Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame broke every expectation by debuting with $1.22 billion, and currently, Marvel’s net worth is $13 billion. Avengers: Endgame was the final of a 22 movie saga which started in 2008 with Iron Man. 

There is no doubt that this number will only grow as the Marvel universe is expanded. We’ll take you through some of the new exciting films which are on the horizon as some of your favorite actors (and characters) return to the screen. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

When It’s Set To Be Released

July 2021 (Originally February 2021, but postponed due to coronavirus)

Director

Destin Daniel Cretton

The Cast 

Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung

The Plot

This will be the first Marvel movie that features an Asian lead. Based on comic characters created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin in the beginning of the 1970s, the movie’s making came about because Marvel wanted to get the rights to Kung Fu, the TV series, but they were unable to do so. To get around this, they decided to get the rights to the villain Fu Manchu and went about establishing Shang-Chi as the son of Fu Manchu. 

In accordance with the comics, Shang-Chi was brought up and trained in martial arts. However, when Shang-Chi found out that his father was evil, he decided to work against him. The cast will be predominantly asian with Black Panther serving as inspiration. 

The director, Destin Daniel Cretton, is known for Short Term 12 and was chosen over Alan Young, director of Master of None, and Deborah Chow, director of The Mandalorian

Black Widow 

When It’s Set To Be Released

2021 (Originally May 7, 2020, but postponed due to coronavirus)

Director

Cate Shortland

The Cast

Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and David Harbour

The Plot

A Black Widow spinoff has been on the books for Marvel Studios for quite a while. After Avengers: Endgame, this became real. In accordance with Scarlett Johansson, the studio worked tirelessly to find the perfect director. After interviewing hundreds of potentials, Cate Shortland, an indie filmmaker, stood out as being the absolute best choice. 

As you can imagine, the plot has not been made known, but it has been said to narrate Natasha Romanoff’s life as a spy before Avengers: Infinity War happened. It might even set out her life before the Avengers

David Harbour will act as Red Guardian which is basically the USSR version of Captain America, and Florence Pugh is set to be Yelena – the comic book heroine who becomes Black Widow after Natasha. 

Thor: Love and Thunder

When It’s Set To Be Released

February 11, 2022

Director

Taika Waititi

The Cast

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale. 

The Plot

Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, comes back to write and direct Thor 4 as released by Marvel in July. They subsequently shared that Natalie Portman would be returning as Jane Foster – the first ever female Thor. Tessa Thompson will star as Valkyrie who was selected as the King of Asgard in the final of Avengers: Endgame. Christian Bale is set to star as the villain. 

Untitled Spider-Man: Far from Home Sequel

When It’s Set To Be Released

December 17, 2021

Director

Jon Watts

The Cast

Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon. 

The Plot

We don’t know much yet, but before the film came to be, extreme negotiations took place between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures as regards they’re working together on more Spider-Man movies. After numerous discussions, they came to the conclusion that they’d have one more Spider-Man film featuring Tom Holland, writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Jon Watts as the director. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

When It’s Set To Be Released

March 25, 2022 (Originally May 2021, but due postponed due to coronavirus) 

Director

Sam Raimi

The Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen

The Plot

When Doctor Strange started in 2016, it was meant to begin a novel franchise, but it had to be postponed in order for Benedict Bumberbatch’s character to be a primary character in Avengers: Infinity War

The sequel has been described as the first scary MCU film and Elizabeth Olsen is playing Scarlet Witch. The narration will correspond directly to the Disney+ series WandaVision which is set to be released a couple of months before Doctor Strange 2. The screenplay will be written by Jade Hailey Bartlett. 

Eternals

When It’s Set To Be Released

November 5, 2021 (Originally November 2020, but postponed due of coronavirus) 

Director

Chloe Zhao

The Cast

Gemma Chan (Sersi), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brain Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Don Lee (Gilgamesh), Kit Harrington (Dane Whitman, also known as Black Knight), Angelina Jolie (Thena), and Barry Keoghan. 

The Plot

The movie is an adaptation of Jack Kirby’s comic series which revolves around a group of almost immortal beings who have superpowers. Chloe Zhao, the director, is most well-known for The Rider

Captain Marvel 2

When It’s Set To Be Released

July 8, 2022

Director

Nia DaCosta

The Cast

Brie Larson

The Plot

So far all we know is that this sequel will be set in the present day. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

When It’s Set To Be Released

Currently unknown. 

Director and Writer

James Gunn

The Cast

Currently unknown. 

The Plot 

The third Guardian of the Galaxy film was meant to begin production in the beginning of 2019, but after controversial tweets by director James Gunn, he was fired. However, he was re-hired after he still met with Disney executives. During this time, he began writing and directing The Suicide Squad for DC. Even throughout the drama, Marvel Studios retained the finished script so he can end off the franchise as he intended to from the beginning. 

Blade

When It’s Set To Be Released

Currently unknown. 

Director

Currently unknown. 

The Cast

Mahershala Ali

The Plot

We really don’t know much about it except that Mahershala Ali, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in Moonlight and Green Book, would portray Blade. 

Black Panther 2

When It’s Set To Be Released

May 6, 2022 

Director and Writer

Ryan Coogler

The Cast

Currently unknown. 

The Plot

There aren’t a lot of plans currently, especially seeing as Chadwick Boseman tragically died on August 28, 2020 after an extended illness. 

Ant-Man 3

When It’s Set To Be Released

Currently unknown. 

Director 

Peyton Reed

The Cast

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Michael Douglas

The Plot 

It was announced by Marvel Studios in November 2019 that Peyton Reed would be the director and Jeff Loveless, the screenwriter of Rick and Morty, was subsequently announced as the scriptwriter.