Those that are yet to see the sequel to 2017’s Spiderman: Homecoming, will surely not be disappointed by Tom Holland’s second appearance as Peter Parker, and those who have already seen the new movie will be happy to know that Marvel has plenty more movies up its latex sleeves.
But what’s next for Marvel? Spiderman: Far From Home marks the end of “Phase 3” for the franchise, meaning that we are entering into the unknown; we are entering into “Phase 4.”
Just you wait guys, just you wait…
We began to see the end of Phase 3 in Avengers: Endgame, which saw the futures of some of Marvel’s much-loved superheroes go up in flames.
So, although we can predict which superheroes will not be making a return, the names of which superheroes we will be seeing in Phase 4 has been veiled in mystery.
Spiderman: Far From Home (sorry, spoilers!!!!!) gave us our first insight into the glimmering future of Phase 4, with the first glimpse into life after Thanos’ death.
Marvel has announced eight release dates for future films, but is yet to release titles.
So get these dates stuck in your diary:
May 1, 2020
November 6, 2020
February 12, 2021
May 7, 2021
November 5, 2021
February 18, 2022
May 6, 2022
July 29, 2022
You might want to prepare excuses for not going into work on the days after those late-night showings!
We expect that Disney will make the official announcement as to which titles these dates will pertain to at the inaugural San Diego Comic-Con, during the Hall-H panel.
It’s unlikely that they will release all of the projects, but we can expect the titles for those already in development that will be hitting the screens in the next couple of years.
Alongside the upcoming Marvel movies, we can also expect some of our favorite characters to appear in their own television shows, which will stream on the brand spanking new Disney+ streaming site.
A stand-alone heroine story is set to appear in theatres near you at some point in the future. Black Widow is yet to get a release date, but rumor has it that this stand-alone movie will be focusing on Avengers’ character, Black Widow, in a time-frame before the first Avengers movie.
Which means? That’s right! We can expect a Black Widow origin story.
Ah, hell yea.
So we may well anticipate a Marvel spy movie.
Sounds good to me!
Black Panther 2.
I mean, what did you expect after the box office record-breaking smash of the first Black Panther movie?
Although it hasn’t been “officially” confirmed, we have no doubts that Black Panther 2 is happening.
Rumor has it that Ryan Coogler will direct once again and he is also set to direct Space Jam 2, which we’re very excited about – that’s set to be released in 2021.
Well, you’ve got a little while to wait yet, our guess is that the release date will be around February 12, 2021, a cool three years after the first installment.
Ever heard of Jack Kirby’s comics of the same name?
I hadn’t either, to be honest, but now that I’m clued up, I am so down for this movie.
This will involve an epic battle between two superpowered life forms, one side being “The Eternals” and the other, “The Deviants.”
Other than this, they haven’t given us much to go on regarding the plot of the movie. Marvel has been tight-lipped about this, but, saying that, if you get your hands on the Kirby comics, I’m sure that you’ll get more of an insight!
I feel like any movie starring Angelina Jolie will be a winner, but that combined with the wonder and brilliance of Marvel is sure to break the box office.
Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden are also planned to star, and Chloé Zhao is set to direct.
Doctor Strange 2.
It’s been a long time coming, but Marvel has finally, finally got going on the next installment of Doctor Strange.
The wait for Doctor Strange 2 is not too far off.
With C. Robert Cargill supposedly back in the writer’s chair and Scott Derickson set to direct, we have every confidence in Doctor Strange 2.
According to Benedict Wong, shooting for this movie could begin later this year, leading us to predict a 2021 release date.
Word on the street is that Marvel is fast-tracking the production of Daniel Cretton’s Shang Chi.
Filming is expected to begin after the summer. Rumors claim that its release date is set for 2021 and that it will be hitting theatres in time for the Chinese New Year.
Another Spiderman movie is inevitable, knowing that Tom Holland has signed a six-movie contract with Marvel.
Marvel sure does like making trilogies, so it’s safe to say that we will be getting a third installment to the Holland-Spiderman series.
When can we expect the third installment of Spider-Man?
From what insiders have been suggesting, Marvel is in no two minds about halting the progress of the Spidey series – maybe Holland wants to get it all done and dusted before he gets old and grey.
We can probably expect to see Tom Holland leaping from skyscrapers once again as early as 2021.
Sometimes, even though the audience demands it and the studio wants to make it, technical complications mean that sought after pictures get pushed back and back again.
We are, of course, talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
There are plenty of people that are eager to see Chris Pratt and the gang reprise their much-favored roles.
The movie has been pushed back again and again after the writer-director of the franchise, James Gunn, was fired and then re-hired by Disney.
Well, frankly, Disney initially made the decision in honor of their values as a studio.
After old tweets of Gunn’s resurfaced, some going back a decade ago, Disney felt that they had no choice but to sack him.
At the time, Disney Chairman, Alan Horn, released a statement saying: “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values.”
You can see for yourself, frankly, Gunn’s “jokey” comments about pedophilia and child molestation really are no laughing matter.
In a statement obtained by ABC, Gunn said: “My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative,” he wrote. “I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today.”
Well, what can you do?
At least this means that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is back in the works. We can expect it sometime around 2023.
If you’re hungry for more, have a read of the full list of the sixty movies that Disney have planned for the next decade!