Spider-Man: Far From Home may essentially be an epilogue to Phases 1-3 of the MCU, but Marvel Studios has a lot more films in the works. Marvel has become increasingly secretive about their long-term plans; back in 2014, the studio made a full Phase 3 slate announcement, but they're attempting to build up a sense of mystery around Phase 4 and beyond.
In part, that's because Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige appears to feel that the Phase 3 announcement backfired. Audiences knew the long-term journey Marvel were taking them on; rather than be focused on the next stop, their attention kept wandering over to the final destination. While Marvel's presumably going to make some official announcements at their Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, it wouldn't be a surprise if they only confirmed projects that are already known to be in development and releasing in the coming years.
The good news, however, is that as Spider-Man: Far From Home releases, there are quite a few Marvel movies in the works that are already public knowledge. In the Internet age, it's pretty hard to keep full productions under wraps: writers and directors are hired, actors are cast, and whenever a film sets up in a location - say, Budapest - it doesn't take long for set photos to start going online. Here's every MCU movie on the way after Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Black Widow - Likely May 2020
First up is Black Widow, already being shot in Budapest, and generally expected to be Marvel's May 1, 2020 release. The film is a prequel, with various reports and set photos suggesting it will be set between Nat's origin in the early 2000s and the events of Avengers: Infinity War. There's evidence that Florence Pugh will be introduced as Yelena Belova, Natasha's successor in the Black Widow program, while more set photos have hinted the villain could be Taskmaster.
The Eternals - Likely 2020
The Eternals is one of Marvel's more surprising projects, based on a super-powered evolutionary offshoot of humanity in the comics. The film is attracting an all-star cast, with Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani attached, while Angelina Jolie is in talks. There are rumors The Eternals will also introduce the MCU's version of Hercules.
Black Panther 2 - Possibly February 2021
Given the first film's success, it's no surprise that Marvel has signed up Ryan Coogler to write and direct Black Panther 2. He's currently working on the script, but so far he hasn't dropped any hints about the plot. It's generally assumed Black Panther 2 could be due out on February 21, 2021, the same kind of slot the first film occupied.
Shang-Chi - Possibly February 2021
Marvel is reportedly fast-tracking production on Destin Daniel Cretton's Shang-Chi, with filming scheduled to begin in the fall. Leaked character breakdowns have suggested the villain will be the Mandarin, which may mean this could redeem Iron Man 3's controversial twist by incorporating the villain into Shang-Chi's origin story. This is the other contender for the February 2021 release, given that would coincide with Chinese New Year.
Doctor Strange 2 - Likely 2021
After years of rumors, Marvel is finally pushing ahead with Doctor Strange 2. C. Robert Cargill will reportedly return as writer, while Scott Derickson is on board as director. Benedict Wong has suggested filming could begin later this year, essentially confirming this for a 2021 release.
Spider-Man Sequel - Possibly 2021
Tom Holland was originally contracted for six Marvel movies, which means that there's sure to be a third Spider-Man film as part of the MCU. Although the precise terms of Marvel's Spider-Man deal with Sony aren't public knowledge, a draft leaked in the 2014 Sony hack, and that would have committed Marvel to releasing Spider-Man blockbusters every two years. So far, the MCU appears to be following that pattern, so Spider-Man 3 could happen as soon as 2021.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - Probably 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was pushed back due to writer-director James Gunn being fired, and then re-hired, by Disney. Gunn won't be returning to Marvel until he's wrapped up on The Suicide Squad, which means Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has probably been pushed back to 2023. It's intended to be a swan song for the OG Guardians, and may feature Thor, who joined the crew of the Benatar at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Other Spider-Man Movies Not In The MCU
Meanwhile, Sony continues to produce and distribute their own Spider-Man inspired films, which aren't considered part of the MCU. In the works are:
- Morbius, due on July 31, 2020, starring Jared Leto as the living vampire.
- Venom 2, with Tom Hardy reprising the starring role and presumably Woody Harrelson as Carnage.
- Kraven the Hunter, with Richard Wenk currently working on a script influenced by "Kraven's Last Hunt."
- An animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2, which will continue to focus on Miles Morales and may feature Doctor Octopus as the franchise villain.
- An untitled all-female Spider-Verse spinoff is reportedly in the works, with Spider-Gwen believed to be the main character.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019