Release date: February 17, 2023
Nia DiCosta, best known for her recent “requel” to classic horror Candymanwill helm the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel – and, in doing so, become the first Black woman to direct for the MCU. Shooting began late last year, with Brie Larson returning to her role as Carol Danvers, one of the titular Marvels on whom the film is focused. Iman Vellani joins as Kamala Khan, moniker Ms. Marvel, after making her debut in the Disney + series of the same name. Plot details are otherwise scarce, but expect an all-women, smaller-scale super adventure.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Release date: May 5, 2023
Another sequel about which we know frighteningly little, Vol. 3 marks the return of James Gunn to the MCU fold, having been temporarily sacked for a series of controversial tweets in 2018. Since then, the gonzo author has helmed two of the most critically popular DC Extended Universe projects, The Suicide Squad and spin-off series Peacemaker. We’d expect Vol. 3 to continue on from the Guardians’ story in Love and Thunder. Plus, the post-credits sequence in Vol. 2 teased the introduction of comic mainstay Adam Warlock, played by Will Poulter, so it’s reasonable to think he’ll be pretty heavily involved.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania