Fans have been desperate to see the high-flying action of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on the big screen. The last time viewers got to witness the Marvel heroes in the theater was all the way back in 2019 with “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
While Disney+ series like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” have been holding fans over, we still long to sit side by side with our fellow theatergoers.
Thankfully, as the vaccination rollout proves to be more and more promising for things getting back to normal, Marvel Studios has unveiled release dates for some of the biggest releases for their Phase Four film slate.
Just a few weeks away, the highly anticipated “Black Widow” will hit theaters and stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning July 9. After a very promising first trailer, “Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings” is hitting theaters Sept. 3.
Along with the reveal of these release dates, we also got our very first look at the cosmic adventure “Eternals” by Oscar winner, Chloe Zhao, which will premiere Nov. 5. After a massive cliffhanger and rumors galore, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will finally debut on Dec. 17.
In 2022, Marvel will kick off the year with the release of “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” on March 25, 2022. Everyone’s favorite God of Thunder will return for another comedic, action-filled outing in “Thor: Love and Thunder” on May 6, 2022. Out of all the films set to be released, the sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther” is the one all eyes are set upon, with the passing of Chadwick Boseman. We now have a release date, and a subtitle that honors the late actor. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will enter theaters July 8, 2022. Another sequel with more released details is “Captain Marvel 2,” which will now be titled “The Marvels” and is set for a Nov. 11, 2022, release date.
As for the 2023 slate, only two films have a release date set in stone, though it can be assumed that any films yet to be announced will find themselves in this area. “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantimania” will be released on Feb. 17, 2023.
Obviously, while movie theaters reopening seems more and more likely, the pandemic could still move any of these dates back by several months. It should also be noted that there are still numerous Marvel projects without a release date, Disney+ series like “Ms. Marvel” and “What If;” as well as movies like “Blade” and the introduction of “The Fantastic Four.” Nevertheless, the MCU continues to grow more and more with each film, and these upcoming releases are set to make the universe bigger than ever before.