What could be in store for Shang-Chi 2 and the Black Panther Disney+ Spin-off? Phase 4 of Marvel Studios will see six 2021 releases already pushed; about 20 more projects have been confirmed for the next couple of years, and there are rumors of even more on the way.
The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania are all set to make their theatrical debuts in 2023, making it one of the most exciting years yet for the MCU. This is far from the end of the rumors, as production is also expected to begin that year on highly anticipated films like Fantastic Four and Nova.
According to recent rumors, Marvel Studios will begin filming the Thunderbolts adaptation in 2023, bringing together some of the MCU’s most notorious villains for an all-new team-up. In addition, the same report hinted at more exciting things to come in the filming department in the following year.
More Marvel Studios films will begin production in 2023, according to Geeks WorldWide. Shooting for Shang-Chi 2 will start shooting. This, as well as the rumored Okoye project, a Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel. There are also rumors that another unannounced project will begin filming that year, although no further information is available.
Even though the MCU has only three films set for release this year, it’s clear that the franchise has no intention of decelerating down anytime soon. When Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened to rave reviews in theatres, it set a new record for Labor Day weekend box office gross and delighted audiences worldwide.
After the film’s success, a sequel seemed inevitable, and there have been rumors of a Xialing spin-off Disney+ series to follow this up on the character’s post-credits scene.
There have been rumors that multiple new films will be spun off after the November 2022 release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, making it a landmark event in the MCU. Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, will appear in her own Netflix film after appearing in the Black Panther sequel, making it five MCU films overall.
Director Ryan Coogler is reportedly working on a series about the entire Wakandan kingdom, so the African nation’s time on Disney+ may be far from over.
While the specifics of future outings remain a mystery, fans can expect to be on the lookout for any new information in 2023, when at least five MCU projects are expected to begin production. There are still two months left in 2021 and a full year in 2022, so that number should increase dramatically as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its remarkable run.
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