What Are The 5 New Marvel Movies Disney Just Announced?

The House of Heroes is about to get a whole
lot bigger. In the aftermath of the November 12th launch
of its brand-new streaming service Disney+, the Walt Disney Company has kept its momentum
going by announcing future plans for its various film branches – including its behemoth subsidiary
Marvel Studios. The company confirmed on Friday, November
15th release dates for five yet-untitled Marvel movies scheduled to open between October 2022
and November 2023. The Hollywood Reporter had the complete list
of release dates: October 7, 2022; February 17, 2023; May 5, 2023; July 28, 2023, and
November 3, 2023. This plan pins Marvel as rolling out four
films in 2022: two untitled Marvel projects slated for February 18th and July 29th; Black
Panther 2, which is coming on May 6, 2022; and the newly announced mystery movie scheduled
for an October 7th, 2022 debut. It sets the studio up to release four movies
in 2023 as well. That outline matches up with what Walt Disney
Studios chief creative officer and co-chairman Alan Horn previously said about content plans
for Marvel Studios. Horn noted in an October 2019 interview with
THR that Marvel Studios chief content officer Kevin Feige would be making three or four
Marvel movies per year. Four years after the inception of the Marvel
Cinematic Universe with 2008’s Iron Man, and after seeing how well director Joss Whedon’s
The Avengers performed both critically and commercially, Disney increased production
of Marvel movies to a consistent two per year. By 2017, the Mouse House had put Marvel on
a three-movies-per-year schedule. That year saw the launches of Guardians of
the Galaxy Vol. 2 in May, Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, and Thor: Ragnarok in November. In 2018, Marvel released Black Panther on
February 16, Avengers: Infinity War on April 27, and Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6. This year saw the debuts of Captain Marvel
in March, Avengers: Endgame in April, and Spider-Man: Far From Home in July. “See? That wasn’t so hard.” “Somebody get this stupid costume off me!” What’s interesting about Marvel’s new plans
is that the studio has seemingly learned from its past decisions, playing even smarter this
time around by spreading its upcoming films out across the calendar year. The successes of Black Panther, Avengers:
Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok may have influenced
the studio to stick with release dates around those times moving forward. It may also be seasonally motivated – scheduling
movies for February, May, July, and October/November ensures that Marvel has one big theatrical
event in winter, spring, summer, and fall – or a decision made to avoid over-saturating
the market with Marvel content and potentially causing “superhero fatigue.” With all that said, a mystery still lingers:
What Marvel movies are going to fill these newly announced release dates, plus the ones
previously confirmed for 2022? Being the stealthy studio it is, Marvel likely
won’t reveal what’s coming in 2022 and 2023 for quite a while. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough
information out there to do a bit of speculating. The only Marvel film confirmed to arrive in
2022 is Black Panther 2, which will open on May 6 of that year. That leaves three other movies to slot into
the February 18, July 29, and October 7 windows. During Marvel’s buzzy panel at this year’s
San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige sneakily confirmed that Captain Marvel 2, Guardians
of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and another Fantastic Four film were underway and would be arriving
at some point in the future. Those flicks may be a part of Phase 4, but
they weren’t included on the 2020 and 2021 Marvel movie slate – which accounts for Black
Widow in May 2020, The Eternals in November 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten
Rings in February 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May 2021, Spider-Man
3 in July 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Now, it’s entirely possible that the Captain
Marvel sequel, James Gunn’s third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and a Fantastic Four
reboot are the three additional films lined up for release in 2022 alongside Black Panther
2. The first two projects are in development
as of this writing, and with Disney’s acquisition of Fox in March 2019, the studio will undoubtedly
want to fold its newly bought characters into the fabric of the MCU. On the other hand, it’s also plausible that
Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man 3 or the Mahershala Ali -led Blade reboot could be the fourth
movie Marvel has slated for 2022. Like Captain Marvel 2 and Guardians of the
Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man 3 and the new Blade movie are officially in the works – while
nothing official regarding a Fantastic Four flick has been announced just yet. Additionally, Captain Marvel will probably
need a third flick after the sequel, as will Black Panther and Doctor Strange. Heck, Blade may even require a second and
third follow-up flick depending on how well the reboot is received. These are all possible projects Marvel is
cooking up and planning to get out into cinemas in 2023. At the end of the day, though, no one can
say with complete certainty what new MCU installments are coming throughout 2022 and 2023. Marvel is clearly hoping to continue dominating
the box office and remaining at the epicenter of pop culture consciousness, and these five
new mystery movies are just another boon in a long list for the studio. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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