After entertaining fans with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel revealed its slate of upcoming films and TV series for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it did so in three stages. Back in late July, Marvel announced almost all the movies and TV shows that will hit theaters and Disney+ by the end of 2021. A few weeks later, it unveiled three additional titles for the streaming service, and then it surprised fans by solving the Spider-Man spat with
Marvel also confirmed at Comic-Con in July that it has other projects in the making, including Blade, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as well as Fantastic Four and X-Men projects that are in development. All the while,
is one MCU film that might premiere in 2022. We don’t have a firm date for it, but The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Peyton Reed will return to direct the third film in the trilogy after having helmed the first two. Paul Rudd, who has appeared in four MCU films so far including the first two Ant-Man installments, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame, is expected to star in the third episode as well.
Not much is known about the Ant-Man 3 plot, but the plan is to shoot the film at the end of 2020 or in early 2021 “for a likely release in 2022.” Both Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder will be filmed before Ant-Man 3, the report notes. Those two projects are MCU films set to premiere in 2021 — that’s May 7th, and November 5th, respectively.
This brings us to a second rumor that’s equally entertaining because we’re now talking about a hero we’ve been waiting to hit the MCU ever since we heard
Marvel is apparently trying to keep things secret while simultaneously hoping someone figures it out.
The company is described as “guns and ammo,” which may support the “Finger Guns” brand. HN Entertainment speculates the business category might be a clever Easter egg referencing Brad Pitt, who made a brilliant cameo in Deadpool 2, and who has a great little speech about a magazine called “Guns and Ammo” in Seven.
It seems almost certain that Deadpool 3 will be included in MCU Phase 5. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll hit theaters in 2022 as well, which is when Ant-Man 3 should debut, but better late than never.