The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to have an insanely busy Phase 4, which is the upcoming MCU stage that will contain a massive mix of limited TV series and regular superhero movies. That’s because Marvel and Disney will leverage the new Disney+ streaming service in addition to movie theaters to tell brand new MCU stories. Marvel chief Kevin Feige already said that you’ll need to be aware of what happens in all the MCU series hitting Disney+ to understand the upcoming MCU movies better. At $6.99 a month though, Disney+ is a steal considering all the incredible content it’ll have to offer.
We’re looking at six motion pictures that will hit theaters in 2020 and 2021, including Spider-Man 3, and then we’ll also get at least eight films between 2022 and 2023. That’s right, Marvel just set the release dates for five extra MCU Phase 5 titles, on top of the three that we already had. We don’t want to get our hopes up too high just yet, but one of those five new films might be Avengers 5, and another one could even be Deadpool 3.
The new dates are October 7, 2022, February 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023, and November 3, 2023. So far, we have in order, Black Widow and Eternals arriving next year, followed by Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, a third Tom Holland Spider-Man, and Thor: Love And Thunder in 2021. Which suggests that among the newly-dated movies will be the already-announced Black Panther 2, Blade, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, and Captain Marvel 2. Plus, it was reported recently that a third Ant-Man film is coming, with Peyton Reed back to direct, meaning that could be the fifth.
If we likely know what these five films are, it’s yet to be confirmed which order they’ll arrive in. With Phase 4 also set to include serialised shows including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Hawkeye, and Loki, that’s a lot of upcoming Marvel content – good news for our MCU fans!