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Upcoming Marvel Movies & Shows: Release dates for Phase 4, 5, and 6

Updated Feb 25th, 2023 6:18PM EST
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Marvel Studios have been releasing sizzling hot content for fifteen years now. Since 2008, the studio has seen the release of dozens of feature films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, skyrocketing its fanbase with captivating storylines. Here are the next movies and shows coming out for Marvel.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Five

What If…? Season 2 | TBD

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  • Directors: Bryan Andrews
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Anthology, Superhero
  • Stars: Jeffrey Wright

The first season of What If… premiered on August 11, 2021, and intrigued Marvel fans with just nine episodes. This is the first animated series and also the fourth TV series in the MCU produced by Marvel Studios. The series seeks to explore the devastating changes that would occur in alternate timelines of the multiverse if major changes in the MCU films happened differently.

Jeffrey Wright, who stars as “The Watcher,” narrates the storyline in this enthralling Marvel TV series, while other actors in the previous films of the MCU reprises their role. The upcoming season sets off on the formation of the Guardians of the Multiverse, with The Watcher meeting new heroes and exploring new worlds to protect the multiverse. You’ll even see a different version of Captain America than the one we see in Captain America: New World Order.

We expect another nine episodes from the animated series and, while we don’t have an official release date, it is slated to premiere at some point during Phase 5. Since What If… was hastily accepted, a Marvel Zombies series based on the animation is also in the works.

Secret Invasion (Disney Plus) | Spring 2023

Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Fury in Marvel’s Secret Invasion.

  • Directors: Thomas Bezuchar, Ali Selim
  • Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Superhero
  • Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle

You haven’t forgotten about Nick Fury, have you? Fury may not have shown up much in recent Marvel content, but he’s set to get a TV series of his own in the form of the upcoming Secret Invasion Disney Plus series.

If Secret Invasion follows the story of the comics, it could impact the MCU as much as Endgame did. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury in this series, and Ben Mendelsohn will play the shape-shifting Skrull, Talos. The movie borders around a group of shape-shifting aliens known as “The Skrulls,” infiltrating life on Earth.

Secret Invasion could even show us which Avengers are Skrulls. Starting with six episodes, the Marvel Studios series Secret Invasion is scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus in the spring of 2023, potentially May.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | May 5, 2023

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  • Directors: James Gunn
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Superhero, Fantasy, Thriller, Space Opera
  • Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Bradley Cooper

The Guardians are finally coming back. After a somewhat long and turbulent development process, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is on the way, and it’s set to completely change the team. We’ll likely see some characters leave the team, and others potentially join — like Will Poulter, who will star as Adam Warlock.

This Marvel Studios superhero film sets the Guardians off to defend one of their Galaxies, as they also protect the universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will come out on the 5th of May, 2023.

Echo (Disney Plus) | TBD

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  • Directors: Sydney Freeland
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Superhero
  • Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Zahn McClarnon, Alaqua Cox

Echo is a spin-off from Hawkeye and is an upcoming series based on the Marvel comics “Echo.” Echo will follow Alaqua Cox, who plays Maya Lopez aka Echo, whose past deeds catch up with her. This is a Marvel TV series and Echo was scheduled to come out in the summer of 2023, but recent delays have put that in jeopardy.

Loki Season 2 (Disney Plus) | Summer 2023

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  • Directors: Aaron Moorhead
  • Genre: Action-Adventure, Crime-Thriller, Procedural Drama, Sci-Fi, Superhero
  • Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku

This is yet another amazing Marvel Television series that has stolen the hearts of Marvel fans since the first season aired. Marvel Studios had Loki premiere on the 9th of June, 2021, with only six jaw-dropping episodes.

The Marvel Television series that had Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as Loki received many positive reviews. No doubt, the upcoming second season, which is scheduled to premiere in mid-2023, should be nothing short of amazing as well. We are expecting another six episodes in the upcoming season as part of Phase Five of the MCU.

The Marvels | November 10, 2023

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  • Directors: Nia DaCosta
  • Genre: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani

This is a sequel to Captain Marvel. With Captain Marvel and her fellow Avengers feature films movie star, Samuel L. Jackson, The Marvels depicts further adventures of the Captain Marvel movie and a continuation of Disney Plus’s Ms. Marvel.

Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel formed a great combo with Monica Rambeau to deliver exciting Marvel entertainment to our screens. The Marvels is scheduled to be released as part of MCU’s Phase 5 movies with a release date of November 10, 2023, as it was recently delayed.

Ironheart (Disney Plus) | TBD

  • Directors: Sam Bailey, Angela Barnes
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Superhero
  • Stars: Dominique Thorne

Ironheart is an upcoming Marvel television series based on the smash hit comic of the same name. This Marvel Studios-produced series will hit the screens with six episodes as part of Phase 5 of the MCU.

Ironheart will follow Riri Williams, who we met in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Dominique Thorne plays Williams and this show will follow more adventures with her, potentially with more Wakandans. Ths series is expected at some point between 2023 and 2024.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Disney Plus) | Winter 2023

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  • Directors: Sam Bailey, Angela Barnes
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Superhero
  • Stars: Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn crept her way into the hearts of Marvel fans with her mischievous witch role in her MCU debut in WandaVision. Agatha: Coven of Chaos will see Hahn reprising her role as Agatha Harkness in her very own series.

We’re not certain if Wanda will appear in this series following her fate in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, those who watch Marvel movies should recall that Agatha was last seen being placed under Wanda’s spell in WandaVision. Marvel Studios confirmed the release period of this series at the San Diego Comic-Con. That said, we expect this spin-off Marvel Studios series to premiere in winter 2023.

Daredevil: Born Again (Disney Plus) | 2024

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  • Directors: Mark Steven Johnson (Possibly)
  • Genre: Action, Crime Drama, Legal Drama, Superhero
  • Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Margarita Levieva, Michael Gandolfini

Daredevil is finally coming back. After a brief appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home; Daredevil will see a bigger return to the MCU come 2024 in his own series.

Unlike Iron Fist or Luke Cage, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil now has an official timeframe for its release. Although there currently isn’t much information on the upcoming series, fans are in high spirits as to what to expect.

With Chris Ord as the executive producer, the return of Daredevil will no doubt be full of surprises. Matt Murdock appeared in She-Hulk as well, setting up the stage for this show. Marvel Studios confirmed the premiering of this on Disney Plus in early 2024.

Captain America: New World Order | May 3, 2024

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  • Directors: Julius Onah
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero
  • Stars: Anthony Mackie, Harrison Ford, Shira Haase, Tim Blake Nelson

There’s a new Captain America in town. With the torch being passed on to Anthony Mackie, the fourth Captain America movie is set to be a little different from Chris Evans’ trilogy.

Not much else is known about the movie except that it’ll focus on Mackie’s Captain America, who took up the mantle in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It’s likely Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan, will make an appearance too. Harrison Ford will play General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, as the role was vacated by the passing of William Hurt.

For now, we are unsure of what the plot is about, but this is the fourth Captain America movie in the franchise. As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, the next iteration of Captain America by Marvel Studios, Captain America: New World Order, has a release date of May 3, 2024.

Thunderbolts | July 26, 2024

Thunderbolts is coming to the MCU in Phase 5.
Thunderbolts is coming to the MCU in Phase 5. Image source: Marvel Studios
  • Director: Jake Schreier
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero
  • Stars: David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Hannah John-Kamen, Olga Kurylenko, Ayo Edebiri

Marvel is putting together a new team — and this one may not have quite as many morals as the Avengers. One of the most anticipated upcoming Marvel movies, Thunderbolts is set to see a team of villains brought together, fighting for a cause of their own.

Harrison Ford, as mentioned above, will be the leader of the titular Thunderbolts. But seeds for the new team have been planted throughout Phase 4. At the D23 Expo, several castings were announced including David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Hannah John-Kamen and Olga Kurylenko. So that includes characters from Black Widow, Hawkeye, Avengers films of the past, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

We know that its release date is July 26, 2024.

Blade | September 6, 2024

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  • Directors: Yann Demange
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Stars: Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre, Mahershala Ali

The Blade trilogy started off with New Line Cinema in 1998 and has since developed into successful films. However, Marvel Studios obtained the film rights in August 2012 and has decided to add more captivating stories for premium entertainment. Mahershala Ali will be playing the lead role in this reboot.

Blade was scheduled to release on November 3, 2023 but it was pushed back after director Bassam Tariq left the project. In November of last year, Yann Demange joined the production. The film is set for September 6, 2024 and will close out Phase 5. Blade made a brief appearance in Eternals in 2021.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Six

Fantastic Four | February 14, 2025

Fantastic Four teaser from Marvel movies promo clip
Fantastic Four teaser from Marvel movies promo clip. Image source: Marvel Studios
  • Directors: Matt Shakman
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Stars: TBD

After acquiring 21st Century Fox in December 2017, Marvel Studios’ primary producer, Kevin Feige, announced Marvel’s intention to integrate the Fantastic Four into the MCU. In December 2020, Feige announced that the director of three Spider-Man films, Jon Watts, would direct the feature film. But Jon Watts ended up stepping away from it this April. Matt Shakman is confirmed as the director, as announced at the D23 Expo in 2022. Fantastic Four will see both Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer serve as head writer.

The casting process for Reed Richards, Sue Storm, The Thing, and Johnny Storm have said to be underway for a long time now. The film had a release date of the 8th of November, 2024, but it changed in October 2022 to February 14, 2025. Filming will supposedly begin at the end of the year.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty | May 2, 2025

  • Directors: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero
  • Stars: TBD

The Avengers are coming back — and they’re coming back with a bang. As the title suggests, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will pit the Avengers against Kang the Conquerer, played by Jonathan Majors. Not much else is known about the movie though, including who exactly will be left in the Avengers team. You can bet that what plays out in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will have a huge impact on these next few upcoming Marvel movies.

Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed the first Shang-Chi film and is going to be directed the second as well, is signed on as director. Will the Fantastic Four play a big role here? Will the Fantastic Four play a big role in our next film? We don’t know yet. But what we do know is the film has a release date set for May 2, 2025.

Avengers: Secret Wars | May 1, 2026

Avengers: Secret Wars LogoImage source: Marvel
  • Directors: TBD
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero
  • Stars: TBD

Nearly a year after the first Avengers film in Phase 6, we get the sequel. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will apparently lead right into Avengers: Secret Wars, which is set to be a massive event. Again, since we’re so far out from the movie not too much is known about it — but it could be Marvel’s biggest movie yet and potential spoilers and leaks have already begun. It’s rumored that the director of Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler, may even be the director. It had a release date of November 7, 2025 but when they changed Deadpool 3 and Blade, it was moved back to May 1, 2026.

Other announced Marvel movies and shows

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse | June 2, 2023
  • Madame Web | February 16, 2024
  • El Muerto | 2024
  • Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse | March 29, 2024
  • Deadpool 3 | November 8, 2024 (may be added to Phase 6)
  • X-Men ’97 | TBD
  • Armor Wars (Disney+) | TBD (now a movie, not a series)
  • Untitled Wakanda series (Disney+) | TBD
  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year | TBD
  • Shang-Chi sequel | TBD
  • Marvel Zombies | TBD
  • Wonder Man | TBD
  • Nova | TBD
  • Vision Quest | TBD
  • Stan Lee documentary | 2023

The next few years are going to be the busiest in the history of Marvel Studios. With dozens of upcoming Marvel films and shows in development, we’ll probably never have a drought as we did in 2020 ever again. Marvel fans are going to have their hands full for years to come.

The MCU movies and TV shows in chronological order

Here is a chronological order of all Marvel films and Marvel television offerings from the last decade through 2025.

Marvel timeline: From 1931-2019

  • Agents of Shield season 7
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (1943-45)
  • One Shot: Agent Carter (1944)
  • Agent Carter season 1 (1946)
  • Agent Carter season 2 (1947)
  • Captain Marvel (1995)

Much of Steve Roger’s early story in the MCU dates as far back as World War II in Captain America: The First Avenger. Next in this era was the 1944 One Shot: Agent Carter which formed the foundation of S.H.I.E.L.D. Then is the Captain Marvel story which is set in 1995 before the Iron Man era.

Marvel timeline: From 2010-2012

  • Iron Man (2010)
  • Iron Man 2 (2011)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2011)
  • One Shot: The Consultant (2011)
  • One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer (2011)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Avengers (2012)
  • One Shot: Item 47 (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2012)

The coming of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man heated things up further for Marvel entertainment. According to Marvel Studios, Iron Man actually began in 2010 and not 2008. Subsequently, Iron Man 2 followed a year after with The Incredible Hulk following suit. Up next, we saw the arrival of Thor as the first solo Chris Hemsworth film. All of this led up to the first Avengers movie, followed by Iron Man 3.

Marvel timeline: From 2013-2015

  • One Shot: All Hail the King (2013)
  • Agents of Shield season 1, episodes 1-7 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Agents of Shield season 1, episodes 8-16 (2014)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Agents of Shield season 1, episodes 17-22 (2014)
  • Daredevil season 1 (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2014)
  • Agents of Shield season 2, episodes 1-19 (2015)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Agents of Shield season 2, episodes 20-22 (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Jessica Jones season 1 (2015)
  • Daredevil season 2 (2015)
  • Luke Cage season 1 (2015)
  • Agents of Shield season 3 episodes 1-10 (2015)

After the captivating Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios launched the One-Shot movie — All Hail The King. Thor: The Dark World followed almost immediately after the last episode of Agent of Shield. The same thing occurred with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Matt Murdock’s Daredevil followed suit, with the Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel taking place that same year. Marvel Studios went on with the next Agent of Shield season and shook its fanbase with the intriguing Avengers: Age of Ultron. More exciting news came when Ant-Man was announced. After its release, Jessica Jones followed an additional “highly sensitive” Daredevil story. The first Luke Cage season dropped successfully, with Agents of Shield wrapping up that era.

Marvel timeline: 2016

  • Agents of Shield season 3, episodes 11-19 (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Agents of Shield season 3, episodes 20-22 (2016), episodes 1-8 (2016), Slingshot (2016), and season 4, episodes 9-22 (2016)
  • Iron Fist season 1 (2016)
  • The Defenders (2016)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)
  • The Punisher season 1 (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016-2017)

The year 2016 was the beginning of a wild and more exciting era for the Marvel Universe. We will not forget the wild buzz that shook the internet regarding the Iron Man vs Captain America fight in Captain America: Civil War.

The saturated MCU was thrown into a mess with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was arguably one of the best Spider-Man movies ever released. Before that, Iron Fist rolled by and gave rise to The Defenders. Further, The Punisher came with his acts of revenge, while Doctor Strange, who could see the future wrapped things up that year.

Marvel timeline: 2017-2018

  • Agents of Shield season 5, episodes 1-19 (2017)
  • Black Panther (2017)
  • Black Widow (2017)
  • Jessica Jones season 2 (2017)
  • Inhumans season 1 (2017)
  • Luke Cage season 2 (opens in new tab) (2017)
  • Iron Fist season 2 (2017)
  • Daredevil season 3 (2017)
  • The Punisher season 2 (2017)
  • Jessica Jones season 3 (2017)
  • Runaways season 1 and 2 (2017)
  • Cloak and Dagger seasons 1 and 2 (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017-2018)
  • Agents of Shield season 5, episodes 19-22 (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2017-2018)
  • Agents of Shield season 6 (2018)

The year when the MCU “snapped.” All of the movies released that year led to the unforgettable snap from Thanos that eliminated half of the Marvel universe. The Blip sent a wave of reminders of how dear each superhero was to the MCU and how hard it was to choose one hero for another.

Marvel timeline: 2018-2026

  • Avengers: Endgame (2018-2023)
  • Agents of Shield season 7 finale (2019*)
  • WandaVision (2023)
  • Loki (Sort of 2023, sort of 2012)
  • Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2023)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2023/2024) 
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2024)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2024)
  • Eternals (2024)
  • Hawkeye (December 2024) 
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2025)
  • Moon Knight (2025)
  • She-Hulk (2025)
  • Ms. Marvel (2025)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2025)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2025/2026)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2025)

Some effects of “The Blip” are still evident. We lost Tony Stark, Wanda seemingly discovered more power from Vision’s death, Bruce Banner just won’t get angry enough to transform into The Incredible Hulk again, and more

Without any iota of doubt, Marvel Studios are a league of genius storytellers. Kevin Feige promised more exciting scenes in his announcement for upcoming movies. So, keep your fingers crossed and anticipate the best in the coming years.

More Marvel history

Delving into Phase Four of the Multiverse Saga has further explained the comics and has been pretty exciting for Marvel fans. Now that we are in Phase 5, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just warming up.

After a few successful TV shows, including the likes of WandaVision and Loki, Disney Plus TV shows have become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But with the movies still anchoring the Marvel universe, it can be a little confusing to keep up with everything when it comes to Marvel movies.

For the uninitiated, Marvel content rolls out in phases — and we’re currently in the beginning of Phase 5.

With so much content rolling out, it can be hard to keep up.

There are a few things to note about what we’re including. For starters, we include the mainline live-action MCU movies and Disney Plus TV shows. We also include MCU animated TV shows, like What If…?. And we include Sony-produced Marvel content that’s officially part of the MCU.

That’s because the lines have blurred in recent years between Marvel and Sony MCU content. With the multiverse in full swing, anything Marvel could be part of the MCU.

Christian de Looper Senior Reviews Editor

Christian de Looper is based in sunny Santa Cruz, California. He has been expertly reviewing tech products for more than 8 years, and brings experience in deep technical analysis of consumer electronics devices to BGR's reviews channel.