Disney has set release dates for five currently untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. The House of Mouse has unveiled its release date slate through 2023, confirming Marvel Studios will have a record-high four movies in each 2022 and 2023.
Previously, it had been announced the House of Ideas had three dates in 2022 — February 18th, May 6th, and July 29th — and now, it’s been confirmed the outfit has turned the October 7, 2022 date once belonging to an untitled live-action Disney property into a Marvel Studios release date. Marvel Studios has also received four release dates in 2023: February 17th, May 5th, July 28th, and November 3rd.
Exactly what movies will occupy those slots isn’t known at this time. However, Marvel Studios is currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel 2, Ant-Man 3, Blade and several other movies, so it’s possible that all or some of those might take one of those slots. It’s also possible one or more of these films may see the introduction of the Fantastic Four or X-Men into the MCU following Disney’s merger with Fox.
Added to previously announced titles and release dates, these new projects mean that Marvel Studios is currently planning to put out four films in 2022 and 2023. This is in addition to its slate of Disney+ tie-in series, which will affect the upcoming films.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow will be the next film in the MCU. That movie stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. The film arrives in theaters on May 1, 2020.