The MCU is still going strong as Disney announce the release dates of five new Marvel movies.
With Endgame coming and going, Spider-Man: Far From Home being fairly quiet, Marvel seeming to care more about Disney+ shows at the moment and the general resurgence in quality of Star Wars properties, you’d be forgiven for thinking the MCU is still a thing.
I’ll be honest, I absolutely loved the MCU. Start to finish, there was nary a film I didn’t like and even the bad ones (Iron Man 3 and Thor 2) were better than most other generic action films like, say, The Mechanic.
Weird parallel, I’ll admit, but I’m blagging.
After Endgame though, I was exhausted. Fully ready to not watch another Marvel film for some time and even though I did go to see the second Spider-Man, that was mainly because it’s my job to be in the know about these things.
The people over at Marvel Studios probably realised that public interest was dying down though, and with that, have gotten themselves back into the public eye by announcing five new films to their upcoming roster.
As stated by The Hollywood Reporter, the five films are as yet untitled, but have release dates, so we can sort of make educated guesses on what to expect.
The unknown films are set for: 7 October, 2022; 17 February, 2023; 5 May, 2023; 28 July, 2023; and 3 November, 2023. These will come after the previously announced Black Widow (1 May, 2020); The Eternals (6 November, 2020); Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (12 February, 2021); Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (7 May, 2021); and Thor: Love and Thunder (5 November, 2021).
What are the five new MCU movies?
It’s likely that of the unnamed films, most will be sequels, with Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Ant-Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Spider-Man 3 all but confirmed, but Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is also keen to introduce the Fantastic Four and X-Men to the MCU, as well as Blade and Deadpool.
Thus far, anything could happen, and it would be disappointing if all of the new films are just sequels, but Marvel have surprised us before and I’m sure they’ll do it again.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
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