Marvel Studios on Saturday announced its full line-up of movies for the next three years, starting with next May’s standalone “Black Widow” with Scarlett Johansson.
The studio’s star-studded presentation at San Diego Comic-Con detailed its plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase 4,” which follows the “Infinity Saga” that includes every Marvel Studios movie dating back to 2008’s “Iron Man.” It’s sure to be a grand vision following the most recent events of “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Disney previously dated eight untitled MCU movies among their release slate that included “Star Wars” and “Avatar” movies through the year 2027, with the Marvel titles so far being dated until July 2022.
After “Black Widow” hits on May 1, 2020, “The Eternals” with Angelina Jolie will follow on Nov. 6, 2020 and “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings” will open in Feb. 2021. The second “Doctor Strange” film, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” will open on May 7, 2021. The fourth “Thor” movie, now titled “Thor: Love and Thunder,” will open Nov. 5, 2021.
Marvel also announced plans for “Black Panther 2,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” “Captain Marvel 2,” a new “Fantastic Four” film and “Blade” starring Mahershala Ali, all for unspecified dates. Disney currently has three slots allotted for Marvel films in 2022, with no dates set beyond that.
See the full calendar of films hitting the MCU in the coming years below:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Release Schedule
- May 1, 2020: “Black Widow”
The standalone movie about Scarlett Johansson’s character and will be a prequel that takes place during her years as a Russian assassin. The film stars David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz, and Cate Shortland is directing.
- November 6, 2020: “The Eternals”
Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee star in the film, which focuses on the race of ancient, superpowered humans created by Jack Kirby in 1976. “The Rider” director Chloé Zhao is directing.
- February, 12, 2021: “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings”
Newcomer Simu Liu stars as the title character, a kung fu master, while Tony Leung plays the villain The Mandarin and Awkwafina co-stars in an unnamed role.
- May 7, 2021: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Billed as the first “scary” Marvel movie at Comic-Con, with panelists joking that just because Quentin Beck lied about the multiverse in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” doesn’t mean that a multiverse doesn’t exist. Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen are starring, and Scott Derrickson is returning to direct.
- November 5, 2021: “Thor: Love and Thunder”
Chris Hemsworth is back in the fourth standalone film, with Taika Waititi returning to direct, Natalie Portman is also returning to the MCU for the first time since “Thor: The Dark World.” What’s more, she’ll star as the superhero Lady Thor in the film.
- February 18, 2022: Untitled Marvel Movie
- May 6, 2022: Untitled Marvel Movie
- July 29, 2022: Untitled Marvel Movie
Announced, but unscheduled
- “Black Panther 2”
- “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3”
- “Captain Marvel 2”
- “Fantastic Four”
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