Updated: December 10, 2020 10:15 PM EST | Originally published: April 17, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

Warning: This post contains spoilers for all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Shortly after Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing movie ever, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced the next films and TV series that will make up Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at San Diego Comic-Con. He promised a solo film for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, an Eternals film starring Angelina Jolie, a Shang-Chi movie starring Simu Liu and a Blade reboot with Mahershala Ali. He also announced a handful of sequels for the big screen and TV shows that will air on Disney+, the company’s streaming service, which launched Nov. 12.

However, the release dates for many of these movies and shows will likely be delayed as movie theaters across the world close in response to the continuing global spread of COVID-19. Disney announced that it would delay Black Widow, originally set to premiere on May 1, until May 7, 2021. Production was also halted on several of the projects that were filming when the pandemic began, including the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Disney+ shows Loki, WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, though WandaVision is now set to debut before end of 2020.

Those delays only add more uncertainty to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has grown in recent months because of studio mergers. A little over a decade ago, Disney bought Marvel Studios. Before Disney came along, Marvel Studios was struggling and had already sold off the rights to its most popular characters: They dealt Spider-Man to Sony and the X-Men and Fantastic Four to Fox. After Marvel Studios produced the surprise hit Iron Man, Disney swooped in to build an entire franchise out of characters long outshone by the X-Men and Spidey. Iron Man, Thor and Captain America became their moneymaking heroes.

Over 10 years, Disney built the most bankable film franchise in the world by building an interlocking universe of characters, teasing future movies with post-credit scenes and experimenting with different genres to shake up the superhero formula.

Disney was so successful, that they are now able to buy back those fan favorite Marvel characters owned by other studios. In 2017, Sony and Disney teamed up to make Spider-Man: Homecoming. They have now struck up an agreement to continue making movies about Peter Parker together, even as Sony produces other movies in the Spider-verse alone, starring characters like Venom and Miles Morales.

In 2019, Disney acquired Fox, effectively merging the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men Cinematic Universe. The franchise will likely be totally rebooted with new actors under the Disney umbrella. Feige confirmed at Comic-Con that new Fantastic Four and X-Men movies are in the works. This means we might see X-Men fighting the Avengers or Fantastic Four villains invading upcoming Marvel movies.

We’ve outlined all the upcoming Marvel movies, and even teased a few sequels and spinoffs that are still in the works. Here’s a list of upcoming Marvel movies in order:

Morbius (March 19, 2021)

Universe: Spiderverse

Jared Leto, who already has played the Joker for a DC Comics movie, is joining ranks with Sony to play a Spider-Man villain. The movie will center on the vampiric character Morbius and be directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Life). Michael Keaton, who played Spidey nemesis Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, is set to appear the film, tying the two movies together and perhaps ushering Morbius into the third Tom Holland Spider-Man film.

Black Widow (May 7, 2021)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Black Widow is finally getting a long-overdue solo movie, though fans will have to wait a little longer than expected to see it. The film, which was originally scheduled for a May 1 release, has been delayed a whole year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Scarlett Johansson has appeared in six Marvel movies, beginning with Iron Man 2 in 2010, but she has never played the lead. Black Widow will be a prequel, set after the events of Captain America: Civil War but before Thanos fights the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War. Black Widow is on the run, a fugitive from the law after she decides to help Captain America in Civil War, and travels to Budapest to confront the secrets of her past.

There, she meets up with fellow assassins who were trained in the same program as she was as a teenager, including characters played by Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. They face off against the villain Taskmaster, who in the comics mirrors the fighting techniques of his opponents and trains other supervillains in hand-to-hand combat. Cate Shortland is directing.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (June 25, 2021)

Universe: Spiderverse

Even though Sony and Disney teamed up to release Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, Sony is independently producing a series of films based on characters from the Spider-Man comic books in a separate universe. Venom was the first. Tom Hardy played Eddie Brock, a man who has been infected by an alien symbiote called Venom. Venom turned into something of an anti-hero in the movie, battling the villain, Riot. A mid-credits teaser suggests that Venom will get a sequel with Woody Harrelson playing a baddie named—you guessed it—Carnage.

Despite its lukewarm critical reception, the first movie was a massive hit at the box office. And though Holland’s Spider-Man didn’t show up in the first Venom film, fans are holding out hope that he’ll make a cameo in the next one. Andy Serkis is directing the sequel.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (July 9, 2021)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Simu Liu of Marvel Studios' 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019
Alberto E. Rodriguez—Getty Images for Disney

Marvel Studios has fast-tracked a movie based on the character Shang-Chi. He will be Marvel’s first Asian superhero to get a solo film. Simu Liu, best known for his role on the CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience, will star as the superhero. He will face off against the real Mandarin, played by Tony Leung — not the actor portrayed by Ben Kingsley we saw pretending to be the Mandarin in Iron Man 3. Awkwafina also has a yet-to-be announced role in the film.

Marvel has tapped two up-and coming filmmakers for the project. Screenwriter Dave Callaham, who also wrote the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 will write the screenplay. Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton will direct. Executives likely hope that Shang-Chi can make as big of a cultural impact as Black Panther did.

The Eternals (Nov. 5, 2021)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

(L-R) Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Lia McHugh, Angelina Jolie, Don Lee and Lauren Ridloff of Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.
Alberto E. Rodriguez—Getty Images for Disney

The studio has hired indie director Chloe Zhao (The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me) to direct this film about an otherworldly group of superheroes. Feige announced at Comic-Con that Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Tyree Henry will make up the all-star cast.

In the comics, a race called the Celestials (the gold people from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) create the Eternals, a superhuman and immortal people. The Eternals have the powers of flight, telepathy and manipulation of matter, among other things. The Eternals are tasked with protecting Earth.

Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (Dec. 17, 2021)

Universe: Spiderverse and Marvel Cinematic Universe

Michelle (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in Spider-Man: Far From Home
JoJo Whilden—Sony Pictures

It seems that Spider-Man 3 may be the key to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has confirmed that fan favorites from the past two Spider-Man franchises—Alfred Molina who originally appeared as villain Doc Ock in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films, and Jamie Foxx who originally played Electro in the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man films—will appear in Spider-Man 3.

Those casting decision plus the presence of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange on the casting lists has fans speculating that Spider-Man 3 might turn into a live-action Spider-verse movie with heroes and villains from past iterations of Spider-Man hopping between parallel universes. Opening holes between universes would also allow for the introduction of characters that Marvel Studios recently acquired the rights to, like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, into the MCU.

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Doctor Strange is getting a sequel, and given its title, it sounds like Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are about to be introduced to the multiverse. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as the hero, and Elizabeth Olsen, who has starred as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel movies, will join him.

Previous Marvel films (like, minor spoiler alert, Spider-Man: Far From Home) have poked fun at the idea of parallel universes where different versions of the same heroes exist. But that seems to be the way that the movies are headed, especially if the writers plan to eventually introduce the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe without having to explain where they’ve been hiding for the last decade or so.

Many fans are theorizing the the introduction of a multiverse will lead to a film adaptation of the Secret Wars comic book plot line, which involves the destruction of many alternate universes. The Russo brothers, who directed two Captain America films and two Avengers films, have even expressed interest at helming a Secret Wars movie.

Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok

There’s a new Thor in town, and her name is Jane Foster. Natalie Portman announced at San Diego Comic-Con that she will be returning to the franchise to wield Thor’s hammer in the next movie. This gender-flip is not unprecedented: A female Thor took up the mantle in the comics in 2014.

Chris Hemsworth will also return, as will Tessa Thompson, who confirmed again at Comic-Con that, yes, her character Valkyrie is queer. Valkyrie, she says, is the new ruler of Asgard and is “looking for a queen” in the next movie. Disney also announced that one-time Batman star Christian Bale will join the cast as villain Gorr the God Butcher. Director Taika Waititi — who proved the God of Thunder could be funny in Thor: Ragnarok and earned a cool $854 million at the box office in the process, will also return for the fourth Thor movie.

Into the Spider-Verse 2 (Oct. 7, 2022)

Universe: Spiderverse

Miles Morales is voiced by Shameik Moore in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Based on early reviews, Sony greenlit a sequel for Into the Spider-Verse before it even premiered. The film will likely focus more closely on Miles Morales as opposed to the other Spider-People now that he’s learned how to handle his webs.

Captain Marvel 2 (November 11, 2022)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Brie Larson in 'Captain Marvel,' 2019.
Chuck Zlotnick—Marvel Studios

Brie Larson will reprise her role as the universe’s most powerful superhero in a Captain Marvel 2, and Nia DaCosta, a breakout director whose forthcoming horror film Candyman was produced by Jordan Peele, will direct the sequel. Captain Marvel made her debut in a movie set in the 1990s, though this movie will likely take place in modern day given the inclusion of Iman Vellani, the new Ms. Marvel on Disney+, in the cast. Last we saw Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame, she was taking a break from patrolling the universe for baddies to help defend Earth against Thanos.

Black Panther 2 (TBA)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel Studios 2018

Shock and sadness reverberated in August of 2020 with the news that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman had died of colon cancer at 43. Disney said in December that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler will move ahead with a sequel, though they do not plan to recast Boseman’s role. The original film was a massive hit and won three Oscars. In a statement, Coogler wrote, “I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see.”

Blade (TBA)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Mahershala Ali (C) of Marvel Studios' 'Blade' at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
Alberto E. Rodriguez—Getty Images for Disney

Marvel is rebooting Blade with Mahershala Ali of Moonlight and True Detective fame as its star. Feige announced the news at Comic-Con when he invited Ali on the stage.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (TBA)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

©Marvel Studios

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′s development has been a rollercoaster ride. The film was set for 2020 until Disney fired James Gunn, who directed the first two Guardians films, in July after reviewing many of his old tweets. The cast subsequently released a joint statement in support of Gunn.

Eight months after its initial decision, Disney announced on March 15 that it had rehired Gunn to direct the film. Gunn had previously apologized for the old tweets, which he described as “unfortunate efforts to be provocative,” and Disney executives reportedly decided to accept the apology.

Before Gunn was rehired by Disney, he signed with Warner Bros. to write and direct a Suicide Squad sequel. Marvel Studios has agreed to being the production of Guardians 3 after Gunn completes Suicide Squad 2, so it is unclear when the movie will premiere.

The final movie in the Guardians trilogy could launch at least one spinoff. In a post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, ravagers played by Sylvester Stallone, Michelle Yeoh and others talk about reuniting a fractured team of heroes.

Fantastic Four (TBA)

Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe

20th Century Fox

Jon Watts, the director behind the two Spider-Man: Homecoming movies is set to direct the first Fantastic Four film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Marvel Studios did not have the rights to the Fantastic Four or the X-Men for many years.) Watts’ involvement might mean that we could see a Spider-Man-Fantastic Four crossover in the third Spider-Man movie in addition to all the other cameos confirmed for that film.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (TBD)

Michelle Pfeiffer as Wasp in "Ant Man & the Wasp"
Marvel Studios

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will re-team with director Peyton Reed for a movie that seems to be doubling down on the Quantum Realm concept from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Jonathan Majors will join as the villain Kang the Conquerer.

Female-centered Spider-Man movie (TBD)

Universe: Spiderverse

Olivia Wilde attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020
Rich Fury—Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Sony has reportedly tapped Olivia Wilde, who broke out as a director with her lauded first feature Booksmart, to helm a female-centric story in the Spider-Man universe. Sony has made promises that it would highlight Spidey’s female friends and foes before: Gina Prince-Bythewood was set to direct a movie about Black Cat and Silver Sable that has never come to fruition. The studio also floated the possibility of an Into the Spider-verse spinoff centered on Gwen Stacey but has not yet set a date for that movie. A movie based on the character Silk is also in the works. It’s unclear which, if any, of these movies will eventually make it to the big screen.

An all-female Spider-verse spinoff (TBA)

Universe: Spiderverse

In one of Into the Spider-Verse’s many parallel worlds, Peter’s friend Gwen Stacy gets bitten by the radioactive spider. She becomes the hero and Peter the one who needs saving.
Sony Pictures Animation

Into the Spider-verse left fans craving more from Gwen Stacey and Penni Parker, two of the alternate universe Spider-People. Expect them to lead the pack, along with some other female heroes like Spider-Woman, in this expected spinoff film.

Deadpool 3 (TBA)

Universe: X-Men

While the rest of the X-Men may be destined for the dumpster, both Deadpool movies were a major success for Fox, and Disney is likely to keep Ryan Reynolds on to play the Merc with a Mouth. Disney has not yet confirmed the production of a third Deadpool movie, and some fans have been nervous the the R-rated movies might not fit with Disney’s wholesome image. But Reynolds has taken to social media to joke about the Disney-Fox merger and hint that he will reprise the role under the Disney banner.

When the merger was first announced, he posted a picture of Deadpool being escorted out of Disneyland. Post-merger, he Instagrammed a photo of himself at Marvel Studios, joking that he auditioned for the character of “Anthony Stark.” In all likelihood, that means that talks — if not production — for the third Deadpool movie are underway.

Silver and Black (TBA)

Universe: Spiderverse

Gina Prince-Bythewood attends Wondercon 2018
Araya Diaz—Getty Images

Despite reports that Sony had scrapped this movie, or even divided it into two different solo movies for Silver Sable and Black Cat, a producer of Venom recently said that the movie was still a-go, but that the writers are revamping the script.

Sony recruited Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard, Love & Basketball) to make the movie about Silver Sable and Black Cat. It’s unclear if she’s still attached to the project, though she certainly proved her action movie chops with Netflix’s 2020 hit The Old Guard. Plot details are scarce, but Silver Sable, the head of an elite squad, will likely be hunting down the talented burglar Black Cat—until they join forces. Prince-Bythewood has cited buddy movies like Thelma & Louise as her inspiration for the film.

Logan X-23 Spinoff (TBA)

Universe: X-Men

Dafne Keen in 'Logan'

Logan surprised just about everyone: The dark and poignant superhero movie set in 2029 earned critical praise and an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. Logan director James Mangold is working on a script that would center on Laura, a.k.a. X-23, the little girl Logan shepherds across the country in that movie. He has said that he “doubts” the movie will happen in the near future, given that the X-Men franchise has been in a state of suspension since Disney acquired Fox. But he has not given up hope on the film eventually making its way to the big screen. Meanwhile, Dafne Keen, who played X-23 in Logan and has gone on to star in His Dark Materials, has said she would like to return to the role in the MCU.

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