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All The New Marvel Movies & TV Series Coming In 2022!

01-04-2022 by Katie Marzullo

   
(Marvel Entertainment)

 

Like it or not, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is everywhere and here to stay for at least the next few years. The studio’s Phase 4 had a huge year in 2021, with a slew of new films and TV shows – including Black Widow, The Eternals, “WandaVision”, and “Loki” – dominating big and small screens alike.

 

There will be no slowing down for Marvel in 2022 either, as Phase 4 continues with a ton of new releases on the slate! Let’s break it all down:

 

Morbius (April 1)

Ahead of Marvel’s much-anticipated Blade reboot, the studio will be getting into the vampire game with its adaptation of the Marvel comic book character Morbius, a doctor who seeks a cure for a rare blood disease only to become a vampire. Jared Leto will be portraying the titular character, who ties into the larger MCU via Sony’s Venom. Meaning, don’t expect to see any cameos by, say, Peter Parker or Captain Marvel in this one. Originally slated to release later this month, it was just announced that it has been pushed back to April.

 

 

 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (in theatres May 6)

After creating an evil alternate version of himself in a desperate attempt to save the love of his life in “What If…?”, Doctor Strange’s chickens come home to roost, and he needs to team-up with a fellow reality-bender, Wanda Maximoff (AKA Scarlet Witch), who had her own interdimensional oopsie in “WandaVision”. Suffice it to say, if you’ve been sleeping on the Disney+ shows in the last year, you might wanna catch up before catching this flick in theatres this Summer.

 

 

 

"Ms. Marvel" (Disney+, Summer 2022)
One of the newer characters in the Marvel comics canon, 16-year-old superhero superfan Kamala Khan will be making her debut in the MCU this Summer after being postponed from last year. Kamala, whose superpowers include being able to change her shape and size at will, will be the studio’s first Muslim lead character in their pantheon of superheroes. Newcomer Iman Vellani will take on the role, and she is also slated to appear in next year’s Captain Marvel sequel, so it’s probably not out of the question to peep an appearance by Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) herself at some point in this series…
 
 

 

Thor: Love and Thunder (in theatres July 8)

Taika Waititi is back to direct the next standalone Thor movie since 2017’s Ragnarok. Although Chris Hemsworth is slated to return in the titular role, we assume it will only be to pass the mantle – or hammer, I guess I should say – to his lady love, Jane, played by a returning Natalie Portman. As you will recall from the end of Endgame, Thor named Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) the new ruler of Asgard and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, so expect appearances from Peter Quill and the gang in this one as well.

 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One (October 7)

Miles Morales is back following 2018’s hugely popular animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to also get his moment to run amok in the Multiverse. Seems kind of redundant after the shenanigans of Spider-Man: No Way Home, but we’ll see…

 

 

 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (in theatres November 11)
Little is known about the plot of the long-awaited sequel (first announced at D23 back in 2019!) to Black Panther, including what the studio and director Ryan Coogler are actually going to do with the titular character following the tragic death of actor Chadwick Boseman. What we do know is that all parties involved are adamant that the role will not be recast, and rumors persist that his sister Shuri will take up the title. However, with actress Letitia Wright’s public refusal to adhere to Marvel’s strict vaccination policy, the film’s fate is even further up in the air. The project is currently listed as “in production”, so they have precious little time to figure it out until its Fall release date.
 
"The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" (Disney+, December)
With the 2021 holidays now over, we’re already getting hype for 2022's holiday season when writer/director James Gunn bridges the gap between 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and 2023’s Vol. 3 with this special, which will be filmed during production of the upcoming sequel. So, again, better plan on pulling the trigger on the Disney+ subscription if you wanna be in the loop for the new slate of theatrical releases…

 

"Moon Knight" (Disney+, date TBA)

Oscar Isaac makes the leap from playing an ancient Egyptian mutant the X-Men universe to playing the embodiment of an Egyptian god the MCU’s “Moon Knight”. His character, Marc Spector, suffers from dissociative identity disorder, which allows him to take on an array of different personas (including the aforementioned Egyptian god). It’s unclear at this time how this series or character will tie into the larger MCU, but in the comic books, he has associations with the Avengers, including Hawkeye and Doctor Strange.

 

 

"She-Hulk" (Disney+, date TBA)

The incredible Tatiana Maslany makes her much-anticipated MCU debut as Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters, who also becomes a mean, green, butt-kicking machine. As expected, Mark Ruffalo will return as Hulk (the “smart” hybrid version we saw in Endgame, that is) for this series, and in a more unusual twist, Tim Roth will be making an appearance as his villain character, Abomination, from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton, which further confirms (after “What If…?”) that Marvel still considers those pre-Ruffalo Hulk films as MCU canon.

 

 

 

"Secret Invasion" (Disney+, date TBA)

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and Oscar-winner Olivia Colman enter the MCU in this mysterious series which marks the returns of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelson as the Skrull Talos. Kevin Feige has teased that this series will be a crossover extravaganze to rival Infinity Wars/Endgame, and considering the plot revolves around the shapeshifting Skrulls, I’m going to go ahead and assume that has something to do with it.

 

Looking ahead beyond 2022, we can also look forward to new seasons of “Loki” and “What If…?”, a “WandaVision” spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn called “Agatha: House of Harkness”, a “Hawkeye” spinoff starring the Native American, hearing-impaired Alaqua Cox reprising her role as Maya Lopez (AKA Echo), as well as animated series including “I Am Groot”, “Marvel Zombies”, and “Spider-Man: Freshman Year”. Also expect the introduction of Riri Williams as the new Iron Man incarnation in Disney+’s “Iron Heart”, and a James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)-led series called “Armor Wars”. On the movie side of things, mark your calendars for the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels (February 17, 2023), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023), while keeping an eye out for the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali, the as-yet un-cast Fantastic Four (third time’s a charm?), another Captain America film this time starring Anthony Mackie, an untitled Wakanda series, and also Deadpool 3, who appears to finally be making his entry into the MCU.

 

WHEW!