marked the terminate of several stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was non the end of the MCU. In fact, the always-expanding globe which will go along on in new and exciting directions as it explores the lives familiar faces and introduces new heroes both on picture and television.
Following a pandemic-mandated delay, Curiosity Studios debuted four series —
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,Loki and Hawkeye
— and returned to the big screen with
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings and
The Eternalsall in 2021.
In 2022, it followed those projects with the highly anticipated releases of
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which has only opened the door for more unexpected stories to come up. Those 2 hits are set to be joined by the theatrical debuts ofThor: Love and Thunder
andBlackness Panther: Wakanda Forever, withMs. Marvel
andShe-Hulk both slated to hit Disney+.
On the horizon is even more, with the render of some popular Avengers on the large screen while many others, including Maya Lopez as Repeat, are introduced via their own streaming serial on Disney+. Below is a breakdown of everything we know about Phase four and across.
Ms. Curiosity (June 8, 2022 on Disney+)
will introduce the MCU’southward start Muslim superhero: Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager living in Jersey City and a polymorph capable of irresolute size and shape. She assumes the drapery of Ms. Marvel, which was a title that belonged to Ballad Danvers (played by Brie Larson in
Helm Curiosity) in the comics.
Newcomer Iman Vellani, who stars as Kamala, will follow
with her first big screen advent in
Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy |
Bisha K. Ali
Starring:Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (August 17, 2022 on Disney+)
“Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the MCU,” Feige revealed when he appear that She-Blob would exist coming to the MCU. A fan-favorite character showtime introduced in the ’80s, Jennifer Walters is “a Hulk, she’s a lawyer and she’s going to star in a show unlike anything nosotros’ve done earlier.”
The nine-episode serial volition follow the titular hero as she navigates “the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who likewise happens to exist a dark-green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk,” Disney and Marvel said in their press release most the series.
The half-60 minutes legal comedy will star
Orphan Blackness‘due south Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer, with Mark Ruffalo returning equally The Hulk and Tim Roth equally Abomination, a grapheme start introduced in ane of the MCU’s first films, 2008’south
The Incredible Hulk. Jameela Jamil, meanwhile, joins the MCU as the villainous Titania.
Kat Coiro and Anu Valia |
Starring:Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Special
(December 2022 on Disney+)
Move over Life Day, the MCU is getting its very ain yuletide 1-off courtesy of — who else — James “Long Elf” Gunn, who will write and direct an “irreverent” live-action special set after the events of
Thor: Love and Thunder
Guardians of the Milky way Vol. 3.
“Fifty-fifty seeing this hither makes me laugh. One of my favorite stories ever, which I have bewitched [Feige] endlessly about over the years. I can’t believe we’re actually doing this. And, yes, I unironically loved the
Star Wars Holiday Special
as a kid,” Gunn tweeted following the announcement. “The story is every bit crazy & fun as can be, & information technology’south alive-action & in the MCU. OH MAN I WISH I COULD TELL Y’all More than!”
Directed by:James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper
(2023 on Disney+)
After first beingness introduced in
Hawkeye, Alaqua Cox will return as Maya Lopez, the Native American deaf amputee gang leader and violent fighter, and the star of her ain serial.
According to Curiosity Studios, the Disney+ series will depict Repeat’southward origin story as Lopez’s ruthless behavior in New York catches up to her and she’southward forced to “confront her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the pregnant of family unit and community if she ever hopes to motility forrad.”
Directed by: Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie
Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Key, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene and Zahn McClarnon
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(2023 on Disney+)
The animated series from Marvel Studios explores new stories in the iconic ‘90s timeline of the original series.
Agatha: House of Harkness
(TBA on Disney+)
Everyone’s favorite nosy neighbor Agnes-turned-powerful-witch Agatha is prepare to get her own
spinoff chosen Agatha: House of Harkness, which will be centered effectually Kathryn Hahn’south deliciously evil grapheme. According to Variety, the series will be a dark comedy with
head author Jac Schaeffer at the captain as the show’south writer and executive producer.
When ET caught up with the Emmy-nominated actress, she played coy near the series. “Annihilation tin can happen,” she said at the time virtually the rumors. “All I can say is, I dear Agatha and, as we know, annihilation can happen in Marvel. So who knows.”
Head writer: Jac Schaeffer
Armor Wars (TBA on Disney+)
Don Cheadle’s Military (aka James Rhodes) is getting his ain serial, which is said to explore Tony Stark’due south worst fear: What happens when his engineering falls into the wrong hands.
I Am Groot
(TBA on Disney+)
We haven’t seen the last of Baby Groot. Though everyone’s favorite talking tree is growing up before our very eyes in the MCU proper, this series of short films volition showcase a younger Groot alongside feature several “new and unusual” Marvel characters.
Ironheart (TBA on Disney+)
Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk) will play the titular genius Riri Williams, inventor of the most high-tech supersuit since Fe Man, in a series penned by
writer Chinaka Hodge.
Head author: Chinaka Hodge
Loki, Season 2 (TBA on Disney+)
Season 1 of
starred Tom Hiddleston as the titular trickster and a second flavor volition likely render Sophia Di Martino’southward Sylvie while both Owen Wilson every bit Mobius and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna Renslayer take confirmed they are coming back. (Likely non returning? Richard East. Grant’s Archetype Loki, he told ET.)
With product reportedly starting in June 2022, just 1 year after the series debuted on Disney+, Hiddleston is eager to dive back into the world of the grapheme he’s played since start appearing in 2011’sThor. “We’ll certainly be going in the summer,” he said, adding that he’s “excited to go the band back together.”
Creator Michael Waldron, meanwhile, teased what’southward in shop for the upcoming flavour, which he has previously dubbed as “emotional.” “Without getting too specific, it’s simply a connected evolution of the grapheme. That’s what was e’er important to Tom and that’southward what was important to me,” he said when asked to elaborate on the emotional element of the new episodes. “If we’re going to go on [the get-go flavour story] in a second season, we have to cover new emotional ground.”
Read more well-nighLoki.
(TBA on Disney+)
The animated series from Marvel Studios reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge.
Directed by: Bryan Andrews
(TBA on Disney+)
Marvel Studios will tackle “arguably the biggest crossover comic event” since
serial, fronted by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos. The comic book run on which the series is based concerns a sect of Skrulls who have infiltrated every aspect of life on Earth. Basically, anyone could be a Skrull. Cue the paranoia.
To bring one of Curiosity’due south well-nigh lauded comic stories to the screen, the series has tapped what is shaping up to be 1 of the MCU’south about lauded casts: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke and Killian Scott are all fix to be a part of
Starring:Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke and Killian Scott
Spider-Man: Freshman Yr
(TBA on Disney+)
This last installment in the Spider-Human franchise follows Peter Parker on his mode to becoming the titular hero in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a way that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.
What If…?, Season 2 (TBA on Disney+)
The second season of the fan-favorite animated serial will see the return of The Watcher (Jeffery Wright) as the serial run into new heroes and explore more than strange new worlds in the MCU’s ever-expanding Multiverse. Like flavor 1, many MCU actors are expected to reprise their roles “in very unlike forms.”
Directed by:Bryan Andrews | Caput writer:Air conditioning Bradley
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Thor: Love and Thunder
(July 8, 2022)
Trilogies, be damned! Afterward rebranding the god of thunder for
Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth’south Thor is returning for a fourquel, titled
Thor: Honey and Thunder, forth with manager Taika Waititi and the new King of Asgard herself, Tessa Thompson. (Confirming Valkyrie is indeed queer, Thompson revealed that her first order of business every bit male monarch volition exist finding a queen.)
Last we saw Thor, he was boarding a ship with the Asgardians of the Galaxy, leaving many to predict he might pop up in the third
Guardians of the Galaxy. Instead, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) will pop upward here, in an adaptation of Jason Aaron’southward
The Mighty Thor. “It’s full of emotion and dearest and thunder and it introduces for the commencement fourth dimension female Thor,” Waititi said.
Like in the comics, that female Thor — called Mighty Thor — is none other than Jane Foster, and Natalie Portman is indeed returning to franchise for
Honey and Thunder. Christian Bale, meanwhile, joins the cast equally the villain Gorr the God Butcher, with Russell Crowe actualization as Zeus.
Directed past: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Taika Waititi, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Matt Damon, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy
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Thor: Love and Thunder.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)
Nosotros’ve known a
sequel was in the works with Ryan Coogler returning to write and direct. On Aug. 28, 2021, star Chadwick Boseman passed abroad at age 43, with Marvel Studios vowing not to recast the graphic symbol of T’Challa. Instead,
Wakanda Forever, as the sequel is subtitled, will “continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first pic.”
“There have been about v incarnations of the script and I hear some other ane’south coming,” Queen Ramonda herself, Angela Bassett updated ET. “Thankfully, Ryan and Joe Robert Cole, they’re such masterful storytellers that they’ve establish a manner into this earth and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will exist honorable of our Chad.”
Directed past: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin Freeman and Michaela Coel
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Blackness Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Emmet-Human and The Wasp: Quantumania
(February. 17, 2023)
Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and the entire Pym/Van Dyne family are back for a Peyton Reed-directed threequel, which has an official subtitle (Quantumania), a newly recast girl (Kathryn Newton volition take over as Cassie Lang) and a new villain in Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conquerer. All aboard for a trip back into the Quantum Realm.
“All I tin can say is that I’m excited to exist a part of the Curiosity Universe,” Newton teased to ET. “It’s a dream come true, and I’one thousand going to do my best to be the best superhero of all time.”
Directed by:Peyton Reed
Starring:Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Majors
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. iii
(May 5, 2023)
was originally meant to kicking off Phase iv, but when James Gunn was fired from the franchise in 2022, the threequel was put on hold. That is, until Disney reinstated the manager in March, putting the product dorsum on runway just with a postponed release date. (Gunn will first write and direct
The Suicide Squad
for Warner Bros.)
The entire gang — Peter Quill, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Mantis, Nebula and Rocket Raccoon — is expected to return, though what their continued adventures volition entail is to be determined: Volition information technology heart on the hunt for Gamora following the events of
Endgame? And will
introduce Adam Warlock, as teased in the post-credits scene of
Guardians 2? If so, we need to know who’s playing him immediately.
Directed by: James Gunn
Starring:Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper
(July 28, 2023)
When your movie makes a billion dollars at the box office, yous make another one.
Captain Marvel 2, which will see
manager Nia DaCosta presume directing duties, is leaving the ’90s behind, equally Vellani’southward Ms. Curiosity and Parris’ grown-up Monica Rambeau will both co-star alongside Larson in
Directed by: Nia DaCosta
Starring:Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris
Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Play a trick on returned the screen rights to Marvel Comics’ most well-known superheroes to Curiosity Studios, which ways the Fantastic Four, aka Curiosity’southward First Family, are now off-white game to be introduced into the MCU. During 2020’s Disney Investor Twenty-four hour period, Feige made information technology official: A
film is happening, directed by
Far From Home
helmer Jon Watts. Might we run into the characters pop upward fifty-fifty sooner in his next Spidey film?
Directed past: Jon Watts
Mahershala Ali volition play Blade within the MCU. (“Just he was in
Luke Cage!,” yous scream into the void nearly the fact that Ali played Cottonmouth on flavour one of the Netflix series, which purported to take place within the MCU. Turns out it was all less connected than we’d been told, and Daredevil was never going to be in
For those who never saw the Wesley Snipes trilogy of films, Eric Brooks, aka Blade, is a half-human/half-vampire Daywalker on a quest to rid the world of bloodsucking fiends. How the MCU plans to innovate literal vampires into a largely science-based universe remains to be seen, only we do know one foe from the comics he won’t be facing whatsoever time soon: Morbius the Living Vampire, who is part of Sony’s Marvel-poesy and will be played by Jared Leto in a 2020 movie.
During 2020’south Disney Investor 24-hour interval, Feige confirmed the pic is still in the works and farther announcements would be coming “very, very soon.”
The Merc with a Mouth is officially coming to the MCU. Though
were made nether Pull a fast one on’s lookout, Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios is working on a third installment that will be set inside their cinematic universe. Whether this will involve some multiverse hopping from Wade Wilson is to be seen, but him breaking the fourth wall for a joke about Josh Brolin playing both Cable and Thanos is all merely guaranteed.
Ryan Reynolds will oversee the script, which is existence penned past sisters and
writers Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux, with
prepare to be Curiosity’s commencement R-rated film.
Captain America 4 (TBA)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
ends with Sam Wilson officially picking upward the star-spangled shield and an updated title bill of fare that acknowledges his new moniker:
Captain America and the Winter Soldier. Post-obit the finale, Anthony Mackie it was reported he would next front his own
motion picture, to exist scripted be
duo Malcolm Spellman and staff writer Dalan Musson.
For his part, Mackie says, “They always accept some kind of plan. Just there’s, like, 30 one thousand thousand projects in production correct now, so I only wait for the phone telephone call from Kevin [Feige] and Nate [Moore] to tell me what I’m doing,” while Spellman says, “When Kevin says it, so it is.”
Disney’south Trick acquisition also made it possible for the X-Men to join Curiosity Studio’s sandbox. And during Comic-Con 2022, Feige confirmed they volition be, eventually, though that was as much equally he was willing to say about when, where and how we’ll see the likes of Wolverine and Deadpool and Mystique rub elbows with the Avengers. Asked by ET if he has time to come plans to discuss introducing mutants into the MCU, Feige merely said, “Yes.”
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