Marvel fans, 2022 is about to be a really good year for you as a lot is brewing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Yes, you read that right. Marvel Studios released the complete list of release dates of movies and Disney+ series that are part of Phase 4 of MCU. While action blockbusters and superhero films are being rolled out, there are some limited edition series and holiday specials lined up for the latter half of the year.

After the massive success of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and the delayed release of five biggies because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marvel Studios is on a roll with all the upcoming releases. From Moon Knight to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there is a lot in store to make 2022 a Marvel-lous affair.

Here are all the movies and series slated to release as a part of the MCU Phase 4

Moon Knight

Marvel movies in phase 4: Moon Knight
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Release date: 30 March

The first season of Moon Knight has six episodes that revolve around a “complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.” Set against the backdrop of Egyptian iconography, the series features Oscar Isaac in the titular role and Gaspard Ulliel as Midnight Man. Gaspard’s several identities rage a war of the gods against an Egyptian backdrop.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Marvel movies in Phase 4: Doctor Strange
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Release date: 6 May

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is busy dealing with the Multiverse in this instalment and is seen seeking help from Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen in the official teaser. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness comes as a sequel to Marvel movies like Doctor Strange, Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home. It is also a crossover to the first season of the Disney+ series Loki.

Ms. Marvel

Marvel movies in Phase 4: Ms Marvel
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Release date: 8 June

A Disney+ television mini-series, Ms. Marvel is based on the superheroine of the same name. It stars Iman Valleni as Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American artist and avid gamer who is obsessed with the Avengers and aspires to join them. The series also features Aramis Knight as Kareem and Saagar Shaikh as Amir Khan.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: July 7

Thor: Love and Thunder is a direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. Taika Waititi returns as the director and Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor, God of Thunder, a role that he has essayed in four Avengers films and three solo movies previously. Natalie Portman steps in as Jane Foster from Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). Other famous Marvel characters making an appearance in this instalment are Valkyrie played by Tessa Thompson and Peter Quill portrayed by Chris Pratt, among others. Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive on Disney+ Hotstar on 8 September.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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Release date: November 11

Black Panther legend Chadwick Boseman holds an irreplaceable place in our hearts, but his legacy and the Marvel world will live on in this sequel. Though Marvel will not recast the role of T’Challa to honour the late actor, the title of Black Panther can be taken up by others, including Shuri, T’Challa’s sister played by Letitia Wright. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Deadline that a computer-generated Boseman will also not be included. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is directed by Ryan Coogler and will also see Lupita Nyong’o back as Nakia.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
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Release date: December

Before the Vol 3 of The Guardians of the Galaxy hits the big screens in 2023, Marvel Studios is gearing up to make 2022 Christmas a holiday to remember with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Starring Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, the holiday edition directed by James Gunn will stream on Disney+ in December this year if all goes as planned.

In a recent interview with Collider, Gunn revealed that the Guardians special is yet to be filmed.

(Main and featured image credit: Marvel Studios/ @MarvelStudios/ Twitter)

written by.
Trinetra Paul
An ardent foodie, Trinetra seeks every opportunity of travelling and writing. Storytelling and slam poetry are her go-to jam. Her lazying around ideas includes binge watching and whipping up some snacks or searching the next place to visit.

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