Disney+ Announces Marvel Studios’ Surprise Final Release of 2022 | Popgen Tech
Marvel Studios ended Phase 4 of the MCU by ending the slate with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Specialbut it looks like another surprise non-narrative entry is slated to hit Disney+ before 2022 ends.
2022 is a big year for the MCU. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kicked off the summer movie slate, followed by the return of Chris Hemsworth as the titular Avenger in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Wakanda Forever ended the big screen Phase 4 by paying tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman while introducing Shuri as the new Black Panther. Disney+ also introduced a trio of new MCU heroes including Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
To top it all off, Werewolf in the Night and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was widely praised as Marvel Studios’ first foray into Special Presentations. While Marvel will reportedly slow down their output for 2023 and beyond, it appears that Marvel Studios’ 2022 run may not be over yet.
What is Marvel’s Final 2022 Disney+ Release?
Based on Disney+ HotstarThe latest announcement of, a new episode of Marvel Studios Assembled is set to be released on the streaming service on Wednesday, December 28:
This upcoming episode of Gather making it Marvel Studios’ last release of the year. This announcement comes as a surprise, as it was not included in Disney +’s originally announced December slate.
This Gather episode can be dedicated to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, marking the first time such an installment will air before the respective film’s premiere on Disney+. The Black Panther The sequel is currently not expected to release on the platform until early 2023.
On the other hand, the latest Assembled episode may revolve around the The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. However, hiding potential spoiler-heavy tidbits will be difficult since filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 also happened at the same time as Holiday Special.
Which MCU Project Will End 2022?
Based on this new information, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the most likely project to receive Gather treatment. Perhaps fans can learn a little more about elements left on the cutting room floor, such as a reduced plot point of the United States interfering in Wakanda’s conflict with Talokan.
Although airing the special before the sequel hits Disney+ would break the trend for previous films, allowing fans to learn how the cast and crew lead the Black Panther 2 Director Ryan Coogler took on the insurmountable task of finishing the film without its lead star, Chadwick Boseman. An Gather issue for Wakanda Forever at the end of 2022 will also serve as a fitting cap-off for the MCU’s Phase 4 run.
Another possible outcome is a Gather the episode focuses primarily on the entire Phase 4 slate. While it can get repetitive due to its previous installments, watching a recap of key bits from previous episodes can be a nice refresher as the MCU approaches Phase 5.