Keeping track of every upcoming Marvel movie and TV show coming to the MCU is a full-time job. Marvel may be going through a rough patch at the moment but it still has at least seven movies and six TV shows in the works right now. And some of them have release dates as far out as 2027.
"X-Men '97": March 20
"Deadpool & Wolverine": July 26
"Agatha: Darkhold Diaries": Late 2024
'Captain America: Brave New World': Feb. 14, 2025
Lucky for you, it actually is my full-time job to keep track of everything coming from the MCU, so I've got you covered. Below we'll get into every movie and TV show coming from Marvel that currently has a tentative release date. We'll also cover a few movies and TV shows that have been in the works but have murkier futures.
So ready to dive into the multiverse? Here's every upcoming Marvel movie and TV show coming to the MCU.
Upcoming Marvel movie release dates
'Deadpool & Wolverine' (July 26)
Release date: July 26, 2024 (theaters)
"Deadpool 3" is the only Marvel movie being released in 2024. For reference, the last time Marvel released only one movie in a calendar year (aside from 2020 when we all took the year off) was in 2012 when "The Avengers" was Marvel's lone movie on the calendar.
But more importantly, it marks Deadpool's first appearance in the MCU. We got a trailer first as a short Super Bowl commercial and then a longer trailer on YouTube at the same time and a lot gets covered in that longer two-and-a-half-minute-long trailer.
Most importantly, this movie seemingly acknowledges that "Loki" matters! That's because the Time Variance Authority from the Marvel TV show has abducted Deadpool to make him "Marvel Jesus." The TVA seems to be led by Matthew Macfayden as Paradox and it's unclear if this is before or after the events of the "Loki" TV show, though logic dictates that it's after.
But regardless of how the TVA ties in, the big news is Hugh Jackman's return as Wolverine. Admittedly, we don't actually get much of Wolverine in the trailer (just a shadow) but we remain excited for his return to the big screen. Just remember that this Wolverine is probably not the same Wolverine from the "Logan" timeline.
'Captain America: Brave New World' (Feb. 2025)
Release date: Feb. 14, 2025
Formerly known as "Captain America 4", "Captain America: Brave New World" will be the feature-length debut of Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson as the new Captain America. Spoiler alert for those who missed "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Wilson takes over Steve Rogers' mantle at the end of the Disney Plus series.
This latest installment in the Captain America franchise brings back some familiar faces — and a blast from the past. Danny Ramirez and Carl Lumbly will both reprise their roles from "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Joaquin Torres and Isaiah Bradley, respectively. And Tim Blake Nelson will return to the MCU as Samuel Sterns, aka The Leader, who you may remember from 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." The Leader is tipped to be the main villain in Cap 4.
The biggest familiar face though, and I mean that literally, is Mark Ruffalo returning as the Hulk. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Ruffalo revealed that he will be returning to the MCU in this new Captain America film. He also revealed that Marvel is "never" going to give Hulk a standalone Marvel movie and that the character's story was intended to play out over four movies. Given this is now the sixth movie Ruffalo's Hulk will make a co-starring appearance in, it's clear that Marvel isn't done with Hulk just yet.
We will also see some new faces in "Brave New World." Shira Haas will play Israeli superhero Sabra, and Harrison Ford will be making his debut as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, filling in for the late William Hurt who had previously played the role.
'Thunderbolts' (May 2025)
Release date: May 2, 2025
Calling "Thunderbolts" Marvel's version of DC's The Suicide Squad would be a bit reductive, but it wouldn't be wrong. The Thunderbolts are basically the anti-Avengers — a group of antiheroes doing questionable missions for questionable government officials.
The cast is composed of a deep roster of all the MCU B-list characters from recent movies and TV shows. Returning to the MCU is Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova; Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier; David Harbour as Red Guardian; Wyatt Russell as John Walker, aka U.S. Agent; Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster; and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost.
One person who won't be showing up is Steven Yeun, who was rumored to star as The Sentry but is now reportedly out. And apparently, he could be replaced by "Top Gun: Maverick" star Lewis Pullman. Yeun isn't the only actor dropping out of the project either. According to Variety, Ayo Edebiri is leaving due to scheduling and will be replaced by Geraldine Viswanathan of "Blockers" fame. This team of misfits will be led by Julia Louis-Dreyfus as La Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine and Harrison Ford reprising as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross.
Pugh indicated in an interview that production has begun, which is good news — Disney just bumped "Thunderbolts" up the calendar to May 2, 2025, swapping it with "Fantastic Four," which now takes the previous July 2025 release date.
'Fantastic Four' (July 2025)
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Release date: July 25, 2025
Matt Shakman will direct Marvel's upcoming "Fantastic Four" movie, a decision announced during Disney's D23 Expo in 2022. And after some rewrites and a delay caused by 2023's writers' and actors' strikes, filming is finally expected to begin in early 2024 in London at Pinewood Studios, though reportedly the movie is being rewritten again.
Hopefully, we at least get a first look at either San Diego Comic-Con in July 2024 or D23 in August. Especially since the movie has now been pushed back to July instead of its May 2 release date, swapping spots in the calendar with "Thunderbolts."
There is some good news though. Marvel has officially cast the Fantastic Four team of superheroes who will be the stars of this movie. Joining Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic — who was already reportedly cast in a February 7, 2024 leak — will be Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
Based on the announcement post on Instagram, it looks like at least part of the movie will take place in the 1960s, but details on the plot are still only rumors.
'Blade' (Nov. 2025)
Release date: Nov. 7, 2025
"Blade" has had a rough path to joining the MCU. While the reveal of Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter rocked Comic-Con 2019, things have not gone smoothly since. The movie has gone through at least five writers according to Variety, is on its second director and even shut down production six weeks before shooting was scheduled to start.
It now appears that Marvel is going back to basics with "Blade," bringing on Oscar-nominated comic book adapter Michael Green ("Logan") and reportedly operating on a budget under $100 million. Fingers crossed that this movie eventually sees the light of day.
'Avengers 5' (May 2026)
Release date: May 1, 2026
We're leaving up the "Kang Dynasty" art for now but make no mistake — Marvel may ditch Kang entirely after firing lead actor Jonathan Majors. "Loki" season 1 writer Michael Waldron is now in charge of what is being called "Avengers 5" and it's unclear if Kang the Conqueror will even be recast for this movie or simply shelved.
For now, rumors from insiders like Richtman say that Kang is still part of Marvel's plans, though others like Justin Kroll say that Kang's future won't be decided until ... well, the future. Once we know more about the state of the fifth Avenger's team-up movie, we will update this section accordingly.
Avengers: Secret Wars (May 2027)
Release date: May 7, 2027
While "Avengers 5" may be entirely redone as a different movie, for now, we're still ultimately headed for Marvel's "Avengers: Secret Wars." This movie will end Phase Six of the MCU and could ultimately be used as a soft reset for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, even bringing an end to the multiversal storyline we've been on since the events of "Endgame."
All we know for certain now is that writer Michael Waldron is currently attached to write "Secret Wars" in addition to its prequel movie, and the movie will likely be at least loosely based on the 2015 Marvel comic series from Jonathan Hickman.
Upcoming Marvel TV show release dates
'X-Men '97' (March 20)
Release date: March 20 on Disney Plus
"X-Men '97" is a revival of the beloved "X-Men: The Animated Series," bringing back most of the original voice cast as well as a few big newcomers like Jennifer Hale as the voice of Jean Grey. We finally got a trailer for the upcoming animated show and it looks like it will pick up not long after the end of the original series. For those who need a reminder, that ended with the Shi'Ar Empire taking Professor Xavier (Cedric Smith) to try and heal him.
Whether or not he was ever healed though seems irrelevant, at least for now. In the trailer, Professor X is considered to be dead, and as such Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, has taken over the X-Men at a time when anti-mutant sentiment is growing.
However, Scott's plans for the X-Men may not be the only plans that matter. According to the last will and testament of Charles Xavier everything now belongs to ... Magneto.
'Agatha: Darkhold Diaries' (Fall 2024)
Release date: Late 2024 on Disney Plus
"Agatha: Darkhold Diaries" may be on its third name — it was formerly "Agatha: House of Harkness" and "Agatha: Coven of Chaos" — but it sure seems like it'll be on Disney Plus by the end of 2024.
This "WandaVision" spin-off stars Kathryn Hahn reprising as the witch Agatha Harkness who was Wanda's nemesis back in Phase Four. Agatha has broken out of her prison in Westfield, New Jersey and now must team up with a team of allies — including Aubrey Plaza as Rio Vidal, a witch in Harkness's coven — to regain her wicked powers. We've seen reports pegging the show's release date as early Fall 2024, but have yet to see anything more concrete than that.
'Eyes of Wakanda' (TBD 2024)
Release date: TBD 2024 on Disney Plus
“Throughout Wakandan history, brave warriors have been tasked to travel the world retrieving dangerous vibranium artifacts. This is their story.”
That's the official description for "Eyes of Wakanda" according to Marvel (h/t Variety). This animated series was announced in late 2023 and is currently slated for some time in 2024, but unfortunately, we don't have more specifics than that. All we know is that it will be part of the MCU's Phase Five and produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler's company Proximity Media.
'Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man' (TBD 2024)
Release date: TBD 2024 on Disney Plus
Formerly known as "Spider-Man: Freshman Year," "Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" is an animated show that, according to an interview with Marvel Studios's Brad Winderbaum, takes place in an alternate timeline where Norman Osbourne was Peter Parker's mentor rather than Tony Stark. Norman Osbourne ... now why is that name familiar? Spoiler alert: We know why.
We don't have a concrete release date for this animated Spider-Man show yet, but given it was shown at the December 2023 "What If...? screening" where Disney also showed off a few other shows slated for 2024, we are confident it's on track for a 2024 release date.
'Marvel Zombies' (TBD 2024)
Release date: TBD 2024 on Disney Plus
While the most recent reported release date for "Marvel Zombies" was 2024 (h/t Variety), this four-part series may not come in 2024 given its absence from recent press releases and screenings. If it does ever hit Disney Plus though, this series would pick up from the events of "What If...?" season 1 episode 5 "What If... Zombies?!" so you should watch that episode if you want an idea of what to expect.
But obviously, expect zombies.
You can also — reportedly — expect Ms. Marvel. In an interview with The Direct, "Ms. Marvel" star Iman Vellani said she's been recording lines for Marvel Zombies and that her character is the center of the show. "Knowing Kamala [Ms. Marvel] is going to interact with some really cool people, even if it's just animation, is so special in a lot of ways."
A rumor from Marvel tipster CanWeGetToast (h/t Comic Book Movie) also says a new Fist of Khonshu will appear in Marvel Zombies. Still, don't take this as confirmation that Oscar Isaac won't return to the MCU one day. There are many reasons Marvel could go in a different direction for this animated series.
'What if...?' season 3 (TBD 2024)
Surprise! Despite having no official release date and barely being on the radar, Marvel's "What if...?" season 3 is already being promoted as "coming soon." The animated anthology series already has promotional images and even a teaser trailer, which are reportedly from an episode that was slated for season 2. That same second season wrapped up in December 2023, so it wouldn't be a surprise if season 3 put a cap on 2024 in a similar fashion.
So far, we can expect Bucky Barnes, Red Guardian, Ant-Man, Sam Wilson as Captain America and more to appear in an episode of season 3.
Streaming date on Disney Plus TBD
Marvel movies and TV shows without release dates
Ever since debuting in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," an Ironheart spin-off for Disney Plus has been in the works. It will star Dominique Thorne, reprising in her role as Riri Williams — aka the titular Ironheart. Weirdly, "Ironheart" doesn't have a release date even though it reportedly finished filming back in 2022.
But while there are enough doubts to label its future status as "rumored," we fully expect the six-episode first season to eventually land on Disney's streaming service. Thorne recently confirmed our expectations in an interview with Deadline, saying "Get ready… it’ll be a ride."
One person who may be along for the ride could be Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider is tipped to arrive in the MCU based on rumors that Parker Robbins, aka The Hood, will join with the Spirit of Vengeance in "Ironheart" in a move that mirrors a storyline in the current run of Marvel comics.
'Daredevil: Born Again'
Originally tipped to be an 18-episode season with a second season already greenlit, "Daredevil: Born Again" has reportedly — perhaps fittingly — been completely scrapped and reborn with new showrunner Dario Scardapane at the helm. This isn't Scardapane's first rodeo with Marvel, as they previously worked on Netflix’s "The Punisher" show.
Some of the already-shot scenes and episodes will reportedly still be used, but apparently, the tone of the show was not to Marvel's liking — specifically, it wasn't dark enough.
So maybe it's not a surprise that Marvel brought on a Punisher writer to shake things up. One thing that's for sure is that despite our wishes, "Daredevil: Born Again" won't erase Netflix’s Daredevil. That's because (spoiler alert) "Echo" made Netflix's versions of Daredevil and The Punisher officially MCU canon. Speaking of The Punisher, Jon Bernthal is set to reprise his role as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in "Daredevil: Born Again."
As of January 26, 2024, there is some evidence that this project is still being filmed, as Marvel hero White Tiger has been reportedly spotted on set.
Marvel's "Wonder Man" was originally set to star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, HBO's Watchmen) as Simon Williams, whose run in the comics saw him first as a villain before he became a hero. He's worked for Baron Zemo (the father of the Zemo in the MCU), and he's also been an Avenger, so there are plenty of ways to tie Wonder Man into the MCU.
But Wonder Man's future has been in doubt. Rumors abound that it's been rebranded as a Spotlight series or scrapped altogether. However, on January 12, 2024, fans spotted Marvel filming the movie in Los Angeles (h/t Collider). Hopefully, that means this project is still very much alive.
Originally, Armor Wars was set to be a Disney Plus series bringing back Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes, aka War Machine. That's been scrapped and the new idea is to do it as a movie, though still with Don Cheadle.
And it's now been reported that Sam Rockwell will return to the MCU in Armor Wars, reprising his role as Justin Hammer from Iron Man 2. Shooting would reportedly start in 2025 with a 2026 or 2027 release date. This is all currently based on rumor though, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, it does seem like Armor Wars has some legs as an ongoing MCU project.
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Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.
Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.