As it stands, Marvel Studios is only getting bigger because more movies and shows will be released in the future. That means the Marvel slate is quite full because the people over at Marvel Studios have many things planned for this studio’s future. And Marvel fans just can’t help but get excited about the upcoming movies and shows that will be important for future collaborations.
That said, Marvel Studios has been quite active when announcing new projects that already have release dates or are going to be in development. That’s why Phases Five and Six of the MCU are already quite full. Meanwhile, we know that there will be more movies beyond Phase Six. So, with that said, let’s look at all of the upcoming Marvel movies and shows that will be released soon.
Editor’s Note: This list was updated in January 2024 and reflects the most recent changes following the conclusion of industry-wide strikes.
1. ‘X-Men ’97’ (Spring 2024)
‘X-Men ’97’ is set to be released in spring 2024. Of course, this series is a revival of the original X-Men: Animated Series, a hit show during the 1990s. The story will immediately continue where the original story left off, as we see many of the original voice actors returning to voice their characters in what will be a very nostalgic animated series. That means that this is going to be one of the most intriguing shows that are on Marvel’s slate of releases.
During the San Diego Comic-Con, press members could see a first look at the series as different characters were shown on-screen. But the most surprising part was that Magneto appeared and claimed himself to be the new leader of the X-Men. The first look also revealed other Mutants, including Cable, Bishop, Morph, and Forge. We also learned that characters such as Mr. Sinister and Sebastian Shaw will appear in the series.
2. ‘What If… ?’ Season 3 (2024 / 2025)
The first animated series in the MCU was ‘What If… ?,’ which enjoyed a successful two seasons that allowed us to see some alternate scenarios involving the different characters of the MCU. Its success warranted a third season that was announced in 2023. This new season will feature new heroes and villains from the different MCU realities, as we can get to see other characters, such as Hela, the Mandarin, and Thanos, among others. The third season is also set to be the show’s last.
3. ‘Ironheart’ (TBA)
We met Ironheart during the events of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ when Shuri recruited Riri Williams, who was vital to the storyline because she possessed a machine that could detect Vibranium. Because of that, she got herself mixed up in the affairs involving the Wakandans and the Talokanil during the movie’s events. And thanks to the Wakandans, she used her incredible mind to create her suit using the technology of Wakanda.
After Riri Williams’ debut in ‘Wakanda Forever,’ she is set to see her series called Ironheart as she is now set to become the next great inventor after Tony Stark’s passing. In the comics, she used Stark’s consciousness as an AI to teach her how to become the best version of herself. We don’t know how the MCU will tackle her story, but we do know that she will be one of the more intriguing young heroes in the future of the MCU.
4. ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ (Fall 2024)
After she made a big splash in the events of ‘WandaVision,’ Agatha Harkness is set to appear in her series called ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos,’ especially when she stole the entire show. We all know that she still survived at the end of ‘WandaVision,’ but she probably isn’t in the best shape to star in her show.
As such, we aren’t sure what Coven of Chaos will be or whether or not it will be a prequel story to Agatha’s character. But we are excited to see what she has in store for us, especially with how she made ‘WandaVision’ much more entertaining.
5. ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ (January 2025)
When Disney announced that the Marvel shows on Netflix would be moved to Disney+, people started to wonder whether or not we would see Charlie Cox’s Daredevil sometime in the future, especially because he was the most popular out of all of the Marvel Netflix heroes. Then, in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ Matt Murdock appeared in a short scene. After that, in ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,’ we saw Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock in his Daredevil costume, as it was clear that the MCU was going all-in on his character.
Shortly after that, it was announced that Cox would return in ‘Daredevil: Born Again,’ which will probably continue his storyline from where the Netflix series left off. Of course, this series may also be a soft reset of Daredevil’s character. With the release of ‘Echo’ the rest of ‘The Defenders’ Saga was stated to be canon to the MCU.
6. ‘Deadpool 3’ (July 26, 2024)
After Disney acquired Fox, Deadpool officially became a part of Marvel Studios. That means that Ryan Reynolds will now be returning in a third ‘Deadpool’ movie, wherein he is now part of the MCU in a manner that may be very entertaining and consistent with Deadpool’s nature as a parody character.
We’ve already seen a few teasers of the upcoming ‘Deadpool 3’ movie, as we learned that even Hugh Jackman will be returning to reprise his iconic role as Wolverine once more. And this storyline may be similar to the comics in the sense that Deadpool was part of the major events in the MCU’s history in a manner that the other MCU characters weren’t able to notice.
7. ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ (February 14, 2025)
Originally entitled ‘Captain America: New World Order,’ which was announced back in 2022, the next Captain America movie has been renamed ‘Brave New World’ instead. The movie will follow Sam Wilson’s journey as the new Captain America after he decided to take that mantle up during the events of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’
It is expected that ‘Brave New World’ will focus on the paranoia that engulfed the entire world following the events that happened in ‘Secret Invasion,’ where people from all over the planet started doing vigilante work in response to President Ritson’s call to kill all of the Skrulls in the world. As such, Sam Wilson is likely going to have his hands full handling the events in ‘Brave New World.’
8. ‘Thunderbolts’ (July 25, 2025)
Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross will likely become the new US president during the events of ‘Captain America: Brave New World.’ In that regard, he will set up his own task force called the Thunderbolts, which will be featured in the upcoming ‘Thunderbolts’ movie that will round up Phase Five of the MCU. As such, it will be the final Phase Five movie and project in Marvel Studios’ calendar.
From what we know about ‘Thunderbolts,’ the movie will explore a task force of anti-heroes and former criminals that will be part of a group of individuals similar to DC’s Suicide Squad. In that regard, we will see many familiar characters in this movie, such as US Agent, Red Guardian, Ghost, Taskmaster, Winter Soldier, and Yelena Belova.
9. ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’ (2024)
The animated series ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’ delves into Peter Parker’s origin story and early days as Spider-Man, with Norman Osborn as his mentor. Hudson Thames voices Parker, and the series, initially titled ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year,’ is set to release its first season in 2024. The show takes place in an alternate reality where Osborn mentors Parker instead of Tony Stark. Charlie Cox reprises his role as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, and the series also features Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus, Mac Gargan / Scorpion, Dr. Stephen Strange, and Nico Minoru from previous MCU media.
10. ‘Blade’ (November 7, 2025)
Our favorite vampire-hunting character will return to the big screen as Blade will see a return. Besides a quick cameo in the ‘Eternals’ movie, we know nothing about the upcoming ‘Blade’. The only thing that we know is that Mahershala Ali will be playing Blade.
Of course, the production was paused for a while when Ali was not satisfied with the script. The recent strikes have also put on hold the production of the movie. That’s why the release date was pushed from 2023 to 2025.
11. ‘Fantastic Four’ (May 2, 2025)
Disney’s acquisition of Fox allowed Marvel Studios to reacquire the rights to the Fantastic Four, which has always been one of the most important groups of superheroes in the history of Marvel. As such, we will see a new ‘Fantastic Four’ movie released in 2025. In fact, the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie will be the one to begin Phase Five of the MCU, but we all know that this is no longer the case due to the recent delays.
In that regard, ‘Fantastic Four’ is likely going to be part of Phase Six and is going to allow us to see how Marvel’s first family is going to be included in the events of the MCU, especially with the fact that the multiverse is going to be very important to the storyline moving forward. And we already have an idea that ‘Fantastic Four’ will be crucial to the events of the future of the MCU, especially in ‘Kang Dynasty’ and ‘Secret Wars.’
12. ‘Avengers 5’ (May 1, 2026)
Marvel Studios announced ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, with Destin Daniel Cretton initially set as the director. Jeff Loveness, the writer for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ was later confirmed as the screenplay writer. However, Cretton exited in November 2023, and Michael Waldron, known for his work on Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, took over as the writer. Jonathan Majors, set to reprise his role as Kang the Conqueror, was later fired in December 2023 when the project was internally referred to as Avengers 5. Filming, originally planned for early 2024 in the United Kingdom, faced delays along with the project. The release date for Avengers 5 is scheduled for May 1, 2026.
13. ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ (May 7, 2027)
‘Avengers: Secret Wars’ will be the next Avengers movie after the events of ‘Kang Dynasty’ as the movie will likely cover the end of both Phase Six and the entire Multiverse Saga. In that regard, there’s a good chance that ‘Secret Wars’ will be the MCU’s interpretation of the massive Secret Wars storyline in the comics.
At this point, we don’t know much about the plot of ‘Secret Wars.’ The only thing we know is that it will be released a year after the ‘The Kang Dynasty.’ But there’s a good chance this movie will allow us to see the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men working together in what seems to be the biggest movie crossover event since ‘Endgame.’
14. ‘Marvel Zombies’ (2024)
‘Marvel Zombies’ is one of the upcoming projects we don’t know much about. But what we know about it is that it will likely follow up on the success of the zombies episode that we saw in ‘What If… ?’ season 1, as that episode was one of the most entertaining in the entire season.
In that regard, it is possible that this ‘Marvel Zombies’ series will be a continuation of the events that happened in that episode. And we are probably looking at a new generation of heroes battling the zombie outbreak that had taken the lives of some of the most prominent MCU characters.
15. ‘Shang-Chi 2’ (Date TBD)
Even though it was released during the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Shang-Chi’ was a massive success and was one of the MCU movies that allowed Marvel Studios to believe that the world was now ready to see more MCU films on the big screen. In that regard, we will see the return of Shang-Chi and Katy in part 2 of this very entertaining movie.
One of the things that we know about the film is that there’s a good chance that the likes of Wong will return to this film. We know there’s a good chance that the Five Weapons Society will also be featured in the movie, especially considering that they were prominent in the Shang-Chi comic book storyline. Besides, we know nothing about ‘Shang-Chi 2’ or when it will be released.
16. ‘Spider-Man 4’ (Date TBD)
Just hours after the release of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ Feige announced that Marvel Studios and Sony are already developing the fourth installment of the successful MCU Spider-Man movies. Of course, Peter Parker created a soft reset for his character during the events of ‘No Way Home’ as no one knows who he is. As such, there’s a good chance that the fourth installment of this movie series will allow us to see the fallout of Peter Parker’s recent actions and the next phase in his life as a college student struggling to make ends meet.
We don’t know when the movie will be released or what the film will be about. But there’s a good chance that Venom will be involved because we did see him leaving a piece of himself behind in Mexico after he was temporarily transferred to Earth-616 during the ‘No Way Home events.’
17. ‘Wonder Man’ (Date TBD)
‘Wonder Man’ is an upcoming American web television series centered around the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and falls under the Marvel Spotlight banner. Produced by Marvel Studios and Family Owned, the series is set to be released on Disney+
18. Ryan Coogler’s Wakanda-Set Television Series (Date TBD)
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movies have been very successful, especially the first one, which broke many box office records. In that regard, Coogler was reported to be developing a series that will be revolving around Wakanda. And this was part of an overall deal between Coogler and Disney.
Things are unclear about the movie and how it will fall into place in the grander scheme of things in the MCU. But what we do know is that the series will be set in Wakanda and is likely going to follow familiar characters that we’ve already met in the past.
19. Untitled Okoye Series (Date TBD)
Similar to the fact that Ryan Coogler is set to direct a Wakanda-set television series, there are reports that Danai Gurira will be working on a Disney+ spinoff series focusing on the popular Okoye character.
One of the things that we know about the series is that it will serve as a prequel to Okoye’s storyline. As such, it will likely show how Okoye rose through the ranks of the Dora Milaje as the group’s leader.
20. ‘Nova’ (Date TBD)
Another project we learned was under development as of this writing is the Nova series that Sabir Pirzada of ‘Moon Knight’ is reportedly working on. The story is supposedly going to focus on the Nova Corps that we met during the events of the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie. And we know that Thanos may have devastated the Nova Corps when he got his hands on the Power Stone.
What we know about this upcoming ‘Nova’ series is minimal at best, but we know it will focus on one member of the Nova Corps. There are also reports that it will likely be a Marvel Special Presentation, much like the recent ‘Werewolf by Night’ film we saw on Disney+.
21. ‘Vision Quest’ (2024/2025)
The final Marvel project on this list is ‘Vision Quest,’ a potential series that will likely star Paul Bettany as an entirely different version of Vision. He may be reprising the role of White Vision, who we met as a recreated version of the original Vision during the events of ‘WandaVision.’
As of this writing, what we know about this series is that White Vision will likely struggle to regain the memories that the Hex Vision imparted to him at the end of the events of the ‘WandaVision’ series. That means that we might see the return of Vision as an MCU character in the future.
22. ‘Armor Wars’ – (TBD)
In the upcoming film ‘Armor Wars,’ James Rhodes, portrayed by Don Cheadle, must confront one of Tony Stark’s greatest fears as Stark’s technology falls into the wrong hands. Originally announced as a Disney+ series in December 2020, Marvel Studios decided to rework it into a feature film in September 2022, with filming expected to begin in early 2023 at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The story, set after the events of ‘Secret Invasion’ (2023), features Walton Goggins reprising his role as Sonny Burch from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (2018)
23. ‘Madame Web’ – (February 14, 2024) – Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
‘Madame Web,’ an upcoming superhero film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, is set to be released on February 14, 2024. Produced by Columbia Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, the film is directed by S. J. Clarkson with a screenplay by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Dakota Johnson takes on the title role, supported by Sydney Sweeney and a cast assembled through 2022. Filming spanned locations such as Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City, concluding by the end of the year 2022.
24. ‘Venom 3’ – (November 8, 2024) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
The upcoming ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ sequel, part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, is set to be the sixth film in the series. Directed by Kelly Marcel in her directorial debut and co-written with Tom Hardy, who also reprises his roles, the film began filming in Spain in late June 2023 but was halted due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Scheduled for release on November 8, 2024, the movie marks the continuation of the Venom storyline.
25. ‘Kraven The Hunter’ – (August 30, 2024) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
‘Kraven the Hunter,’ the upcoming fifth film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, is set to be released on August 30, 2024. Directed by J. C. Chandor and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the title role, the film was produced by Columbia Pictures in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. The screenplay by Richard Wenk, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway brings the Marvel Comics character to life, with filming taking place in London, England, and Iceland, concluding in mid-June 2024.
26. ‘Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse’ (TBD)
Following the release of the extremely successful ‘Across the Spider-Verse’, we know await the finale installment in the Miles Morales-centered franchise. The movie was in active development. We don’t have a release date, however, at this time.
27. Spider-Women (TBD)
Sony started developing a ‘Spider-Women’ film in November 2018, centered around three generations of female, Spider-related characters. The spin-off, written by Bek Smith, was set to focus on Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen, Cindy Moon / Silk, and Jess Drew / Spider-Woman, with talks of Lauren Montgomery directing. The film, set to be titled ‘Spider-Woman,’ was intended to be a “launching pad” following the release of ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ as revealed by producer Avi Arad in May 2023.
28. ‘El Muerto’ (TBD) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
After Bad Bunny’s impressive performance in Sony’s film ‘Bullet Train’ (2022), Sony executives expressed interest in casting him in another prominent role and chose the lesser-known Spider-Man character El Muerto, a wrestler with superhuman strength. Bad Bunny surprised audiences with the film’s announcement at Sony’s CinemaCon panel in April 2022, setting a release date for January 12, 2024.
However, by March 2023, the film had not entered production and was described as being “at a standstill” but still “in development.” Due to Bad Bunny’s touring schedule and the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, the film was removed from Sony’s release schedule in June, and by July, Bad Bunny was no longer involved in the project.
29. Jackpot (TBD) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
In August 2018, Sony began exploring the possibility of a film centered around the character Jackpot and actively sought a writer. Marc Guggenheim, a writer with experience in Jackpot comic books, was eventually revealed to be working on the screenplay in May 2020, having already been involved in the project for two years prior to the announcement.
30. Hypno-Hustler (TBD) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
Sony is developing a film centered on the character Hypno-Hustler, with Donald Glover set to star and produce and Myles Murphy writing. Glover, known for his role as Aaron Davis in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and a cameo in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ is taking on a new role in this upcoming project.
31. The Sinister Six (TBD) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
Sony initially planned a film based on the Sinister Six in their own The Amazing Spider-Man shared universe in December 2013, with Drew Goddard attached to write and direct. Although believed to be canceled by November 2015, the project was revived in December 2018 after the success of ‘Venom,’ and producer Amy Pascal expressed the intention to move forward once Goddard was ready to direct.
32. Nightwatch (TBD) Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
In September 2017, Sony was in the process of developing a film centered on the character Nightwatch, with Edward Ricourt working on the script. Spike Lee, initially considered to direct, expressed interest in March 2018, but by October of the same year, he was no longer involved in the project.
33. ‘Eyes of Wakanda’ (2024)
In February 2021, Deadline reported that Ryan Coogler was developing a Wakanda-based television series for Disney+. Danai Gurira was confirmed to reprise her role as Okoye in a spin-off series on May 27, 2021. However, in a November 2022 interview with Collider, Nate Moore suggested the series was not as advanced as anticipated.
By November 9, 2022, Variety reported that Ryan Coogler was working on multiple Wakanda-focused series for Disney+. Nate Moore revealed that the shows would feature characters from the Black Panther films and introduce entirely new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On December 11, 2023, an animated series titled “Eyes of Wakanda” was announced for Disney+, set to premiere in 2024. In a January 3, 2024 interview, Brad Winderbaum disclosed that Todd Harris created the series.
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