Every Upcoming Movie in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
Movies| | By Jason Owen
After more than 10 years and 20 movies, one would think the box office juggernaut known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) might finally come to a close. But one would be wrong. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has revealed that the studio has potential movie plans for at least the next decade. How can you argue with them? The movies are constant critical and box office successes defying expectations (Black Panther‘s record-breaking haul anyone?). We’ve already provided a complete list of the order to watch all the current films, but what about all the upcoming Marvel movies the studio has planned?
Get the complete list of all the current projects Marvel has in store, as well as details on as-yet-unnamed projects the studio has announced. Which upcoming Marvel movies are you most excited about?
Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
The movie marks the first female-led film in the MCU. Joining Larson are MCU alums Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), as well as Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser) and Djimon Hounsou (Korath) – both from Guardians of the Galaxy. The film also stars Jude Law (Mar-Vell), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Annette Bening (Carol Danvers’ mother), and Ben Mendelsohn.
Avengers 4 (May 3, 2019)
Details on the highly anticipated sequel to Avengers: Infinity War have been kept under tight lock and key since well before part one was released. We know that almost all the characters are set to return, but after the events of Infinity War, there’s no telling what’s in store or who will be left to pick up the pieces of the Avengers.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 5, 2019)
In June, Tom Holland revealed the name for the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland is set to reprise his role as the famed “wall-crawler” in six Marvel movies, meaning there will be plenty of Spidey in future years for everyone to love. Those movies are likely going to be terrorized by a team of Spider-Man’s most notorious foes in the Sinister Six. Michael Keaton is signed on to return as Vulture, and Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast and is rumored to be playing Quentin Back, a.k.a. the villain Mysterio. The studio also announced that Numan Acar was cast as the character “Dimitri.” According to the comics, this is likely to be Dimitri Smerdyakov, also known as the villain Chameleon. Along with Holland and Keaton, Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Zendaya (Michelle Jones), and Jacob Batalon (Ned) are set to reprise their roles.
To date, these are the only films with confirmed release dates from Marvel, but there are numerous dates (nine, but who’s counting?) the studio has checked off on box office calendars in the years ahead. With the dates that Marvel has secured on the release calendar, we’re sure some of the below upcoming Marvel movies will fit into this schedule. In 2020, Marvel has movies set for release on May 1, July 31, and November 6. In 2021, they have release dates on February 12, May 7, and November 5. And in 2022, they’ve checked off releases for February 18, May 6, and July 29. These movies will likely fit into one of these release dates.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Director James Gunn has long said that his cosmic storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy would be a trilogy, so we’ve known that a third movie was coming. Gunn has not revealed many details as of yet for Vol. 3, most likely waiting for the fallout of Infinity War and Avengers 4. According to IMDb, the only two actors confirmed for the film right now are Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis).
Doctor Strange 2
There’s been no official Doctor Strange 2 announcement from Marvel, but screenwriter C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson revealed that they have the concept and chosen villain — which Time reported would likely be Nightmare, the ruler of the Dream dimension — ready for a sequel. The film would likely hinge on star Benedict Cumberbatch’s shooting schedule and probably fill one of the November release dates.
Black Panther 2
After the record-breaking success of Black Panther, it seemed obvious that Marvel would announce a sequel, and in March 2018 Feige confirmed the sequel was definitely happening. As for the cast, no official announcements have come through, but it’s likely the main cast will return, and Feige has said he definitely wants director Ryan Coogler back for the sequel. Seeing how the first film was released in February and Marvel tends to keep their franchises on the same repeating calendar, it’s probable that Black Panther 2 will fill one of the February release dates.
She’s already appeared in six Marvel movies, but we’ve never been given a proper origin story for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character. She first appeared in Iron Man 2, and we were given some dream-like flashbacks in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but now it seems like Marvel is set to give us the full story. In July 2018, Marvel announced Australian director Cate Shortland would direct the project. Early reports indicate the majority of the film will be set before the first Avengers movie.
In 2013, Marvel Comics introduced fans to its first Muslim superhero, a young Pakistani-American teen named Kamala Khan, who is mentored by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the comics to become Ms. Marvel. Defying expectations, the character quickly became one of the most popular in Marvel’s library, and in May 2018, Feige told the BBC that there are plans to introduce the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Ms. Marvel … is definitely, sort of, in the works. We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel,” Feige said. Of course, with no official announcement and still so little known about Captain Marvel, it’s unclear whether Ms. Marvel would get her own standalone film, or whether Marvel would go the limited TV series route, similar to their Netflix shows, such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
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