2021 wasn’t dry for Marvel, but 2022 looks to return the MCU more of its former glory. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has a lot to oversee in the new year, with the return of Thor (and a new Thor), the Black Panther sequel looking to find someone else to take up the mantle, and a Doctor movie. Strange who has much more enthusiasm. than its predecessor.
Yes, while the year before seemed to focus on the supporting Avengers and their siblings (not calling Loki, we loved your show), 2022 seems to be huge for Marvel. And just like last year, we have some exciting new Disney Plus shows on the horizon, but most of this year’s shows star heroes who may be entirely new to audiences.
Oh, and Sony Pictures has new movies in their Spider-Man universe, which counts as connected to the MCU. It all makes for a busy year in which you will find it difficult to keep track of the many new faces on the scene. So we decided to make a guide to all the Marvel movies and shows in 2022.
Morbius (January 28)
No, don’t run away! Morbius, starring Jared Leto, is indeed an MCU movie, or at least as much as any Spider-Man movie, since we know it exists within that universe (Morbius’s trailer was littered with references).
Are you unfamiliar with Morbius, the living vampire? We assume that many are, so here is what you need to know. Dr. Michael Morbius was plagued with a condition he sought to cure, only to find himself in a cave where an incident with many bats basically turned him into some kind of vampire.
Not only does Morbius live in the same world as Spider-Man, but he shares a timeline with some familiar faces and names from that world. Michael Keaton appeared in the trailer as Adrian Tooms (who became The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming), the cops reference Venom in the trailer, and Oscorp Tower looms over his head. There’s even a newspaper version of The Daily Bugle, which feels like a nod to the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.
Will it be broadcasting? Not on January 28, but it will eventually come to Disney Plus, thanks to a deal between Sony and Disney.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6)
Benedict Cumberbatch has a sequel, but it’s not entirely his. Elizabeth Olsen will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as a post-WandaVision Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, who is likely looking for her separated children. You also have to deal with Loki (Tom Hiddleston), as the titular multiverse. era shattered at the end of the Loki season 1 finale.
And coming out of that title, we hope this movie deals with more than just the anger of Mordo, who is probably still very anti-sorcerer. To make matters better, this movie is directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man), and this presence makes everyone expect a more terrifying movie than the last edition. Olsen has said that this is the scariest MCU movie yet, which is exciting. They can’t all be simple projects, right?
Will it be broadcasting? Disney Plus Premier Access is apparently on hold, so we expect it to be in service in July 2022, given how long eternal Y Shang-Chi It took to get to Disney Plus.
Ms. Marvel (Summer 2022)
Kamala Khan, the first “new to the MCU” character to get her own series, would be totally excited to learn that she has her own show. Khan (who becomes Ms. Marvel on the show) is just your everyday teenager and a giant Captain Marvel fan. Khan will be played by Iman Vellani, who is actually making her screen debut in this role. Talk about a star-making situation.
Khan becomes Ms. Marvel (Marvel’s first Muslim character with her own comic) when she gains many powers, including shapeshifting abilities. The series appears to be a pure origin story, with seemingly low stakes for the newbie.
Ms. Marvel isn’t the only item on her MCU docket, as the upcoming Captain Marvel 2 (The Marvels) will see her co-star alongside Brie Larson. And since Khan is in New Jersey, there is always a slim chance that he will run into some of New York’s best defenders, like Daredevil. is going back to the MCU.
Will it be broadcasting? Ms. Marvel is a Disney Plus show, so yeah!
Thor: Love and Thunder (8 de julio)
Well you know how we haven’t seen Thor’s beloved Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in a while? Well, it looks like we’re about to get a lot of her in Thor 4: Love and Thunder. Sharing some of the plot with a recent Marvel comics story, Dr. Foster will become the new Thor, with all the powers and cool armor that comes with the position. There are no signs Jane is getting her own version of Loki, although we would love to see Sylvie Laufeydottir (the female Loki played by Sophia Di Martino) return from the Loki series.
Of course, expect Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to reprise their roles as Thor and Valkyrie, although they are not alone. Some of the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Drax (Dave Bautista) will join in on the fun. We’ve heard a rumor that Russell Crowe has some kind of role too.
As for a villain? Christian Bale will play Gorr, the butcher god, driven by vengeance, who is angry at the gods who did not save his family.
Will it be broadcasting? Without Disney Plus Premier Access, we expect it to be in service by September 2022.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) (October 7)
One of the best Spider-Man movies ever will finally have a sequel, as we return to Spider-Verse in October. Sony’s incredibly animated Miles Morales origin story was too good to keep in isolation, especially since his Spider-Verse, which brought in Peter Porker for screaming loudly, has so much potential for creativity.
That’s why we’re giddy to see that Oscar Isaac is back as the Spider-Man 2099 voice actor, aka Miguel O’Hara, who is seen fighting Miles in the trailer. Despite a new enemy, this trailer has reason to make Miles very happy. Spider-Gwen is back, traveling to Miles’s timeline.
Will it be broadcasting? Not on its theatrical release day, but it will eventually hit Disney Plus, thanks to a deal between Sony and Disney.
Moon Knight (expected in 2022)
Meanwhile, in another part of the MCU, Oscar Isaac has other Marvel Project in Your Hands, starring Moon Knight. The series will be another MCU debut for a character who has remained in the pages of comics until now: Marc Spector, who becomes a vigilante named Moon Night.
Unfortunately, this road to crime fighting will not be easy, as Spector is a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu and Spector suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID). Or maybe you just think you are connected to a deity. Only time will tell. The vampire hunter Blade is rumored to make his full MCU debut in Moon Knight, after being teased at the end of Eternals.
Ethan Hawke has been cast in the series, but we don’t know if he will be a villain or an ally.
Will it be broadcasting? Moon Knight is a Disney Plus show, so yeah! But we don’t have a firm release date yet, it’s only expected in 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (11 de noviembre)
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever can see its great meta-story come to life on the big screen, as the passing of Chadwick Boseman created the need for a new Black Panther.
Fan theories have suggested that Shuri (Letitia Wright) is one of the potential successors, which is now more possible than ever since Wright was confirmed to be in the movie (after rumors had her against Disney. and Marvel for allegedly being against getting a Covid-19 vaccine).
We would also vote for M’Baku (Winston Duke) to claim that title, as Duke was shown to be a scene stealer in the first Black Panther. We hope to see Daniel Brühl appear, as Baron Helmut Zero was taken into Wakandan custody at the end of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Will it be broadcasting? Not likely by 2022. With Disney Plus Premier Access seemingly on hold, we expect Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to be on Disney Plus by January 2023.
She-Hulk (expected in 2022)
One Hulk is not enough for the MCU in 2022. Jennifer Walters (played by Tatiana Maslany) comes to meet the Hulk we already know. Not only did Mark Ruffalo appear in a featurette available only on Disney Plus for Disney Plus Day, Maslany already said the iconic line “you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
But coming to the series in question, the buzz about the Maslany-led show comes from two places. Jamila Jamil has been cast as Titania, and Walters’ day job as a lawyer has made many think that this is an excellent opportunity for Charlie Cox’s Daredevil (okay, technically his Matt Murdock) to come to the MCU.
Will it be broadcasting? She-Hulk is a Disney Plus show, so yeah! But we don’t have a firm release date yet, it’s only expected in 2022.
Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special (Holiday Season 2022)
Is Star-Lord’s Christmas adventure going to be throwaway fun, or will it be his way of refreshing Gamora’s memory? Because, remember, the Gamora that emerged from Avengers: Endgame is not the same one we saw in Guardians Vol. 2.
Either way, we will have our first MCU Christmas special in late 2022. The series will be written and directed by James Gunn, and will launch later between Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians Vol. 3. There is no information on its duration, but it should be between 30 and 60 minutes.
At the very least, we assume that at least one Guardian will learn the meaning of the Christmas season. An easily confused Drax is always possible, but considering how grumpy Star-Lord can get, we’re not overlooking it.
Will it be broadcasting? Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a Disney Plus special, so yeah! But we don’t have a firm release date yet, it’s only expected for the 2022 holiday.
Secret invasion (scheduled for 2022)
Skrulls, if you haven’t read the comics or seen Captain Marvel (or the post-credits scenes of Spider-Man: Far From Home or WandaVision) for a while, they are a prominent shape-shifting alien race from the MCU. And it turns out that some of them have infiltrated the highest offices in the world.
And that’s the story behind Secret Invasion, where Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos the Skrull (Ben Mendelsohn) will come together to stop these Skrulls from doing this Hydra-like espionage (how easy is it to infiltrate our government?)
Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Christopher McDonald are also on the show. And McDonald is doing a poor job of denying that he is Norman Osborn.
Will it be broadcasting? Secret Invasion is a Disney Plus series, so yeah! But we don’t have a firm release date yet, it’s only expected in 2022.