Update: during a conference call on May 8, Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Company, said that the titles of the next Marvel Studios film will probably be announced later this summer. Although he did not say exactly when the announcement would come, our best estimate is that the Phase 4 films will be officially unveiled at Disney's # 23; D23 Expo, which is August 23-25.
Now Avengers: Endgame is finally out and Phase 3 of Marvel Studios is coming to an end with the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the future of the MCU is a bit of a mystery. Not only did yesterday's Far From Home trailer implicate the potential for an MCU-based multiverse – which could have huge implications for the future – we also have a whole host of upcoming Disney + streaming MCU TV shows & # 39; s . Those shows, according to the Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios, will directly influence and shape the future large screen phases.
In a press release sent on Tuesday, Disney confirmed the upcoming movie release for Star Wars, Avatar and Marvel. In the latter case, this means that we now have the release dates for the upcoming Phase 4 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2022, although Disney has not linked specific titles to these dates – or even confirm which films will be released during this period. The schedule now looks like this for "Untitled Marvel movies."
- May 1, 2020
- November 6, 2020
- 12 February 2021
- May 7, 2021
- November 5, 2021
- February 18, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022
It is important to note that this list only includes Disney productions, so all upcoming Sony works, i.e. Spider-Man movies after Far From Home – are not in the mix.
The series of films currently being confirmed for phase 4 includes a solo Black Widow film, probably one of the earlier releases of 2020; Black Panther 2, which probably has one of the February dates in 2021 or 2022, given the Black History Month release of the first film. The recently announced Shang-Chi probably has one of the later dates – we still have only one director attached to the project and no confirmed cast. The Eternals were able to occupy one of the earlier dates, given the recent blitz on casting news – but no confirmed production timeline has been released.
It has also been confirmed that it is Doctor Strange 2, on which Scott Derrickson taps to return as a writer and director, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which could also contain one of the 2021 dates.
Of course there are only six confirmed projects for the eight confirmed release dates, which means that we have at least two more films to be announced in the coming phase.
In addition to Marvel, Disney also announced the schedule for their upcoming Star Wars films, all Avatar sequences, and added a new release date to the X-Men spin-off film New Mutants.