Marvel’s grand plans extend far into the future, and the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Disney to shift its plans. While some release dates are locked, loaded, and ready to go, others are but whispers in the wind, and others have shifted significantly due to global disasters. Notably, the current phase of the MCU will be the first to integrate its television properties fully into greater scheme of things — or rather, the first to cross over into Disney Plus’ exclusive TV shows. And for the first time, Marvel will release a feature film on Disney Plus simultaneously with its release in theaters.
With a new gamut of release dates — and some new titles and first looks — the MCU machine keeps on churning. From Jane “Thor” Foster to Kamala Khan’s first MCU appearance on Disney Plus, here’s every planned future Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and Disney Plus show.
Ms. Marvel: Jun 8
Thor: Love and Thunder: July 8
Taika Waititi returns to direct Thor 4. This time, Jane Foster takes up the mantle of the God of Thunder, with Natalie Portman returning to the MCU for the first time since Thor: Dark World. Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is also set to play a big role. Chris Hemsworth — the superior Marvel Chris — will return as Thor.
She-Hulk: Aug. 17
Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters is set to get her own Disney Plus series. Will it be a procedural law show? A sci-fi romp? Both? Either way, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will star as the big, green lawyer, with Mark Ruffalo reprising his role as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, and even Tim Roth as the Abomination. Remember him? From The Incredible Hulk? From 2008?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Nov. 11
Director Ryan Coogler first announced the date of the Black Panther follow-up at D23 2019, well before star Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. Disney has confirmed that it has no intentions to recast the role of T’Challa. Instead the sequel will focus on the expanded cast of characters introduced in the first film, involving at least Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman as as Shuri, Okoye, and Everett K. Ross, respectively.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: December 2022
Move over, The Star Wars Holiday Special — there’s a new galaxy in town. And it’ll be filmed on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 exclusively for Disney Plus.
Undated in 2022: I Am Groot
I Am Groot will be a series of Disney Plus shorts featuring new characters from around the Marvel Universe.
Undated in 2022: Secret Invasion
A rumored Disney Plus series starring Samuel L. Jackson is now confirmed to be a show based on Marvel Comics’ Secret Invasion event, starring Nick fury and the Skrull agent Talos as they deal with a, well, secret Skrull invasion on earth.
The Marvels: Feb. 17
The sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel will be called The Marvels, since the Captain Marvel power family continues to grow. With Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau — the superhero known as Photon, who was introduced in WandaVision — it’ll practically be an all-female team movie.
James Gunn will return to write and direct a third Guardians movie — but only after he’s done with DC’s The Suicide Squad, which will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max in 2021. The end of Endgame saw Thor buddy up with the Guardians, who were in pursuit of alternate timeline Gamora. Will Vol. 3 continue that? Or will the events of Thor: Love and Thunder rewrite Thor’s role?
Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania: July 28
Scott Lang’s wacky adventures will continue sometime in the future, with a battle against the time traveling villain Kang the Conqueror, played by Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors. But he’ll have some help, in the form of his now (thanks to the Snap) all grown up daughter Cassie Lang, played by Big Little Lies’ Kathryn Newton.
Announced, but date unknown
The Fantastic Four
The fourth time is hopefully the charm for Marvel’s First Family, who have long suffered from lackluster cinematic adaptations. Marvel has announced that an MCU Fantastic Four movie is on the way from director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
At the very end of Marvel’s SDCC 2019 presentation, Kevin Feige revealed that Mahershala Ali would take on the role of Blade. This movie will be a reboot of the past Blade films, and will also come way after Phase 4.
Marvel is developing a Disney Plus series for the teenage hero Ironheart, with Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a young Black girl from inner city Chicago who reverse engineers Tony Stark’s armor to become the protector of her neighborhood.
For the darker side of what happens when Iron Man tech falls into the wrong hands, Don Cheadle will return as War Machine in a Disney Plus series based on Marvel Comics’ Armor Wars.
Untitled Wakanda series featuring Okoye
Danai Gurira has signed on for what is reportedly an origin story series for the leader of the Dora Milaje, Okoye.
Alaqua Cox will return as Echo in her own series, spinning off from Hawkeye.