Marvel Studios has been tight-lipped when it comes to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers: Endgame. While Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home will officially wrap up Phase 3 of the MCU, Marvel hasn’t really said when Phase 4 will officially kick off.
Today, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released a schedule of movies planned all the way through 2027 (though it’s really only substantial through 2022). In doing so, it was revealed that Phase 4 will begin on May 1, 2020, with the release of an “Untitled Marvel” movie.
It’s worth noting that Fox’s The New Mutants is releasing a month early on April 3, 2020, but that’s not considered part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney actually has two Marvel movies planned for 2020 with another untitled film slotted for November 6.
With Spider-Man: Far From Home swinging into theaters on July 3, we’re looking at a 10-month gap between Marvel movies. That’s the longest Disney has gone without a new MCU film since 2013’s Iron Man 3 premiered a year after 2012’s The Avengers (which ended Phase One). The year-long break could be a welcomed hiatus for many worried about comic book movie fatigue, though I’m sure investors aren’t too happy about it.
But it’s not like Disney’s studios are sitting by idly. They’ve got a jam-packed schedule for the rest of 2019, which includes Frozen 2 on November 22, followed by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to close out the year on December 20. The Rise of Skywalker will mark the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, so you know people will flock to theaters to see how it ends.
Back to Marvel, Disney has three untitled MCU films in 2021 and two for 2022.
While we don’t have titles attached to any of them, we do know that Marvel Studios has planned a Black Widow standalone, an adaptation of Eternals, a Shang-Chi movie, and Black Panther 2. We also know James Gunn is writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess, though I’m sure many fans are hoping for an X-Men or Fantastic Four movie.