It might be hard to keep Marvel's upcoming movie and TV slate straight — it's a lot to absorb, we know, especially after San Diego Comic-Con 2022 revealed much of the roadmap of Phase 4, 5, and 6 of the MCU. We now know a ton of dates and new details for some of the most anticipated films and TV series in the MCU, including the next two Avengers films that will bring a close to the Multiverse Saga. But this lineup keeps shifting, with several Phase 5 and 6 films being delayed amidst a massive reshuffling at Disney.
We've done our best to wrangle and rein in all of these projects that are in the works from the MCU in one easy place for you to reference and learn about what's next. From the movies to the Disney+ shows, here's a quick rundown of everything on the MCU horizon.
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Marvel Phase 5 Movies/TV Shows and Beyond: 2023 Release Dates
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show
For those keeping track, here's the full lineup of upcoming Marvel movies and shows:
- Secret Invasion (June 21, 2023)
- Loki: Season 2 (October 6, 2023)
- The Marvels (November 10, 2023)
- X-Men '97 (Fall 2023)
- What If…? Season 2 (2023 or 2024)
- Echo (2023 or 2024)
- Ironheart (2023 or 2024)
- Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Winter 2023/24)
- Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
- Deadpool 3 (May 3, 2024)
- Captain America: Brave New World (July 26, 2024)
- Thunderbolts (December 20, 2024)
- Blade (February 14, 2025)
- Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
- Fantastic Four (May 2, 2025)
- Untitled Marvel Movie (November 7, 2025)
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 1, 2026)
- Avengers: Secret Wars (May 7, 2027)
- Vision Quest (Date TBD)
- Live-Action Spider-Man Sequels (Dates TBD)
- Armor Wars (Date TBD)
- Wakanda Series (Date TBD)
- Marvel Zombies (Date TBD)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2 (Date TBD)
- Wonder Man (Date TBD)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special 2 (TBD)
Here are the most definite Marvel movies and shows in the MCU's Multiverse Saga that are currently in the works:
Secret Invasion (June 21, 2023)
Variety reported in September 2020 that Samuel L. Jackson would return as Nick Fury in a new MCU series on Disney+, with Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) reportedly writing and executive producing the project. Kevin Feige confirmed the series in December 2020, and announced that Ben Mendelsohn from Captain Marvel will also star as the Skrull Talos in this adaptation of one of Marvel's most iconic comics storylines, which explores a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman and Kingsley Ben-Adir are also expected to star. Disney+ Day 2021 gave us our first look at the upcoming series in the form of an image featuring Samuel L. Jackson as a bearded, eyepatch-less Nick Fury.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, those in attendance at Marvel's panel were treated to new footage that saw Nick Fury walking out of a spaceship and being read the Riot Act for abandoning Earth by Maria Hill. Don Cheadle's Rhodey also made an appearance and Maria Hill actor Cobbie Smulders teased this series will be exciting because you "won't know who's Skrull and who's human."
Secret Invasion will arrive on Disney+ on June 21, 2023.
Loki Season 2 (October 6, 2023)
During the mid-credits scene in the Loki Season 1 finale, a close-up is revealed showcasing some of the TVA's paperwork, which is stamped with the words "Loki will return for Season 2." At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it was revealed Loki will officially be back in Summer 2023. However, we later learned the season debuts on October 6.
The Marvels (November 10, 2023)
Captain Marvel 2, which is now called The Marvels, is in the works with Nia DaCosta directing. Teyonah Parris will play an adult Monica Rambeau alongside Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, and the film will also feature Ms. Marvel, played by Iman Vellani, who will be introduced in the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series.
The sequel was originally slated for a July 2023 release, but has now been pushed back to November 10 (filling the hole left by the Blade reboot).
X-Men '97 (Fall 2023)
X-Men '97 is a revival of the original X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s that will continue right where that storyline left off in Fall 2023. The Wrap has also reported that many of the original voice actors from the first show will be returning to their characters, including Wolverine's Cal Dodd, Rogue's Lenore Zann, Beast's George Buza, and more. In addition to familiar voices, Jennifer Hale, Ray Chase, and many more will join the cast. Beau DeMayo will serve as executive producer and head writer.
At San Diego Comic-Con, the press were treated to a first look at the series and saw many of the returning characters, including Rogue, Beast, Gambit, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Storm, Jubilee, and Cyclops. Magneto also made an appearance and said, "You’re looking at he new leader of the X-Men." It was also revealed Cable, Bishop, Forge, Morph, NIghtcrawler, and Sunspot would be returning as well.
On the villain front, the panel showed off various Sentinels, Mr. Sinister, White Queen, and Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club.
What If… ? Season 2 (2023 or 2024)
The first animated series in the MCU will return for a second season in Early 2023. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it was revealed that this new season will feature heroes and villains from the MCU's multiversal realities, including Captain Carter, Steve Rogers as Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor Ragnarok's Hela, Young Star-Lord and Ego, The Scarlet Witch, Mandarin, and more. The preview also showed Thanos fighting Captain America from Infinity War.
The final part of the preview also was revealed to take place in the year 1602, which is surely a nod to Marvel 1602, a 2003 eight-issue miniseries penned by Neil Gaiman that follows Marvel superheroes that exist in the Elizabethan era, including Nick Fury, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, and more.
Season 2 was originally expected to be among the first MCU projects to hit in 2023, but the season doesn't have a release date and reportedly may be pushed back into 2024.
Echo (2023 or 2024)
Echo is an upcoming series that will star Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez/Echo. Furthermore, Echo will make her debut in Marvel's Hawkeye. Echo is the adoptive daughter of Kingpin and has long been associated with Daredevil. She is a deaf Native American character who was created by David Mack and Joe Quesada and first appeared in Daredevil Vol. 2 #9 in 1999. Much like Taskmaster, Echo can copy the fighting style of her opponents and wound up joining the New Avengers as the first Ronin. Hawkeye has already taken on the Ronin namesake in Avengers: Endgame, so it will be interesting to see where they take Echo's story.
Echo was expected to debut in Summer 2023, but new reports suggest it may instead be pushed back to 2024.
Ironheart (2023 or 2024)
Ironheart will see Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, a "genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. While there is no release date for Ironheart, it has been confirmed that Williams will make her debut in Black Panther 2. In the comics, Williams was an engineering prodigy that used Stark's digitized consciousness as an AI to teach her to be the best Ironheart she can be. With the suit, she can fly and shoot out repulsor grenades, laser beams, precision missiles, and much more.
Echo was expected to debut in Fall 2023, but new reports suggest it may instead be pushed back to 2024.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Winter 2023/24)
Kathryn Hahn's Agatha Harkness was one of the most beloved parts of WandaVision, and she will be returning in her own spin-off series on Disney+. WandaVision's Jac Schaefer will serve as executive producer and head writer.
Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
In May of 2022, Variety reported that a new Daredevil series was in the works from writer/executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs). Marvel had yet to confirm the existence of the show, but ever since Charlie Cox reprised his Netflix/Marvel take on Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D’Onofrio did the same for Kingpin/Wilson Fisk in Hawkeye, it seemed clear that Marvel had plans for those popular versions of the characters to continue under the Marvel Studios banner.
Daredevil's importance has been made much clearer since then, as he has made a cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home and San Diego Comic-Con 2022 confirmed Daredevil: Born Again will arrive on Disney+ in Spring 2024.
Deadpool 3 (May 3, 2024)
We've known for a while that Ryan Reynolds is producing and starring in a third Deadpool movie, the first in the series to be officially connected to the MCU. But Reynolds dropped a real bombshell out of nowhere when he tweeted a teaser video for this currently untitled sequel. Not only is it hitting theaters in 2024, but Hugh Jackman is coming back to play Wolverine once again. It turns out 2017's Logan won't be Jackman's final time unsheathing his claws after all.
Captain America: New World Order (July 26, 2024)
The same day The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's final episode debuted, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that a fourth Captain America movie is in the works with director Julius Onah and showrunner Malcolm Spellman co-writing the screenplay with FWS staff writer Dalan Musson.
Since then, it has been officially confirmed that Captain America: Brave New World (formerly subtitled New World Order) will be released in theaters on July 26, 2024, and will be the first solo film starring Anthony Mackie as a new take on the iconic hero.
Thunderbolts (December 20, 2024)
In June of 2022, reports emerged that director Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) had been lined up by Marvel to direct a Thunderbolts movie, which has been in development with Black Widow writer Eric Pearson scripting. In the comics, the Thunderbolts are typically portrayed as a team of antiheroes. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it was confirmed that Thunderbolts will be released in theaters on July 26, 2024, and will mark the end of Phase 5 of the MCU. And at D23 a couple of months later, Kevin Feige confirmed the following line-up for the film: Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour's Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen's Ghost, Wyatt Russell's US Agent, Olga Kurylenko's Taskmaster, Florence Pugh's Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Sebastian Stan's Bucky/Winter Soldier. Since then, however, the film was pushed back to December 20, 2024.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
Spider-Man: Freshman Year is an upcoming animated series that "follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we've ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots." It is yet unclear if Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this series, but it is known that Jeff Trammel will serve as both executive producer and head writer.
The series is set to arrive on Disney+ in 2024 and will feature Charlie Cox's Daredevil, Dr. Octavius, Chameleon, Speed Demon, Scorpion, Butane the Pyromaniac, Harry Osborn, and Amadeus Cho.
It was also confirmed that the second season of the show – Spider-Man: Sophmore Year – will also be on its way.
Blade (February 14, 2025)
Blade will be returning to the big screen, starring Mahershala Ali. Besides a quick voice cameo in Eternals, we have yet to learn anything more about Ali's Blade. Marvel originally revealed a November 3, 2023 release date at SDCC 2022. Since then, however, the film has pushed back to February 14, 2025, as production has reportedly halted due to Ali's dissatisfaction with the script and the departure of director Bassam Tariq. The WGA strike has also delayed the start of production.
Fantastic Four (May 2, 2025)
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said that X-Men and Fantastic Four were on the way to the MCU in some form. Nothing has been confirmed since regarding the X-Men, but in a Disney investors call in December, 2020, Feige confirmed that a FF movie was in the works from Spider-Man 1-3 director Jon Watts. However, in April, 2022, the news broke that Watts was stepping away from the film and the hunt for a new director was underway.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it was confirmed that Fantastic Four would begin Phase 5 of the MCU on November 8, 2024, and begin the final journey towards the end of The Multiverse Saga with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Since then, the release has been pushed back several months to May 2, 2025.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 1, 2026)
While we've known for some time that Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror would make his big screen debut in the MCU in Ant-Man: Quantumania, his importance was made clear when Marvel revealed at San Diego Comic-Con-2022 that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will officially be the next Avengers film and will be one of the two films alongside Avengers: Secret Wars to bring an end to The Multiverse Saga and Phase 6 of the MCU. However, it's unclear what impact Majors' recent legal troubles may have on the film.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be released in theaters on May 2, 2025.
Avengers: Secret Wars (May 7, 2027)
Avengers: Secret Wars will mark the end of both Phase 6 of the MCU and the entire Multiverse Saga that encompasses Phases 4, 5, and 6. It will arrive almost exactly a year after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 7, 2027. It will also be the big screen adaptation of the beloved Secret Wars comic run that saw the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men team up to stop an unimaginable threat.
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Marvel Zombies (Date TBD)
Following a possible introduction in the first season of Marvel's What If…?, Marvel Zombies will be a new animated series that "reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge." The show will be directed by executive producer Bryan Andrews.
So which movie or TV show are you most excited for? Can you not wait to see Anthony Mackie in his own Captain America film? Let us know below…
Note: This story was updated on 6/13/2023. It was originally posted on 7/29/2021.