Marvel is definitely the biggest name in superhero movies and there are certainly many superhero movies out there now. Marvel Studios began in 2008 with Iron Man and just went on from there. Under the direction of Kevin Feige, the new President, they started producing interconnected movies, connecting storylines, and introducing new lead characters, in the same way as the Marvel comics did. This proved to be very successful; like the release of Fair Go casino codes. In 2012 The Avengers hit the screen and was an enormous success.
Following The Avengers’ success, the hits have just kept on coming.
Marvel Studios and its movie making is still growing and attracting more and more fans. There are new products in the works as we write. Below we will look at those up-and-coming movies that have been confirmed to be Marvel Cinematic Universe projects to be released. We’ll outline everything we know about each project.
Deadpool 3 – to be released on 26 July 2024.
The cast of actors includes Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, and Matthew Macfadyen.
The Deadpool Fox franchise was acquired by Disney and therefore will now become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Leading the project is director Shawn Levy of “The Adam Project” and “Free Guy”. The original screenwriters of “Deadpool” were Wendy Molyneux and her sister, Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who worked on the original ‘Deadpool” have returned to work on it. In September 2022 Ryan Reynolds revealed that Hugh Jackman had been cast as Wolverine. It was also noted that the sequel “won’t undo his character’s death in 2017’s “Logan”. Well, we shall see how that one plays out!
In February we saw Emma Corrin join the team as did Matthew Macfadyen star of “Succession”. We will see the rest of the cast such as Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Karen Soni, Stefan Kapicic and Rob Delaney remaining in the same roles.
Unfortunately owing to the actors’ strike the film’s release date was delayed until July 2024. It was supposed to have been set for release two months earlier in May 2024.
Captain America – New World Order – to be released 14 February 2025
The cast of actors includes Anthony Mackie, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake, Shiri Haas, Harrison Ford, and Danny Ramirez.
“New World Order” is the official title of Captain America 4”. In “New World Order” we see Sam Wilson, Captain America, played by Anthony Mackie, following on from what happened in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. It is directed by Julius Onah who also directed “Luce” and “The Cloverfield Paradox”. Malcolm Spellman did the screenplay together with Dalan Musson. We’ll see Tim Blake Nelson playing The Leader, a villain this time and we’ll see the return of Carl Lumbly and Danny Ramirez from “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. Harrison Ford is replacing the deceased William Hurt in the role of Thaddeus Ross.
The movie was supposed to be released next summer but was delayed because of the strike and therefore was pushed back until 2025.
Fantastic Four – set to be released 2 May 2025
The final cast of actors is yet to be announced.
When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox it took control of all the characters in the “Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios chose Jon Watts to direct the Fantastic Four; he was the director for all of MCU’s Spider-Man movies, but he chose to drop out in April 2022. Matt Shakman, the director of “WandaVision, took his place in August 2022 and saw him dropping out of directing the next Star Trek film. Whilst the cast has still not been announced, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer were signed on for writing the screenplay with the additional later signing of Josh Friedman, screenwriter for “Avatar 2”.
John Krasinski has indicated that it is unlikely he will return to his role as Reed Richards. Filming is yet to begin but is unlikely to start until the beginning of 2024.
Thunderbolts – to be released 25 July 2025
Thunderbolts, as in the comics, is a group of reformed villains that are brought together by the government to form a team of superheroes. At the Disney Fan event, D23 that took place in September 2022, Marvel announced the film’s cast of actors. The screenplay by Eric Pearson, “Black Widow” will be directed by Jake Schrier, “Paper Towns”. The list of actors includes Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexi, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Wyatt Russell as US Agent, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster. Hannah John-Kamen plays Ghost and Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes the role of Valentina, their leader.
The actors’ strike has pushed off the date of release from 2024 until the following year, 2025.
Blade – to be released 7 November 2025
Cast – Mahershala Ali and Delroy Lindo.
Two-time Oscar winner, Mahershala Ali, has been brought into Blade, literally to resurrect and revitalize the superhero. This is a momentous move for Marvel and a possible game-changer. It was thought that Bassam Tariq would direct the movie but he dropped out in September 2022 just before the start of production. Now Yann Demange, “White Boy Rick” has been brought into direct. Signed up to work on the script is Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of “True Detective”.
Again, production was delayed because of the actors’ strike.
Avengers – The Kang Dynasty – To be released – 1 May 2026
This is one of two new Avenger movies in the making by MCU – part of what is now called “The Multiverse Saga”. The Kang Dynasty sees Jonathan Majors as the main villain, Kang. Majors first appeared in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and in “Loki”. Destin Daniel Cretton has signed on to direct while the screenplay will be written by Jeff Loveness of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Rick and Morty”.
Avengers – Secret Wars – To be released 7 May 2027.
This is the second of the new and upcoming Avenger movies. In this movie likely, as in the comic of the same name, we’ll see superheroes and baddies occupying a planet called “The Battleworld” where they fight it out to the bitter end. The screenwriter is Michale Waldron “Loki” season 1 and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.