Beginning with Iron Man, Marvel Studios has produced twenty-eight films in the last fourteen years (2008). For five years, the series was limited to films until the studio decided to expand the cinematic world with television shows.
The events in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were given rich backgrounds and loops were nicely filled in, making the entire interconnected tale more comprehensive and credible. Runaways, Cloak & Dagger, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and other series added new characters to the world.
Following the merger of Marvel Television and Marvel Studios, the new Disney+ originals are now directly tied to the films.
In addition, with Captain America: Civil War, the films have gotten more crossovers, with more allusions and Easter eggs to keep the series going. Unfortunately, in addition to Spider-Man:
No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse, Marvel Studios also declared every other Marvel Entertainment film, even those outside of the MCU, canon to its chronology, significantly extending it.
With the majority of character rights reverting to Marvel Studios and Sony cooperating on Spider-Man spin-offs, there are a plethora of fresh storylines waiting to be told from the classic comic books.
Marvel Studios produced two films every year until 2016, with Marvel Television releasing the accompanying television series. From 2017, Marvel Studios will release three films each year. Beginning with WandaVision in 2021, Marvel began producing Disney+ originals based inside the MCU.
Disney released five original films in 2021, in addition to three theatrical releases. Black Widow was Marvel’s fourth release of the year, although it was finished much earlier and was the studio’s sole hybrid release.
However, 2023 will be Marvel’s most successful year yet, with the studio releasing a record amount of MCU films, as well as related ventures and Disney+ series.
With Sony and Disney onboard, the MCU’s production output will exceed the studio’s previous record, bringing the series to thirty films. Marvel will have fun creating spinoffs, origin tales, and sequels next year, with so much on its plate.
Projects from Marvel Studios.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the MCU’s largest Phase Four entry, will kick off Marvel’s 2023 slate. The film is expected to continue Loki’s story while also introducing Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) to the fold.
The film will most likely extend the multiverse’s turmoil to Earth-616, building on the premise explored in Multiverse of Madness. Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, who may be hinted to become Stature, her comic book superhero counterpart, also makes her MCU debut.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer will all reprise their roles from prior flicks. Lilly teased Corey Stoll to reprise his role as Yellowjacket earlier in 2021. Given Kang’s potential as the franchise’s next prominent villain, this card has a lot of potentials.
While Ant-Man 3 ushers in a new era for Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ushers in a new one. The film will take place after the events of the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and it will be the last time the space avengers join forces.
The Marvels has been rescheduled to broadcast again.
It will be Gunn’s last Guardians feature, and Dave Bautista has announced that he will leave the series following it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is making the rounds for a different reason. Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock will be introduced in the film.
The character was initially hinted at in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and will be the center of attention in the next feature. Despite the lack of plot details, Guardians 3 will be the most anticipated film of the year as Gunn takes us on another deep-space Marvel adventure.
The Marvels was just rescheduled to coincide with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The Marvels is expected to be a large-scale production that will follow the stories of three superheroines, dealing with their hardships and pain.
Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani will feature in the picture, which will be directed by Nia DaCosta. The film is set to follow Ms. Marvel and is presently being kept under wraps. Skrulls and their deep space cooperation with Nick Fury will also be featured in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury. The film may directly set up the events of Secret Invasion, even if it’s only anticipation.
The Fantastic Four will be the first Fox property to be integrated into the MCU. Fans have wished for the squad to join forces with the Avengers for a long time. Marvel Studios has cast John Krasinski as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, living up to fans’ hopes.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness included a variation of Krasinski’s character, who was a member of the Illumination Earth-838.
The Fantastic Four premiere date has yet to be determined, and director Jon Watts just stepped down, allowing others to take his place. Nothing, however, could compare to the thrill of The Fantastic Four entering the MCU.
The fifth film from Marvel Studios is set to be released in 2023. Several theories imply that it may be Deadpool III or Blade. However, Marvel has yet to confirm the date, and the studio may remove it from the schedule.
Disney+ Originals by Marvel.
In Phase Four of the MCU, Marvel Studios aims to produce four original films on Disney+. Marvel may delay the publication of one of these series until 2024, but for now, these shows will premiere in 2023, since Phase Four concludes that year.
Secret Invasion will tell the narrative of a faction of Skrulls that have invaded Earth and all facets of life on it, based on the iconic comic book series of the same name. Nick Fury (played by Nick Fury), his Skrull ally Talos (played by Ben Mendelsohn), Agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), and Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and James Rhodes/War Machine will be fighting the invasion (Don Cheadle).
Shape-shifting Skrulls have long been a staple of comic books, with plots centered on them among the most popular. Now, Marvel is bringing it to life with a television series, and it’s going to be fun, especially with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury leading the charge. Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, and Kingsley Ben-Adir will feature in the series, which was created by Kyle Bradstreet.
One of the concepts Feige unveiled during the Disney Investors Day Event in 2020 was Ironheart. Riri Williams’ origin tale will be told in this series. Williams, a young prodigy at MIT like Tony Stark, creates her own Iron Man suit. While Riri Williams is Stark’s protégé in the comics, she will have a different origin story in the film, however, her connection to Iron Man will remain.
Dominique Thorne will play the role for the first time in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Chinaka Hodge and Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther, will co-develop the series. The origins of Ironheart might be linked to Wakanda.
Tony Stark’s beginnings started when he realized how dangerous his weaponry and technology may be in the hands of terrorists and extremists. With him gone, the threat has returned, and his Iron Man technology is on the edge of falling into the wrong hands.
It will now be up to Don Cheadle’s War Machine to face off this threat in Armor Wars. The show’s chronology is currently unknown, and other than Cheadle, no other cast members have been announced.
Danai Gurira will star in a new Disney+ show based in Wakanda. The show’s plot is unknown, although it’s said to be based on Gurira’s character Okoye, the Dora Milaje’s commander. After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler will conceive the series and begin work on it.
Other programs that might be moved to Phase Four and released in 2023 include:
- Season 2 of Loki
- What If…? Season 2
- House of Harkness, Agatha
- Zombies from Marvel
- Spider-First Man’s Year
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony.
With Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony’s prior Spider-Man films, such as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man Series, have become canon in the MCU.
Furthermore, any future Spider-Man Universe films will be set in a parallel timeframe to the MCU. The concept was developed using the multiverse concept, which allows characters to cross over from one property to the next. With three films now under this label, Sony plans to release further movies based on Spider-Man characters in 2023.
Kraven The Hunter, a Sergei Kravinoff origin story, will recount the tale of the eponymous game hunter who aims to surpass Spider-Man. The comics’ character is said to have consumed a mystical serum that enhances his abilities and slows down his aging process. Kraven The Hunter, like the other SSU films, will portray the character as an anti-hero rather than a Spider-Man foe.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the character, who first appeared as a silhouette in No Way Home. The film will also feature Dmitri Smerdyakov, aka Chameleon.
Madame Web could be the first Marvel film to feature a female mutant character in the lead role, complementing female-led superhero films like Black Widow and Captain Marvel. The story will be set in the SSU and will follow the origins of the clairvoyant Cassandra Webb.
She is said to have psychic sensory abilities, as well as precognition and telepathy, in the comics. Madame Web will be played by Dakota Johnson, with Sydney Sweeny co-starring. In 2024, another SSU film, El Muerto, will be released. Silk, a television series, is also in the works, though no release date has been set.
Spider-Verse Animation Films.
The sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will arrive in theaters in June 2023, after a five-year wait. Although Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One is currently set in its own timeline, the multiverse concept allows it to be brought together at Marvel. Miles Morales will travel across the multiverse to face a powerful villain in the story. Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 will all appear in the film.
The film is said to be Sony’s most ambitious project yet, and it could include a variety of art forms and animation styles to depict various universes. This has led to speculation that a live-action visual style will be used to bring MCU’s Spider-Man into the fold as well. Several universes exist in animated or paint-like form, making this speculation possible. However, no official announcement has been made.
The first installment of a two-part sequel. Beyond the Spider-Verse, the third installment will be released in 2024.
Marvel Studios is producing several projects in collaboration and under its banner to surpass any other film franchise, thanks to the licensing agreement with Sony and Disney’s acquisition of Fox Studios. Marvel has used the multiverse concept to bring all of these stories together into a single unified Marvel Multiverse, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe taking precedence.
There won’t be a month in 2023 without a Marvel Entertainment announcement, with seven film releases (possibly eight) and at least four television productions. The fact that these films are not only linked by the studio but also by story elements makes Marvel a massive experience in and of itself. It will reach its pinnacle in 2023.
Marvel Teases a New Game announced.
The teaser does not reveal anything about the impending announcement. The addition of creators Nuverse and Second Dinner, though, suggests it will be for mobile since both are recognized for their mobile games.
If that’s the case, it’ll join the ranks of other popular Marvel mobile games like Marvel Contest of Champions, Marvel Strike Force, Marvel Future Fight, and Marvel Future Revolution, which are all presently available. The current Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness event in Contest of Champions adds new material based on current MCU series and films.
On the horizon for Marvel is more than a potential mobile game. After a small launch delay on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is now set to debut sometime in 2022.
Although the creators revealed that players would not be able to romance their favorite Marvel heroes, the game boasts a unique turn-based fighting system and RPG-style interactions with other characters.