’ll formally be the primary spinoff to correctly connect to the MCU (even when Marvel Studios nonetheless isn’t formally acknowledging it in their very own promotional supplies the way in which they’re with Spider-Man: No Means Residence). Right here’s the official synopsis for the movie…

“Dangerously in poor health with a uncommon blood dysfunction, and decided to avoid wasting others struggling his identical destiny, Dr. Morbius makes an attempt a determined gamble. What at first seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer right into a hunter.”

Protected Home‘s Daniel Espinosa directs from a script by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Artwork Marcum, and Matt Holloway. Jared Leto stars because the vampiric title character, and the forged additionally contains Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.

Learn more about the character of Michael Morbius here.

Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity

Launch Date: March 25, 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness appears to be like like it is going to open up the storytelling potentialities within the MCU like by no means earlier than. And that’s simply based mostly on the title alone. Scott Derrickson was scheduled to direct, however bowed out because of “creative differences” with Marvel. However the excellent news is that Marvel discovered an acceptable alternative in none other than Sam Raimi, who after all has loads of superhero expertise because of his Spider-Man trilogy within the early 2000s!

This film has a great deal of connections to the broader MCU. Elizabeth Olsen will likely be there as Wanda Maximoff post-WandaVision, and the movie may even hook up with Loki and Spider-Man: No Means Residence with its multiversal ambitions. There are additionally a couple of rumors doing the rounds that Jericho Drumm aka Brother Voodoo could possibly be launched on this sequel. We’ll control that and replace this if there’s any substance to them.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Launch Date: Could 6, 2022

Taika Waititi, who gave us the pleasant Thor: Ragnarok, returns to jot down and direct this fourquel. Chris Hemsworth is again, Natalie Portman is your new Thor (sure, you learn that proper, Jane Foster will wield the hammer…just as she did in the comics!) and Christian Bale stars as the terrifying Gorr the God Butcher. Not solely that, this film will lastly put Olympians within the MCU with Russell Crowe as Zeus. Can Hercules be far behind?

Oh, and did we point out that the Guardians of the Galaxy will likely be alongside for the trip, too?

Black Panther 2: Wakanda Perpetually 

Launch Date: July 8, 2022

Black Panther 2 is now known as Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. Marvel has made it official that after the tragic, premature dying of Chadwick Boseman they’ve no intention of recasting the role of T’Challa, which is completely the fitting transfer.

Ryan Coogler will return as director, however there aren’t any different particulars at present accessible. Curiously, Coogler can be bringing a Wakanda TV sequence to Disney+ sooner or later sooner or later, too, and one thing tells us this Wakanda-centric title for the sequel is an indication of issues to return.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel

Launch Date: October 7, 2022

Is it technically an MCU film? Nope. However with all of the authorized weirdness occurring between Marvel and Sony, and this franchise’s very multiversal idea, who’s actually to say that it ISN’T an MCU film both, proper? In any case, the sequel to the best Spider-Man movie of all time is coming in 2022 with Avatar: The Final Airbender mastermind Joaquim Dos Santos directing and David Callaham writing.

Captain Marvel 2: The Marvels

Launch Date: November 11, 2022

WandaVision author Megan McDonnell has been tapped to jot down the screenplay for Captain Marvel 2, which now boasts the title of The Marvels. what else is basically cool? Candyman‘s Nia DaCosta will direct!

We do not know the place we’ll discover Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) within the sequel to her vastly profitable first standalone MCU entry. Will she be preventing to loosen her former Kree friends’ iron grip on a pre-Avengers galaxy? Or will the observe up movie see her preventing for justice within the current?

In any case, we all know that she’ll be going through off with Zawe Ashton as a currently-unnamed antagonist, and WandaVision‘s Monica Lambeau (Teyonah Parris) may even return in her superpowered state after the occasions of that game-changing present. Contemplating that Monica was as soon as generally known as “Captain Marvel” within the comics, that title of The Marvels turns into extra acceptable. And even MORE acceptable if you understand that Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel, may even be making her massive display screen debut.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular

Launch Date: December, 2022

James Gunn will write and direct a brand new seasonal TV particular that includes the Guardians of the Galaxy, with the principle forged returning to star in it. It will likely be filmed alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and stream on Disney+ in December 2022. Simply so ya know, it’s set between the occasions of Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Launch date: Feb. 17, 2023

Peyton Reed will return to direct the third installment of the Ant-Man saga, making him the primary director in MCU historical past to finish a trilogy…maybe essentially the most unlikely trilogy in Marvel’s whole arsenal. Paul Rudd will return as Scott Lang, and you’ll actually anticipate Evangeline Lilly to return as The Wasp and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

The villain of the movie? That will likely be Kang the Conqueror, who will likely be performed by Lovecraft Country‘s Jonathan Majors. The inclusion of Kang within the Ant-Man threequel makes much more sense in case you’ve already watched Loki, as in that sequence we received to satisfy one among his Variants, “He Who Stays”. Throughout the season finale, Majors was available as He Who Stays to elucidate that in opening up the multiverse, the MCU was exposing itself to his different Variants like Kang the Conqueror – who will certainly be a lot much less amiable in Ant-Man 3 than He Who Stays.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

Launch date: Could 5, 2023

After a tumultuous interval which noticed James Gunn fired after which rehired as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director, he’ll lastly return to finish his spacefaring trilogy for the studio. Nevertheless, Gunn can’t even start filming Guardians 3 till he finishes some work on his HBO Max Peacemaker prequel.

Avengers: Endgame left the group in an attention-grabbing place, which will likely be additional explored within the upcoming Thor: Love and ThunderWe broke down some of the story possibilities right here.

After which there are nonetheless some dates that Marvel has introduced that they’ve but to match initiatives to. These dates are July 28, 2023, October 7, 2023 and November 10, 2023.

A few of these dates may very effectively be good suits for the next movies…

Incredible 4

The MCU Fantastic Four film is lastly taking place! Marvel appears to be hinting that Fantastic Four will be their next priority after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. So is it potential that we’ll see it on July 28, 2023? That certain could be an awesome piece of summer season blockbuster actual property to launch what could be an important piece of the MCU going ahead!

Marvel’s first household will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a movie directed by Jon Watts, who did such an exquisite job with the primary two MCU Spider-Man films. That’s all the data that’s on the market for the time being, however as quickly as we now have extra, we’ll replace this. Now we have our personal theories on why Marvel went with the Fantastic Four before the X-Men, however that’s one other story.


In 2019, Marvel introduced that they’d be rebooting the Blade franchise with Mahershala Ali enjoying the titular daywalker. Ali’s True Detective co-star – and former Blade villain – Stephen Dorff is excited to see what he can do with the character, and so are we. A director is at present being finalized, however it appears to be like just like the job will go to Mogul Mowgli helmer Bassam Tariq.

May Marvel resolve to drop this in that Oct. 7, 2023 launch date? Contemplating that’s the Halloween season and Blade is, y’know, a vampire hunter, they’d need to be silly to not, proper?

Captain America 4

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman is co-writing a currently-untitled Captain America 4 with one other FWS alum, Dalan Musson. These are just about all the main points which can be at present accessible on this one presently, however at the very least we all know that Anthony Mackie will return as Sam Wilson in that extremely badass Captain America costume they gave him for that present. We wrote some extra concerning the potential story potentialities for this one right here.

There’s no date or director for this one but, so even 2023 looks as if it could be a longshot.

Deadpool 3

Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin would be the writing group tasked with bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the MCU. What a Deadpool 3 may appear to be within the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe is, after all, anyone’s guess, but when anybody can crack wise about the follies of this type of company synergy, it’s Ryan Reynolds.

After which there’s the lingering TV stuff, at the very least two of which is able to arrive in 2022, with the stability prone to arrive in 2023…


Tatiana Maslany will play Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who finally ends up together with her cousin Bruce’s gamma-irradiated blood. Hilarity actually ensues. Kevin Feige has promised that since this will likely be a courtroom present, you by no means know who else from the MCU may present up.

It’s potential we’ll get She-Hulk on Disney+ in 2022, however nothing is confirmed at this stage.

Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac will play Marc Spector, a disturbed fortune hunter who additionally occurs to be the avenging avatar of an Egyptian moon god. Oscar Isaac is already training hard for the role, and the sequence is now formally in manufacturing, so we wouldn’t be stunned if we see this one on Disney+ in 2022. Ethan Hawke stars alongside Isaac, and the sequence is being directed by Mohamed Diab and The Infinite duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead!

Loki Season 2

As revealed on the finish of Marvel’s multiverse-bombing Loki, the God of Mischief will be back for a second season on Disney+ after he and Sylvie modified the MCU eternally within the season one finale. Particulars of what could be in retailer are at present skinny on the bottom, however we do know that director Kate Herron won’t return to helm the second season. Tom Hiddleston will after all be again because the titular character, however every thing else is up within the air proper now, together with affirmation on any of his co-stars. It might be nice to see Owen Wilson reprise the position of Mobius, and meet up with Sylvie once more after her encounter with He Who Stays.


The primary of two sequence that may discover the legacy of Iron Man and Tony Stark in the MCU, Ironheart stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a youngster at M.I.T. who creates her personal swimsuit of armor to proper the wrongs of the world.

Armor Wars

Don Cheadle will reprise his position as Rhodey and can have the solo highlight within the Warfare Machine armor in a sequence that offers with a nightmare state of affairs for the MCU: what if Tony Stark’s Iron Man expertise fell into the improper palms and was getting duplicated by villains? Primarily based on a traditional comics run, Armor Wars guarantees massive motion and many obscure unhealthy guys. We are able to’t wait.

Secret Invasion

Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury alongside Ben Mendelsohn as Talos for a sequence concerning the shape-shifting Skrull infiltration of Earth. Kingsley Ben-Adir is outwardly enjoying the villain of the sequence. Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and Killian Scott additionally star.

On directing duties are Thomas Bezucha (Let Him Go) and Ali Selim (The Looming Tower) whereas Mr. Robotic vet Kyle Bradstreet is the pinnacle author.

Secret Invasion could be the biggest factor to occur to the MCU since Endgame.


Only a few particulars can be found on this one for the time being, however Ryan Coogler will develop at the very least one Wakanda-set TV sequence for Disney+. May this have something to do with that Wakanda Perpetually title for Black Panther 2? We wrote extra about some of the implications of this here.

We’ll preserve updating this with new data because it turns into accessible!

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