It may be difficult to keep up with Marvel’s upcoming film and television slate; we understand that it’s a lot to take in. However, casting news for the upcoming MCU films and Disney+ TV shows continue to pour in, including She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion, to name a few. A lot is going on (including a Marvel Zombies program! ), so let’s take a look at what’s in store.
We’ve done our best to collect and confine all of the upcoming Marvel Phase 4 projects due to launch from the MCU. Here’s a quick review of everything coming next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from movies to the Disney+ shows.
Keep in mind that we don’t yet know when Phase 4 of the MCU will end and Phase 5 will begin. But first, let’s read to know the 5 big new Marvel releases of 2022.
Upcoming Marvel Movies in 2022
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)
This is probably the closest we’ll see to a new Avengers film in a long time. Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as Doctor Strange, while Elizabeth Olsen reprises her role as Scarlet Witch, with Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also returning their roles from Doctor Strange. America Chavez, a new fan favorite from the comics, is played by Xochitl Gomez. The WandaVision series’ events will lead into Multiverse of Madness, and the plot will also tie into Tom Holland’s upcoming third Spider-Man film.
Scott Derrickson was supposed to return as director after the first film, however, he backed out in January 2020 owing to “creative differences.” The good news is that Marvel has decided to replace him with Sam Raimi.
- Ms. Marvel (Disney+, June 8, 2022)
Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first mainstream Muslim hero, will star in this Disney+ original series. The character, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City, will be played by newcomer Iman Vellani.
Let’s see what Marvel has to say about her: “A great student, an avid gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and school—that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with superpowers, right? The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha. Episodes are directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.”
- Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)
Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman (as a female Thor! ), Chris Pratt, and Christian Bale as the villain 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. Russell Crowe has agreed to play Zeus, Thor’s fellow thunder god.
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)
The sequel to Black Panther, now titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has a release date, but with the tragic and untimely death of series star Chadwick Boseman, it’s unclear how director Ryan Coogler (who also directed the original film) would handle the matter. Kevin Feige has stated that the character will not be recast and that Boseman’s likeness will not be digitally recreated. His film is perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited of Marvel’s Phase 4 lineup.
- She-Hulk (Disney+, 2022)
A new Disney+ series has debuted. Jennifer Walters, a lawyer-turned-green powerhouse who specializes in superhuman-related legal matters, is featured in She-Hulk. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) will play the title character, with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner) and Tim Roth (Abomination) reprising their roles. Kat Coiro and Anu Valia direct the series, and Jessica Gao is the main writer. The first trailer for Disney+ Day 2021 has been released.