Marvel Studios revealed its release plans for the next three years today, and went beyond just the usual conference call or press release…they sent out a three-minute trailer, scored by the familiar opening theme, full of classic clips from movies past (including an audience reaction video) and narrated by a Stan Lee recording. The whole production is intended as one big, giant “WELCOME BACK TO THE THEATERS” sign. (You got the vaccine, right?)
Black Widow: July 9, 2021
You know about this one. After over a year of extra wait time the movie will finally be released in a couple months and you’ll also be able to see it on Disney+ (if you give them an extra thirty dollars…blegh).
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: September 3, 2021
The Eternals: November 5, 2021
Not less than two months from Shang-Chi. We got our first look at it in today’s mega-trailer.
Spider-Man: No Way Home: December 17, 2021
This one is going to be wild if the constant casting reports of every past Spider-Man movie character returning are true. Live-action Spider-Verse? Maybe.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: March 25, 2022
Can the Sorcerer Supreme do….whatever it is he’s trying to do in this? Find out…
Thor Love And Thunder: May 5, 2022
Thor 3 was great….and that’s saying a lot considering the Thor movies were once the weakest corner of the MCU. Let’s hope they can keep up the momentum.
Black Panther Wakanda Forever: July 8, 2022
We still don’t know how Disney plans to deal with the absence of T’Challa…all we know is he really will be dead, as they have no plans to recast.
The Marvels: November 11, 2022
Formerly known as Captain Marvel 2, we’re not sure why there’s more than one of them, as the name change implies. It’s most likely the title is referring to the inclusion of Ms. Marvel, who will be introduced on TV before appearing in the movies.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania: February 17, 2023
It’s Quantumania, baby! We hear in this one he figures out how to “shrink through time” or something.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: May 5, 2023
It feels like Vol. 2 was released back in the Jurassic period and yet we still have two entire years to wait. Seeing Chris Pine in grey hair with a walking cane is going to be interesting.
As for that giant 4 at the end? This lineup of releases is Phase FOUR, so that’s what it actually means. There is definitely no second meaning there, so don’t let your imaginations run wild; it’s just a design. In other, unrelated news, Marvel announced a Fantastic Four movie last December.