Walt Disney Studios released their upcoming Marvel movie schedule through 2022.
The news arrived to us via press release where Walt Disney Studios President of Theatrical Distribution Cathleen Taff expressed her excitement, “We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world.” She added, “With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”
The Marvel movie schedule surprisingly only sees two Marvel films on the docket for 2020 alongside The New Mutants. The New Mutants will hit theaters on April 3, 2020. It will be joined by an untitled Marvel film that will debut on May 1st. The second Marvel film will debut on November 6th.
2021 will see the release of three Marvel films. The first will hit theaters early in the year slated for a February 21st release date. It will be followed by another film that will hit theaters on May 7th. Finally, the third film in 2021 will hit theaters on November 5th. It’s anybody’s guess what these films will be.
In 2022, Disney has three Marvel films on the schedule. The first will hit theaters on February 18th. It will be followed by May 6, 2022. The third film will drop on July 29th.
These three films are anybody’s guess. I would wager, we more than likely see a Black Panther sequel as well as a Captain Marvel sequel. It’s possible we might see a third Ant-Man film as well. But they could also introduce some new franchises as they are doing with Eternals. It’s quite possible they might introduce the mutant team of Excalibur. An Agent Braddock was referenced in Avengers: Endgame and the Russo brothers played coy on whether it was an Easter Egg or not.
It’s also possible they could introduce Namor. Kevin Feige noted last year they are looking into whether or not they want to introduce the Sub-Mariner into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, recent rumors indicate he could be introduced in Doctor Strange 2. If that’s the case, it’s possible they could begin developing a Namor solo film before the character is introduced. It’s not unheard of. Marvel Studios introduced Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War before he got his own solo film. Captain Marvel was also teased in the post-credit scene of Avengers: Infinity War before getting her stand-alone origin film.
What do you make of Marvel’s line-up for the future?