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9/13/2021 • 4 min read
The record-breaking box office of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME was a major theatrical landmark for the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. While the rollout of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe got off to a difficult start thanks to the pandemic, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swept away any shreds of uncertainty about the MCU's future. The stories Marvel has developed over the past decade are paying off, and everyone wants to know what happens next.
Now we know not only about the end of Phase Four, but the full theatrical plan for Phase Five — and even three major movies in Phase Six! Marvel has movies planned out through the end of 2025, when AVENGERS: SECRET WARS will close out not only Phase Six, but the Multiverse Saga. It's a lot to take in, so let's break it down simply. Here are all the upcoming Marvel movies in 2022, all the way to the end of 2025.
Phase 4 ends here. Through a slew of production delays, the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman, and a release date pushback, BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER has weathered a storm of difficulties. But now we've seen a trailer, and the movie is firmly set for a November release. We still don't know much about the story, but director Ryan Coogler is still on board, as is the majority of the first film’s principal cast. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman Angela Bassett, Isaach de Bankolé, and Dorothy Steele will all be reprising their roles. The film will also be adding JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH’s Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart – a brilliant inventor who creates a suit of armor rivaling that of Tony Stark – and Tenoch Huerta as Prince Namor. Read more about BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER here. [November 11]
Marvel's next major story cycle begins with the studio's first movie of 2023, and will run through the middle of 2024.
The third Ant-Man movie will open Phase Five. It features the return of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors is on board to play Kang the Conqueror — a version of his character from the "Loki" TV series. Peyton Reed, who made the first two films, is back to direct the third.
James Gunn returns to write and direct. The core GUARDIANS characters and cast – Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) – are back, too. (Of course, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), did not make it through AVENGERS: ENDGAME.) This third GUARDIANS film will also mark the end of this version of the Guardians’ journey within the MCU. Read more about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3 here. [May 5, 2023]
The movie originally assumed to be CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 has been revealed as THE MARVELS. Yes, Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers, and the film will also feature Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (daughter of Carol Danvers's pal Maria Rambeau, played by Lashana Lynch) from the series "WandaVision." And Iman Vellani, who debuted as Ms Marvel in the streaming series of the same name, will also have a role in the movie. With three versions of Captain Marvel in the roster, that new title certainly makes sense! THE MARVELS is directed by Nia DaCosta (CANDYMAN). Read more about THE MARVELS here. [July 28, 2023]
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 Bassam Tariq is directing from a script by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. And since BLADE is all about a half-vampire anti-hero who hunts creatures of the night it's great that the movie arrives just after Halloween in 2023. [November 3, 2023]
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. We don't have any further details at this point but Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, who were key writers on the streaming series, are scripting the movie, too. [May 3, 2024]
THUNDERBOLTS might be a bit like Marvel's version of SUICIDE SQUAD, as it is about villains taking on secret missions for the government. But we don't know what the character lineup will be for this movie. We do know that Jake Schreier (ROBOT & FRANK) is directing based on a script by Eric Pearson (THOR: RAGNAROK). [July 26, 2024]
This is a big one. The team known as Marvel's First Family has been on movie screens in two different incarnations, one co-starring Chris Evans years before he became Captain America, another starring Michael B. Jordan before he became Warmonger in BLACK PANTHER. This will be the first time Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have direct control. We don't know who will play Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm quite yet. It's not a stretch (ahem) to guess that Spider-Man will appear, however, because the Webhead has many ties to the Fantastic Four in comic books. [November 8, 2024]
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! We also don't know who will write or direct. But the subtitle tells us a lot. Kang the Conquerer, introduced in "Loki" in 2021 and set as the villain in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA, will be the big bad. And since Kang can control time, he might be even harder to beat than Thanos. [May 2, 2025]
Take what we know about THE KANG DYNASTY 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. [November 7, 2025]
Most Marvel movie phases have six to seven movies each; Phase Three, which ran from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR to SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, was unusually long at 11 movies. Right now, six movies are announced for Phase Five. Looking at their release dates, which are pinned to Marvel's traditional spring, summer, and fall release windows — with one unusual February opening, for QUANTUMANIA — there isn't much room for another movie.
In Phase Six, only three movies are announced at this point. We know others are in development, and there are probably some we don't know about. Some of these may arrive during Phase Six, while others might not be in theatres until after the second of two planned AVENGERS movies comes out. Here's what we know is on the board.
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 that confirms he’ll be back for future installments. As for SHANG-CHI, it was revealed in December that the film already has a sequel underway, and the first film’s director, Daniel Cretton, will be helming it.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that not only will Ryan Reynolds get a third Deadpool movie, but that the movie will be R-rated and set in the MCU. We don't know any more than that right now.
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. If we had to lay bets we'd suspect that the third Deadpool movie might set the groundwork for the reappearance of a certain clawed Canuck — we just hope things work out a little better than when Deadpool's first movie appearance took place in that other character's solo movie. But since it seems Patrick Stewart has already appeared as Charles Xavier in DOCTOR STRANGE 2, things might happen even sooner than we expected!
All images courtesy of Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios.
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