We have provided a list of the Upcoming Marvel Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond. We look forward to what audiences can expect from the franchise. Keep this list bookmarked, as we’ll be updating it throughout 2023.
Last updated: March 3rd, 2023
It’s been over 80 years since Stan Lee and others created the popular Marvel comics and gave life to iconic characters like Spiderman, the X-Men, the Hulk, and Iron Man. In 2008, Robert Downey Jr. starred as Tony Stark in the first film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This was followed by five more films in what’s now known as Phase One of The Infinity Saga, culminating with The Avengers in 2012. Three more phases followed, with several movies, TV shows, and a partnership with Disney. The release of the epic Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November 2022 has officially ended Phase Four of the MCU.
There’s no sign of them stopping the making of these hugely successful films and shows. Especially now, Marvel has access to characters like the X-Men and The Fantastic Four after Disney bought 20th Century Fox, giving them the chance to place all these characters in their multiverse.
There is plenty of content to look forward to. We’ve put together a list of all the movies and shows you can expect from Marvel Studios. Some of the films and series on this list even have set release dates to add to your calendar right now.
Upcoming Marvel Shows and Movies in 2023 and beyond
Here is the schedule of upcoming MCU projects in 2023 and beyond. The dates may change depending on whether projects are brought forward, delayed or outright canceled.
What If…? Season 2 (Early 2023)
The second installment of the alternate universe anthological series is set to premiere early next year. So far, we only have the premise for the first episode available: “Peggy Carter / Captain Carter believes that the love of her life, Steve Rogers, is long-dead until he is discovered alive as the villainous Hydra Stomper.” There is also a season three of What If…? in development.
Secret Invasion (Early 2023)
The six-episode miniseries is set to premiere at the start of 2023 on Disney+. Samuel L. Jackson is coming back to the MCU as badass Nick Fury, and the show promises to delve deeper into the life of the former S.H.I.E.L.D director. He’ll team with Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos to battle the Skrull threat. Don Cheadle’s War Machine aka. Rhodey will be included, and his involvement will lead directly into his upcoming film Armor Wars. Judging by the trailer alone, Secret Invasion is a must-watch for MCU fans and casual viewers alike.
Official premise: Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
The much-anticipated third Guardians of the Galaxy movie is set to hit cinemas in May of next year. Written by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista.
Official premise: Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own – a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.
Echo (Summer of 2023)
Starring Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, and Tantoo Cardinal, Echo was first announced on Disney+ Day in November 2021.
Official premise: The origin story of Echo revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Loki Season 2 (Summer of 2023)
Not a lot is known about the second season of Loki, though it will tie heavily into the Multiverse Saga story Marvel are telling. At the end of season one, Kang took over the Time Variance Authority with a large statue of him. A tease after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania shows Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Owen Wilson’s Mobius in the 1920s, seeing Jonathan Majors’ Victor Timely, a variant of Kang. Other returning cast members are Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Owen Wilson, and Sophia Di Martino. It will consist of six episodes.
The Marvels (November 10, 2023)
Captain Marvel’s highly anticipated sequel has been in the works since 2019. So far, the film starring Brie Larson has received four different release dates and is still facing delays. The film features a team-up with Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau and is partly set on the SABER Space Station, where audiences saw Nick Fury at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. It will also show more of the Kree-Skrull war.
Official premise: Following the events of Ms. Marvel (2022), Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau begin swapping places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to figure out why.
Ironheart (Fall of 2023)
Riri Williams, aka Ironheart was originally going to get her own movie. Instead, Marvel is giving her a six-episode series set to premiere in the fall of 2023. Little is known about the plot at this moment, but we do know that Dominique Thorne is set to reprise her role, and the show is written as a continuation of the events from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
X-Men ‘97 (Fall of 2023)
X-Men ’97 will be a continuation of the beloved animated series of the X-Men, which ran from 1992 and ended in 1997. Some of the heroes that will be included are Magneto, Rogue, Beast, Jean Grey and Cyclops. The series will be the first fully-produced Marvel Studios project not to be a part of the MCU. A second season of the show is also confirmed.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Winter of 2023)
First introduced in WandaVision, Agatha Harkness (played by Kathryn Hahn) is getting her own spin-off series. Emma Caulfield Ford has been cast to appear as Sarah Proctor, while Joe Locke, Aubrey Plaza, Ali Ahn, and Maria Dizzia have joined the cast in yet-to-be-disclosed roles. This is the first time in the MCU that a character leads their own show without having had their own Marvel Comics series.
Stan Lee (2023)
The MCU wouldn’t be anywhere without Stan Lee, the man who helped create so many heroes over his lifetime. To celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, Marvel announced that they would be making a documentary to pay tribute to his legacy. No firm release date has been announced yet, but it’s coming this year.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
Fans of the Spider-Man cartoons have something to look forward to with another cartoon announced for Disney+. While there is little word on the plot, the series will focus on a different Peter Parker. Charlie Cox will reprise his role as Daredevil in the show, and audiences can expect appearances from Doctor Strange, the Rhino, and Doc Ock.
The series will be part of the MCU but set in a different multiverse. There will also be a follow-up cartoon titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year.
Daredevil: Born Again (Spring of 2024)
Daredevil fans were excited to see the character (played by Charlie Cox) briefly exchange some in-fight banter with She-Hulk, and even have a romantic relationship with the character. In the spring of 2024, we’re also getting a series centered on the blind lawyer by day/vigilante by night Matt Murdock. It’s completely unconnected to the Netflix iteration, and Charlie Cox has said in an interview with NME that the series will be less gory, but it will be dark.
Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
The fourth film in the Captain America franchise will premiere early May in 2024. Directed by Julius Ona, the film stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, the new Captain America, Danny Ramirez as Joaquín Torres, and Harrison Ford will replace the late William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, who is now the President of the United States in the MCU.
Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
So far, we know that this movie will be directed by Jake Schreier, and it features an all-star cast composed of Sebastian Stan, Olga Kurylenko, Florence Pugh, Harrison Ford, and Hannah John-Kamen. The premise is similar to D.C.’s The Suicide Squad as it gets a group of supervillains together and sends them on a mission for good.
Blade (September 6, 2024)
The reboot to Wesley Snipes’s Blade trilogy was originally set to hit cinemas in November 2023, but director Bassam Tariq pulled out mere weeks before filming was scheduled to start. Not much is known at this point about the highly-anticipated movie, but Mahershala Ali will star as the titular daywalker. Surprisingly, the film will be a PG-13 movie, not an R like the late 90s classic.
Deadpool 3 (November 8, 2024)
Many were surprised to hear that the MCU is adopting the merc with a mouth Wade Wilson in their Multiverse of Madness. But then again, it is called the Multiverse of Madness for a reason. Originally supposed to come out in September 2024, the delays with Blade pushed the threequel back to November. While we don’t know much about the plot, Ryan Reynolds invited Hugh Jackman to reprise his iconic role as Wolverine, and he said, “Yeah, sure, Ryan.” Some might remember how that character died back in Logan, but Multiverse. Of. Madness. And we’re here for it.
Fantastic Four (February 14, 2025)
A Fantastic Four reboot set in the MCU has been in the works since way back in 2019. Matt Shakman is set to direct the feature written by Jeff Kaplan. No casting decisions have been announced yet. John Krasinski (of The Office fame) did make an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Mr. Fantastic, but it’s unclear if he’ll reprise the role in the 2025 movie.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
The film will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and it will mark the 40th film in the MCU. So far, the only cast member confirmed is Jonathan Majors, who will appear as Kang. It will likely take cues from the 2001 to 2002 comic storyline of the same name, written by Kurt Busiek.
Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026)
2025 was supposed to be the year of the Avengers, as Secret Wars was supposed to come out mere months after The Kang Dynasty. But due to delays with Blade, it’s been pushed to 2026 now. Little is known about Secret Wars, other than it will be taking inspiration from the comics crossover Marvel Super Hero Secret Wars from 1984-1985 written by Jim Shooter, and a second Secret Wars from 2015 by Jonathan Hickman.
Marvel Zombies (TBA)
Episode five of What If…? introduced audiences to zombies in the MCU multiverse, and Marvel are keen to continue to explore this premise. Announced in November 2021, this follow-up series will consist of four TV-MA or R-rated episodes, and will not follow on from the events started in ‘What If… zombies!?’ Expect zombified versions of Hawkeye, Captain America, Captain Marvel and more. Some of the heroes fighting to stop the zombie horde include Yelena Belova, Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel.
Armor Wars (TBA)
Originally, Armor Wars was being developed into a six-episode Disney+ series. However, in September 2022, Marvel Studio announced that the story is being written as a full feature. Little is known of the new movie, but it will star Don Cheadle’s War Machine after the events of Secret Invasion.
Official premise: What happens if Tony Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands?
Wonder Man (TBA)
Marvel’s Wonder Man was quietly announced last year, but will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (he has previously played Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman) as the titular character. Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will develop the show, which will also see the return of Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery. There hasn’t been a release date announced for the show yet.
As confirmed by a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, a Disney+ series focusing on the Marvel hero called Nova, aka Richard Rider, is in development. Audiences have already met the Nova Corps in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, who are tied to the character. In Avenger: Infinity War, Thanos decimated the Nova Corps and their planet Xandar. Nova got his powers when a similar event hit the Corps in the comics. Very little is known about the show.
Spider-Man 4 (TBA)
Teasing the fourth film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Feige has confirmed that a fourth MCU Tom Holland Spider-Man film is in development.
“All I will say is that we have the story,” Feige explained. “We have big ideas for that, and our writers are just putting pen to paper now.” Sony boss Tim Rothman has stated that they hope to get working on the project “with the whole group,” meaning Tom Holland, Zendaya, etc.
Deadline first broke that a spin-off show focusing on Paul Bettany’s Vision is in the works, and will be called Vision Quest. When we last saw Vision, he flew out of the finale of WandaVision to ponder his existence. Deadline says that the show will focus on White Vision regaining his memory and humanity. It will likely incorporate elements from the comics event of the same name, and possibly introduce the West-Coast Avengers.
Marvel has yet to officially announce the show.
And so, that’s the list of the Upcoming Marvel Shows and Movies in 2023 and Beyond. We will be sure to keep this updated!