Disney has revealed a massive slate of new release dates ranging from 2020 to 2023.
The most interesting part is that they’ve already planted flags for six new and untitled Marvel Studios movies. It remains to be seen what these titles will actually be as the studio still hasn’t announced which the releases in 2020 will be outside of hints from James Gunn that Guardians of The Galaxy 3 will be one of them.
Here is Marvel’s updated release slate as of today along with some of our guesses.
Avengers: Infinity War - April 27th, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp - July 6th, 2018
Captain Marvel - March 8th, 2019
Avengers 4 - May 3rd, 2019
Spider-Man 2 - July 5th, 2019
Untitled - May 1st, 2020 (Guardians 3?)
Untitled - July 31st, 2020 (Black Widow?)
Untitled - November 1st, 2020 (Doctor Strange 2?)
Untitled - May 7th, 2021
Untitled - July 30th, 2021
Untitled - November 5th, 2021
Untitled - February 18th, 2022 (Black Panther 2?)
Untitled - May 6th, 2022
Untitled - July 29th, 2022
I think it’s safe to say that Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel sequels will likely be part of these plans.
Also, since the Disney/Fox merger isn’t even finalized I doubt they had Fantastic Four or X-Men in mind when grabbing the dates either. That seems a little farther away than most are speculating (that’s if the merger even happens).
It’s unknown if they’ll jump right into Avengers 5 or let that franchise breath while they explore these new heroes.
Speaking of new heroes, there doesn’t seem to be any concrete talk of new franchises outside of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow which we assume could be taking that July 2020 spot. There is a good chance the studio could keep up the rollout of female-led flicks with a possible all-female flick that cast members have teased or even spinoffs featuring breakout characters Valkyrie and Shuri.
I’m personally hoping to see Marvel continue the obscure superhero team adaptations with possible versions of Agents of Atlas (Jimmy Woo is already in the MCU and Atlantis has been teased multiple times) and Supreme Squadron. Two properties that could be excellent blank canvases for the next Coogler/Gunn/Waititi.