MCU Section 4 is in its closing stretch, which suggests it is almost time to wave goodbye to the primary a part of Marvel Studios’ Multiverse Saga.
Thus far, MCU followers have loved six films and eight Disney Plus exhibits from Marvel’s present line-up. And, whereas we will anticipate a lot extra in the way in which of superhero movies and TV collection in Marvel Section 5 and past, there are nonetheless three extra initiatives that MCU Section 4 must ship on.
Beneath, we have rounded up the entire data it’s worthwhile to know concerning the closing film – try our Marvel films so as information to see the place the remainder match on the Marvel timeline – of the present section. We have additionally compiled all the main points on two TV specials set to debut on Disney Plus earlier than the tip of 2022. That features the official trailer and launch date for Werewolf by Night time, which have been revealed throughout Marvel’s presentation at D23 Expo 2022.
So throw in your favourite superhero cosplay and let’s dive in.
MCU Section 4 launch dates
There are solely three extra MCU Section 4 initiatives on the way in which. The subsequent of these is predicted to Werewolf by Night time, which will likely be adopted by Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. Lastly, The Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular rounds out Marvel’s Section 4 slate:
- Werewolf By Night time Halloween Particular (October 7)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually (November 11)
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular (December 2022)
As for the MCU Section 4 movies and exhibits which have already come and gone, try the checklist beneath, which incorporates hyperlinks to our spoiler-free critiques of every manufacturing:
MCU Section 4: each film and TV present coming quickly
Werewolf by Night time TV Particular
Launch date: October 7
Directed and musically scored by Michael Giacchino (composer on Spider-Man: No Method Dwelling, The Batman, and Physician Unusual), Werewolf by Night time will actually dig into the supernatural horror facet of the MCU. And simply in time for Halloween, too.
The 60-minute particular will star Gael García Bernal (Previous) as Jack Russell, aka the so-called Werewolf by Night time, a superpowered lycanthorpe who first appeared in Marvel comedian collection run referred to as Marvel Highlight. Laura Donnelly (Tolkien, The Nevers) has additionally been forged as Elsa Bloodstone, a monster hunter and common member of the Midnight Sons within the comics.
Few different casting particulars have been formally introduced, however IMDb.com (opens in new tab) suggests Harriet Sansom Harris (Addams Household Values), Eugenie Bondurant (The Starvation Video games), Kirk Thatcher (Star Trek: Picard), and Al Hamacher (Cobra Kai) will play characters referred to as Verusa, Linda, Jovan, and Billy Swan within the one-off particular.
An official trailer debuted at D23 Expo 2022, which unveiled the Nineteen Thirties/40s-style of horror films this MCU Section 4 undertaking has been impressed by. It seems like a much more mature providing the place Marvel is anxious, too, given the scary, Hitchcockian, and blood-soaked vibes and aesthetic it offers off. Though, it’s going to additionally embody Marvel’s signature comedy fashion, so it will not be fully un-family pleasant.
Lastly, here is the plot synopsis, courtesy of the particular’s Disney Plus web page (opens in new tab): “On a darkish and somber evening, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and collect on the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the demise of their chief. In a wierd and macabre memorial to the chief’s life, the attendees are thrust right into a mysterious and lethal competitors for a robust relic – a hunt that may finally convey them nose to nose with a harmful monster.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually
Launch date: November 11
Black Panther’s MCU journey will proceed with out the enduring Chadwick Boseman, who handed away in August 2020 after a four-year battle with most cancers. Given his iconic efficiency, Marvel selected to not recast T’Challa in honor of Boseman in Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually, the ultimate MCU Section 4 film.
Lupita Nyongo’s Nakia, Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda, Danai Gurira’s Okoye, Winston Duke’s M’Baku, Martin Freeman’s Everett Ok Ross and Florenca Kasumba’s Ayo all return from the primary movie. Count on considered one of Wakanda’s main gamers will assume the mantle of Black Panther, too. Though, in accordance with The Cosmic Circus (opens in new tab), a number of actors will put on the Black Panther go well with within the sequel.
I Could Destroy You’s Michaela Coel has been forged as Aneka, one other member of the Dora Milaje, whereas Narcos: Mexico’s Tenich Huerta is the movie’s major villain Namor, an ocean-dwelling mutant with has an intensive comedian guide historical past with Wakanda and Black Panther. Key Namor bodyguards and advisors, comparable to Alex Livinalli’s Attuma and Mabel Cadena’s Namora, have been additionally revealed at Comedian-Con 2022.
Wakanda Perpetually will even introduce a live-action model of Ironheart, aka Riri Williams, a genius inventor and MIT scholar who creates her personal Iron Man-style armor go well with, Count on Tony Stark’s MCU successor to play an enormous function on this MCU Section 4 undertaking earlier than she will get her personal TV collection in Section 5.
The movie’s first teaser was launched in July and, primarily based on the footage we have seen, it’s going to be an action-packed and emotional affair – and the right film to convey the curtain down on MCU Section 4. Effectively, from a movie perspective, anyway.
Lastly, a brand new scene was solely screened to D23 Expo 2022 attendees. The footage, which is not more likely to be launched on-line, confirmed Queen Ramonda delivering a robust speech to the United Nations about Wakanda’s want to maintain its vibranium sources to itself. That scene is intercut with footage of a mercenary group making an attempt to infiltrate Wakandan laboratories to steal the valuable steel, just for the Dora Milaje to cease them of their tracks.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular
Launch date: doubtless December
A Vacation Particular that’ll be underneath 40 minutes lengthy (in accordance with director James Gunn (opens in new tab)), this MCU Section 4 undertaking will doubtless evoke the notoriously dangerous Star Wars Vacation Particular from 1978, of which Gunn is a fan.
The primary Guardians forged will function, it appears like it will be canon – it is set earlier than the third Guardians film and after Thor 4 – and Gunn has referred to as it the “biggest factor I’ve ever executed” (per Radio Occasions (opens in new tab)). Oh, and Gunn says (opens in new tab) it’s going to have a blended tape of songs to rival earlier Guardians films. Excessive-fives all spherical.
There are rumors of untamed cameos, together with hypothesis that Mark Hamill may seem as Santa Clause (opens in new tab). Outstanding Marvel leaker KC Walsh (opens in new tab) has steered that Kevin Bacon will even seem. Count on the Vacation Particular to be action-packed no matter that duo’s look, with The Direct (opens in new tab) showcasing as a lot in these behind-the-scenes pictures. Leaked pictures of the Guardians’ Vacation Particular Funko Pops give an perception into how they will look within the particular (because of Reddit (opens in new tab) for the catch).
Gunn has confirmed it’s going to be the epilogue to MCU Section 4 (opens in new tab), so do not anticipate the Guardians Vacation Particular to kickstart Section 5. That mantle falls on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. And talking of Marvel Section 5…
Marvel Section 5 and past
As we talked about earlier, MCU Section 4 will formally finish with The Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular.
So, what’s subsequent from Marvel Studios? We’re glad you requested. The studio revealed its complete slate of Section 5 films and TV exhibits at Comedian-Con 2022, in addition to confirming the primary three initiatives that’ll make Section 6. We have listed each announcement beneath, so you may get a fast rundown on each manufacturing presently in growth:
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
- What If…? season 2 (TV present, early 2023)
- Secret Invasion (TV present, spring 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Quantity 3 (Could 5, 2023)
- Echo (TV present, mid-2023)
- Loki season 2 (TV present, summer season 2023)
- The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
- Ironheart (TV present, late 2023)
- X-Males ’97 (animated TV present, late 2023)
- Blade (November 3, 2023)
- Agatha: Coven of Chaos (TV present, late 2023/early 2024)
- Daredevil: Born Once more (TV present, early 2024)
- Captain America: New World Order (Could 3, 2024)
- Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
- Spider-Man: Freshman 12 months (animated TV present, 2024)
- Marvel Zombies (animated TV present, 2024)
- Unbelievable 4 (Section 6 film, November 8, 2024)
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (Section 6 film, Could 2, 2025)
- Avengers: Secret Wars (Section 6 film, November 7, 2025)
For extra Marvel-based content material, discover out the place we ranked each MCU movie up to now, or which Marvel villains we predict are the most effective (and worst) ones within the MCU up to now.