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.
1. ‘Loki’ Season 2 (October 6, 2023)
Season 1 of ‘Loki’ was a huge success because it allowed us to see the events leading to the MCU multiverse’s birth. Of course, this series gave us a good look at one of the variants of Kang called “He Who Remains.” The death of “He Who Remains” gave rise to the multiverse as the Sacred Timeline was allowed to branch off into several different timelines that produced different universes.
In that regard, season 1 ended with a cliffhanger as we wondered what was next in store for Loki. That’s why we will be getting a second season of ‘Loki,’ which will be released soon and will be the next MCU project in the Marvel slate. And our favorite God of Mischief will be back in action for the next phase of his multiversal adventures.
2. ‘The Marvels’ (November 10, 2023)
The next MCU movie that will be released is ‘The Marvels,’ a film that will star Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel in a story exploring the connection between these three characters. Of course, we know that this series will allow us to learn more about what’s been happening with the Kree as well.
‘The Marvels’ has already revealed that it will allow us to see the dynamic between the three powerful women involved in this storyline. There’s also the return of Nick Fury to an MCU film after a long absence from the big screen and after dealing with the Skrull problems that he had to fix during the events of ‘Secret Invasion.’
3. ‘X-Men ’97’ (Fall 2023)
X-Men ’97 is set to see a release date soon and will likely be released near the end of 2023. 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.
4. ‘What If… ?’ Season 2 (2023 or 2024)
The first animated series in the MCU was ‘What If… ?,’ which enjoyed a successful first season that allowed us to see some alternate scenarios involving the different characters of the MCU. Its success warranted a second season that was announced in 2022. 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.
A preview was shown back in 2022, where it was revealed that one of the storylines of season 2 was going to take place in 1602, which is a nod to Marvel 1602, which is a Neil Gaiman-penned storyline that takes place in the 17thcentury. In that regard, many exciting storylines should be shown in season 2 of ‘What If… ?.’
5. ‘Echo’ (2023 or 2024)
Maya Lopez was a character that made a huge splash in the ‘Hawkeye’ series that was released back in 2021. In that regard, the series allowed us to learn more about this character before it was announced that she would get her series entitled ‘Echo,’ which is set to see a release date sometime in 2024. Echo has always been a street-level character associated with the likes of Daredevil because she is the adopted daughter of none other than Kingpin himself.
Like Taskmaster, Echo is a great fighter who can copy her opponents’ fighting style and was a very capable villain before becoming a hero who joined the New Avengers as Ronin. However, we aren’t sure how the MCU will tackle Echo’s character, as we already saw Ronin in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ when Hawkeye took on this persona.
6. ‘Ironheart’ (2023 or 2024)
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.
7. ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ (Winter 2023/24)
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.
8. ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ (Spring 2024)
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, considering that we aren’t sure whether or not the Marvel Netflix shows are canon.
9. ‘Deadpool 3’ (May 3, 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.
10. ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ (July 26, 2024)
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.’
11. ‘Thunderbolts’ (December 20, 2024)
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.
12. ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’ (2024)
Taking a break from the live-action movies and series, we will look at the next Marvel Studios Spider-Man project, which will be ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year.’ The animated series will be a story that will focus on Peter Parker’s journey to becoming Spider-Man, as his origin story in the MCU was never tackled. As such, we are going to see his roots in this series. And judging from the title of the series, it will also talk about Peter Parker’s freshman year in high school.
That means that ‘Freshman Year’ will be a prequel story about Peter Parker because we know that he is now on his way to college in the current timeline of the MCU. However, we aren’t sure whether or not Tom Holland will be voicing Peter Parker in this animated series. But we know several familiar Spider-Man villains, such as Speed Demon, Scorpion, and Harry Osborn, will be in this series. And the series will have a second season called ‘Sophomore Year.’
13. ‘Blade’ (February 14, 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.
14. ‘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.’
15. ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ (May 1, 2026)
Introduced in ‘Loki’ season 1 as a variant and then in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ as Kang the Conqueror, we know that Kang will be one of the most important villains in the storyline of the MCU moving forward, especially when we consider the fact that the different Kang variants control many of the different things happening throughout the multiverse.
In that regard, the next big crossover film in the MCU will be ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,’ which is likely going to allow us to see some of the Avengers going head-to-head with the many different Kang variants that we saw in one of the scenes in ‘Quantumania.’ Of course, we don’t know a lot about the plot of this movie or who will be in it. We only know this will be the first Avengers movie since 2019, when ‘Endgame’ was released.
16. ‘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.’
17. ‘Marvel Zombies’ (Date TBD)
‘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.
18. ‘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.
19. ‘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.’
20. ‘Wonder Man’ (Date TBD)
One of the upcoming series that Disney+ has been developing is ‘Wonder Man,’ which was previously an untitled project announced in June of 2022. However, it was eventually confirmed that this project would be focused on Wonder Man, a villain in the comics but was eventually able to change his ways after joining the Avengers as one of the group’s most prominent members. We know that Andrew Guest will be heading the group of writers writing the storyline of ‘Wonder Man.’
As of this writing, nothing has been set in stone in relation to ‘Wonder Man’ and who will be in it. There were reports that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II might be headlining the series as the titular character. We also heard that Ben Kingsley is set to return as the actor, Trevor Slattery, famously known for pretending to be the Mandarin back in ‘Iron Man 3.’
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. ‘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+.
24. ‘Vision Quest’ (Date TBD)
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.
What Marvel projects are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!