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Marvel Studios: Release dates and information for every upcoming MCU movie and TV project on the horizon

All the new Marvel movies and TV shows, plus everything we know about the Multiverse Saga

Loki Season 2
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The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast, complicated… and somewhat later than fans might have expected, as Marvel Studios reworks its television schedule after earlier pushing out its movie schedule. Is this a ploy by Kang to prevent the heroes from stopping him in time, or something more mundane? And what does it mean to you, the viewer?

We’ll start with the earlier question first. As much as the new release dates for Marvel’s Phase 5 and Phase 6 projects might delay the fall of the Kang Dynasty — assuming that it does, indeed fall — the cause is far more grounded, being a combination of delays caused by the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and, according to insiders, a belief that putting more distance between Marvel releases allows each to feel more like a big deal to fans. Any benefit to a time-traveling conqueror is merely coincidental.

As to what it means to you, the fan: currently, it means the need for patience, more than anything else — and maybe revisiting the MCU so far in preparation for what’s to come, as well. And speaking of what’s to come…

Phase 4 of the MCU, which ended in 2022 with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Disney+'s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, was a rebuilding period after the franchise’s long march toward the battle against Thanos. After the departure of a number of franchise characters, including Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, and T’Challa, Marvel used Phase 4 to introduced more new heroes than it had created in the first three phases combined, most of them women and people of color, and a lot of them teenagers.

A lot of this was thanks to the beginning of Marvel’s own in-continuity TV shows on Disney+, some of which fed directly into where the MCU is now headed. The first season of Loki introduced the MCU’s new Big Bad, time traveling Kang the Conqueror, and gave us our first substantial taste of the Multiverse. Since then What If…?, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have expanded Marvel’s playground dramatically, with Doctor Strange even introducing the first MCU versions of Reed Richards and Charles Xavier.

Phase 4 also established Netflix’s Daredevil and the Kingpin as part of the MCU, and in its final months quietly namedropped the idea of mutants in the Ms. Marvel TV show and Wakanda Forever. The X-Men are finally coming (eventually)!

So where are we headed from here? Marvel is calling its next few years of stories The Multiverse Saga. Below we'll dive into it, in detail. But ain't got time for all that? Here's everything, all in one place:

Upcoming Marvel movies and TV show schedule

If you're looking for a quick rundown of everything with a date (or at least a year), we have that for you here:

Release Date Project Type Platform
October 6, 2023 Loki, season 2 Live-action series Disney+
November 10, 2023 The Marvels Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
Holiday 2023 What If...? season 2 Animated series Disney+
January 2024 Echo, season 1 Live-action series Disney+
February 14, 2024 Madame Web Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
”Early 2024” X-Men '97, season 1 Animated series Disney+
May 3, 2024 Deadpool 3 Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
August 26, 2024 Captain America: Brave New World Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
August 30, 2023 Kraven the Hunter Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
Fall 2024 Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, season 1 Live-action series Disney+
December 20, 2024 Thunderbolts Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
TBD 2024 Spider-Man: Freshman Year, season 1 Animated series Disney+
TBD 2024 Marvel Zombies, season 1 Animated series Disney+
February 14, 2025 Blade Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
May 2, 2025 Fantastic Four Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
July 25, 2025 Unannounced Marvel Studios movie Live-action movie Theatrical
November 7, 2025 Unannounced Marvel Studios movie Live-action movie Theatrical
February 13, 2026 Unannounced Marvel Studios movie Live-action movie Theatrical
May 1, 2026 Avengers: Kang Dynasty Live-action movie Theatrical (Buy tickets on Fandango or Atom Tickets)
July 24, 2026 Unannounced Marvel Studios movie Live-action movie Theatrical
November 6, 2026 Unannounced Marvel Studios movie Live-action movie Theatrical
May 7, 2027 Avengers: Secret Wars Live-action movie Theatrical

There are some high profile projects missing from the above calendar: In terms of movies, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been officially taken off Sony's release schedule altogether. (It's still coming, it's just that Sony isn't willing to say when.)

Similarly, Ironheart and Daredevil: Born Again (as well as the previously unscheduled Wonder Man) are no longer on the official release schedule for Disney+ as Marvel reconsiders its calendar.

Want more information about all of this? Here it is, and more, in detail.

Phase Five: The Multiverse Saga Part One

Loki Season 2

The first season of Loki ended …weird. The alternate-universe Loki Sylvie (Sophia di Martino) killed He Who Remains (aka Kang), basically creating all the alternate universe Kangs that are about to plague the MCU. But then when our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) returned to the Time Variance Authority, no one remembered who he was, including his pal Mobius (Owen Wilson), and now there’s a statue of Kang in the library. In a word: Uh oh.

Season two promises the return of all season one’s biggest characters, including Sylvie, Mobius, Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the Hunters, Kang, and everyone’s favorite animated nightmare clock. Given the presence of Kang, the series will no doubt be significant to the Multiverse Saga. Odds are it’ll include other alternate Lokis, as well, including hopefully the MCU’s greatest boy and his best pal, Kid and Alligator Loki.

Release Date: October 6, 2023

The Marvels

Kamala Khan, Carol Danvers, and an adult Monica Rambeau, together for the first time in a film that is sequel to Captain Marvel, the Ms. Marvel TV show, and, weirdly, WandaVision (because that’s where we first met adult Monica).

The last time Carol Danvers had a movie of her own was 2019, and between the pandemic and, well, the pandemic, that seems like an eternity. We know from other Marvel movies that Carol has spent much of the last 30 years in space helping species in need, and somehow at the end of Ms. Marvel she and Kamala somehow swap locations. But where that sent Kamala, and what this film is about, is all very much TBD.

Release Date: November 10, 2023

What If…? Season Two

In its first season, Disney+'s animated What If…? explored just how insane and awesome the multiverse could be, with universes where Hank Pym murders the Avengers; the Wasp accidentally creates a zombie apocalypse; Peggy Carter gets the super-soldier serum; and Ultron destroys all life in the universe, only to be defeated by a team of heroes from different universes.

Whether we’ll see that team again remains to be seen. But it does look like we’re going to get a reunion of the three Spider-Men (or Mans?) from Spider-Man: No Way Home; Bucky Barnes as Captain America; and more Captain Carter, too. Given that the show is set in the multiverse, it may give us further clues into the Multiverse Saga, too.

Expected Release Date: Holidays 2023


Coming off her guest starring role in last winter’s Hawkeye, Maya 'Echo' Lopez, who is deaf and has the power to imitate perfectly any action that she sees, gets a Disney+ series of her own, set in Oklahoma. Lead Alaqua Cox is also joined by a tremendous cast of Native actors that includes Tantoo Cardinal, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, Chaske Spencer, and Devery Jacobs. Somehow the series will also include the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), who cared for Echo (but also killed her dad); and Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox).

Expected Release Date: January 2024

X-Men ‘97

Before the X-Men arrive in the MCU proper, Disney+ is doing a sequel to the super-popular ‘90s Fox Kids show X-Men: The Animated Series. The show stars Rogue, Beast, Gambit, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Jubilee, Storm, and Wolverine on an X-Men team led by Magneto, with lots of fan fave guest stars. A number of the voice actors from the original series are returning, too, including Cal Dodd (Wolverine) and Lenore Zann (Rogue).

Expected Release Date: Early 2024

Madame Web

There are deep cuts and then there’s Madame Web, a mutant—yep, that kind of mutant—with the power to see the future. In the comics she’s a blind and paralyzed older woman who mentors and sometimes challenges Spider-Man; in the movie she’s being played by 33-year-old Dakota Johnson and Spider-Man is not expected to appear, so um, expect some changes. The film has a great cast—Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, Adam Scott, Zosia Mamet, Tahar Rahim, and Celeste O’Connor—all in still undisclosed roles, though Merced is reportedly playing Anya Corazon and O’Connor Mattie Franklin, both of whom have Spider-powers of their own in the comics.

There are lots of rumors swirling around the film, including that the film will somehow bridge the Sony Spider-verse with the MCU; that many of these actors play live-action versions of Spider-Verse characters like Gwen Stacy or Jessica Drew in the comics—one of Madame Web's powers is the ability to see across the entire multiverse; and that in fact the whole “Madame Web” idea is really a Trojan Horse for some other kind of story.

It’s definitely a stretch to imagine how this film fits into the larger picture of Sony’s largely-villain centric live action Spider-plans. But if it can plug into the intensely cool fortune teller vibes of the comic book character, Madame Web will definitely be a lot of fun.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

Deadpool 3

After years of manifesting it to the universe and putting it on a note under his pillow, Ryan Reynolds’s deepest wish has come true: Hugh "SNIKT!" Jackman is going to guest star as Wolverin in a Deadpool movie. Even crazier, the movie somehow exists in the MCU proper, making the almost-certain-to-be-VERY MA Deadpool 3 the MCU’s first proper mutant story.

What does that mean? Where does this fall in Wolverine’s timeline? Will we also see Dafne Keen’s X-23, or a foul-mouthed Professor X? How about Cable, Domino, Colossus, Dopinder and Blind Al? Seriously, what the fuck is happening here?

The only thing I can say with any certainty at this point is that my parents have clearly been lying to me about a lot of things, because November 8th has got to be my real birthday.

Release Date: May 3, 2024

Captain America: Brave New World

With the Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV series resolving the question of whether Sam Wilson should become Captain America after Steve Rogers told him he should become Captain America (Answer: Yes, he should), we’re finally getting a Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) Captain America film. The big bad is going to be the Leader (Tim Blake Nelson), who in Marvel Comics is a gamma-irradiated genius with an enormous cranium. That could be fun! Harrison Ford is also joining the MCU as Thunderbolt Ross after the death of actor William Hurt.

The series also brings back Bucky 'Winter Soldier' Barnes (Sebastian Stan); Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly), the original recipient of the Super Soldier serum, as introduced in the TV series; and Joaquín Torres (Danny Ramirez), a soldier who helped Sam in the series, who is expected to become the new Falcon.

Release Date: August 26, 2024

Kraven the Hunter

In the next entry into what seems to be Sony’s slow-brewing Spider-Universe build to the Sinister Six, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kickass, Avengers’ Quicksilver) stars as one of Spider-Man’s greatest nemeses, big game hunter Sergei Kravinoff. Like Venom and Morbius, it's believed that Kraven will offer an origin story that takes Sergei from deposed Russian aristocracy to enemy of Spider-Man, with the twist that instead of being a hunter, the Sony Kraven is, in Taylor-Johnson's words, “an animal lover and a protector of the natural world”).

The cast includes Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Ariana DeBose, as well as Christopher Abbott and Fred Hechinger as Spider-Man villains the Foreigner and the Chameleon and Alessandro Nivola in an unknown role. Screenwriter Richard Wenk has frequently namedropped J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck’s Spider-story Kraven’s Last Hunt, considered by many to be one of the greatest Spider-Man stories of all time. True believers, stay tuned!

Release Date: August 30, 2024

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries

After stealing the show (and the radio waves) in WandaVision, Kathryn Hahn’s suburban soccer mom/immortal nightmare witch lady Agatha Harkness has been given a series of her own on Disney+. What that series is about is unknown, but includes a number of Wanda and Agatha’s neighbors from Westv,iew New Jersey, and also Joe Locke (Heartstopper), Aubrey Plaza (White Lotus), and Patti Frickin’ LuPone (um, everything).

Expected Release Date: Fall 2024, leading up to Halloween


So you know how Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been making these kind of weird cameos in Marvel TV shows and movies where you’re like, She’s clearly a villain, but then it turns out she’s also the head of the CIA and the ex-wife of Everett Ross?

Well, apparently all of that has been building to this movie, in which some of the more messy characters of the MCU are brought together by Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine to do…super hero stuff, I guess? The team includes the Winter Soldier and John Walker (Wyatt Walker), the crazy Captain America wannabe from Falcon/Winter Soldier; Black Widow’s sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh, who rocked in last year’s Hawkeye) and her sort-of dad Alexei (aka Red Guardian) (aka David Harbour) and their enemy Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko); and Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), the spy with Kitty Pryde-ish powers from Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Release Date: December 20, 2024

Spider-Man: Freshman Year

A little over a year ago Disney+ announced a new Spider-Man animated series set in a slightly alternate universe just before the events of Captain America: Civil War, with Peter a freshman in high school. At San Diego Comic Con it was revealed that the cast will involve a wild arrangement of characters that includes many classic Spider-Man villains, a number of teenage characters that have yet to be seen in the MCU proper (hello, Amadeus Cho, Wave, and Finesse!), and the Kingpin and Matt Murdock/Daredevil, voiced by their live action counterparts.

A sequel, Spider-Man: Sophomore Year, is supposedly also in development.

Release Date: TBD 2024

Marvel Zombies

In What If…?'s first spinoff, the universe in which Marvel super heroes and villains became zombies will get its own four-episode animated show. Reports from the panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 indicate that it will involve many of the new generation of Marvel heroes—including Kate Bishop, Yelena Belova, Shang-Chi, and Ms. Marvel—fighting zombie versions of Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel. Also, somehow, Galactus?

Release Date: TBD 2024


Say it with me: Mahershala Ali is Blade! So cool, right? But what’s the story, you ask? And who’s directing it? And when’s it coming out?

Details on this highly anticipated in-continuity Blade film have been kind of all over the place. In San Diego last year Marvel announced it was coming out this November; a few months later it was pushed back a year, and a new writer and director were brought on board.

The film is only happening because Ali called Marvel after he won an Oscar for Green Book and asked them if he could play Blade. So he is definitely in. Hopefully the film will reward his (and our) patience.

Release Date: February 14, 2025


Fantastic Four

At San Diego Comic-Con in 2022, Kevin Feige announced a new Fantastic Four! And Disney definitely teed up the possibilities in November’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, when John Krasinski showed up as an alternate-universe Reed Richards. (Now do Emily Blunt as Sue Richards!)

While no details are known about the film, one thing that Feige has made clear is that the film will not be an origin story (thank God). “A lot of people know the basics,” Feige told the Hollywood Reporter. How do we take that and bring something that they've never seen before? We've set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen."

Release Date: May 2, 2025

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

While we know nothing about this film, it sure sounds like the culmination of the Kang storyline that was first teased in last year’s Loki. It will also be the first Avengers film in 7 years! Will the team still include Hawkeye, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Thor, and the Guardians of the Galaxy? Or is this Sam Wilson taking on board a whole new generation of heroes? Start your fan-casting now.

Release Date: May 1, 2026

Avengers: Secret Wars

Kevin Feige has laid out extensive plans of what we’re going to see in this film: the live action Captain Carter joining the Avengers! The arrival of the X-Men (and they’re led by Magneto)! Tom Cruise as Iron Man (finally!). And six different versions of Thor, including Throg!

Just kidding, come on, we don’t know anything about this film. But if it takes its inspiration from Jonathan Hickman’s comic run on Avengers and New Avengers (and it sure seems like it does), expect it to involve a lot of versions of Earth being destroyed.

Release Date: May 7, 2027


Between Fantastic Four and Avengers: Kang Dynasty, Disney has allotted three spots for other Marvel films, on July 25th 2025, November 7th 2025, and February 13, 2026. There are many possibilities as to what might fill those slots (see the end of this article for some possibilities) Given that these films are coming in the middle of the MCU’s Big Multiverse Event, we should probably expect those films to somehow play a role in that.

My wishes: Shang-Chi 2 and Eternals 2. (There's still a giant robot sticking out of the Indian Ocean!)

Marvel has alsoannounced slots for two films between Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, on July 24, 2026, and the other November 6, 2026. At this point we reallyhave no idea what those might be — they’re coming out in between the two big Avengers movies! — but may I just say, TO ME MY X-MEN!

Movies & TV Shows With No Dates Yet

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

In this sequel to 2023’s Across the Spider-Verse, Miles, Gwen, Peter B. and the gang travel to Marvel-616 and become live action heroes! Or they don’t, I don’t know, it’s the sequel to a movie that hasn’t even been released yet! But it is called “Beyond,” and the world does need a live-action Miles and Gwen!

If I were a gambler, I’d bet that the fact that this film is coming just a year after its predecessor promises a big weepy cliffhanger at the end of Across the Spider-Verse. But it could also be that this is the story of a bunch of Spiders forced to fight on a strange planet by a weird dude in a white jumpsuit who calls himself the Beyonder; or that or it’s about Spider-Buzz Lightyear learning that with great catchphrases come great responsibilities.


Wakanda Forever introduced Chicago tech genius and super hero Riri Williams to the MCU. In the six-episode Ironheart coming to Disney+, we follow Dominique Thorne’s Riri home, where she goes head to head with the Hood, who in the comics is a small-time criminal who uses a magic hood stolen from a demon to become a serious gangster.

Daredevil: Born Again

The internet pretty much lost its mind afterSpider-Man: No Way Home brought Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil into the MCU. And the few that didn’t definitely lost their marbles after seeing him on last fall’s She-Hulk. (As Jen Walters might say: "Hubba hubba.")

Now Daredevil is getting a new series of his own on Disney+, with a whopping 18 episodes and named after the most famous Daredevil comic book run of all time, in which the Kingpin learns Daredevil's identity and uses it to pretty much destroy his life.

There’s no word yet how the TV series might follow this story, or on whether the series might include anyone else from Marvel’s Netflix shows, like Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, Finn Jones's Danny Rand, Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page, or Eldon Henson’s Foggy Nelson.

But recently Ritter posted shots of herself working out in a gym, wearing a Daredevil T-shirt and with a lot of purple in the background. Hmmmm.

The show was originally announced for a Spring 2024 release, but its production was put on temporary indefinite hiatus due to the WGA strike, meaning that it's currently unclear when it will debut. Given its previous placement in the MCU timeline, if it maintains its position, it would still come out in 2024, ahead of Thunderbolts in December of that year.

Armor Wars

Marvel originally announced Armor Wars in 2020 as a TV mini-series to star Don Cheadle’s James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, aka War Machine. Word on the street now is that it’s going to be a movie instead. According to producer Nate Moore, the project just got too big for a series. “When you’re talking about a show that wants to be about seeing all the cool armors and, you know, Don Cheadle interacting with all these armors and sort of the legacy of Tony Stark, that became kind of cost prohibitive to do as a show.”

Kevin Feige has indicated that the series will somehow follow on the events of Secret Invasion, and that it will involve War Machine having to deal with Tony Stark’s tech falling into the wrong hands.

Wonder Man

In November Marvel announced a Wonder Man TV show is coming, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, HBO’s Watchmen) as stunt man/movie star/super hero Simon Williams. Ben Kingsley is also due to return as bad actor/fake super villain Trevor Slattery.

Shang-Chi 2

The sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been greenlit since December of 2021. So far that’s all we know.

Spider-Man 4

Sony producer Tom Rothman says there will be another Spider-Man movie. But he gave no details as to when, or whether Tom Holland, Zendaya, Maria Tomei, and Jacob Batalon will be involved.

Wakanda/Okoye Show

Marvel hasn’t officially announced this, but in 2021 Ryan Coogler announced he’s working on a Wakanda TV show for Disney+. A few months later Hollywood Reporter reported that the series will be an Okoye origin story. And recently on the Late Show Okoye actress Danai Gurira told Stephen Colbert that she can "gently allude to this possibility."

Thor 5

No one at Disney has said anything about a fifth Thor movie, but Love and Thunder did end with Jane Foster’s surprising death, Thor adopting a super-powered daughter, and the introduction of Hercules, who is missioned by Zeus to destroy Thor. So there’s a lot there...

Chris Hemsworth has said he might be open to doing another one, but only if it takes a very different tone from the last two.

The Uncanny X-Men (!)

Yeah, nothing on this yet. But they're definitely coming!

While we wait for what's to come, make sure you've watched everything so far - with a little help from our guide to how to watch all the Marvel movies in order.

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