It may be difficult to keep up with Marvel’s impending film and television slate; we understand that it’s a lot to take in. However, casting announcements for the forthcoming MCU films and Disney+ TV shows continue to pour in, including She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion, to name a few. There’s a lot going on (including a Marvel Zombies program! ), so let’s take a look at what’s in store…
We’ve done our best to corral and contain all of the anticipated Marvel Phase 4 projects currently in development within the MCU. Here’s a fast review of everything coming next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from movies to Disney+ series.
Keep in mind that we don’t yet know when Phase 4 of the MCU will complete and Phase 5 will begin.
The following is a list of upcoming Marvel shows:
Ms. Marvel (Disney+, June 8, 2022)
This is a TV show based on Ms. Marvel, also known as Kamala Khan, a Marvel Comics character.
The protagonist is a teenage Pakistani American girl with shapeshifting talents who learns she is an Inhuman. She takes on the position of Ms. Marvel in the comics, which she inherits from Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel.
Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)
Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman (as a female Thor! ), Chris Pratt, and Christian Bale as the evil Gorr the God Butcher star in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Due to the enormous cast, Taika Waititi returns as director for what has been compared to an Avengers 5 sequel. Russell Crowe has agreed to play Zeus, Thor’s fellow thunder deity.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
“Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the MCU,” Kevin Feige said when the She-Hulk series was first unveiled at D23, implying that Marvel had huge plans for She-Hulk.
Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin who obtains Hulk abilities after having a blood transfusion from him in the comics. Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for penning the Rick and Morty episode “Pickle Rick,” has been named chief writer.
In December 2020, Marvel announced that it will adopt one of its most iconic comic arcs, Secret Invasion, into a limited series. In a scenario that, at least in the comics, saw several renowned superheroes replaced by Skrull lookalikes, Ben Mendelsohn reprises his Captain Marvel role as the Skrull Talos, while Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Nick Fury.
(Disney+, Holiday Season 2022) The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
The Guardians of the Galaxy, led by writer/director James Gunn, will return for this Christmas special. The special will take place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and the third Guardians film, according to Gunn.
X-Men: The Animated Series writers Eric and Julia Lewald, as well as director Larry Houston, have returned as consultants for the upcoming animated series resurrection, X-Men ’97, which is set to pick up where we last left our favorite band of mutants.
The revival’s lead writer and executive producer is Beau DeMayo (The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf), with supervising director Jake Castorena (Batman: The Killing Joke) and supervising producer Charley Feldman (Teen Titans Go!) X-Men ’97 will be available on Disney+ in 2023.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
Ant-Man filmmaker Peyton Reed will helm the third Ant-Man film, which will feature returning cast members. Scott Lang/Ant-Man is played by Paul Rudd, Hope Van Dyne/Wasp is played by Evangeline Lilly, Dr. Hank Pym is played by Michael Douglas, and Janet Van Dyne is played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Cassie Lang is played by Kathryn Newton, and Kang the Conqueror is played by Jonathan Majors.
In December 2020, Marvel announced that it was producing a Disney+ series based on Ironheart, which will follow an engineer who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man and subsequently becomes a superhero. The title role will be played by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk).
James Rhodes, played by Don Cheadle, finally gets his due in Armor Wars. When Stark’s technology slips into the wrong hands, War Machine will have to put on the suit, restore his title, and stop a technocratic, dystopian nightmare.
Yassir Lester, Cheadle’s Black Monday co-star, has been chosen to pen the scripts for the new series, which still lacks a showrunner.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (Disney+, release date to be determined)
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is a new animated series that “follows Peter Parker on his path to becoming Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a journey unlike anything we’ve ever seen and a style that embraces the character’s early comic book roots.”
Although it is unknown whether Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this season, executive producer and head writer Jeff Trammel has been confirmed.