Superhero movies are ubiquitous at this point, and the biggest name in the game is Marvel. Not just any Marvel, mind you, but Marvel Studios. Starting with 2008’s “Iron Man,” Marvel Studios and its now-president Kevin Feige started experimenting with the idea of telling one long, interconnected story over multiple movies with different lead characters, crossing over from time to time – just like in the comics. That experiment proved successful with 2012’s “The Avengers,” and it’s been hit after hit ever since.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, even in the wake of the conclusive nature of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” and it can be hard to keep track of what’s coming down the pike. Below, we’ve assembled a list of every confirmed MCU movie currently in the works, when it’s coming out, who’s in it, and what we know about each project so far.
This list is specific to only Marvel Cinematic Universe Marvel movies, so you won’t find Sony’s “Venom 3” on this list.
Check out a full list of upcoming Marvel movie release dates below.
Release Date: July 26, 2024
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Matthew Macfadyen and Emma Corrin
Since Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the “Deadpool” franchise is now poised to formally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe — in all its R-rated glory. Ryan Reynolds has tapped his “The Adam Project” and “Free Guy” director Shawn Levy to take the helm, and while sisters Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin were the film’s original screenwriters, original “Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick subsequently returned to work on the screenplay. Reynolds announced in September 2022 that Hugh Jackman would be co-starring in the film as Wolverine, while noting the sequel won’t undo his character’s death in 2017’s “Logan.” How, exactly? It’s the multiverse, baby!
Emma Corrin joined the ensemble in February and “Succession” star Matthew Macfadyen has also joined the cast. Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic and Rob Delaney will reprise their roles.
Production was about 50% complete when the actors’ strike hit. While initially set for release in May 2024, the film was pushed back to July as filming gets back underway.
Captain America: New World Order
Release Date: Feb. 14, 2025
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Tim Blake Nelson, Carl Lumbly, Danny Ramirez, Shiri Haas and Harrison Ford
“Captain America 4” is officially subtitled “New World Order,” and will find Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson picking up the mantle of Captain America after the events of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Julius Onah (“Luce”, “The Cloverfield Paradox”) directs from a screenplay by Malcolm Spellman (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” head writer) and Dalan Musson, and Tim Blake Nelson will be reprising his “The Incredible Hulk” role as villain The Leader. Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez return from “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Harrison Ford also takes over the role of Thaddeus Ross from the late William Hurt. The film was originally set for release in the summer of 2024 before being pushed to 2025 due to the actors’ strike.
Release Date: May 2, 2025
Marvel Studios gained control of the “Fantastic Four” characters for the first time when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, which had previously licensed the characters for use in two prior franchise attempts. Jon Watts, who directed all three “Spider-Man” movies for the MCU, was attached to direct, but he dropped out of the project in April 2022. In August 2022, Matt Shakman — who directed all of “WandaVision” — signed on to direct, dropping out of spearheading the next “Star Trek” movie in the process. The cast has not yet been announced, but Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer were first announced as writing the screenplay with “Avatar 2” writer Josh Friedman signing on in March.
Release Date: July 25, 2025
Cast: Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, Hannah John-Kamen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Harrison Ford
In the comics, the Thunderbolts are a team of Marvel villains tasked with forming a team by the government, and Marvel announced at D23 in September 2022 that this film’s lineup will include Yelena (Florence Pugh), Alexi (David Harbour), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and their leader Valentina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Jake Schrier (“Paper Towns”) is directing from a screenplay by Eric Pearson (“Black Widow”). Filming only barely got underway before the actors went on strike, which is why the film’s release date was pushed from 2024 to 2025.
Release Date: Nov. 7, 2025
Cast: Mahershala Ali and Delroy Lindo
A release date has not yet been set for the MCU’s “Blade” reboot, but the film does have a star and a director. Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will play the daywalking vampire. Bassam Tariq was set to direct from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, but Tariq exited the film in September 2022 ahead of a November production start. Marvel subsequently tapped Yann Demange (“White Boy Rick”) to direct. Production was delayed due to the double Hollywood strike after “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto signed on to work on the script.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Release Date: May 1, 2026
The first of two “Avengers” films that will cap off Phase 6 of the MCU — and “The Multiverse Saga” as it’s now known — is called “The Kang Dynasty.” That sets up Jonathan Majors’ Kang as the Big Bad of the next few years of Marvel movies, first appearing in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” after we met his variant in “Loki.” If the title of this film has anything to do with the comics with the same name, it’ll find Kang taking over Earth. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton is onboard to direct while Jeff Loveness (“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” “Rick and Morty”) is writing the screenplay.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Release Date: May 7, 2027
Fans have long waited for Marvel to adapt the “Secret Wars” comics run, and it appears they’ll get their wish. In the comics, “Secret Wars” found a being of immense power teleporting a bevy of Marvel heroes and villains to a planet called “the battleworld” where they were forced to fight to the death. Michael Waldron, the head writer of “Loki” Season 1 and screenwriter of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” is writing the screenplay.
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