The Next Marvel Movies

Every MCU film lined up for release so far


Gabriel Donaghy, Staff Writer

It has been a long time (or at least feels like it) since we have gotten a movie from Marvel–a year and a half since “Spider-Man Homecoming” and only just a month ago with “Wandavision.” This makes most of us wonder, what is next for the MCU? 

The franchise left us off with “Endgame” and a cliff-hanger at the end of “Spider-Man Homecoming,” leaving everyone in the dark on what is to become of the MCU “post-Infinity Stones Saga.” So let us try to figure that out by seeing what movies are coming out.


Black Widow: 

Coming Out July 9, 2021


Originally scheduled for release on May 1, 2020, the movie was promptly halted by the Coronavirus Pandemic from hitting theatres. The date for Black Widow kept getting pushed back due to the Chief of Creative Operations, Kevin Feige’s, unwillingness to release the movie in any other form than a theatrical release. But now, with a definite release date set, what will the movie be about? 

From what we have heard and seen, Black Widow takes place sometime between the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Infinity War,” with Black Widow, set to revisit her past to confront a new threat in her present, with the main plot not being known besides that more details will be shown of her past when she reunites with her old family to take down this yet-to-be-revealed threat.

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The title for Shang-Chi movie, thanks to the Phase 4 announcement

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: 

Coming Out July 9, 2021 


While not much is known about this movie, we do know it will be focused around the Ten Rings organization, which was mentioned numerous times in all of the Iron Man movies and the first Ant-Man movie. It will include a new hero named Shang-Chi and reveal the real Mandarin (unlike the one we saw in “Iron Man 3” who was only an actor).

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The title for the Eternals movie


Coming out November 5, 2021


Set to be post-”Endgame,” this story will involve several big-name actors each taking on a new role in the MCU as “The Eternals,” a group of immortals who have lived on Earth for thousands of years. It is said they will be facing off against their opposites, the Deviants in the movie, showing no obvious connection to any other part of the franchise as of yet.

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The only recently released title for No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home: 

Coming out December 17, 2021

Leaving off on a huge cliffhanger, “No Way Home” is likely to be one of the most anticipated of the movie releases, all we can say for sure right now about it though, is that there will be previous Spider-Man movie crossovers, with Andrew Garfield and Electro from the Amazing

Spider-Man series set to make appearances as well as Sam Raimi Spider-Man characters such as Doctor Octopus and Mary Jane via alternate universes thanks to some mystical influence from the tie-in with the sequel Doctor Strange movie which will be the next movie in the franchise to release.

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The released title for Doctor Strange: MoM at Phase 4 release

Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness: 

Coming out March 25, 2022


Set to be directed by the original trilogy Spider-Man director, Sam Raimi, “Multiverse of Madness” will tie in not only separate movie franchises but also recent Marvel creations (“Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Wandavision”). Like most of the movies on here, the plot is very much so still a mystery, but it is likely to have to do with, like the title, the Multiverse being crazy.

The concept title for Thor Love and Thunder at the Phase 4 announcement

Thor: Love and Thunder: 

Coming out May 6, 2022


With the return of Taika Waititi as the director, along with the return of Thor, The Guardians of the Galaxy, AND Jane Foster (who has not been in any of the movies since 2013, except for that “Endgame” cameo) to the MCU, this film will likely seek to find out what Thor’s goal is now that the Avengers are gone and Thanos defeated, finding his way in the universe with the Guardians of the Galaxy, with this possibly leading to a new foe from space and the definite confirmation that Jane Foster will be taking up the title of Thor as well. 

The official title for Black Panther II

Black Panther II: 

Coming out July 8, 2022


With the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the situation for the movie is completely unknown, all that is known is that the movie will continue in production and the role of the Black Panther (T’Challa) will not be recast. Many of the original cast members are returning including the director for the first Black Panther, but besides everything is left in the dark.

The concept title for Captain Marvel 2

Captain Marvel 2: 

Coming out November 11, 2022


With a new director and a new age beginning, “Captain Marvel 2” is set to star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers once more, as well as “Wandavision”’s Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambo too. Not much has been said about the film itself besides that it will set up for the “Ms. Marvel” TV series on Disney+.

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The title of AW:Q from the Marvel Phase 4 Release

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: 

Coming out sometime in 2022

The third film in the series, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Q,” is likely to bring complete attention to the quantum realm and its abilities and possible dangers, along with Ant-Man struggling with the new pressures of the time jump of 5 years and what that effect has had on his family. 


The official concept for GOTG Vol. 3’s title

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: 

Coming out sometime in 2023

Supposedly following a “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” in 2022, the third installment will involve the return of the main cast and the director, James Gunn. But besides that, not much else information has been shared.

Fanmade concept of John Krasinski as Reed Richards (PC: Art by @mizuriau)


The Fantastic Four: 

Release date not yet confirmed

Being the first official 20th Century Fox title to get a movie in the MCU since the merger of 20th Century Fox into Disney in 2019, this movie has much speculation and hype surrounding it, with many people speculating and hoping that John Krasinski will play the role of Reed Richards in the movie.