The last year or two has seen Marvel Studios go even bigger than ever before. Post-Endgame, the MCU has done anything but slow down – bringing us a whole host of massive movies, from Shang-Chi to Spider-Man: No Way Home, as well as the ongoing explosion of Disney+ series like WandaVision, Loki, and the currently-airing Moon Knight. And the future is wide open – beyond what’s already been dated, we know we’re getting Blade and Fantastic Four movies, possibly an Eternals sequel, likely more from Shang-Chi, a Sam Wilson-centric Captain America movie, and Shawn Levy’s Deadpool 3. That’s not to mention even more Disney+ shows, from the Agatha Harkness series, to Echo, and beyond.
In short, there’s plenty more Marvel on the way – and while much of it is currently swirling in the ether, Kevin Feige and co are in the process of turning it all into a solid schedule. Appearing at the CinemaCon industry event yesterday during Disney’s panel, Feige stated that he had just flown in from a Marvel creative retreat intended to plan out the next decade of MCU stories – and added that he’d be flying straight back out for it after the panel. Depending on when exactly those plans are locked down, we could be in for a major slate announcement in the not-too-distant future.
There are all kinds of directions for Marvel to explore going forward – the Multiverse will be full of possibilities, especially with big-bad Kang The Conqueror on the way (to be played by Jonathan Majors). Plus, Eternals offered up some major cosmic consequences with the Celestials, there are signs of a possible Young Avengers team-up, and some Skrull-duggery is surely in play with the Disney+ Secret Invasion series.
For now, we have Marvel movies dated through to next summer. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is arriving in cinemas next week, followed by Thor: Love And Thunder this July, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November. Then, in 2023 we’re due to see The Marvels, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 and Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania. Beyond that… well, that’s between Kevin Feige and the Marvel hivemind. Bring on Phase 5.