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The Full List of Upcoming Marvel Movie Release Dates

There are tons of Marvel movies hitting theaters in 2022 and 2023. Go ahead and mark your calendars -- here's the full list of what to expect.
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Many of our favorite Marvel superheroes saw delays throughout 2020 and 2021. In fact, 2020 was the first time in over a decade that we didn’t see a single Marvel Studios film release.

But hey, Marvel is back, baby! We’ve seen a few releases already at the tail end of 2021. We were recently gifted Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Black Widow. Spider-Man: No Way Home is seeing tons of success in theaters – it’s the first film to make $1 billion since 2019, making it the highest-grossing film of 2021.

But as 2021 comes to a close, Marvel Studios is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Moving into 2022 and 2023, there are plenty of Marvel films coming to a big screen near you–plus a few Sony/Marvel mashups.

So, without further ado, let’s go over all the upcoming Marvel movies that have been given official release dates.

Morbius

Release Date: January 28, 2022

Like Spider-Man: No Way Home, the upcoming Morbius is thanks to a collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony. The film hit several delays, but filming was completed in the summer of 2019. It will finally be released on January 28, 2022.

Jared Leto portrays the titular character, a doctor who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease and winds up afflicted with a form of vampirism. He has superhuman abilities and a lust for blood but none of the superstitious weaknesses we usually think of. Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Vulture from the MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming in this film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release Date: May 6, 2022

Director Scott Derrickson was originally signed on to create what he called “the first scary MCU movie,” but his departure over “creative differences” means we likely won’t be seeing a horror flick here. It’s rumored that Marvel’s unease with that statement is what led to Derrickson’s departure. Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and The Evil Dead) stepped in as his replacement, so we’ll likely still see some scares.

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the Sorcerer Supreme, and Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch will play a large role in the film. The narrative here will presumably be influenced by events in WandaVision (among other recent MCU projects), but most of the storyline for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been kept under wraps.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release Date: July 8, 2022

Thor is the first MCU hero to get a fourth solo movie with Thor: Love and Thunder. Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) had already signed on to return for a fourth installment for the God of Thunder back in 2019, shortly before Comic-Con. Filming officially wrapped in the summer of 2021.

Obviously, Chris Hemsworth will return, but not necessarily as Thor. Marvel revealed that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is returning to the MCU as the new Mighty Thor. Tessa Thompson returns as Valkyrie, who will be on the hunt for a queen. The addition of cast members like Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel confirmed that the Guardians will be along for the ride. Christian Bale will play the main antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

Release Date: October 7, 2022

Sony might be sharing Peter Parker with Marvel, but they still have the rights to Miles Morales. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will be the first of a two-part sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony Pictures must have known they were on to something because they had been planning to produce a sequel even before Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters. The same writing and directing team is attached to Across the Spider-Verse.

Details are scarce, but it will supposedly focus on the relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman. It will be followed by Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two) sometime in 2023, but an official release date hasn’t been given for that one, yet.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Release Date: November 11, 2022

Intended to be a sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Production began in late June 2021, with filming in Georgia and Massachusetts. They went on hiatus in November, but filming will resume in January 2022.

After the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman, it has been confirmed that the role of T’Challa will not be recast and they will not add his likeness with CGI, either. Instead, the sequel will likely see Letitia Wright’s Shuri taking on a larger role. Plot details are scarce, but it’s probably safe to assume we’ll see Shuri’s attempts to become the next Black Panther.

Kraven the Hunter

Kraven the Hunter
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Release Date: January 13, 2023

You may know him as one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes, but this time around, he’s getting his own feature. Kraven the Hunter will join Sony’s Spider-Man Universe in January of 2023. Development was announced all the way back in 2018, but not much else was talked about it until this year.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has landed the role of Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff, aka Kraven the Hunter. This opens up a host of questions concerning Kraven’s place in the MCU, considering the actor’s previous role as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver. It could also spell bad news for Quicksilver’s future in the MCU. Although Taylor-Johnson won’t be the first actor to play two different Marvel characters, none have ever done two at the same time.

The Marvels

Release Date: February 17, 2023

Captain Marvel was a pretty big success, so why not do it again? What we originally knew as Captain Marvel 2 is now officially The Marvels. It’s a sequel to Captain Marvel and a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel that is currently set for a 2022 release. Like with most other MCU films, story details are scarce.

The sequel was confirmed in July 2019, with development beginning at the beginning of 2020. The release was first scheduled for July in 2022 and then given a new date of November 11, 2022. The film was delayed once again, however, and is now expected on February 17, 2023.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release Date: May 5, 2023

We likely would have seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 a lot sooner, had it not been for some controversy over old tweets. Director James Gunn was fired when some offensive jokes he made years earlier resurfaced. Although Disney reversed the decision, it was a little too late – Warner Bros. had already swooped in and nabbed him to direct The Suicide Squad. Thanks to all that drama, Vol. 3 couldn’t begin filming until Gunn was available.

Production started in November 2021 when Gunn released a photo of the cast. Gunn has also confirmed that the film will take place after Thor: Love and Thunder (where the Guardians will also appear), so story options are endless at this point.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Release Date: July 28, 2023

These shrinking superheroes will be back on the big screen soon when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters in July of 2023. This will be Ant-Man’s third feature, a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Paul Rudd is back as Scot Lang/Ant-Man, and Evangeline Lilly returns as Hope van Dyne/Wasp. Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will both reprise their roles, as well. Katheryn Newton will assume the role of Cassie Lang (played by Emma Fuhrmann in Avengers: Endgame).

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will also see the MCU debut of iconic villain and time-traveling entity Kang the Conqueror. The role will be played by Jonathan Majors, who also played an alternate version of the character known as He Who Remains in the series Loki.

BONUS: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Premiere Date: December 2022

For Star Wars fans that tuned in to CBS on November 17, 1978, the words “Holiday Special” hold a very… special meaning. Now, it’s time for Marvel fans to get their very own holiday special!

Set to be filmed simultaneously with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, James Gunn will write and direct The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It will then stream during the 2022 holiday season ahead of Vol. 3.

What will it include? Well, all I know for sure is that it will feature the Guardians, and it will be canon. But as a Star Wars fan myself, I can only hope that it will make some bizarre, campy choices and that someone does a big song and dance. They could probably stand to skip the Wookiee talk without subtitles, though.

Other Upcoming Marvel Movies Without Release Dates (Yet)

Marvel does have one unassigned MCU release date in 2023, with no movie attached to it yet. We don’t know what will fill that slot yet, but I have a couple of ideas.

Blade logo from Marvel Studios
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Marvel Studios is working on a new Blade movie. Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will take over the role of human/vampire hybrid, which was originated by Wesley Snipes in 1998. Ali’s Blade was confirmed to be the voice speaking to Dane Whitman/Black Knight in Eternals, so it’s likely that we will see this movie sooner rather than later.

We could also be seeing a new Fantastic Four movie soon. After Disney acquired Fox, the film rights reverted back to Marvel Studios, who can now redeem the franchise. All three big-screen iterations in recent history — 2005’s Fantastic Four, 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and 2015’s Fantastic Four which was stylized as FANT4STIC — definitely flopped.

Another option could be Deadpool 3. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the movie is happening (and keeping its R rating), but it can’t start filming until at least 2022 because “Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor.” The script isn’t even done yet. That means that it could hit theaters in 2023, but it seems less likely than other options.