Marvel Studios is officially upping its theatrical output to four movies per year. The studio already had four films set for 2021 and will now produce the same number of features in both 2022 and 2023. This includes Marvel’s first-ever (domestic) October release.
Marvel already had three release dates booked for 2022 (February 18, May 6, July 29). The studio has now added a fourth film for October 7, 2022. The release dates for 2023 are February 17, May 5, July 28, and November 3.
Of the eight films set for 2022 and 2023, we only know the identity of one. Black Panther 2 (working title) will be out on May 6, 2022. We also know (unofficially) that the next chapter of the Ant-Man franchise will occupy one of the other 2022 dates, most likely February 18 or July 29.
We can expect two of these dates to go to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and a Captain Marvel sequel while another could be reserved for the Fantastic Four’s MCU debut. There’s also Blade, starring Mahershala Ali, which seems like a good fit for October 7, 2022.
Four movies per year feels like a natural step for Marvel Studios after being so successful with three movies per year from 2017 through 2019. Of course, it’s much more than that with the studio also making a few Disney+ original series each year.
Suffice to say, there will be plenty of Marvel Studios stories to enjoy in the years to come.