Every upcoming Marvel movie and TV series

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A screenshot from the first trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine. (Marvel Studios)
A screenshot from the first trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine. (Marvel Studios)

Ever since the release of Iron Man in 2008, the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has been the dominant force in modern pop culture. From its humble beginnings, the brand has grown from strength to strength, first with successful sequels like Iron Man 2, then with team up movies like The Avengers, then with crossover events such as Infinity War and Endgame.

Marvel Studios has also widened its scope expanding into the universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, across time with Captain Marvel, into the Quantum Realm with Ant-Man, and now the multiverse with Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange 2.

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The MCU has conquered the small screen too with the first canon TV series hitting Disney+ in 2021, so as the brand keeps on growing, we take a look at all the upcoming adventures planned in the Marvel realm.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool & Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds is back as Deadpool in Deadpool & Wolverine. (Marvel Studios)

Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine for the third Deadpool film opposite Ryan Reynolds in the title role, with Shawn Levy serving as director.

Deadpool and Wolverine has suffered many setbacks since the release of Deadpool 2 in 2018 following complications with Disney’s takeover of 20th Century Fox, which distributed the first two movies.

However, with the film finally in the can — and an official release date secured — fans of Mr Pool can expect to revisit the Merc with a Mouth when he hits cinemas on 26 July 2024.

Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in the series finale of WandaVision
Kathryn Hahn will reprise her role as Agatha Harkness in Agatha All Along. (Disney+)

Agatha: All Along is a WandaVision spinoff which sees Kathryn Hahn reprise the role of Agatha Harkness for a nine-episode series. Other cast members include Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke and Patti LuPone.

Agatha is the second Marvel character from a Disney+ show to have to star in a spinoff after Echo from Hawkeye.

A brief synopsis describes the series as finding Agatha without her powers: “She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two.”

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming
The animated Spidey series is set before Spider-Man: Homecoming. (Marvel)

Animated series Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man will be a is a prequel to Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was initially titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year and looks set to focus on Peter Parker's early days as the web-slinging hero.

The voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is yet to be announced. However Jeff Trammell is to write and executive produce the show which will debut in late 2024.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in The Marvels
Iman Vellani will voice Ms. Marvel in animated Disney+ series Marvel Zombies. (Marvel Studios)

Marvel Zombies is an upcoming animated television series, which is a spin-off of What If...?. She-Hulk’s Zeb Wells is set to write and executive produce the four-episode series.

We know that Iman Vellani AKA Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel will reprise her role for the series but other than that, no further announcements have been made in terms of cast and production. We also know that it'll consist of four episodes and land at some point in 2024.

Ryan Coogler at SiriusXM Studios in New York
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has announced a TV spin-off. (Getty)

Following the box-office hit, Black Panther and its sequel, director Ryan Coogler announced that a television series is also on the way.

In early 2024, the series was confirmed to be titled Eyes of Wakanda and will feature a range of characters tracking down rare and dangerous vibranium artefacts across various time periods.

No casting details have been unveiled yet but the series is set to debut in late 2024.

Anthony Mackie as Falcon/Sam Wilson in Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie plays Captain America in Brave New World. (Marvel Studios)

Anthony Mackie will reprise his role as Sam Wilson but in the new role as Captain America replacing the outgoing Chris Evans in Captain America: Brave New World. The project was initially titled Captain America: New World Order but changed its name due to its links to conspiracy theories online.

Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Captain America), Danny Ramirez (Joaquin Torres) and Carl Lumbly (Isaiah Bradley), all return to join Tim Blake Nelson (The Leader) as well as Shira Haas (Sabra).

Harrison Ford will also join the MCU in Captain America, replacing the late William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, who has risen to the post of President of the United States.

Charlie Cox and Tatiana Maslany in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law
Charlie Cox last played Daredevil/Matt Murdock in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. (Marvel/Disney+)

Daredevil is being revived at Disney+ after Charlie Cox returned as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D’Onofrio reprised Kingpin in Hawkeye.

Jon Bernthal is also set to return as The Punisher in the much-anticipated nine-episode series. However, fans will have a while to wait before they can watch him in action, as the show isn’t expected to arrive until March 2025.

A trailer was shown behind closed doors at a Disney presentation in May 2024.

The cast of Thunderbolts on stage at D23
Thunderbolts will fly into cinemas in May 2025. (Getty)

Marvel enters the supervillain team-up genre with this highly secretive MCU project that will mark the final chapter of Phase 5 of the MCU. Jake Schreier (Robot and Frank, Paper Towns) will direct from a script by Black Widow’s Eric Pearson.

In the comics, the Thunderbolts were a team of heroes that were formed after the death of the Avengers, but who turned out to be acting as villains. Members have included Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, Ghost, Abomination, John Walker and Taskmaster.

The cast includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Sebastian Stan and Olga Kurylenko. The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun and The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri were initially set to star before dropping out.

Detail from artwork for Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four will make their MCU debut in Phase 6. (Marvel Studios)

The Fantastic Four will make their long-awaited MCU debut as the first entry in Phase 6. Pedro Pascal will play Dr. Reed Richards AKA Mr Fantastic, with Vanessa Kirby becoming Invisible Woman Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn playing Human Torch Johnny Storm and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm AKA The Thing.

The cast also includes Ozark’s Julia Garner, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Walter Hauser, John Malkovich and Ralph Ineson.

The movie lost its initial director when Jon Watts quit to work on his upcoming Star Wars series. Instead, WandaVision's Matt Shakman will direct.

Mahershala Ali and Kevin Feige at 2019 Comic-Con International
Blade star Mahershala Ali with Marvel boss Kevin Feige. (Getty)

Having made his first appearance as part of the MCU in The Eternals, two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will headline his own movie as Blade, the vampire-hunting bloodsucker previously played by Wesley Snipes.

Originally written by Watchmen's Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Blade lost its director Bassam Tariq at the eleventh hour, throwing the production into last-minute turmoil. “It’s been an honour working with the wonderful folks at Marvel,” Tariq said in a statement. “We were able to put together a killer cast and crew. Eager to see where the next director takes the film.”

Yann Demange, the director of White Boy Rick, was hired to replace Tariq in November 2022, with Michael Starrbury writing a new script.

Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. (Marvel Studios)

This new Disney+ show stars Dominique Thorne as super genius Riri Williams, who has created the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man. Ironheart made her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The synopsis explains: “Dominique Thorne returns as Riri Williams, a young, genius inventor determined to make her mark on the world. Her unique take on building iron suits is both brilliant and flawed, and Ironheart delves into the dynamics of tech versus magic.”

Originally planned to debut in 2023, this six-episode series is now expected to arrive in March 2025 although an official release date has yet to be confirmed.

Title treatment for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Avengers 5 was previously titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. (Marvel Studios)

After being absent from our screens since the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame in 2019, the Avengers will reunite to face Kang in the first of a two-part finale for Phase 6 of the MCU.

Initially, the project was to be based around the MCU’s new big bad Kang, played by Jonathan Majors. However, he was dropped from the project in late 2023 after he was found guilty of assault.

The movie subsequently dropped its title — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty — and set its sights on a new direction, complete with a new baddie. While we wait for more details, the project is currently being referred to as simply Avengers 5.

The title treatment for Avengers: Secret Wars
Avengers: Secret Wars will be the final film in Phase 6. (Marvel Studios)

Releasing seven months after Avengers 5, Secret Wars will be the epic conclusion to Phase 6 of the MCU, and with it the Phases 4-5-6 arch known as The Multiverse Saga.

In the comics, the Secret Wars centered around multiversal battle between all of Marvel's beloved characters. Considering the issues surrounding Avengers 5, it is unclear whether this will still be the film's plot or who the Avengers may be going up against.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II attends the premiere of Shirley at The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play Simon Williams in Wonder Man. (Getty for Netflix)

This MCU series will focus on the Marvel character Simon Williams (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) who — in the comics — is the son of a wealthy industrialist who falls on hard times due to the growth of Stark Industries. In the show, he’s said to be an actor and stuntman.

Williams is imbued with ionic superpowers by Baron Zemo (Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s Daniel Bruhl) becoming an antagonist of The Avengers, before later joining their ranks. Reports suggest the show will be a Hollywood satire, with Sir Ben Kingsley's Iron Man 3 character Trevor Slattery set to appear.

Wonder Man was expected to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024 but was impacted by the Hollywood strikes, and its release date remains unconfirmed.

Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in Spider-Man: No Way Home
Tom Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man in the follow-up to No Way Home. (Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios)

Tom Holland will return as Spider-Man for another MCU outing, having last played the character in No Way Home in 2021. The actor told Deadline in April 2024 that “everyone wants it to happen” and that Marvel has “the best in the business” working on the film.

“The simple answer is that I’ll always want to do Spider-Man films,” he added. “I owe my life and career to Spider-Man. So the simple answer is yes. I’ll always want to do more.”

It’s unclear if Jon Watts will return to direct Spider-Man 4, following his decision to step down from The Fantastic Four.

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was the first ever Asian superhero movie. (Marvel Studios)

Simu Liu will reprise the role of Xu Shang-Chi in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi 2. With the deal only being signed in December 2021, production has still not been announced so it is hard to determine when the sequel will be shot and subsequently released.

After Cretton left Avengers 5 to focus solely on Shang-Chi 2, an update released in late 2023 suggests the sequel could be arriving at some point in late 2026 with the films plot including connective tissue that links both Avengers outings.

Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. (20th Century Fox)

Like Deadpool and Fantastic Four, an X-Men-centric movie will also be part of the MCU following Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox.

With the cast and director yet to be announced and Phase Four movies already slotted in for the coming years it seems a release date is still some years away. We do know that Wolverine will make his MCU debut in Deadpool & Wolverine, with some outlets believing that Marvel's X-Men movie could feature in Phase 7 of the MCU.

Don Cheadle as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in Secret Invasion
Don Cheadle in Secret Invasion. (Disney)

Don Cheadle is set to reprise the role as James Rhodes/War Machine in the upcoming movie Armor Wars, with a script from Yassir Lester. Ant-Man and The Wasp’s Walton Goggins will also appear as Sonny Burch.

The project was originally conceived as a Disney+ series but evolved into a full movie in late 2022. Producer Nate Moore explained: “When you’re talking about a show that wants to be about seeing all the cool armours and Don Cheadle interacting with all these armours and, sort of, the legacy of Tony Stark? That became kind of cost prohibitive to do as a show.”

According to sources, Armour Wars is believed to be a sequel to MCU series Secret Invasion and Ironheart but a concrete release date is still unclear.