Release Dates, Cast, Plot and More

With the release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios capped off a 22-film saga. The story began with 2008’s Hombre de Hierro, and since that time we’ve seen new heroes introduced, compelling combinations of characters intermingled, and even a few characters bite the dust. And while previous team-up movies like avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron had a sense of purpose to them, end game was a true, genuine ending to the 21 movies that have come before it. Nothing will be the same after end game.

But at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feig took the stage and pulled back the curtain on the first two years of films in Marvel’s Phase 4, and we now have a clearer idea of ​​what the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like a post-end game world. A new saga is underway, leading up to its own Infinity War-like event. We don’t know what that is yet, but the Marvel movies currently in the works are incredibly exciting.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a complete list of all the upcoming Marvel movies that we know are in the works, along with the cast and filming details that are currently confirmed — although much changed in the wake of the pandemic.

Check it out below.

RELATED: Here’s How the Pandemic Changed Marvel’s Phase 4 Release Timeline

Thor: Love and Thunder

release dateDate: July 8, 2022

Status: In post-production

director: Taika Waititi

casting: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian bale, Matt Damonand Russell Crowe

What We Know So Far: Marvel signed Thor: Ragnarök filmmaker Taika Waititi to return to write and direct Thor 4 in July 2019, but at Comic-Con a few weeks later Marvel broke the big news: the film will feature the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who becomes the MCU’s first female Thor! She she’ll co-star opposite Chris Hemsworth as, well, Lebowski Thor and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, who was deemed King of Asgard at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

We exclusively reported that Christian bale joined the cast, and he will play the villain Gorr the God Butcher.

Filming was due to begin in late 2020 for a November 2021 release, but coronavirus concerns caused Marvel to shuffle its release date calendar and push this one’s release to 2022. Production finally began in January 2021 and was completed in June. Waititi has said the film is “the craziest” thing he’s ever done, and co-stars are already saying Hemsworth’s Thor is even funnier this time around.

Want to Know More?: click here


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

release dateDate: November 11, 2022

Status: In post-production

Director/Writer: Ryan Coogler

casting: Lupita Nyong’o, danai gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassettand Dominic Thorne

What We Know So Far: In August 2019, Coogler turned in his treatment and spent the following year writing the script for Black Panther twoonly for stars Chadwick Boseman to tragically pass away on August 28th. Filming was tentatively slated to begin in 2021, but no one at Marvel knew the extent of Boseman’s illness. Kevin Feige revealed in December 2020 that the role of T’Challa will not be recast. The film’s title was revealed on May 3, 2021 to be Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand Feige subsequently confirmed that all the main cast from Black Panther would be returning as filming quietly began in July 2021 in Atlanta and wrapped in March 2022.

Want to Know More?: clickhere

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

release date: February 17, 2023

Status: In post-production

director: Peyton Reed

casting: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, michael douglas, michelle pfeiffer, Jonathan Majors, and Kathryn Newton

What We Know So Far: In November 2019, Marvel Studios announced that Peyton Reed would return to direct a third Ant Man movie. Rick and Morty screen writer Jeff Loveless was subsequently hired to write the script, and Kathryn Newton has joined the cast as an older version of Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie while Jonathan Majors will play the villain Kang the Conqueror, a variant of whom first popped up in Loki.

Filming began in February 2021, but it had a troubled production. Principal photography ended in November 2021 and the film has entered post-production.

Want to Know More?: clickhere

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Status: Inproduction

Director/Writer: James Gunn

casting: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Will Poulter

What We Know So Far: The third Guardians of the Galaxy movie was originally supposed to start production in early 2019, but writer/director James Gunn was fired off the film last fall following the resurfacing of some bad jokes he made on Twitter years ago. Unbeknownst to the public, Gunn continued to meet with executives at Disney in the interim period, after he took a job writing and directing Suicide Squad for DC, and it was announced in March 2019 that Gunn was being re-hired to direct the film. The intended 2020 release date was pushed back, and production won’t begin until after Gunn finishes Suicide Squad, but through all the turmoil Marvel Studios kept Gunn’s completed script. So he’ll get to close out the trilogy as he originally intended. Filming began in November 2021, and the film will be released in 2023.

Want to Know More?: click here

the marvels

release dateDate: July 28, 2023

Status: filming

director: Nia DaCosta

casting: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Teyona Parris, Zawe Ashtonand Park Seo-joon.

What We Know So Far: Captain Marvel twoofficially titled the marvelswill be set in present-day, but directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are not returning behind the camera. Marvel subsequently enlisted Nia DaCostadirector of the Candyman remake, to take the helm. Iman Vellaniwho will play Ms. Marvel in her own Disney+ series, will have a supporting role in the film while Teyona Parris will reprise her role as the adult Monica Rambeau, first debuting in the Disney+ series WandaVision. The film’s villain will be played by Zawe Ashton.

Filming for this began May 2021, and it is expected to be released in July 2023.

Want to Know More?: clickhere

Dead Pool 3

Status: In development

Director: shawn levy

casting: Ryan Reynolds

What We Know So Far: Deadpool will be officially coming to the MCU, and the franchise will be able to maintain its R-rating according to Kevin Feige. In November 2020, it was announced that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin would be writing the screenplay alongside Rhett Reese and Paul Wernickwho wrote the first two dead pool movies. In March 2022, shawn levy was announced as the director for the sequel, having worked with Reynolds on FreeGuy and The Adam Project. But, Levy also confirmed that the filming would not begin in 2022.

Want to Know More?: clickhere

Fantastic Four

release date: TBA

Status: In development

director: TBA

casting: TBA

What We Know So Far: In December 2020, Marvel announced that jon watts — who directed Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Homeand the upcoming third Spider-Man movie, will be directing a brand-new reboot of Fantastic Four to introduce the characters into the MCU.

However, in April 2022, Watts stepped down as director leaving the circumstances of the movie in flux.


release date: TBA

Status: In pre-production

director: Bassam Tarik

casting: Mahershala Ali

What We Know So Far: Almost nothing, but Oscar-winning moonlit and Green Book actor Mahershala Ali was the surprise guest at Marvel’s Comic-Con 2019 panel, announced as the new Blade with no further details revealed. Mogul Mowgli director Bassam Tarik signed on to direct in July 2021, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour write the script. Filming is expected to begin in July 2022, with the film planned to be released in a future phase.

Want to Know More?: Click here

Captain America 4

release date: TBA

Status: In development

director: TBA

casting: Anthony Mackie

While this one hasn’t been officially announced, it was reported in April 2021 that Captain America 4 is in the early stages of development with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellmann co-writing the script with fellow Falcon and the Winter Soldier writer Dalan Musson. The film would star Anthony Mackiehaving assumed the Captain America mantle at the end of the Disney+ series.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2

release date: TBA

Status: In development

director: Destin Daniel Cretton

casting: Simu Liu

The sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was announced in December 2021, bringing back director Destin Daniel Cretton as the director and writer of the sequel. Not much is known about the story or where Shang-Chi will be going, though it’s implied from the post-credits that it might involve the origin of his father’s Ten Rings. Simu Liu is, of course, returning as the titular character.

Additional Release Dates

Beyond these confirmed films, Disney has announced release dates for “untitled” Marvel movies in the following slots. It’s uncertain where films will land given the shifting timelines, but here are the dates to keep in mind:

  • November 3, 2023

  • February 16, 2024

  • May 3, 2024

  • July 26, 2024

  • November 8, 2024


Here’s a Full List of Upcoming DC Movies: From ‘The Batman’ to ‘Aquaman 2’ and Beyond

Read Next

About The Author

Leave a Comment