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From Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to Blade every upcoming MCU movie and TV series.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's roadmap has been extended to 2026.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been the dominant force in modern pop culture since the release of Iron Man in 2008. Since its humble beginnings, the Marvel brand has grown from strength to strength, first with successful sequels like Iron Man 2, then with team-up movies like The Avengers, and finally with crossover events like Infinity War and Endgame.

With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios expanded into the universe, across time with Captain Marvel, into the Quantum Realm with Ant-Man, and now into the multiverse with Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange 2.

The MCU has also conquered the small screen, with the first canon TV series debuting on Disney+ in 2021, so as the brand expands, we take a look at all the upcoming Marvel adventures.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (5 May, 2023)

Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket. It's rumoured that this will be the team's final appearance.

Will Poulter will join the MCU as fan favourite Adam Warlock, who has already been teased in the films several times. Maria Bakalova, who appeared in Borat 2, will play Cosmo the Space Dog. Yes, really.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of the MCU," she said at Comic-Con. "I feel like I'm doing something meaningful and hopeful, and I hope you love Cosmo because she's going to bring a lot of laughs, love, and a little strength."

Disney+: Secret Invasion (Spring 2023)

Secret Invasion revolves around Fury and Talos attempting to stop the Skrulls, an alien race that has infiltrated the Marvel Universe's highest spheres.

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—along with newcomers Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and Kingsley Ben-Adir—will star in the six-episode series.

Watch a trailer for for Secret Invasion:

Fans were shown a scene from the event series, as well as the brand-new trailer (above), at D23, which depicts a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.

Disney+: Loki S2 (Summer 2023)

Following the huge success of Loki's first season on Disney+, the prospect of another season is sure to please Marvel fans all over the world. It is difficult to predict when the new season will be released, but filming has begun. The story will pick up after the shocking season finale, when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority.

What we do know is that Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki, Owen Wilson will play Agent Mobius, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play Ravonna Renslayer. Ke Huy Quan has also joined the cast for the second season.

Disney+: Ironheart (Autumn 2023)

Dominique Thorne stars as super genius Riri Williams, who has created the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man. The directors are Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes, with Ryan Coogler on the producing team. 
Ironheart will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

According to the synopsis: "Dominique Thorne reprises her role as Riri Williams, a young, brilliant inventor determined to leave her mark on the world. Ironheart delves into the dynamics of technology versus magic, and her unique approach to building iron suits is both brilliant and flawed."

Anthony Ramos was invited to the D23 stage by Kevin Feige to greet fans and talk about his character, Parker Robbins aka The Hood.

Disney+: X-Men '97 (Autumn 2023)

Not much has been revealed about the upcoming animated television series, X-Men '97 but the show is a continuation of the beloved 1992 X-Men animated show with Beau DeMayo writing and producing the show.

The programme is expected be released in 2023. It's not thought to be technically part of the MCU continuity at this stage.

Disney+: Echo (Late 2023)

As the leader of the Tracksuit Mafia, a criminal organization with headquarters in New York, Maya Lopez/Echo, a deaf Native American who was adopted by Kingpin (a notorious crime boss in the city), will be followed in the documentary Echo.

Vincent D'Onofrio will reportedly play Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, Charlie Cox will play Daredevil, and Alaqua Cox will return to the role of Maya Lopez.
Devery Jacobs will also join the team, though in an unspecified capacity.

Audience members at D23 got a first look at the upcoming series, which also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Zahn McClarnon.

The Marvels (10 November, 2023)

Captain Marvel 2's official title is The Marvels, and Brie Larson will reprise her role as former Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury, joined by Iman Vellani as Ms Marvel and Teyonah Harris as Monica Rambeau.

Nia DaCosta (Candyman) is directing the film, which will pick up the story of Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel after the events of the former's Disney+ series.

Disney+: Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Late 2023)

Agatha: House of Darkness is a WandaVision spinoff in which Kathryn Hahn reprises her role as Agatha Harkness over the course of nine episodes.

After Echo from Hawkeye, this is the second Marvel character from a Disney+ show to have a spinoff. The series' writer/executive producer is Jac Schaeffer (WandaVision). Production is currently underway and is scheduled to conclude in May 2023.

Disney+: Wonder Man (TBA)

This MCU series will centre on the Marvel character Simon Williams (Yahya Abdul Mateen II), who is the son of a wealthy industrialist who falls on hard times as Stark Industries expands. He's described as an actor and stuntman in the show.

Baron Zemo (Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Daniel Bruhl) imbues Williams with ionic superpowers, causing him to become an antagonist of The Avengers before eventually joining their ranks. 

According to reports, the show will be a Hollywood satire starring Sir Ben Kingsley's Iron Man 3 character Trevor Slattery.

Disney+: Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)

Daredevil is returning to Disney+ after Charlie Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D'Onofrio reprised his role as Kingpin in Hawkeye.

Captain America: New World Order (3 Mar, 2024)

Anthony Mackie will reprise his role as Sam Wilson, but as Captain America, taking over for the departing Chris Evans.

Malcolm Spellman, who wrote The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will co-write the screenplay for the fourth Captain America film with Dalan Musson.

Harrison Ford will also join the MCU in Captain America, replacing the late William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, who has risen to the post of President of the United States.

Thunderbolts (26 July, 2024)

Marvel enters the supervillain team-up genre with this highly classified MCU project, which will conclude Phase 5 of the MCU.

From a script by Black Widow's Eric Pearson, Jake Schreier (Robot and Frank, Paper Towns) will direct.

The Thunderbolts were a group of heroes who formed after the death of the Avengers, but who turned out to be villains. Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, Ghost, Abomination, John Walker, and Taskmaster have all been members.

The Blade (6 September, 2024)

Deadpool 3 (8 November, 2024)

Hugh Jackman will be back with his role as Wolverine in the third Deadpool film, which will be directed by Ryan Reynolds. Shawn Levy will direct Deadpool 3, though production and release dates have yet to be determined.

Following complications with Disney's takeover of 20th Century Fox, which distributed the first two films, the second Deadpool sequel has suffered numerous setbacks since the release of Deadpool 2 in 2018. Deadpool and Wolverine will make their MCU debuts in this film.

Spider-Man 4 (TBA)

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Tom Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man in another MCU film.

"All I'll say is that we have the story," Feige explained to Entertainment Weekly. "We have big plans for that, and our writers are just getting started."

So far, details are scarce, as it is unclear whether Peter Parker will return for his own film or a team-up film like the Avenger.

Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal teases more episodes in the beloved
webslinger's story in 2021.

Fantastic Four (14 February, 2025)

The Fantastic Four will make their long-awaited MCU debut as the first entry in Phase 6 of the MCU in November 2024. The film recently lost its director, Jon Watts, who left to work on his upcoming Star Wars series. Matt Shakman of WandaVision will direct.

The team consists of Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm, and while John Krasinski recently appeared in Doctor Strange 2 as Reed, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll return for this third film incarnation of Marvel's most beloved super-family.

Disney+: Marvel Zombies (2024)

No further announcements have been made in terms of cast and production.

Disney+: Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)

The upcoming animated television series Spider-Man: Freshman Year is a prequel to Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man has yet to be announced, but the show will be written and executive produced by Jeff Trammell.

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2 May, 2025)

The Avengers will reunite to face Kang in the first of a two-part finale for Phase 6 of the MCU, after being absent from our screens since the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Shang-Final Chi's Destination The script will be written by Ant-Man 3's Jeff Loveness and directed by Daniel Cretton.

Avengers: Secret Wars (1 May, 2026)

Secret Wars, which will be released seven months after The Kang Dynasty, will be the epic conclusion to Phase 6 of the MCU, as well as the Phases 4-5-6 arch known as The Multiverse Saga.

The Secret Wars were a multiversal battle between all of Marvel's beloved characters in the comics. The script is being written by Michael Waldron of Loki.

Shang-Chi 2 (TBA)

Simu Liu will play Xu Shang-Chi again in Destin Daniel Cretton's Shang-Chi 2. With the deal only being signed in December 2021, no production date has been announced, making it difficult to predict when the sequel will be shot and released.

X-Men (TBA)

Following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, an X-Men-centric film will join the MCU alongside Deadpool and Fantastic Four.

With the cast and director still to be announced, and Phase Four movies already scheduled for the coming years, a release date appears to be years away.

Armor Wars (TBA)

Don Cheadle is set to reprise his role as James Rhodes/War Machine in Yassir Lester's upcoming film Armor Wars. Walton Goggins will reprise his role as Sonny Burch from Ant-Man and The Wasp.

"Armor Wars will be different, and I think it'll be pretty unique," Cheadle said in 2021 to Yahoo.

"We're breaking the story now in the writers' room and figuring out what direction it's going to take, but I think people are going to be very surprised at where we're going to go with this, for sure.

Disney+: Untitled Wakanda series (TBA)

Following the success of Black Panther and its sequel, director Ryan Coogler announced plans for a television series.

The cast has yet to be announced, so the series appears to be several years away.

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