Between the Movies and Streaming Services, Marvel Will Be Keeping Fans Busy
Between the movies slotted to come out, and the streaming shows dropping, 2021 (and 2022) is just the beginning of Marvel Studio releases. From the looks of things, the company is ready to throw everything they have at this new template.
Timing Is Everything
While there are certain elements still up in the air, such as the release date for Black Widow, more and more movies and shows are getting solidified release schedules. As for Black Widow, the premiere date will be entirely based on the global market. Marvel is still intending to release the movie to theaters first – and not simply straight to Disney+.
That in itself brings about a few complications. The biggest one being how many countries will have released their restrictions on movie theaters and other large crowds by that point. As it stands, Black Widow is currently slotted to release on May 7th. However, if that doesn’t work out, it’s likely (but not guaranteed) that the movie will be bumped back to July 9th. Which is the allotted release for Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings.
It’s all a game of shuffle, one that will hopefully be resolved soon for the sake of all the fans out there waiting on news.
Disney+ is going to be keeping actors, fans, and creatives alike all very busy for the foreseeable future. WandaVision still has two episodes left to its series and will be quickly followed by a feature showing the making of the show.
All of which will flow rather nicely into the release of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That show is reportedly going to be six episodes in length, which means that the series will conclude on April 23rd.
But wait! There’s more! Hard to believe, but the list does keep going. Disney+ has officially announced the start date of Loki‘s series: June 11. After that, we’re expecting to see What If? This will be the first Marvel/Disney+ animated series and is already looking to be worth the wait.
Along with all of the shows with release dates in place, Marvel is wrapping up – or starting – several other shows. Ms. Marvel is very close to completion, which is exciting news for all of the Kamala Khan and Captain Marvel fans out there. Her series will link up directly to Captain Marvel 2, releasing on Nov. 11, 2022.
Close behind Ms. Marvel is Hawkeye, a series in full development as we speak. She-Hulk will begin filming in a few weeks, according to reports, and Moon Knight will begin shortly after her series has wrapped up.
That’s a bit of a whirlwind filming schedule? Don’t you think? There’s currently little confirmation about which series will be getting a second (or third) season. However, WandaVision and Ms. Marvel both will be tied directly into Marvel movies (Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and Captain Marvel 2, respectively).
Movies in Development
Finally, let’s talk about the rest of the movies that fans can expect to hear more of shortly. Sony/Disney/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently scheduled to release on Dec. 17th of this year.
Including Black Widow, as well as Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, which brings our total Marvel movies in 2021 up to three. Not bad. Not bad at all.
2022 has even more in store. Thor: Love & Thunder is currently scheduled for May 6. With Black Panther 2 close behind, with a date of July 8th. We do know that Marvel is planning on producing a Wakanda series on top of this, though a release date hasn’t been announced.
When you count Captain Marvel 2 into that mix, we’re going to get three more Marvel movies in 2022, which is holding to a pattern that fans will hopefully be able to count on from here on out.
Don’t forget! All of the above is in addition to the other Marvel/Disney projects on the docket. Most notable, the Star Wars list. Which in itself is nearly overwhelming. Star Wars: The Bad Batch is amazingly set to start releasing on May the fourth, and The Book of Boba Fett sometime in the fall. It’s a lot to look forward to, to say the least.