Disney has recently announced a slew of new release dates for upcoming Marvel and Star Wars films, giving fans a glimpse into the future of these beloved franchises. The release schedule includes a mix of sequels, prequels, and standalone films, all of which are sure to excite fans of both universes.
First up on the list is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 film “Black Panther.” The sequel, titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. The film will see the return of the original cast, including Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, and will be directed by Ryan Coogler. The plot details for the sequel have not been revealed yet, but fans are eagerly anticipating the return of the beloved characters and the exploration of the vibrant and complex world of Wakanda.
Following “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is “Captain Marvel 2,” which is set to release on November 11, 2022. The first “Captain Marvel” film was a huge success for Marvel, grossing over $1 billion at the box office, and fans are excited to see Brie Larson return as Carol Danvers. The plot details for the sequel are currently unknown, but fans are expecting to see Carol continue her journey as one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel universe.
In 2023, fans can look forward to the release of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” on March 25 and “Thor: Love and Thunder” on May 6. The “Doctor Strange” sequel will see Benedict Cumberbatch return as Stephen Strange and will explore the concept of the multiverse, a popular concept in comics that allows for multiple versions of characters and worlds to exist. “Thor: Love and Thunder” will see Chris Hemsworth return as Thor and will be directed by Taika Waititi, who directed the highly-successful “Thor: Ragnarok.” The film is set to explore the concept of female Thor, a character that has become popular in the comics.
Disney also announced a standalone film for the popular character of Black Widow, which will hit theaters on May 7, 2021. The film will star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and will be directed by Cate Shortland. The plot details have not been revealed yet, but fans are excited to see a solo film for the character and explore her past and the events leading up to her death in “Avengers: Endgame.
Star Wars fans also have a lot to look forward to with the release of “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” on December 22, 2023, and “Star Wars: The Acolyte” on December 20, 2024. “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” will be directed by Patty Jenkins and will focus on the elite group of pilots known as Rogue Squadron. The film is set to explore their adventures and the battles they fought in the Star Wars universe. “Star Wars: The Acolyte” is a new series that will focus on a new character and will explore the origins of the Jedi Order. The series will be produced by Leslye Headland, known for her work on “Russian Doll” and “Bojack Horseman.
In addition to these films, Disney also announced a number of untitled Marvel and Star Wars films set to release in 2025 and beyond. These films are sure to keep fans excited for the future of these beloved franchises and will provide a wealth of new stories and characters to explore.
Overall, Disney’s new release schedule is a cause for excitement for fans of Marvel and Star Wars. The mix of sequels, prequels, and standalone films will provide