The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been thrilling audiences for over a decade now, and there seems to be no slowing down anytime soon. With the recent release of Black Widow, the MCU is looking ahead to the upcoming slate of films and television shows that will shape the future of the franchise. Here’s a guide to what’s coming next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)
Marvel’s first Asian-led superhero film introduces Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, who must confront his past and fight against the Ten Rings organization. This martial arts-filled adventure promises to bring a fresh perspective to the MCU and offers a new hero for fans to cheer on.
Eternals (November 5, 2021)
The Eternals are a team of ancient, immortal beings who have stayed hidden from human society for thousands of years. They must come out of hiding to protect humanity from the evil Deviants, with a cast boasting the likes of Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021)
The highly anticipated third Spider-Man movie promises to be an eventful one, with rumors of multiverse crossovers and appearances from previous Spider-Man actors. This could be a pivotal film in the MCU, setting up the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel and introducing new villains.
Hawkeye (Late 2021)
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, a new Hawkeye emerges in the form of Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld. This Disney+ series follows the unlikely duo as they team up to fight crime in New York City during the holiday season.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)
This sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange sees the Sorcerer Supreme teaming up with Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, as they navigate the multiverse and face off against a new villain, Nightmare. With Sam Raimi at the helm, this movie promises to be a thrilling ride through different dimensions.
Ms. Marvel (Late 2022)
Kamala Khan, played by Iman Vellani, is a teenage superhero who can shape-shift and stretch her body. This Disney+ series will explore her origins, as well as her adoration of Captain Marvel and her friendship with fellow comic book fan Bruno.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022)
Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, this sequel to 2018’s Black Panther promises to honor his legacy while exploring the world of Wakanda further. Details are scarce, but it’s rumored that Letitia Wright’s character, Shuri, will have a more prominent role.
The Marvels (November 11, 2022)
This sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel sees Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers joining forces with Monica Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris, and Kamala Khan. The trio of heroes investigate an intergalactic threat that puts the fate of Earth in the balance.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their roles as Ant-Man and The Wasp. The film invites both Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror and Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang. This movie promises to explore more of the quantum realm while setting up future MCU storylines.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
After delays due to the firing and rehiring of director James Gunn, the third Guardians of the Galaxy film is set to conclude the current trilogy. Expect more cosmic adventures from Star-Lord and the gang, as well as a return of fan-favorite character Gamora.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has plenty of exciting content coming up that promises to take the franchise in new directions while honoring the stories that have come before. With a mixture of new and familiar faces, there’s something for everyone. Which of these upcoming projects are you most excited about?