Marvel Studios Dates FOUR New Untitled Movies For 2024 - Are X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA 4 & DEADPOOL 3 Incoming?
While they have five films scheduled to open in 2023, it looks like Marvel Studios is scaling back a bit and will only be releasing four untitled films in 2024 - all of which have now been dated.
Breaking news out of Marvel Studios this afternoon, as we now have four prime 2024 release dates for future big-screen projects. New Marvel Cinematic Universe films have officially been scheduled to open on February 16, 2024; May 3, 2024; July 26, 2024; and November 8, 2024.
At first glance, they've scheduled one less release than 2023, but considering a Spider-Man: No Way Home sequel starring Tom Holland will presumably also make its way to theaters at some point in 2023 or 2024, the studio might be leaving the door open for Sony Pictures to announce that gargantuan follow-up, possibly in December of that year.
As for what the now-scheduled Untitled Marvel Films could ultimately turn out to be, well, there's a lot of in-development projects to choose from. The most obvious bets are Jon Watts' Fantastic Four and Bassam Tariq's Blade starring Mahershala Ali, but both are also heavily rumored to debut on one of the mystery 2023 dates.
Deadpool 3 starring Ryan Reynolds and Captain America 4 starring Anthony Mackie are almost definitely set to open on one of the new dates, and it seems like a strong possibility that the X-Men will make their MCU feature film debut sometime in 2024 - unless Marvel Studios opts for solo films to introduce mutants into the MCU.
It's uncertain when we could get an official announcement, but based on how they handled things last year, we probably won't have a clearer picture of what to expect from Phase Four or Phase Five until Disney+ Day on November 12, at the earliest. The safest bet for official announcements is likely the next Disney Investor Day.
Here's an updated look at Marvel Studios' upcoming release schedule:
- Eternals (November 5, 2021)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021) - Co-production with Sony Pictures
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)
- Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022)
- The Marvels (November 11, 2022)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
- Untitled Marvel Film (July 28, 2023) -- Rumored release date for Fantastic Four
- Untitled Marvel Film (October 6, 2023) -- Rumored release date for Blade
- Untitled Marvel Film (November 10, 2023)
- Untitled Marvel Film (February 16, 2024)
- Untitled Marvel Film (May 3, 2024)
- Untitled Marvel Film (July 26, 2024)
- Untitled Marvel Film (November 8, 2024)
In related news, Walt Disney Studios has also confirmed that Ridley Scott's The Last Duel (October 15), Ron's Gone Wrong (October 22), Chloe Zhao's Eternals (November 5), Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (December 10), Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley (December 17), and Matthew Vaughn's The King's Man (December 22) will all receive exclusive theatrical releases, with 45-day windows, this year.
Encanto (November 24) will also open in theaters, but will head to Disney+ after a shortened 30-day theatrical window.
Rob Marshall's upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, has been dated for May 26, 2023.