Keep up with the ever-expanding world. The release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the last Spidey film in the Tom Holland-led trilogy, ended out 2021 on a high note for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Black Widow, WandaVision, and Loki were among the numerous Marvel films and programs that won critical praise upon their debuts last year.
Fortunately, Marvel has even more highly anticipated releases planned for 2022. We’ll witness the revival of programs like What If…?, which debuted in 2019 and features different narrative lines featuring our favorite characters. Ms. Marvel presents Kamala Khan, the MCU’s first Muslim adolescent superhero, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel to the ground-breaking 2018 blockbuster. Old favorites like Thor make a comeback, with Thor: Love and Thunder hitting theaters this summer, providing us a glimpse of what life is like intergalactically after Avengers: Endgame.
With so much to look forward to, make sure your Disney+ membership is activated, popcorn is popped, and tickets are purchased ahead of time, because you won’t want to miss these blockbusters and buzz-worthy TV shows.
Here are all of the Marvel movies and television series that will be released in cinemas and on Disney+ in 2022.
The Moon Knight
Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, and Gaspard Ulliel, is first on the list. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the six-episode series follows an ex-mercenary suffering from dissociative identity disorder, a mental health illness defined by the presence of several personas.
Steven Grant, a gift-shop clerk who often suffers blackouts and flashbacks to an other existence, is one of Moon Knight’s identities. He quickly finds he shares a body with Marc Spector, a former Marine who was resurrected by the Egyptian old deity Khonshu. Steven/Marc is forced to navigate the complexities of their numerous identities when confronted with a “deadly mystery” involving Egyptian gods. The series will be available exclusively on Disney+.
The release date is March 30, 2022.
Morbius is a film based on the Marvel Comics character Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who suffers from a rare blood ailment and mistakenly changes into a vampire-like monster in an effort to heal himself. Morbius is a nemesis of Spider-Man in the comics, but there has been no indication that Spidey would face up against the anti-hero in the film.
Morbius, starring Jared Leto as the titular character, was developed by Sony Pictures in collaboration with Marvel Studios, hence it is not strictly part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was supposed to be released in July 2020, however owing to the fast spread of COVID-19, the timetable has been pushed back many times. Viewers will be able to watch it in cinemas this spring.
The release date is set for April 1, 2022.
Doctor Strange in the Madness Multiverse
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directed by Sam Raimi, who directed the original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and is set to reach cinemas in late spring.
Doctor Strange is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Charles Xavier is played by Patrick Stewart, Dr. Christine Palmer is played by Rachel McAdams, Wanda Maximoff is played by Elizabeth Olsen, America Chavez is played by Xochitl Gomez, Wong is played by Benedict Wong, and Dr. Nicodemus West is played by Michael Stuhlbarg. Following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange performs a spell and must now deal with the consequences of unlocking the door to the Multiverse’s alternative universes.
Release date: May 6, 2022
Fans finally met the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Muslim adolescent superhero on March 15. Kamala Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American girl in Jersey City, New Jersey, who is obsessed with superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. She lives a regular adolescent life, thinking about what life would be like if she had her own abilities – until she realizes that she does.
Iman Vellani makes her on-screen debut as the title character. According to Variety, Saagar Shaikh portrays her elder brother, Mohan Kupar and Zenobia Shroff represent her parents, Matt Lintz plays her closest friend, and Aramis Knight plays the Red Dagger. The six-episode series will be available exclusively on Disney+.
Release date: June 8, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder
The official trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder emerged on April 18, offering us a sneak peak at the highly anticipated sequel. The fifth movie, after Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Endgame, looks to revolve on Thor’s life in retirement, until his search for inner peace is disrupted by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who aims to slay all of the cosmic gods.
Taika Waititi directs, and Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the God of Thunder. Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie, while Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, commonly known as the newest Marvel superhero, Mighty Thor. Chris Pratt, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Matt Damon, and Melissa McCarthy all appear.
According to Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram, filming completed in June 2021. “The film is going to be bats**t insane off the wall hilarious and could perhaps tug a heart string or two,” he teased in the description. “A lot of love, a lot of thunder!” he wrote.
Release date: July 8, 2022
She-Hulk will debut this summer on Disney+, completing off the season’s crowded Marvel program. Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and Bruce Banner’s (a.k.a. Hulk) cousin. She develops Hulk-like superhuman powers after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin.
Mark Ruffalo steps into the role of the monster superhero. Tim Roth, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, and Josh Segarra also appear. According to Collider, the series will consist of ten 30-minute episodes, and the teaser, which was published on May 17, provides viewers their first glimpse at Maslany as the titular figure.
Release date: August 17, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a sequel to the 2018 film Black Panther. It will continue to explore the universe established in the previous film, however one prominent figure will be absent. Following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in August 2020, filmmaker Ryan Coogler has had to recreate the events of this second episode.
The narrative has been kept under wraps, and the release date is still months away. But we do know that the majority of the ensemble cast is returning, including Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, and Winston Duke.
Release date: November 11, 2022
What if…? 2
The second season of What If…? is set to launch this year, though an exact date has yet to be announced. Season one debuted in August 2021, therefore the second installment is anticipated to arrive in late 2022.
Marvel Studios revealed in November 2021 that The Watcher would return to the animated series, adding that we’ll meet even more superheroes and universes in the Multiverse.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
To cap off the year, Marvel Studios will release The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which was created, written, and directed by James Gunn. The special will keep fans busy until the next Guardians of the Galaxy picture arrives in 2023.
The plot of the show, like most Marvel productions, is unclear, but we do know that it will be available on Disney+.