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15 Amazing Marvel Movies You Might Be Seeing Soon

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)
Find out what movies Marvel might be announcing for the next five years.

Recently Disney updated their movie release schedule for Marvel, Pixar and Disney Live Action and Animation films. Deadline reported all the proposed new films to the schedule and a schedule change. Here's how it affects the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

Here's the schedule for the next set of five films
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Apr 27, 2018 (Originally May 4, 2018) - [Moved]
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - Jul 6, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) - Mar 8, 2019
  • Untitled Avengers Film (2019) - May 3, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019) - Jul 5, 2019
Here are the seven movies that are listed as "untitled" and are unknown
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2020) - Jul 31, 2020 (originally Aug. 7, 2020) [Moved]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2021) - May 7, 2021 [New]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2021) - Jul 30, 2021 [New]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2021) - Nov 5, 2021 [New]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2022) - Feb 18, 2022 [New]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2022) - May 6, 2022 [New]
  • Untitled Marvel Film (2022) - Jul 29, 2022 [New]
So what are the next movies coming? We don't know for sure but we have a pretty good idea based on comments from film-makers and actors. Here's what we know about the future of the MCU.

1. Nick Fury

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Unknown (possibly Samuel L. Jackson) as Nick Fury
Nick Fury is the head of the US superspy organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He's played in the MCU movies by Samuel L. Jackson. Marvel has been tight-lipped about the possibility of a solo movie. But a Nick Fury movie has been in the works since 2006.

Back then Andrew W. Marlowe was hired to write the script based on Jim Steranko's Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. This was before the MCU and before Jackson was cast.  But Marlowe said the script could always be changed for his character.

Since then, the only hint that we've had has come from Samuel L. Jackson himself. He's confirmed that he's not in "Avengers: Infinity War" or "Avengers 4". He's going to be in "Captain Marvel" but that's a prequel.

In an interview on NY radio station Hot 97, Jackson was asked if he's in "Black Panther". "You didn't see me in [Captain America:] Civil War," Jackson said. "I'm still out there trying to figure out what The Skull is…" He cut himself off in mid-sentence.

Bleeding Cool speculated that he's talking about the Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving. Skull's presumed dead but we never did see a body.

2. Black Panther 2

  • Directed by Unknown (possibly Ryan Coogler)
  • Starring Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther
Black Panther is the superpowered leader of the fictional hi-tech African nation of Wakanda. With the blockbuster success of "Black Panther", which is on track to be the biggest MCU film of all-time, there's a guarantee a sequel is in the works. "We've always tried to find room for faces that look like everybody and not just homogenous casting,"

Producer Nate Parker says. "Panther obviously is a big swing that we hope to continue through many sequels and take some of these characters and put them in other franchises because I do think there's a way to cross-pollinate in an interesting way."

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that he hopes director Ryan Coogler comes back to the direct the sequels. But Coogler only signed a contract for a single film. When Coogler was asked about sequels he was cagey but hopeful.

"So, you know, in the [books] he was kind of a guy who was a child king, you know?" Coogler told Screen Rant. "He got his throne when he was very young. So when you meet him you know you dealing with a guy who's 34 years old, who's been king for a long time." So the Black Panther comics can provide a rich series of stories for the movies to draw on.  "In our film, that character is just settling in," he said. "So I'd be really interested to see, you know, what kind of king he is with experience and how that affects his performance in the stories."

3. Black Panther 3

  • Directed by Unknown (possibly Ryan Coogler)
  • Starring Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther
For all the reasons above there will be a Black Panther 3, there will be a Black Panther 3. Who knows if it will happen within the next six years. "Iron Man 2" & 3 came out within two years of each other so Marvel could put Black Panther in the same category.

We don't know much about the contracts for the Black Panther movie cast but it's rumored Chadwick Boseman signed a five-picture deal for Captain America: Civil War. He's already done Civil War and Black Panther and is appearing in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. That leaves one movie open for him to film but they can always sign him up for more.

They'd have a to sign a new contract for Boseman but it would be worth it.

4. Black Widow

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff
Black Widow is a Russian spy-turned-superhero. She first appeared in "Iron Man 2" and is played by Scarlett Johannson. It's been in the works forever. All the way back in 2011 Feige said: "There are no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be."

In the press for "Civil War," Feige told Deadline "Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow."

It's been reported that Marvel hired a screenwriter and is planning a solo movie. But we don't know much more than that. We don't know if it's a sequel, a prequel or even a reboot.

There's been speculation that the movie is going to get a 2020 release date which matches the newly moved date of July 31, 2020.

5. Hawkeye

Clint Barton, codenamed Hawkeye, is a highly trained former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent a master of archery. Ever since he appeared in Thor there's been speculation that he would star in his own movie.

Actor Jeremy Renner has said he'd be open to a solo movie but Marvel isn't rushing to make a movie with a guy who shoots bows and arrows.

"There are always talks about things, but that doesn’t ever mean they’ll become a reality," Renner told The Daily Beast. "All these things can still happen. They just pave some road and plant some seeds for future things—if they choose to go down that road."

While many have pointed to the fact that Black Widow is a founding member of the Avengers without a solo movie. But Hawkeye is the only male Avenger without a solo movie.

Back in 2011, Kevin Feige suggested that a solo movie was in the planning stages. "Internally we've also started thinking what a 'Hawkeye' movie could be, how we could continue to explore the organization [which Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury leads] S.H.I.E.L.D, which has a pretty big part in 'Thor,' smaller parts in the two 'Iron Man' films and has a giant part in 'The Avengers.'" Feige told IndieWire. "[So it's like], what would a stand-alone 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' be like? It all goes back to the comics. Sometimes the answer is - when looking at a certain run of issues - 'no way' and sometimes the answer is 'maybe, let's continue to explore it' and certainly with Hawkeye and Black Widow those are two that we're exploring."

Two years later ABC launched the series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and plans for a movie about the team faded away. Does that mean Renner will never get a film? Maybe but he says there's a clock running down.

"It would be a wonderful thing," Renner told the South China Morning Post. "Just don't wait too long! I don't want to be in my 50s in tights." Renner is 47 which means he's saying he will only play Hawkeye for a few more years. On the other hand 52-year old Robert John Downey Jr. still puts on the tights, so he could change Renner's mind. Or they could offer him a truckload of money.

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming 3

  • Directed by Unknown (possibly Jon Watts)
  • Starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
The popularity of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" guarantees a sequel and Marvel loves trilogies. Iron Man went for a three-peat. Thor went for a three-peat. Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a three-peat. So we can assume Spider-Man is getting a third movie after the 2019 sequel.

Tom Holland
in an interview with the French magazine Allocine seemingly confirmed it saying "There will be a Spider-Man 2 and 3… Yeah, well now you know, sorry Marvel. Whoops!" Feige also confirmed the third movie. He told Collider he wants to make them like the "Harry Potter" movies.

"Should we be able to make more after that?" Feige told Collider. "Sure. This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don't know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies."

So expect this one to be set in Parker's senior year of high school. Will he get a job at the "Daily Bugle"? Go to college? Marry his high school sweetheart Mary Jane? We'll have to wait and see. Presumably, the rest of the cast will be back too.

7. Ant-Man 3

  • Directed by Unknown (possibly Peyton Reed)
  • Starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne / Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
Like I said before, Marvel loves a trilogy. Expect a third Ant-Man movie too. Michael Peña, who plays Luis, seemed to confirm the third movie when he said he talked to Chris Hemsworth about it.

"We talked about it on the first day," he said. "It's a whole different kind of club to be in, the Marvel Universe. I don't know if they'll use me for the third movie, I still really don't know. It's cool to make a little bit of a mark on that Marvel Universe and it's kind of a cool club, they run a really cool studio." Later he said didn't mean to confirm the third movie. "If there is an Ant-Man 3, it would be great to be in it," he told USA Today. "That's all I said."

So we'll have to see. The second movie is supposed to take them to the sub-atomic universe known as "The Quantum Realm". Evangeline Lily, who plays The Wasp, says that opens up new possibilities.

"In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the Quantum Realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that," she said. "If he can do it, why can't we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I'm not the story creator, so I can't tell you what they're going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there."

8. Doctor Strange 2

  • Directed by Scott Derrickson
  • Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange
The box office success means Doctor Strange will be back. He's already shown up in "Thor: Ragnarok" and is going to be in "Avengers 3" and 4. Director Scott Derrickson has been confirmed for the inevitable sequel and he's looking forward to taking the sequels in a new direction. "What made The Dark Knight so great was that the origin story of Batman had been well-told, and then it was time to bring in a villain where you really got to go deep," Derrickson told Den of Geek. "And not just the Joker, also Two-Face. It was a more visceral experience, I'd love to be able to do that for Doctor Strange. I love the character, I love the visual possibilities, and I know the comics so well – [the first movie is] the tip of an iceberg. There's so much progress that can be made."

But he admitted that it's going to be a while before Strange comes back for a solo movie. He told Entertainment Weekly, "I have no idea where it fits in...Right now, I don't think the people at Marvel are calling anybody for anything. They're making way too many movies at once right now [to do that]. [Given] how intimately involved they are in the development and shooting and post-production of those movies, they've got their hands very full right now."

One villain being discussed is Nightmare who first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (1963) and is the ruler of the Dream Dimension where people sleep.

9. Doctor Strange 3

  • Directed by Scott Derrickson
  • Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange
If there's a Doctor Strange 2, then there'll be a Doctor Strange 3. Will Derrickson return for the next films? Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange, thinks Derrickson is the perfect person to direct them.

“[Scott Derrickson is] very good on process, and he’s very good on visuals and he had to cram a lot in," Cumberbatch told Cinema Blend. "I mean this was a much harder shoot in many ways than I imagine some of the other origin stories had been. They’re all hard, not to detract from the hard work that they put in, but my point is that there was a massively fast turn around. So he was having to edit and approve special effects shots at the same time as setting up these huge sequences live and getting the camera and angles and performances and visuals right on the day.

"So he was double tasking in a pretty full on way and then he was, for someone who’s done stuff to do with the supernatural before but never, as he’d be the first to admit I’m sure, never quite on this scale. He had to do it all with great skill and the results are on the screen. So yeah I think this film speaks to why Scott would be a great choice to direct it again."

10. Captain Marvel 2

  • Directed by Unknown (possibly Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck)
  • Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Except for "The Incredible Hulk" (which Marvel doesn't have the freedom to make) Marvel has made a sequel for every other film. So expect a sequel to Captain Marvel.

Unless it tanks harder than Thor: The Dark World. It's impossible that the movie could be lower rated and make less money than that film and we still got "Thor: Ragnarok".

There will be a "Captain Marvel 2".

11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

  • Directed by James Gunn
  • Starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket
A group of interstellar prisoners joins together to save the universe from threats. We know James Gunn is planning on making a third "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. Mainly because he's said so. "Right now I'm doing Guardians 3, producing a new film with David Yarovesky, and developing Starchy & Hutch for Amazon.com," Gunn said on Facebook. "My plate is full for three years." Last year he also promised that the movie will be released in "in a little under three years". That would put it in 2019 or 2020.

He's teased that the third movie will wrap up the overall story in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. "The truth is, the first movie is the first act, the second movie is the second act, and the third movie is the third act so I'm tying a lot of stuff together in the third film," Gunn said. "We get a lot of answers on a lot of different things, so doing that in an elegant way takes a little bit of grace and elegance. It's more challenging in that respect writing the third movie than the second movie."

The Marvel Universe is supposed to take a dramatic shift to the "cosmic" phase of the MCU with more movies set in space. Which leads us to...

12. The Ravagers

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord, Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, and Miley Cyrus as Mainframe
In the last "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, James Gunn added a few new characters. Some are based on the original line-ups of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics. Called he "Ravagers" they appeared in several key scenes and are a nod to the original Guardians of the Galaxy team that started in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969).

Veteran sci-fi actor Sylvester Stallone plays Stakar Ogord, who's known as Starhawk in the comics. Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor in the series Smallville is the crystalline alien Martinex. Ving Rhames plays the superhumanly strong Charlie-27. Michelle Yeoh, who's best known for the martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" plays Aleta Ogord who also becomes Starhawk for a while. Krugarr shows up, but since he's CGI we don't know who'll do his voice or motion capture. Finally Miley Cyrus, who's best known for being...Miley Cyrus plays the voice of the ship's computer.

They weren't just a random cameo though. Gunn wants to spin them off into a solo movie. "My plan is to see more of [Stallone's character]," Gunn told the Toronto Sun. "I'm not sure about him appearing in Vol. 3, we'll have to see about that, but it's our plan to see more of Stallone. [Marvel Studios chief] Kevin [Feige] and I are working on what is going to become of the Marvel Cosmic Universe and where it's going to go. We plan to see the rest of them in the future."

 "There's always discussion with Ravagers — it would be The Ravagers," he later told Collider. "It's always a possibility. I would be excited."

13. Adam Warlock

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Unknown
Adam Warlock is a character near and dear to James Gunn's heart. "I love Adam Warlock," he told Slashfilm. "He's one of my favorite characters." So much so that he dropped a huge reveal in the end-credits. After beating Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), the gold-skinned leader of the Sovereign she promises revenge. She reveals the "ultimate weapon" in a massive cocoon, saying: "I think I will call him Adam." That man is the artificial human called Adam Strange.

He was actually supposed to be a major character in Guardians 2. Later in the interview, Gunn added, "In all truth, I wrote an early treatment where I had Adam Warlock as a part…this is your big scoop because I don't think I've told anybody this… It was Adam Warlock. He was a big part of the screenplay and I realized it was one character too many. And I adored the character. I adored what we had done with him. I think we did something really creative and unique with Adam Warlock. But it was one character too many and I didn't want to lose Mantis and Mantis was more organically part of the movie anyway. So I decided to save him for later."

Kevin Feige says Adam Warlock is not in Infinity War, but "[Adam's] always been top of mind for the Guardians franchise. And if he appears anywhere in the future, it'll be with Guardians."

While people expected that Warlock would show up in Guardians 3 he shot that rumor down on Twitter saying he "never said" Warlock is in Vol 3. So, considering how much Gunn loves Adam, and considering he won't be in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3" where will he show up again?

There's no way to know for sure, but I'll bet Gunn is writing a treatment for an Adam Warlock movie right now.

14. X-Men

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Unknown
The X-Men are a group of mutant superheroes first introduced in the 1960s and have appeared almost a dozen movies by the rival studio 20th Century Fox. Ever since it was announced that Marvel was buying some of Fox Studios assets there's been talk about a new solo X-Men movie. At least that's what we thought. According to Feige, they haven't even talked about it.

"It would be years away,” Feige told Vulture cautiously. "We've announced everything through 2019, so none of those would be adjusted." But notice he said, "through 2019". With the new schedule, it could be one of the movies coming 2020 through 2023.

"The truth of the matter as I understand it is the deal has to be figured out," Feige added, "There's been no communication. We're not thinking about it. We're focusing on everything we've already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, we'll start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do."

Marvel loves to introduce new characters as cameos in existing movies. Nick Fury and the Avengers were a cameo in "Iron Man". Hawkeye has a cameo in "Thor". Spider-Man has a cameo in "Civil War". So expect the X-Men to show up as a cameo in another movie first. But you can bet your bottom dollar the X-Men will have a solo movie.

The Fox movies made over 2 billion when you include Deadpool and Wolverine. Marvel isn't going to leave that kind of money on the table.

15. Fantastic Four

  • Directed by Unknown
  • Starring Unknown
The Fantastic Four is another classic superhero team. First appearing in the 1960s the team consists of the genius Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl/Woman, the fiery Human Torch and the superstrong rock man The Thing. Along with the X-Men, they would be part of the Fox deal. Fox tried hard but they could never quite get the movies right. While they made a ton of money the first two were critically panned and the reboot fared even worse.

So Marvel would need to think carefully about a solo movie. But a Fantastic Four movie isn't even in the planning stages. "There's nothing really to say yet," Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park told ComicBook.com. "At least beyond, 'Wow.' That whole Disney buying Fox deal is – none of us saw that coming, and we're amazed and excited because we always dreamed of having the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU, but nothing's actually been decided or announced. So, I have nothing to spill, 'cause I don't even know what the future is. The only thing I've read… these things are going to take at least 12 months to 18 months for something to even happen."

If they're not talking about it now, and it takes over a year to even get it started then assume there's no solo Fantastic Four movie is coming until 2020. Of course, things could move fast once the deal comes through. When Marvel got the rights to use Spider-Man in the MCU they moved quickly to get him in the movies and a solo movie. It would be surprising that they'd fast-track Fantastic Four though.

While the Fantastic Four are fan favorites they haven't fared well at the box office. The three movies only made $342 million worldwide. That doesn't sound bad. But consider that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" made $334 million by itself. 'Nuff said.

The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks exciting and we can only wait and see what will happen. Till then we can enjoy the wonder that is the Marvel Universe.


What of these movies do you want to see? What movies do you think we'll be seeing soon?

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