2022 marvel cinematic universe phase 4 release schedule

2022 Marvel Phase 4: Schedule, Shows, Release Dates

Fresh off the back of its three-pronged hero epic Spider-Man: No Way HomeMarvel Studios has dished out the goods, unveiling the full release schedule for Phase 4 of its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Building on the incredible lineage of big-name blockbusters, 2022 will mark a host of unknown characters added to the mix, including She-Hulk and Moon Knight, alongside some familiar favourites in a multiverse of new adventures.

Unsurprisingly, Marvel’s long and storied connection with Disney+ will see a number of new series added to the streaming service. The second season of the animated hypothetical adventures series What If…? will land this year, with a new The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special also set to make its debut, presumably a little further down the line. According to reports, the theatrical releases will introduce an ‘otherworldly element’, taking a more supernatural and galactic approach, which follows the ambitious storylines set up by the earlier phases in the MCU.

2022 Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Release Schedule

With a host of new series and film releases set to make a triumphant debut this year, Marvel is showing no signs of slowing down. Here is the 2022 Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 release schedule.

Film Format Platform Release Date
Ms. Marvel Series Disney+ Summer 2022
Moon Knight Series Disney+ 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Film Theatres May 6, 2022
She-Hulk Series Disney+ 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder Film Theatres July 8, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Film Theatres November 11, 2022
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Series Disney+ December 2022
What If…? Season 2 Series Disney+ 2022
Secret Invasion Series Disney+ 2022

Ms. Marvel (Disney+ Series, Summer 2022)

A new character addition to the MCU, Ms. Marvel is one of the first new series to arrive in 2022. Starring Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, the original series will premiere on Disney+ and ushers in a new chapter for the superhero franchise, one with a decidedly more inclusive and youthful edge.

Network: Disney+
Directors: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Cast: Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha
Release Date: Summer 2022

Moon Knight (Disney+ Series, 2022)

One of the biggest releases set to hit Disney+ this year, Moon Knight sees Oscar Isaac take on the titular role. In the series, the brutal character suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is drawn into a deadly war of gods with his multiple identities. The six-episode miniseries is being created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service, with Mohamed Diab directing four episodes and duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead directing the other two.

First episode date: 2022
Based on: Moon Knight; by: Doug Moench; Don Perlin
Genre: Action-adventure; Superhero
Production company: Marvel Studios
Original network: Disney+
Production locations: Hungary; Jordan; Atlanta, Georgia

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Movie, May 6, 2022)

While a number of the new 2022 Marvel releases remain under wraps, we do know a little more aboutDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Directed by former Spider-Man favourite Sam Raimi, the new flick sees Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Strange. This time around, the timelord casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, introducing an alternate version of himself. Sounds good in theory, but when the doppelganger poses a threat to humanity, Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff must join forces.

Release date: 6 May 2022 (USA) Trending
Director: Sam Raimi
Production company: Marvel Studios
Based on: Doctor Strange; by: Stan Lee; Steve Ditko
Cinematography: John Mathieson
Music by: Danny Elfman

She-Hulk (Disney+ Series, 2022)

A fan favourite graphic novel finally gets added to the mix. In She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters as acquires Hulk-like qualities after a blood transfusion. With Mark Ruffalo on-board to help steer this new iteration of the classic story, we’re in for a treat.

First episode date: 2022 Trending
Program creator: Jessica Gao
Production company: Marvel Studios
Original network: Disney+
Production locations: Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles
Related shows: Marvel Cinematic Universe television series

Thor: Love and Thunder (Movie, July 8, 2022)

Big dog Hemsworth returns for another round of hypercolour action, courtesy of Taika Waititi. This variation focuses less on the hulking Aussie star and instead, sets its sights on his partner and protege Jane, played by Natalie Portman. With some elements filmed here in Sydney, it’s a big one for the MCU and indeed, Australia.

Release date: 8 July 2022 (USA) Trending
Director: Taika Waititi
Produced by: Kevin Feige; Brad Winderbaum
Production company: Marvel Studios
Based on: Thor; by: Stan Lee; Larry Lieber; Jack Kirby
Music by: Michael Giacchino

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Movie, November 11, 2022)

It’s been a long time between drinks, but director Ryan Coogler is finally unveiling the sequel to his hit Black Panther. While sadly, Chadwick Boseman’s passing has left a gaping hole in the cast, it does open the door for more heroes to emerge.

Release date: 11 November 2022 (USA)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Production company: Marvel Studios
Music by: Ludwig Göransson
Cinematography: Autumn Durald

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+ Series, December 2022)

After nailing it with the other films, James Gunn returns with a Disney+ special series themed for the holidays. Created, written, and directed by Gunn, the limited-run release follows The Guardians of the Galaxy on their most festive of adventures.

First episode date: December 2022
Production company: Marvel Studios
Program creator: James Gunn
Based on: Guardians of the Galaxy; by: Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning
Production location: Atlanta, Georgia

What If…? Season 2 (Disney+ Series, 2022)

The anthology series returns for another spin. Much like the first season, What If…? will reimagine noteworthy events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,  offering up a multiverse of infinite possibilities.

First episode date: 11 August 2021
Related shows: Marvel Cinematic Universe television series
Executive producers: A. C. Bradley; Bryan Andrews; Victoria Alonso; Louis D’Esposito; Kevin Feige; Brad Winderbaum
Production company: Marvel Studios
Original network: Disney+

Secret Invasion (Disney+ Series, 2022)

Starring former Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke, Secret Invasion follows a few unknown into the MCU. When Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe, things go awry. Fans who haven’t read the comics might not understand what that means, but with a case that boasts Olivia Colman, Samuel L. Jackson and Aussie Ben Mendelsohn, you can’t really go wrong.

First episode date: 2022
Related shows: Marvel Cinematic Universe television series
Production company: Marvel Studios
Original network: Disney+
Adapted from: Secret Invasion
Genre: Drama; Science fiction; Superhero

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General FAQs

What is the Ms. Marvel release date?

Disney has confirmed that Ms. Marvel will be released sometime in Summer 2022, however, no specific date has been specified.

What is the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever release date?

The long-awaited sequel to Black Panther, entitled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will premiere in theatres on November 11, 2022.

What is the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness release date?

Disney has confirmed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will premiere in theatres on May 6, 2022.


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