From the MCU to the X-Men universe, Deadpool and beyond, Marvel comics have a hell of a lot of movies on their slate. So many that’s it’s tricky to actually keep track of what’s coming when, who’s directing, who’s starring and who’s the latest to get their own spin-off.
Worry not. Here’s your chronological, easy-to-follow guide to every Marvel movie coming your way. And don’t worry, we’ll keep this updated so you can be sure it’ll be topped up with the very latest news, as and when it’s announced.
Ant-Man and the Wasp release date August 3, 2018
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Michael Douglas
The follow-up to Ant-Man teams Rudd’s shrinking hero with Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne – aka the Wasp.
Venom release date October 5, 2018
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Tom Hardy
Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off universe kicks off with Tom Hardy donning the classic villain’s black alien costume.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse release date December 21
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore. Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
A feature-length animation starring the other Spider-Man, Miles Morales.
Captain Marvel release date March 8, 2019
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Starring: Brie Larson
The adventures of US Air Force major Carol Danvers give Marvel its first female-led superhero film (finally).
Untitled Avengers movie release date April 27, 2019
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Starring: Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong
The formerly titled Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 picks up where the battle with Thanos left off.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix June 7, 2019
Director: Simon Kinberg
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain
An X-men spin-off featuring Jean Grey, imbued with the Phoenix Force and letting her telekinetic powers loose on the world has been announced. Sophie Turner, who played the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, is currently listed to reprise the role – no news yet on which other X-Men will join her.
The New Mutants release date August 2, 2019
Director: Josh Boone
Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
Step aside, old mutants. Charles Xavier’s newest class of teenage X-Men is on the way.
Untitled MCU movie release date May 1, 2020
Untitled MCU movie release date November 6, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 release date 2020
Director: James Gunn
Starring: TBC (but probably the core Guardians cast)
Gunn has already signed up for the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. He’s writing the movie again, and expect Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket, Drax and Groot to be back.
Unknown release dates
Director: Drew Goddard
Starring: Reynolds, Josh Brolin
Another X-Men spinoff starring the grimmer ‘n’ grittier black-ops version of the team.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson
After years of fans demanding a Black Widow film (or any female-led MCU movie), Disney has finally got the hint and set Nasty Women‘s Jac Schaeffer to writing a script. Better late than never, we guess.
Director: Noah Hawley
Hawley teased that he was working on a film based on the Fantastic Four villain at Comic-Con 2017.
Doctor Doom isn’t alone in getting a spin-off. Fantastic Four antagonist/ally the Silver Surfer is also getting the treatment from Saga and Runaways creator Brian K Vaughan.
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Dafne Keen
Logan director James Mangold is working with producer Hutch Parker to develop a sequel to Wolverine’s 2017 swan song, starring his berserker daughter/clone, Laura/X-23.
Morbius, the Living Vampire
Starring: Jared Leto
Sony’s third Spider-Man spin-off in development, featuring the tortured scientist turned vampire criminal/anti-hero.
Starring: James Franco, James Franco, James Franco
Spider-Man actor James Franco has been tapped for Fox’s X-Men spin-off about the mutant Jamie Madrox, whose powers allow him to creates doubles (or ‘dupes’) of himself.
Director: Tim Miller
The Deadpool director is teaming up with big-name Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis for the film about the (formerly) youngest X-Man.
Silver & Black
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Sony’s all-female Spider-Man spin-off stars the thief Black Cat and mercenary leader Silver Sable.
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