All Marvel movies and shows are expected in 2023 | Popgen Tech
With 2023 rolling around, it’s set to be a busy year for Marvel fans. After Ryan Coogler’s celebration Black Panther: Wakanda Forever finished Phase Four, the next batch of movies and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to start Phase Five.
Starting with the third ant man movie in February, these next installments in the Multiverse Saga will take us further into unseen corners of the MCU. Naturally, forward-thinking Marvel is plotting its course with Phase Six and, in 2025, the hugely anticipated conclusion to the cycle, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret War in 2026.
For now, buckle up; it’s going to be quite the ride.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17)
Traditionally, Ant-Man — the MCU’s smallest superhero — provides much-needed light relief. Timing-wise, his two previous films came directly after the cataclysmic events of a Avengers movie. Not now. Quantumania Phase Five begins, as Scott Lang and Paul Rudd’s friends ping the Quantum Realm – the microscopic universe once visited in 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp. Who will they find there? Only Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), arguably the most dangerous adversary in the Marvel universe since the purple-headed Thanos combined the Infinity Stones and wiped out half of the known universe. The stakes start sky high.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (May 5)
Last seen helping Thor in 2022’s Love and Thunder, the favorite ragtag team of space rangers returns for their third stand-alone adventure. Led by James Gunn (brought back after Disney fired him for some inappropriate comments on his Twitter feed), the director said Deadline hero podcast “this is the last time people will see this group of Guardians”, meaning the gang will likely be disbanded in some form.
New to the franchise, British actor Will Poulter underwent an intense diet-and-exercise regime to play Adam Warlock — the most powerful being created by the gold-skinned Sovereign High Priestess Ayesha to be, as he says in Volume 2post-credits scene, the Guardians “have the ability to destroy”. Eek.
What if…? (spring 2023)
A show perfectly aligned with the Multiverse Saga, Marvel’s animated anthology returns for a second season, consisting of nine episodes that will rethink the MCU what ifs? Recounted by Jeffrey Wright, who plays The Watcher, footage shown at ComicCon from the first episode has Peggy Carter fighting her old flame Steve Rogers, who is piloting the HYDRA Stomper — making him Captain America in his Winter Soldier in an intriguing switcheroo. With Doctor Strange and Hulk also glimpsed in the official teaser, the possibilities are… endless.
Secret Invasion (spring 2023)
The Skrulls are back. The alien race was last seen Captain Marvel will take center stage in this take on the 2008 Marvel Comics series where the shape-shifting Skrulls begin posing as some of the most powerful heroes on the planet. Leading the fight against this stealthy infiltration is SHIELD mainstay Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), while other familiar faces include Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill and Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes — aka War Machine. Among the new arrivals Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Oscar-winner Olivia Colman, who plays Special Agent Sonya Falsworth. Set to be the first Marvel television show of Phase Five, this six-parter could lay the groundwork for events in The miracles.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (June 2)
While not strictly part of the MCU, Sony Pictures’ follow-up to the 2018 animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse completely in line with the Multiverse Saga. After all, telling the story of Miles Morales, the New York high-school teenager who encounters different iterations of Spider-Man from different realities, it introduces audiences to to the idea of alternate realities in the Marvel universe. Continuing the story of Miles, Beyond the Spider-Verse comes as the first of two parts (Beyond the Spider-Verse in March 2024) and will focus on his relationship with Gwen Stacy — aka Spider-Woman — voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. Together, they face The Spot (Jason Schwartzman), a villain who can open portals to different dimensions.
The Marvels (July 28)
This year’s Disney+ show MS Amazing introduced Kamala Khan, the MCU’s first Muslim superhero, played by young Pakistani-Canadian actress Iman Vellani. Now Vellani has stepped into the features, while Khan joins his idol Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and WandaVision‘s Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).
Directed by Nia DaCosta, who led the great Candyman remake, the plot revolves around this trio accidentally switching powers and trying to figure out why. With Indian actors Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur returning as Kamala’s parents, exciting additions to the cast include Zawe Ashton (The Handmaid’s Tale) and ParasitePark Seo-joon.
Loki (summer 2023)
Marvel’s most mischievous character, Loki, is returning for a second run of his solo TV show, which will likely be as fast-paced as the first season. Of course, Tom Hiddleston returns as Thor’s mischievous brother, along with the likes of Owen Wilson (Mobius) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer).
But perhaps the most interesting revelation is that co-directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson helmed most of the episodes. Before their work at Marvel’s Moon Knightthese two have produced some outstanding sci-fi indies (The Infinite, Synchronic) in recent years, and seems like a perfect fit for Loki’s mischievous trajectory.
Echo (summer 2023)
You can call it a deep cut. Last year, Marvel’s show Hawkeye introduces Alaqua Cox as Echo, aka Maya Lopez, the leader of the Tracksuit Mafia, a gang of criminals working for the Kingpin, Vincent D’Onofrio’s fearsome villain and an enemy of blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) since the beginning Daredevil series. In the comics, she is one of Daredevil’s love interests (as well as the Kingpin’s adopted son, who became an uncle-niece relationship in Hawkeye). Cox and D’Onofrio are set to reappear, along with most of the original cast.
Kraven the Hunter (October 6)
Not an MCU title — but part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe series all the same poison and Morbius the movies are —, this movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven. In the comics, he is a big-game hunter who tries to snare the web spinner. But don’t expect Tom Holland to appear as Spidey, not yet. Christopher Abbott, who reportedly plays the trance-inducing villain Foreigner, is on board while West Side StoryAriana DeBose’s Ariana is the voodoo priestess Calypso. Could it all lead to an ultimate team-up with Venom and Morbius against Spider-Man?
Ironheart (fall 2023)
Introduced to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dominique Thorne’s MIT bright-spark student Riri Williams was an intentional seed planted by writer-director Coogler. Now he is behind Heart of steel, a six-part series that will bring Williams to the fore. Now, he has invented an armored suit similar to Iron Man’s. And he’ll probably need it, rubbing shoulders with tattooed super-criminal The Hood – played by In the HeightsAnthony Ramos. Early footage screened at D23 showed him tricking her into stealing equipment from an MIT lab, while she donned a hooded cloak with magical powers.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (winter 2023)
A brilliant breakout character from WandaVision, Kathryn Hahn’s mischievous neighbor Agnes — later revealed as spell-casting witch Agatha — is now getting her own show. Originally titled Agatha: House of Harknessthe plot details for Coven of Chaos is largely under wraps, though Hahn will be reunited with Emma Caulfield, who played Dottie/Sarah Proctor on the show. The White Lotus‘ Aubrey Plaza is also in the cast, as well HeartstopperJoe Locke. Expect lots of witchy battles.
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Updated: December 21, 2022, 8:15 AM