Upcoming Marvel Movies 2022: Release Date and Preview | Entertainment

Upcoming Marvel Movies 2022: Release Date and Preview | Entertainment
Upcoming Marvel Movies 2022: Release Date and Preview

Marvel's Upcoming Films in 2022: Release Dates and Preview

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the future.  To keep all the upcoming Marvel movies straight, we've put together the Marvel Studios movies of the next few years in this feature, which will take you through all the official titles announced for Phase 4 and Phase 5.  Unscheduled superhero movies that are currently in development. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - May 6, 2022

As they have from the very beginning, Marvel's plans going forward will include mixing things up between sequels and original projects.  After all, while the latter allows things to feel constantly fresh and new, the former lets us see more of the characters we've fallen in love with before.  This, of course, extends to Doctor Strange, as Marvel president Kevin Feige confirmed to CinemaBlend in the summer of 2018 that a Doctor Strange 2 was in development, and we now know that the project is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.  as it is taking shape.

The project is set to be the fourth release of Phase Four, and after it was initially confirmed in late 2018 that Scott Derrickson would return to direct, the filmmaker and studio amicably parted ways due to creative differences.  In February 2020, it was reported that Sam Raimi was in talks to direct the blockbuster.  It's not yet said who will star as Doctor Strange's main antagonist in The Multiverse of Madness, but we've learned that the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch's Master of the Mystic Arts in a very interesting supporting role.  The protagonist will be seen teaming up with: Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch.  What's more, the story is going to be directly tied to the events in the WandaVision Disney+ series.  Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will both return to play Wong and Karl Mordo, respectively, and Miss America Chavez will make their live-action debut, played by Xochital Gomez. 

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Thor: Love and Thunder - July 8, 2022

For the longest time it was believed that Marvel Studios would not expand its single film series beyond three features—Iron Man and Captain America being perfect examples—but God of Thunder killed that "rule" with a blast of lightning.  Have given  .  It's no secret that Chris Hemsworth doesn't really like the first two Thor movies, but his experience making Thor: Ragnarok has completely changed his approach to playing the character, and we now have a fantastic 2022  With the title Thor will be found Thor 4: Love and Thunder.

Arguably one of the most compelling reasons for Marvel Studios to make this film is that they struck a deal with the perfect filmmaker to do it.  Taika Waititi, who directed the critically acclaimed Thor: Ragnarok, has signed on on the dotted line, and is now set to return to direct the next chapter in the series.  It has been confirmed that the story will begin after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will find the eponymous protagonist of Chris Hemsworth in search of a new objective.  He'll also be joined by some amazing co-stars, as Tessa Thompson will officially return as the Valkyrie (who will reign as King of Asgard), and the film will also see the epic return of Natalie Portman's Jane Foster.  Which is going to be transformed into The Mighty Thor in the film.  It has been confirmed that Christian Bale will play the central antagonist, Gore the God Butcher, but it is currently unknown how he fits into the plot.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - November 11, 2022

In August 2020, news of Chadwick Boseman's past rocked the world.  The actor had been battling a cancer diagnosis for four years, and while he was able to keep it as a mystery while making big blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, his age of 43  died in  Before I had the chance to start work on the developing Black Panther 2.

Where this leaves the upcoming blockbuster is unclear.  Ryan Coogler has signed on to command Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and is also writing the script.  The film will return Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Martin Freeman in their respective roles from the first film, and stars Tenoch Huerta as the unnamed lead antagonist, although it is yet to be released.  It has not been announced how they will play into the plot of the film (which we also know nothing about).

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Miracle - February 17, 2023

Given that Captain Marvel was Marvel Studios' first billion-dollar hit in 2019, Captain Marvel 2 has long been anticipated as a future project for the franchise, but it doesn't seem like the same thing as Black Panther 2 that the company is looking to do.  Hurrying up.  While it probably won't surprise anyone to see Brie Larson's Carol Danvers reappearing as the star of one of the first Phase 4 movies, it turns out we'll have until 2023 before the heroine returns to her next solo adventure.  Will have to wait - and it looks like it will be a team-up story.

After a few tweaks to the schedule, it has been confirmed that The Marvels will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe release of 2023, and that Nia DaCosta will be at the helm of the project, fresh off her classic Candyman sequel.  Story details have not been confirmed, but it has been confirmed that Teyona Parris will return as Monica Rambeau following her stint on the Disney+ series WandaVision, and it has been confirmed that Disney+'s Ms.  Upcoming series star Iman Velani will have a supporting role in the blockbuster as well.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume: May 3 - 5, 2023

The Road to Making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3 has been a weird one so far.  It initially looked like the film was going to be one of the earliest titles released as part of Marvel Phase 4, but then all hell broke loose when James Gunn took a dig at the offensive tweets he wrote nearly a decade ago.  Lost the directing gig.  After all that ordeal, the filmmakers decided to move to the DC Extended Universe - agreeing to the script and The Suicide Squad - but now everything appears to be back on track, as Gunn has been reinstated and is now concluding.  is his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.

James Gunn has always said that the next sequel in the Guardians franchise will end the story of this version of the Guardians team, which includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista).  Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Mantis (Pom Clementieff).  It's not entirely clear how the story will end, but to say that our excitement about the latest development in the project is maximal would be an understatement.  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3 will be in theaters on May 5, 2023, exactly six years after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  2.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumia - July 28, 2023

The future of the Ant-Man and the Wasp series remained a mystery for a surprisingly long time.  The two characters weren't mentioned at all during presentations at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and D23 Expo 2019, and there was no clear indication that a second sequel was something Marvel Studios was interested in pursuing.  Fortunately, that conversation turned around in a big way in April 2020, as it was finally revealed that a follow-up to Ant-Man and the Wasp is in the works.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania is all set to release in July 2023, the second Marvel Studios release from that year, and it's starting to turn its gears.  Peyton Reed, who directed Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to the director's chair, and Rick and Morty writer and co-creator Jeff Lovenes has roped in to write the script.  We will see the return of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the lead roles, with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer once again playing Dr. Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne respectively.  Jonathan Majors, star of The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The 5 Bloods, and Lovecraft Country, is on board to play the villainous Kang the Conqueror, who marks his legendary MCU debut as "He Who Remains" in Loki.  after, and Katherine Newton will now play the role of Cassie Lang.

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Fantastic Four 

Now that the Disney-Fox merger is complete, it's only a matter of time before we'll get to see a Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Fantastic Four — although they were hoping that a new version of the team would be appropriately related to the franchise.  will start as part.  Plans for Phase 4 were left disappointed by the slate news that was dropped at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.  While Marvel's first family name was dropped by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, no concrete details were offered about their next developing feature.  However, since then, we have seen some forward momentum.

During Disney Investor Day in December 2020, it was revealed that MCU Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts has roped in to direct the reboot of the Fantastic Four.  We still have no clue how the franchise will approach the legendary characters, let alone who will play them, but you can be sure those are the details we're hungry to reveal. 

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X Men

The X-Men franchise that has existed for nearly two decades has come to an end, and fans around the world are excited for the chance to finally see the legendary mutant characters make their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The hitch is that introducing mutants to the wider franchise is no small undertaking... so Marvel Studios is playing smart by not rushing things.

Like the Fantastic Four, Kevin Feige dropped the name "Mutants" during the Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, but he didn't reveal any real details about when we'll see him.  There's a good chance it won't happen before 2025.

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Most of the projects on the Phase 4 slate announced by Marvel Studios during San Diego Comic-Con 2019 were ones that fans already knew about, but this is one that took everyone by surprise.  The company has owned the rights to the Blade for several years, but it was only during the annual summer event that they announced they were finally doing something with it.  And what's more, the project has already lined up a star.

Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali plays Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who made his first appearance in the franchise during the end credits of Eternals (where we only hear him; we don't actually see him).  Hardcore MCU fans will remember that Ali played Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in the first season of the Netflix series Luke Cage, but we'll all have to watch him hunt down vampires.  Bassam Tariq has come on board to direct the upcoming solo film, expanding the franchise's track record of giving young, talented filmmakers their first chance at making blockbusters.

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Captain America 4

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a new Captain America, and soon he will be at the center of its film.  Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) previously gave his star-spangled shield to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) at the end of Avengers: Endgame, but this was only during the events of the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.  That Sam has finally come to terms with taking over.  Wearing an entirely new vibranium outfit that still allows him to fly, his next adventure will see him soar in theaters for Captain America 4.

Malcolm Spellman, who was lead writer on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, is writing the screenplay for Captain America 4, and Anthony Mackie finalized his deal to star in August 2021.  Unfortunately, we don't know what the movie will actually be about (plot-wise or theme-wise), there's no director attached, and Marvel Studios hasn't given it an official release date yet.  However, this is clearly a priority for the franchise, so hopefully it won't be too long before more information becomes available.

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Deadpool 3

Although nothing has been confirmed, there is great hope that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually recreate the vast majority of mutant characters appearing in the existing X-Men movies.  However, if that happens, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool will be an exception.  Higher-ups from Marvel and Disney have acknowledged the incredible popularity of Merck With the Mouth, and have assured fans not only that Reynolds is back, but that Deadpool 3 is a project in active development.

There have been plenty of questions about how Deadpool 3 will fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including about the R-rating and whether or not it will maintain established canon, but unfortunately we don't have an answer at the present time.  ,  Filmmakers Lizzie Molyneux-Laughlin and Wendy Molyneux, best known for their work on Bob's Burgers and The Great North, have come on board to write the script, but we still don't know when the film will actually go into production.

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Shang-Chi 2

At the end of Destin Daniels Creighton's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, there is a message announcing that the eponymous criminal organization will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — but no such positive announcement was made about Simu Liu.  The hero played by  After the film became one of the biggest success stories of the year, after the film became one of the biggest success stories of the year, the lack of news about the sequel continued for weeks, but things finally changed in December 2021.  It has now been officially announced that Shang-Chi 2 is officially in the works, and Daniel Creighton will be on top once again.

What we don't know right now is either a) when the sequel will actually be made, or b) what it will be about.  It seems reasonable to assume that Shang-Chi 2 will not only see the return of Simu Liu as the eponymous master of kung-fu, but also Awkwafina as his number one friend, Katy.  Hopefully more details about the upcoming movie will be announced soon.

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Spider-Man 4 

In the wake of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland's Peter Parker is in real trouble.  After making mistakes while messing with the multiverse, he now lives in a reality where everyone he's ever known and cared about has completely forgotten about him - and it seems he  Plans to keep it as a means of defense for some time.  From his life as Spider-Man.  Exactly what the future holds for the character is unclear, but at least we know that her adventures on the big screen will continue.

We currently know very little about Spider-Man 4 (we don't even know if Jon Watts will return to directing after making the last three Webslinger movies), but it has been confirmed that Tom Holland's contract has been extended.  is, and will continue to be, a collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony.  Will we get to see the MCU version of Venom soon?  Maybe a showdown with Vincent D'Onofrio's kingpin?  How about a live-action debut for Scorpion (already introduced by Michael Mando's Mac Gargan) and/or Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat?  Only time will tell.

And that includes all the upcoming Marvel movies ready for the future.  Let us now have a look at the previous stages of MCU...

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First Phase

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers 2012)

Phase Two

  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant Man 2015)

Phase Three

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Phase Four

  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Eternal (2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Source: Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend, Direct News 99