The hype for Avengers: Endgame has reached a sort-of simmer, now that everyone’s watched it and thought about its flaws. Marvel fans are now anticipating the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the final movie in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that will be out in theatres this July. How long will fans have to wait until Phase 4 kicks off, though?
The next Marvel movie has a wait longer than you’d expect. Two days ago, Disney announced their timeline of the next several years of movie premiere dates. Amongst the lineup were a new Star Wars trilogy, James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. and further delays for The New Mutants – just to name a few.
Marvel’s Phase 4 release timeline
On the Marvel front, the next untitled Marvel film will hit theatres at May 1, 2020, at earliest. To put things into perspective, that’s about 10 months after the release of Far From Home!
This 10-month gap will be the longest that fans have gone without a new MCU film since 2012 and 2013. In those years, Iron Man 3 premiered a year after 2012’s Avengers, which marked the end of Phase 1 of the MCU. Since 2013, Marvel has released at least two MCU movies each year. The exception to this would be 2017 and 2018, which saw the release of 3 MCU movies in each year.
Following the release of the untitled Marvel film in May 2020, Disney will be releasing three MCU movies per year:
- November 6, 2020
- February 12, 2021
- May 7, 2021
- November 5, 2021
- February 18, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022
As of right now, none of the titles of these Marvel films have been confirmed. It’s highly likely that we won’t get many details as to what’s next until after Far From Home.
Of course, it’s possible to speculate though! Our guess is that the first movie in Phase 4 will be the stand-alone Black Widow film. Most of the confirmed sequel films (Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) will probably take place later, either in 2021 or 2022.
We might be wrong, though. For all we know, we might just get a film integrating the X-Men into the MCU, now that Fox is owned by Disney. Either way, we’re looking forward to what Phase 4 has in store!