Marvel Cinematic Universe has made up for the dry spell last year where we got no content from the MCU during the pandemic imposed lockdown. Marvel came in strong with a scheduled content from the MCU almost every week.
We saw the beginning of Marvel’s amazing work in WandaVision first. Followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Black Widow all within the first seven months of this year. The latest Loki series sets up the future of Marvel shows and movies in Phase 4 of the MCU. Loki season 1 made way for movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness and the series, What If…? The movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania will also be connected to the show.
We also saw Marvel teasing the upcoming Thunderbolts in the already released movies and series. The team will reportedly feature Yelena Belova, Helmut Zemo, John Walker, etc.
Upcoming Marvel Ventures 2021
Marvel Studios will be releasing its What If…? series on August 11th. The finale of Loki season 1 established the arrival of Natasha Romanoff again after the creation of the multiverse. The new trailer for the series gave us glimpses of characters like Captain Carter, Doctor Strange, T’challa and the Marvel Zombies.
There will be alternate realities in this series that will feature T’Challa as Star-Lord. This, however, will be possible because Killmonger rescues Tony Stark in Afghanistan, and Peggy Carter takes the super-soldier serum.
Shang-Chi And the Legend Of the Ten Rings
This Marvel venture will include the real Mandarin and showcase martial arts action-filled origin for the new superhero. The trailer of the movie also reveals the return of Abomination. Shang-Chi is set to release on September 3rd.
This venture is directed by the recent Oscar winner Chloe Zhao. The movie will revolve around a group of powerful immortal characters. Eternals were created by the celestials. This Marvel venture is set to release on November 5th.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The movie has been making a lot of buzz even before its trailer release. This venture of Marvel studios is rumoured to have Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man versions of Peter Parker. These actors have kept mum about their roles even if they have any. I mean are we surprised?
This movie is also rumoured to have Jamie Fox’s Electro from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Alfred Molina’s Doc Oak. The crossover is expected because of the multiverse being opened in Loki season 1. Spider-Man: No Way Home will also feature multiversal travel to set up these characters. The movie will be released on December 17th.
This Disney+ series will have Jeremy Renner reprising his role as Clint Barton to train his daughter, Kate Bishop, who will be the new Hawkeye in the MCU. Hailey Steinfield will be playing the role of Kate.
Hawkeye possibly might have a cameo from Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova as apparent by the Black Widow post-credits scene. Marvel is yet to announce a release date for the series, however, they did confirm that the show will be dropping in late 2021.
The Disney+ series will see Kamala Khan who will be played by Iman Vellani. It is set to release in late 2021.
Disney+ Marvel Series in 2022
MCU’s Moon Knight will see Oscar Isaac in the role and Ethan Hawke as the potential antagonist.
This venture will see Tatiana Maslany as the She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters. The series has also been confirmed to have Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth reprising their roles as Hulk and Abomination.
This Disney+ show will see Samuel L. Jackson in the fan-favourite character, Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Skrull Talos. Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman have also been cast in the series. Marvel Studios have confirmed no dates for these Disney + Marvel shows.
MCU Movies in 2022
Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness
This Marvel movie is also highly-anticipated by fans and will feature Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen. The season finale of Loki has also reportedly joined the cast. The movie will obviously see Doctor Strange, the sorcerer supreme along with Wanda to possibly combat the rumoured antagonist, Mephisto. The venture is set to release on March 25th.
Thor: Love and Thunder
The Marvel movie is currently in production in Australia and will also include the Guardians of the Galaxy. It is directed by Taika Waititi (of “JoJo Rabbit” fame). “Thor 4” is confirmed to release on May 6th.
The movie will be introducing Lady Thor played by Natalie Portman in the MCU. In 2022, two other MCU films, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th) and Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. are also scheduled to come out.
MCU Projects in 2023 and Beyond
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
The Marvel movie will be including the main cast of Ant-Man along with Jonathan Major as Kang the Conqueror. The movie will be in the theatres on February 17th.
Other movies confirmed by Marvel Studios to come out in 2023 are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023).
Several “Phase 4” MCU properties are also slated to come after 2023. These include Blade, Fantastic Four, Deadpool 3, Captain America 4, X-Men, Ironheart (Disney+), Armor Wars (Disney+), and an untitled Wakanda series (Disney+).
“Thunderbolts,” “Young Avengers,” and “Secret Wars” are also reported to conclude the saga of Marvel Phase 4. The studios have moved on from four movies a year to producing content for the audience back-to-back. This only proves that Marvel head, Kevin Feige has packed the entire program for the next three years.
Which Marvel venture are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.