Black Widow - 2020 TBD
A solo Black Widow movie is officially in the works, with Cate Shortland taking the reigns as director, thus becoming Marvel Studios' first solo female director (Anna Boden is co-directing Captain Marvel). Fans have been clamoring for a standalone adaptation of Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson since Natasha Romanoff first turned up in Iron Man 2, and ten years later it could happen. Details are light, although it wouldn't be a surprise if the film was a prequel looking back at Widow's dark, pre-Avengers past, chronicling her early days before becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Production on Black Widow is expected to begin in early 2019 with a release being planned for sometime in 2020.
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The Eternals - 2020 TBD
Spinning out of Thanos' arrival in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios plans to release the movie The Eternals, which sees The Rider director Chloe Zhao in the director's chair. Based on a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals could be an MCU prequel that's set millions of years in the past. It will presumably become the launch pad for a more cosmic MCU in Phase 4 and beyond. While there aren't any official details regarding the cast or characters, the film has been in development for quite some time and is expected to release sometime in 2020, thus replacing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which put on indefinite hold in 2018.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 - 2020/2021 TBD
In addition to developing the story, it took several years to create the animation style that's seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which released in December 2018 and quickly became one of the most beloved superhero movies ever released. Shortly before Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters, Sony Pictures confirmed plans to produce a sequel. While details are scarce, Into the Spider-Verse set up two sequels that allow for Miles Morales' story to branch off in multiple directions. And since the technology to make the movie has already been made, developing a sequel should be more straightforward than it was the first time around. At the moment, Sony Pictures Animation has three release dates carved out in 2020, but that doesn't mean Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 will snag one of those dates. Regardless, though, an Into the Spider-Verse sequel is very much in development.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spinoff - 2021 TBD
Another Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follow-up movie is going to be an all-female Spider-Man film, which will see Gwen Stacy's Spider-Gwen return at the forefront. Furthermore, the spinoff movie will introduce audiences to Silk and Spider-Woman. While the Into the Spider-Verse spinoff is in development, it's unclear when it will release or if it will even be put into production before the Into the Spider-Verse sequel releases in theaters.
Black Panther 2 - 2021 TBD
Ryan Coogler's Black Panther quickly became one of the biggest movies of all-time in the United States, and while its international gross wasn't on the same level as Avengers: Infinity War (which no one expected it would be), there's no denying that it was an astounding success - critically and commercially - for Marvel Studios. So, it's no wonder that they want Black Panther 2 to happen with Coogler back in the director's chair. Black Panther 2 is currently in development, but as long as it doesn't take another 26 years to make, chances are high that the film could release in February 2021, thus staking out the same weekend that allowed it to become a smash hit.
Doctor Strange 2 - 2021 TBD
Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War earned him widespread acclaim, which is partly why Marvel Studios is interested in moving forward with Doctor Strange 2. With Scott Derrickson returning to direct, it's certainly possible that the studio may bring back C. Robert Cargill to write the screenplay. If everything continues to move forward smoothly behind the scenes, then Doctor Strange 2 could enter production by the end of 2019 and ultimately release in theaters sometime in either late 2020 or in 2021.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
- Gambit (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020
- Men in Black International (2019) release date: Jun 14, 2019
- New Mutants (2019) release date: Aug 02, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019