Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in 2022, with several new releases set to hit the big screen. In addition to some beloved characters taking center stage, there are also some exciting new heroes, villains, and plotlines to look out for. Here’s what you can expect from Marvel in the coming year.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman has left many wondering how the Black Panther franchise will move forward. Wakanda Forever will reportedly explore the power vacuum left in the wake of T’Challa’s death, as well as introduce new characters to the MCU. Some of the rumored new faces include Namor, Marvel’s resident underwater hero, and the villainous Kraven the Hunter.
Captain Marvel 2 will feature not just one but three Marvel heroes, as Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers teams up with both Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) and Monica Rambeau, who was introduced in WandaVision. The film will reportedly focus on the trio of heroines as they take on a new, as-yet-unknown threat.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
The follow-up to 2016’s Doctor Strange promises to be even trippier than the first, with director Sam Raimi at the helm. This time around, the Sorcerer Supreme will have to contend with the fallout from WandaVision’s mind-bending finale, as well as face off against classic Marvel villain Nightmare. There are also rumors that the film may introduce America Chavez, a young hero who can travel through dimensions.
Marvel’s latest team-up movie will introduce a whole new group of characters to the MCU. The Eternals are a powerful race of beings who have been living on Earth for thousands of years, secretly guiding human history. This star-studded cast includes Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, and Salma Hayek.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
One of the most highly anticipated Marvel releases of 2022, Spider-Man: No Way Home promises to be a mind-bending adventure. The film will reportedly explore the multiverse, with appearances from villains from previous Spider-Man movies like Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. There are also rumors that this film will introduce multiple versions of Spider-Man, including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s iterations.
After years of speculation, the vampire hunter Blade is finally coming to the MCU, with Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role. Little is known about the plot of the film, but it’s safe to say that it will be a darker, more adult-oriented entry in the Marvel canon.
Overall, it’s clear that Marvel’s 2022 releases will be jam-packed with new heroes, villains, and plotlines. From the multiverse-hopping madness of Doctor Strange to the cryptic story of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there’s no shortage of exciting new content on the horizon. Fans of the MCU are sure to be thrilled by what’s coming next.