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With the release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios capped off a 22-film saga. The story began with 2008’s Iron Man, and since that time we’ve seen new heroes introduced, compelling combinations of characters intermingled, and even a few characters bite the dust. And while previous team-up movies like The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron had a sense of finality to them, Endgame was a true, genuine ending to the 21 movies that have come before it. Nothing will be the same after Endgame.
To that end, Marvel Studios kept a tight lid on what films might be next, refusing to confirm any Marvel movie release dates beyond Spider-Man: Far from Home. That is, until San Diego Comic-Con 2019, where Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage and pulled back the curtain on the first two years of films in Marvel's Phase 4.
Word of many of those projects had already leaked, but it's always nice to get confirmation. So with that in mind we’ve put together a complete list of all the upcoming Marvel movies that we know are in the works.
Check it out below, and click through for a complete calendar of all the upcoming superhero movie release dates confirmed thus far.
WandaVision [spoilers] wrap-up
It's been a whole week since Marvel fans got new content, and in 2021 that is a veritable drought.
But select reporters did get early screeners of the upcoming Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the standalone series focused on Sam Wilson's Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Bucky and Sam have never quite hit it off, and their odd-couple dynamic promises to be a foundational pillar of the series. Now they must band together as
friends partnerscoworkers in the post-Captain America world, bonded by their missing friend and the events of Infinity War and Endgame.
Before you all pile into portals and launch an attack, this is the highest possible praise. One needn't look further than the ambition and reach of WandaVision to see that MCU superheroes thrive on the small screen. Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier similarly luxuriates in emotional exploration, punctuating its sky-born battles not with exposition, but with wonderful, rich character development. It will be jarring indeed to go back to formulaic (if enjoyable) superhero fare after shows like these.
Obviously, character depth in the MCU is not new. It is what makes the 12-years-and-counting franchise so resonant, from Tony's first moments in a cave to the broken Avengers navigating life after Thanos' snap in Endgame. But it was always a privilege afforded only to top-billed heroes because we had a story to move along, a saga to keep rolling.
In the Marvel TV universe, things couldn't be more different. Sam and Bucky spend the entire first hour of their six-episode team up completely apart, never mind that the show is literally named after their alliance. We catch up with them separately and at a leisurely pace, because they have their own shit to deal with.
Quiet moments have always been some of the MCU's best, and they shine more than ever on Disney+.
You’ve got a new earlier date with the God of Mischief! Marvel Studios’ Loki is now set to debut on Disney+ on June 9, moving up two days from the previously announced June 11. This also means that Loki is making the jump to mid-week, because haven’t you heard? Wednesdays are the new Fridays.
In a brand new video, which you can watch above, honoring some of our mightiest Avengers — you know, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the usual — Tom Hiddleston can’t help but feel Loki’s left out of the roundup. “Arguably, he’s incredibly heroic himself,” Hiddleston states, continuing on with the fact that Loki is, “Cunning. Charming. I could go on, but maybe I could just prove it to you.”