We are rolling deep into Marvel Studios' Phase 4 thanks to 2021 releases like Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals, alongside new Disney+ TV shows like WandaVision and Loki, and there's still more to come. Next on the docket are the Christmas-themed Hawkeye series and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will fully introduce fans to the Marvel multiverse.
However, after such a packed 2021, Marvel and Disney have pushed back the release dates for upcoming films in 2022 and 2023, announcing in October that nearly everything would be moving back by at least a couple of months, including Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Thor: Love and Thunder, and more.
While the delays are a bit of a bummer, during the 2021 Disney+ Day celebration in November, the studio treated fans to a look at the upcoming series and announced a few more — including an X-Men: The Animated Series revival and an Agatha Harkness spin-off.
Find out all of the latest Marvel title release dates below.
Dec. 17, 2021: Spider-Man: No Way Home
The upcoming third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland (Disney is co-financing the project, so we're gonna go ahead and count it here) was pushed back to December after initially pushing it from July to November. In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, the movie's trailer also teases the return of a familiar face for fans of the franchise. [TRAILER]
May 6, 2022: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Originally scheduled for May 7, 2021, the Doctor Strange sequel has now been pushed a number of times, with its new release date set for May 6, 2022. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is stepping in to direct after Scott Derrickson exited the film earlier this year (he remains an executive producer). WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home will both tie into the Doctor Strange sequel.
Summer 2022: Ms. Marvel
The first Muslim female superhero will arrive with her own series on Disney+. The series stars newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Pakastani-American girl who discovers she has super powers beyond what she's ever known. Vellani will also reprise the role alongside Brie Larson's Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2.
July 8, 2022: Thor: Love and Thunder
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman, Thor: Love and Thunder was written and directed by Taika Waititi. Fun fact: This marks Portman's first Thor film since Thor: The Dark World. (Her character, Jane Foster, briefly appeared in Avengers: Endgame in archival footage; Portman did provide the film with a fresh voiceover.) Portman will play female Thor in the new film, a twist pulled from a recent run of Thor comic books. Also of note: The sexuality of Thompson's Valkyrie will factor into the story, making her the first major LGBTQ character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Christian Bale has been added as the film's villain.
Nov. 11, 2022: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The eponymous role of Black Panther will not be recast in the wake Chadwick Boseman's death in August 2020. The film is being rewritten by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote and directed the first movie. Marvel announced in May 2021 that the film is officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Dec. 2022: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
James Gunn will write and direct this holiday special that's being filmed on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It will premiere the December after next, before Vol. 3 hits theaters.
TBD 2022: Moon Knight
Mohammed Diab will direct the new series about a vigilante with a dissociative identity disorder. The multiple personalities are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography. Oscar Isaac leads in the titular role. Find out more about Moon Knight here.
TBD 2022: She-Hulk
Tatiana Maslany will star as Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases. She is the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), who will also appear in the series. Tim Roth will also reprise his MCU role of the Abomination, the villain of the series. Find out more about She-Hulk here.
Feb. 17, 2023: The Marvels
The anticipated follow-up to Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson will also welcome Teyonah Parris as grown-up Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. The film is now titled The Marvels.
May 5, 2023: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3
The Guardians reunite with James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in the spring of 2023, with Marvel's teaser trailer hinting that Fantastic Four will be coming afterward. In late 2021, it was announced that Will Poulter joined the cast as Warlock.
July 28, 2023: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer return for a new Ant-Man adventure, with Kathryn Newton joining as Scott's daughter Cassie and Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors signing on to play Kang the Conqueror.
The new series stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as Nick Fury and Talos, respectively. The "comic event series" will showcase shapeshifting Skrulls like Talos who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
Ironheart, another newly announced series coming to Disney+, stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige said that this series, starring Don Cheadle as James "Rhodie" Rhodes, will explore Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) greatest fear ever since Ultron wrecked havoc in the second Avengers film.
I Am Groot
Everyone's favorite alien baby tree will have his own series of shorts on Disney+ in the future. It will be directed by executive producer Kirsten Lepore.
Untitled Fantastic Four film
Kevin Feige confirmed during Disney's December 2020 Investor Day that Marvel has started development on a Fantastic Four film, officially bringing Marvel's "first family" into the MCU fold. More details will be announced at a later time.
First announced at Comic-Con 2019, Blade is a theatrical film reboot starring Mahershala Ali about the half-mortal hero out to rid the world of vampires in his quest to avenge his mother's death.
A brand new series featuring Alaqua Cox as deaf Native American superhero Maya Lopez, who will make her Marvel Studios debut in Hawkeye.
Agatha: House of Harkness
Perhaps the greatest iteration of the mutant superheroes outside the comics will return on Disney+. The '90s series X-Men: The Animated Series is being revived with the original voice cast, including Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Adrian Hough, and Christopher Britton. Some of them will reprise their old characters, while others will be picking up new roles.
What If...? Season 2
What If..? may be the first Disney+ Marvel series to return for a second season (though Loki has also been renewed for Season 2). It was confirmed during the 2021 Disney+ Day that the animated series, which imagines alternative Marvel storylines, will return for a sophomore effort.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year
This new animated series will show us the adventures of Tom Holland's Spider-Man before Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) invited him to join The Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Executive producer Jeff Trammell serves as head writer.
Fan-favorite Marvel heroes team up in this animated series that pits the strongest supes against a growing zombie plague. Bryan Andrews will executive produce the series.