Marvel's Phase Four — beginning with BLACK WIDOW and running through BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER — explored worlds and people who were ravaged by the effects of Thanos's attacks. New heroes debuted and everyone tried to come to terms with the understanding that we are just one of many planes in the multiverse.
Now Marvel is pushing deeper into the Multiverse for Phases Five and Six. That began with ANT- MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA and moved through to THE MARVELS. Marvel has movies planned out through the Spring of 2027, when AVENGERS: SECRET WARS will close out not only Phase Six, but the Multiverse Saga.
That said, thanks to the dual strikes that shut down movie productions for much of 2023, Marvel's plans have changed. Many movies have been pushed to later release dates. It's a lot to take in, so let's break it down simply. Here are all the new Marvel movies coming in 2024 and all the way to the middle of 2027.
Marvel's current story cycle began with the studio's first movie of 2023 and will run through the beginning of 2025. Here's what's still to come.
Deadpool & Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds returns for Marvel's only theatrical release in 2024, and Hugh Jackman is along for the ride, playing Wolverine once again! Thanks to a post from Reynolds, we know the film takes place before LOGAN, which was set in 2029. The trailer reveals that the Time Variance Authority brings Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, into its ranks — but why? Shawn Levy (FREE GUY) is directing, and Kevin Feige has confirmed that this will be Marvel's first R-rated movie. Read more about DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE here. [July 26]
Captain America: Brave New World
Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson officially became Captain America in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," and he will topline the new Captain America movie, as well. And Harrison Ford plays General Thaddeus Ross in the movie — and Ross has become the President of the United States, setting up the potential for interesting conflicts between Captain America and the President. Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, who were key writers on the streaming series, are scripting the movie, too. Read more about CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD here. [February 14, 2025]
Marvel's next major story cycle begins with the studio's revamp of the Fantastic Four, and will almost certainly culminate with a contraction of the massive Multiverse.
THUNDERBOLTS might be a bit like Marvel's version of SUICIDE SQUAD, as it is about villains taking on secret missions for the government. The lineup features Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/Black Widow II, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as USAgent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Contessa. Jake Schreier (ROBOT & FRANK) is directing based on a script by Eric Pearson (THOR: RAGNAROK). Read more about THUNDERBOLTS here. [May 2, 2025]
The Fantastic Four launched Marvel Comics as we know it in 1961, and this movie will be the first time Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have direct control of Marvel's "first family." Pedro Pascal ("The Last of Us") plays Reed Richards, Vanessa Kirby (the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series, "The Crown") plays Sue Storm, Ebon Moss-Bachrach ("The Bear") plays the Thing, and Joseph Quinn ("Stranger Things," A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE) is Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. It seems like at least some of this movie might be set in the 1960s, but at this point everything other than the core cast is up in the air. Read more about FANTASTIC FOUR here. [July 25, 2025]
Marvel is rebooting BLADE, with two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (MOONLIGHT, GREEN BOOK) set to star. We don't have any story details, but Yann Demarge has signed on to direct and filming is set to begin later this year. Read more about BLADE here. [November 7, 2025]
Details are very thin about this movie right now — we don't even know who the Avengers will be by the time this one rolls around! (Maybe they'll be a version of the Thunderbolts… but maybe not!) Michael Waldron is writing the current draft, but no director is currently attached. There isn't even a definitive title; THE KANG DYNASTY was set to be the movie's title and overall angle, but that is likely to change in the wake of Jonathan Majors being fired by Marvel following his criminal conviction. Read more about AVENGERS 5 here. [May 1, 2026]
Avengers: Secret Wars
Take what we know about AVENGERS 5 and cut it in half. That's still more than we know about SECRET WARS. But the subtitle here gives us clues, too. The first Secret Wars took place in 1985, in a big Marvel Comics crossover event. A sequel followed a few years later, and then in 2015 a "spiritual sequel" greatly compacted Marvel's comic book multiverse. Since this is the final movie (that we know about) in the Multiverse Saga, expect a lot of big changes by the time the credits roll. Michael Waldron is writing. Read more about AVENGERS: SECRET WARS here. [May 7, 2027]
More Marvel Movies to Come
In addition to the movies listed above, Marvel has many titles in development. Some are not publicly known, but many are. Here are the titles we know are in the works.
Some time ago, Marvel had set three release dates without titles attached. We now know two of the movies, as THUNDERBOLTS and BLADE claimed them. There still might be a film announced for February 13, 2026, however. It could be ARMOR WARS, the Don Cheadle spin-off which will take his War Machine character in new directions, and which will probably incorporate WAKANDA FOREVER's Ironheart character, too. (An "Ironheart" streaming series has been in production and will likely arrive in 2024.) Originally, ARMOR WARS was set to be a streaming series, but it was bumped up to feature film status. It just doesn't have a date yet.
Spider-Man 4 and Shang-Chi 2
Following the success of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME: and SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, sequels have, unsurprisingly, already been confirmed for both films – although little is known about either of one beyond what can be surmised from the end of each character's recent movie. But we do know that Tom Holland’s contract with Marvel Studios and Sony was extended. So we expect him to return future installments. Kevin Feige said in February 2023 that the story for SPIDEY 4 is set and writers are "just putting pen to paper now." The writer's strike likely derailed that process for a while, but hopefully that team is back to work.
As for SHANG-CHI, it was revealed in December 2021 that the film already has a sequel underway, and the first film’s director, Daniel Cretton, will be helming it.
New Mutant Movies
Finally, the Fantastic Four aren't the only classic characters coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel's mutant characters, presumably including the X-Men, will be reborn on the big screen. The process has already begun, with mutants appearing in BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER and THE MARVELS. Soon, DEADPOOL 3 will really get the ball rolling for mutants in the MCU. As to what happens after that…? We just don't know when or how or with whom. The moment we do know, you'll know too!
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