The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to be one of the most popular cinematic franchises in history. Following on from the success of Captain Marvel, the Avengers will reach the dramatic conclusion of the first age of the MCU, following on from Avengers: Infinity War and the climactic events of Avengers Endgame. In addition to further sequels for the big movie success stories, we will also be getting limited series featuring central Avengers in key roles, while also getting introduced to whole new corners of the Marvel universe.
But what exactly are these upcoming titles? Here is the guide for what Marvel Cinematic Universe goodies you have to look forward to.
*Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame*
All upcoming MCU movies and limited series
Spider-Man: Far From Home
In the first post-Endgame movie, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is looking to take a break from all his worries and travel Europe with MJ (Zendaya) and his other friends. However, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) requests Spidey’s help fighting a powerful threat, The Elementals, that will see Peter team up with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Michael Keaton is back as the Vulture alongside Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May Parker, while Cobie Smulders appears too as Fury’s right-Hand woman, Maria Hill.Spider-Man: Far From Home release date: July 3, 2019.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
After all of the drama surrounding James Gunn being fired, the popular director of the first two films will be back to direct the third outing of the Guardians after all.
All central cast members will return, along with a new addition after Avengers: Endgame.
It is speculated we’ll see the return of Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) and her perfect creation to defeat the Guardians - Adam, believed to be iconic Marvel character Adam Warlock.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 release date: TBC
Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in the character’s first solo movie and prequel film.
The film will be set in the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union and look at Nat's formative years.
Black Widow will also star Florence Pugh, David Harvour, and Rachel Weisz.
Black Widow release date: TBC
The next comic property to get cinematic attention are The Eternals, a race of empowered beings created by the cosmic God-like aliens, the Celestials, to defend Earth from evil.
The film is thought to focus on the superheroine Sersi, an immortal with the power of molecular and atomic manipulation, who will be played by Angelina Jolie.
The film will also star Kumail Nanjiani.
We wonder how the Eternals will fit in with the rest of the MCU.
The Eternals release date: TBC
A film focused on expert martial artist Shang-Chi, who has the ability to create endless duplicates of himself, is due to be directed by Hawaiian-born director Destin Daneil Cretton, who previously worked with Captain Marvel star Brie Larson on the film Short Term 12.
Shang-Chi becomes a member of the Avengers in the comics.
Will this skilled hero join the Avengers in the MCU?
Shang-Chi release date: TBC
Black Panther sequel
Oscar-winning mega-hit Black Panther has a sequel on the way from director Ryan Coogler.
Chadwick Boseman will return as T’Challa, while Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Angela Bassett are also expected to reprise their roles from the first film as Nakia, Okoye, Shuri and Ramonda, respectively.
Not much is known about the plot but we can’t wait to see what Wakanda has in store for us next!Black Panther sequel release date: TBC
Doctor Strange sequel
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Stephen Strange in a sequel film about the powerful sorcerer.
Benedict Wong will return as sidecick Wong, while Rachel McAdams reprises her role as love interest Dr. Christine Palmer.
We expect the plot will revolve around Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his vendetta against sorcerers, which was set up in the post-credits scene of the previous film.Doctor Strange sequel release date: May 2021.
Now that Marvel Studios has the rights to the vampire hero, a new film is on the way.
Wesley Snipes has spoken to Marvel about reprising the character he portrayed in three films previously.
Blade reboot release date: TBC
Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel
Far From Home hasn’t hit cinemas yet but we do know that a sequel is already in the works to continue Peter’s story in the MCU.
Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel release date: TBC
DISNEY+ LIMITED SERIES
We also have confirmation of multiple mini-series set in the MCU for new streaming service Disney+.
None of these series have confirmed release dates.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the God of Mischief, Loki, in a series that is said to be set throughout key moments in history.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Avengers couple Scarlet Witch and Vision, with a series that places them at the forefront.
Olsen recently revealed that we can expect a 1950s aesthetic for the mini-series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The former Winter Soldier and Sam Wilson will be joining together to fight evil together in this new series in the aftermath of Endgame.
There will also reportedly be a whole series set around major MCU events - had they gone down very differently.
What If? is similar to the Marvel comics series of the same name.
A series is being planned to focus on founding Avenger and master-archer Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner).
According to Variety, the series will feature Barton in a mentor role to future Hawkeye mantle-holder Kate Bishop.
Perhaps that is who Katherine Langdford was due to play?What MCU films are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.Read More