Upcoming Marvel movies release dates for MCU Phase 5 and 6 — and all confirmed titles, too

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in The Marvels, an upcoming Marvel movie
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Well, we'll be waiting longer for most upcoming Marvel movies, as Disney's just announced a lot of delays. Disney just broke the news that it's postponing many Marvel, Star Wars and Avatar release dates.

While we're firmly in Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everything seems to be setting up Phase 6. But now that the latest Marvel movie just hit theaters (we loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3), when are the next MCU movies coming out? Oh, and when is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 coming to Disney Plus?

We've compiled the definitive list of what's coming around in Phases 5 and 6 with confirmed release dates for the films that have them, and also the wider timeframes for when other shows and movies are expected.  Multiple release dates just changed, though, as Avengers: Secret Wars, Fantastic Four, Blade and Deadpool 3 have all been delayed to varying degrees.

Upcoming Marvel movies and shows: Cheat Sheet

Secret Invasion: June 21, 2023
Loki season 2: Oct. 6, 2023
The Marvels: Nov. 9, 2023

Those who have watched the Marvel movies in order know that the MCU has a lot of work to do without Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark and Chris Evans as Captain America, as the MCU may need to assemble a new set of Avengers. And many a fresh face will arrive to join those ranks — with one making their acting debut in a Disney Plus series. 

And while the X-Men are expected to be in the MCU, watching the X-Men movies in order is always an option, though it isn't factoring in much yet (outside of fake Pietro). Oh, and looking outside the MCU? We've got a guide to all of the upcoming DC movies too.

Upcoming Marvel movie release dates in Phase 5 (and shows, too)

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Secret Invasion
(Disney Plus series — Coming June 21, 2023)

What do we know about Marvel's Secret Invasion show? Fortunately a fair bit, as the series isn't as secretive as its title suggests. It will focus on a pack of shape-shifting Skrulls that have secretly taken positions of power on Earth. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his Skrull friend Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) will reunite to fight them off. Cobie Smulders will be back as Agent Maria Hill. Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman (playing an old ally of Fury's) and Kingsley Ben-Adir (likely the villain) will also be in the series. And we've got reason to believe that Secret Invasion will be the biggest Marvel show yet.

The Marvels (aka Captain Marvel 2)

The logo for The Marvels, one of the upcoming marvel movies

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Release date: Nov. 9, 2023

The Marvels will tell the next adventure of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). And they won't be alone either; the WandaVision finale tipped us off to the fact that Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) will be going up to space to see her mother's friend again. Also, Ms. Marvel will be appearing in Captain Marvel 2, to meet her hero.

As for the story? We don't know who our heroes will be fighting, but we would not be shocked to learn that this movie factors into the Disney Plus series Secret Invasion — which will focus on a bad batch of Skrulls, who Fury and Talos fight to stop. 

The Marvels was originally slated to be released in July, but was pushed back to November.

Most recently, The Marvels teaser trailer finally gave us a glimpse of Kamala working with her idol and Ms. Rambeau.

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(Disney Plus series  — November 29, 2023)

Hawkeye standout Maya Lopez / Echo (played by Alaqua Cox) is getting her own show. This deaf character is a butt-kicking martial artist who can identically mimic others' moves (as the name Echo suggests). Charlie Cox (as Daredevil) and Vincent D'Onofrio (as Kingpin) are expected to appear.

Captain America: Brave New World

Anthony Mackie with the Captain America shield in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Release date: July 26, 2024

Captain America 4 (which just changed its name to Captain America: Brave New World) will star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, the new Captain America. Yes, for those who didn't see The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Sam is now Captain America. Chris Evans even tweeted it.

Confirmed co-stars include Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres and Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley. We met both in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Speaking of which, it's unknown if Sebastian Stan will reprise the role of Bucky Barnes. Shira Haas will play Israeli superhero Sabra, while Tim Blake Nelson reprises the role of the villainous Samuel Sterns/The Leader, who you may remember from the sole Hulk film in the MCU, The Incredible Hulk (2008).


(L to R) An artist's rendering of the Thunderbolts cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S.Agent and Taskmaster

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Release date: Dec. 20, 2024

Thunderbolts is basically an anti-Avengers. Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is probably running the team comprised of Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S.Agent and Taskmaster.


Marvel's Blade title card

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Release date: Feb. 14, 2025

The reveal of Mahershala Ali as the start of the Blade MCU movie rocked Comic-Con 2019. Yes, the daywalker made famous by Wesley Snipes is coming to the MCU. Unlike Deadpool 3, this will be a PG-13 (and not rated R) affair. Little else is known, other than Stacy Osei-Kuffour (HBO's Watchmen) being signed on to write the movie. Blade was originally set for a Nov. 3, 2023 release date, but was pushed back when the original director Bassam Tariq left the film.

The latest casting news is actually pretty great, as reports say Mia Goth is joining Marvel's Blade in a TBA role.

Blade may be delayed, as it's one of the projects on pause due to the writers' strike.

Upcoming Marvel movies and shows — Phase 6

Deadpool 3

The Deadpool 3 logo is Deadpool's logo sliced with three cuts.

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Release date: May 3, 2024 — (yes, this film is supposedly in phase six, but it's coming out before multiple phase 5 movies)

Yes, Deadpool 3 is a Marvel movie, and it's going to have an R rating. Yes, that same foul-mouthed Deadpool that Ryan Reynolds brought to the screen will exist in the same MCU that gave us plucky lil Steve Rodgers. Deadpool 3 has already cycled pairs of writers in and out: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were first attached, before being replaced by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux, both Bob's Burgers writers. Except that Reese and Wernick were brought back in.

As for what the heck Deadpool will do in the MCU? Probably continue the work that Fake Pietro started in WandaVision, and continue breaking the wall down between Marvel's X-Men properties and the MCU. 

Oh, and one more thing, when announcing the Deadpool 3 release date, Ryan Reynolds revealed that not only will Wolverine be in the film, but it will be played by none other than Hugh Jackman.

Deadpool 3 was delayed slightly, from Sept. 6, 2024 to Nov. 8, 2024.

Fantastic Four

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Release date: May 2, 2025

A whole lot of fan demand was stirred up with the rumored casting notes for Marvel's Fantastic Four. No cast rumors have been confirmed, but with their comic book connection to He Who Remains, we expect the Richards family will have their work cut out for them. Matt Shakman was announced to direct at D23.

Fantastic Four was previously slated to release on Nov. 8, 2024.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

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Release date: May 1, 2026

Yes, Kang will be back in Marvel movies. Last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the villain who masters the timelines is in the title of the fifth Avengers movie.

In the comics, this arc is where Kang blew up the United Nations. It's unclear if they will try and recreate this moment, or even who the current Avengers are. 

Avengers: Secret Wars

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Release date: May 7, 2027

In the comics, the Secret Wars have happened twice. In said comics, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four appear. While we could expect the latter in this film, Marvel's cinematic schedule for unleashing the X-Men is still unknown.

Originally set to release on Nov. 7, 2025.

Upcoming Marvel movies and shows without release dates

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What If ...? season 2
(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

This continuation of Marvel's Disney Plus animated series will introduce The Watcher to new heroes and sections of the multiverse. Episodes will focus on topics such as the 1602 series, and Iron Man on Sakaar.

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X-Men '97
(Disney Plus series — Expected in 2023)

Not an MCU show, but X-Men '97 brings The X-Men to their first Marvel Studios production, and it's going to be an animated series taking place in the "classic" period of X-Men that you may remember from the 1990's animated series. The story, according to Marvel "will follow "a familiar team with the 'DNA of the original show,' after an impactful event in X-Men ‘97 will launch the reunited X-Men into an all-new chapter that will resonate with fans of the original series."

They're also bringing back plenty of the original cast: Cal Dodd (Wolverine), Lenore Zann (Rogue), George Buza (Beast), Alison Sealy-Smith (Storm), Chris Potter (Gambit), Catherine Disher (Jean Grey), Adrian Hough (Nightcrawler) and Christopher Britton (Mister Sinister). Though not all of those voice actors will reprise their original roles, with some playing "entirely brand-new parts," according to Marvel. 

Joining the cast are Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett and AJ LoCascio.

Tom Hiddleston as three Loki variants and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Loki season 2 in the Disney Plus 2023 sneak preview

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Loki season 2
(Disney Plus series — Expected Summer 2023)

We got confirmation of Loki season 2 at the end of the Loki finale. Loki has a lot of work to do, including figuring out why Mobius and Hunter B-15 don't recognize him. We're also likely to get more of Sylvie, who's just unleashed chaos upon all the timelines.

Ironheart logo

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(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

Ironheart, aka Riri Williams, a recent addition to the Marvel comics world, is a genius inventor who is making armor that would impress Tony Stark (whether he would admit it or not). And she's going to get a Disney Plus show, starring Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah, If Beale Street Could Talk) in the lead role. Williams built her suit in her MIT dormitory room, so this could be the MCU property that finally takes Marvel to the one place it's yet to go: college. Will she become the new Iron Man, as she did in the comics? Only time will tell. 

Agatha Coven of Chaos title graphic

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Agatha: Coven of Chaos
(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

Agatha's Disney Plus series was fully confirmed at Disney Plus Day, and while we don't know when it's coming, we do know we're more than excited. After all, once we learned it was Agatha all along in WandaVision, we knew we needed more of the newest witch on the block. Kathryn Hahn stars.

Daredevil Born Again title card

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Daredevil: Born Again
(Disney Plus series — Expected Spring 2024)

This 18-episode series is Charlie Cox's full-fledged Disney Plus series, giving Daredevil the spotlight that fans have begged for. Oh, and if you ask us: Daredevil: Born Again should erase Netflix’s Daredevil.

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Spider-Man: Freshman Year
(Disney Plus series — Expected 2024)

This animated series gives us the one thing (arguably) missing from the MCU Spider-Man movies: another re-telling of Peter Parker's origin story. That said, Marvel promises "a journey unlike we've ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots."

(L, R) Wonder Man in the comics and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is reportWonder Man

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Wonder Man
(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

Marvel's Wonder Man series exists in that reported but unconfirmed stage. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, HBO's Watchmen) is supposedly set to star 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.

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Marvel Zombies
(Disney Plus series — Expected 2024)

This animated series looks to be a bit like What If...?'s reimagining of the Marvel universe that pits the heroes against zombies. It is most likely non-canonical.

The logo for Armor Wars, one of the upcoming marvel shows

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Armor Wars
(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

Don Cheadle's already been on one Disney Plus show, and he's going to get his own down the line. Armor Wars adapts the comic series of the same name, and gives James Rhodes a new mission: to stop Tony Stark's armor from being misused. It's been theorized that Iron Man 2 baddie Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) could be the one using Stark's armor for bad deeds, selling them on the black market.

A view of Wakanda, which will be the focus of a Disney Plus series, one of the upcoming marvel shows

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Wakanda-set series from Ryan Coogler
(Disney Plus series — release date TBA)

We're going back to Wakanda, one way or another. A TV series that takes place in the technological wonderland of Wakanda will be one of the five projects coming from the partnership between Disney and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler's Proximity Media. No word on cast or crew.

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