2022 is gearing up to be an exciting year for Marvel fans, with several highly anticipated movies set to hit theaters. From superhero sequels to brand new franchises, there’s something for everyone on the horizon. Here’s a guide to the Marvel movies hitting screens in 2022:
1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
The sequel to 2016’s “Doctor Strange” promises to take audiences on a mind-bending adventure through the multiverse. Benedict Cumberbatch once again plays the Sorcerer Supreme, joined by Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch). Directed by horror filmmaker Sam Raimi, the film is set to release on March 25, 2022.
2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Following the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to continue the story of Wakanda without its titular hero. Details about the plot are scarce, but director Ryan Coogler has promised to honor Boseman’s legacy in the film. It is slated to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
3. The Marvels
Brie Larson returns as Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) in this sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel.” She’s joined by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (aka Spectrum). Directed by Nia DaCosta, “The Marvels” is set to release on November 11, 2022.
4. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return as Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (aka The Wasp) in this third installment of the comedic superhero franchise. The film introduces Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, one of Marvel’s most iconic villains. Directed by Peyton Reed, “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” is set to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The third film in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series will reunite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and the rest of the lovable misfit crew. Director James Gunn returns to helm the project, which promises to be the final outing for the beloved team. Release date is scheduled for May 5, 2023.
In addition to these films, Marvel is also set to expand their television universe with several Disney+ series in 2022, including “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” and “Secret Invasion.” The studio is also developing other projects for both the big and small screen, including “Blade,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Deadpool 3.”
2022 is shaping up to be an action-packed year for Marvel fans, with a wide variety of characters and stories for audiences to enjoy. Get ready to suit up and join your favorite heroes (and villains) on their next epic adventure.