Marvel fans, rejoice! The MCU just got even more exciting, with the announcement of the Marvel Phase 5 movies, featuring some of Marvel’s most beloved characters, coming out in 2022 and beyond.
But with so many MCU movies to keep track of, it can be hard to figure out which one’s coming out when. So we’ve created this Marvel Phase 5 release date schedule to help you plan your next movie night – or let you know what to look forward to if you’re not quite caught up yet!
Marvel Phase 5
Here is the complete list of movies along with their release dates.
Black Panther 2
The title of Black Panther 2 was announced in May 2021. In honor of the salute that many Wakandan characters give each other, the film is titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
November 11, 2022, will be the release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film was originally scheduled for May 6, 2022. The release date was pushed back four months due to production delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the death of Chadwick Boseman.
May 6, 2022
Fantastic Four will be part of the MCU when Kevin Feige revealed the film was in development at San Diego Comic-Con.
Trailers and casting announcements are not available. Despite that, fans have speculated about who may fill the roles of Marvel’s first family. According to rumors, real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt will play Reed Richards and Sue Storm. She has, however, denied that she would become a superhero.
The project was initially rumored to be directed by Ant-Man director Peyton Reed. In 2003, Reed pitched a Fantastic Four film set in the 1960s to Fox before the studio settled on a Tim Story pitch, which became the 2005 film starring Ioan Gruffud, Julian McMahon, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, and Chris Evans.
In order for Blade to live, Cottonmouth had to die. Kevin Feige announced at Comic-Con Saturday that Mahershala Ali will portray Blade in a reboot set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ali previously played Cottonmouth in the Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage.
Based on the 1973 Marvel anti-hero Blade, Wesley Snipes portrayed the character in three films between 1998 and 2004. When Blade made his debut in issue #10 of The Tomb of Dracula, Marvel had a little-known dalliance with horror, via the gothic series.
It’s been quite a while since Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool was seen by fans. It’s been almost four years. It goes without saying that the people are eager to see him put on the red suit again.
Deadpool 3 is officially in development at Marvel Studios, so that day will eventually come.
Shawn Levy, a director for Free Guy who has worked on projects such as Netflix’s Stranger Things with Reynolds, will direct the project.
Captain America 4
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starred Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America. We’ve learned more about what to expect in the upcoming “Captain America 4” film, which will cast Sam Wilson as the title character.
Several Marvel movies have not been announced yet, but they will likely include Captain America 4 and possibly Blade as well as sequels to Eternals and Shang-Chi.
Marvel Phase 5 could include an X-Men movie, as well as other rumored projects.
With Kevin Feige announcing a mutants/X-Men movie is being developed, it has been confirmed that the X-Men will be included in the MCU at some point. However, no further details have been revealed.
Apparently, Richard Rider aka Nova will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as sources tell Deadline that Moon Knight screenwriter Sabir Pirzada will pen the script for the Nova project.
As of now, it’s unclear whether this will become a Disney+ series or a feature film. It will be produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, only a few characters currently exist who meet the criteria to lead Marvel’s villain team.
Thunderbolts is one of several Marvel projects set to go into production in 2023, according to reports. Thunderbolts could release sometime between 2024 and 2025 as a Phase 5 movie.
There has officially been a sequel confirmed for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, not that anyone ever doubted that. As a result of its positive reception from critics, Phase 4 of the MCU is set to be a key part of Marvel’s future.
While Shang-Chi 2 has been confirmed, there are still plenty of other Marvel shows and films in development, so it may be some time before we learn more details about what Shang-Chi 2 will offer.
As a result, and based on what we know about the MCU, here’s all we know – and can speculate – about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2.
World War Hulk
There has been rumor of a World War Hulk film adaptation for months, which is based on the World War Hulk comic books. The rumors have nonetheless attracted the attention of comic book readers, even though Marvel has yet to confirm the project.
Hulk’s future is becoming increasingly clear to Marvel Studios. Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s similar superpowered cousin in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk. Marvel’s plans to expand its Hulk storylines are evident just from the existence of She-Hulk.
It’s likely that Avengers 5 will debut in 2022 or later if Marvel isn’t hiding anything in Phase 4.
Phase 4’s finale movie Thor: Love and Thunder could end on a cliffhanger like Infinity War in summer 2022 – especially if Phase 4’s finale movie Thor: Love and Thunder ends on a cliffhanger.
Alternatively, if Marvel follows a more traditional approach, Avengers 5 would be released at the end of Phase 5. This could occur in the summer or fall of 2023.
Captain Marvel 2
It’s not just Carol Danvers alone anymore. Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, was the first female superhero in a Marvel movie when Brie Larson arrived in March 2019 as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.
With an opening weekend gross of $153 million in the U.S. and $455 million worldwide, Captain Marvel has received mostly positive reviews, including one from Inverse.
The success of Black Panther led many to anticipate a sequel long before it was quietly announced.
A sequel seems inevitable since Captain Marvel made $153 million in U.S. ticket sales on its opening weekend. But Carol Danvers will be back for another solo film.
July 28, 2023
Guardians of The Galaxy VOL. 3
As expected, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the third film in the series. This follows the naming convention that began with the last film, in keeping with the mixtape aspect of the soundtrack.
Vol. 1 of the Guardians of the Galaxy series. Volume 3 will be released on May 5, 2023. It will be the latest MCU film to be released. Originally, the film was expected to arrive in 2022. Since James Gunn is working on The Suicide Squad and its spinoff Peacemaker, the Guardians must wait until their captain hops from DC back to Marvel.
May 5, 2023