The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful franchise in Hollywood history and with Avengers: Endgame, it has the most successful movie in history as well. Despite all this, the MCU is just getting bigger and bigger still, with an expanding slate of films and TV shows.
However, here I will specifically look at the movies (I will explore the Disney+ TV slate in a future post) and judging by the already established release dates, the films we know are in development, and my researched estimates, I have put together a look at what could be the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney has recently acquired Fox and it’s range of Marvel characters can now join the MCU so this will factor in hugely to the future of the MCU, but they are unlikely to join for at least another few years. Also, judging by the ongoing situation where Spider-Man seems to be leaving the MCU due to a dispute with Sony, many things have to be considered here and I have put a lot of thought into it. I am presuming Spider-Man will unfortunately not be a part of the MCU for the foreseeable future but this could change at any time if Disney and Sony reach a compromise.
This specific universe could go on for decades but here I specifically look at the next 8 years, so my predictions for the immediate future of the MCU are as follows:
Black Widow (Confirmed)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Confirmed)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Confirmed)
Thor: Love and Thunder (Confirmed)
Black Panther 2 (Confirmed)
Captain Marvel 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Doctor Strange 3
Black Panther 3
Deadpool and the Wolverine
Captain Marvel 3
The New Guardians
Fantastic Four 2