With Avengers: Infinity War raking in cinemas and leaving audiences in a jaw-dropping frenzy, it’s understandable that many people are now asking the all-important question: When is the next Marvel movie released?
Well, keen to answer that question, today It’s A Stampede! presents a rundown of all the forthcoming Marvel Studios movies, including the next… the one after that… the one after that… and so on. In addition, the following post includes details on other Marvel movies (i.e. those NOT produced by Marvel Studios).
So, let’s kick things off with the answer to the question presented above: When is the next Marvel movie released?
- The next Marvel movie to be released is Deadpool 2, which hits cinema screens on May 18th. This film is produced by 20th Century Fox so is NOT part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is instead part of Fox’s X-Men universe. Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool.
- The next Marvel Studios movie – aka the film to arrive after Avengers: Infinity War – is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits US cinemas on July 6th (August 3rd in the UK). This movie is set before and during the events of Infinity War and will focus on Ant-Man and the Wasp’s search for Janet Van Dyne as played by Michelle Pfeiffer.
- The next Marvel movie to arrive in 2018 is Venom. This movie is produced by Sony/Columbia Pictures and once again is NOT part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie stars Tom Hardy in the title role and promises to introduce fan-favourite character, Carnage.
- The final Marvel movie for 2018 is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – an animated offering from Sony Pictures Animation. The Spider-Man featured in this movie will be Miles Morales, although Peter Parker is set to appear. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse arrives on December 14th.
- Moving into 2019, the first Marvel movie to arrive is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the next entry in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men series. Once again, this is NOT part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie is set during the 1990s and will be Fox’s second attempt to adapt the iconic Phoenix Saga storyline (last seen in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand). X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently scheduled for a February 14th release.
- Hot on the heels of X-Men: Dark Phoenix and also set in the 1990s is Captain Marvel – the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson takes on the title role, with Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law offering support. The movie takes place long before the events of Infinity War, but expect to see various nods to classic Marvel characters as well as the appearance of Clark Gregg, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou – all reprising roles from previous Marvel Studios movies. Captain Marvel is scheduled for a March 8th release.
- And now for the big one: Avengers 4! The conclusion to Infinity War promises to bring answers to THAT cliffhanger and also aims to create a satisfying resting point for some of the long-serving cast. The movie has yet to be given a title – filming is still taking place – but expect to hear about it in the not-too-distant future.
- Following Avengers 4, we should expect to see a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. This movie will be a co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony, so will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Regardless of what you saw in Avengers: Infinity War, Tom Holland will be back in the role of Spider-Man, with filming beginning this month. A July 2019 release date has been tentatively announced, but this may shift a little.
- We’re back in Fox’s X-Men universe for the next Marvel movie – New Mutants – and potentially for the final time before the X-Men are rebooted and added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie was originally due in cinemas April 2018 but was pushed back until August 2019 to undergo reshoots. Described as a horror film, this is another team ensemble with a cast that includes Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy.
- And finally, a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie is in the works. Very little info has been released in connection to this movie, but it is expected to be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of 2020 and the first full-MCU entry (i.e. not a co-production) post-Avengers 4.
And now you know!
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