Below is a list of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films coming out in 2023. Superhero movies have taken over Hollywood in recent years, and this trend has only become worse as the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to gain popularity. Since a while ago, there have been several Marvel films made each year thanks to Marvel Studios, Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, and Fox’s former X-Men series. Disney’s agreement with 20th Century Fox allowed the X-Men and Fantastic Four to return to Marvel Studios, leaving just the MCU and Spider-Man Universe to continue making new movies.
The year 2023 is likely to be quite hectic for both parties.
Phase 5 of the MCU began in February 2023. All of the 2023 MCU movies are sequels that provide viewers a second chance to see some of the most well-known figures in the franchise. Marvel Studios had originally planned to release four films in 2023, but that was before the release date of Mahershala Ali’s Blade remake was postponed to 2024 because of a number of production difficulties. A new live-action feature starring a Spider-Man villain and the eagerly awaited sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse both release in 2023, so Sony is continuing two separate aspects of its Spider-Man movie ambitions.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
With the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17, 2023, the Ant-Man film series made a comeback. The sequel was released more than four years after Ant-Man and the Wasp. For the final installment of the trilogy, director Peyton Reed made a comeback. Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, was once more portrayed by Paul Rudd in the title role. Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne were among the other returning cast members of Ant-Man 3. In the film, Jonathan Majors played Kang the Conqueror, the MCU’s new primary villain, while Kathryn Newton took on the role of Cassie Lang in another MCU recasting.
Despite receiving a mixed response, Ant-Man 3 will be a significant character in the MCU. When they became imprisoned in the Quantum Realm, Ant-Man, Wasp, and the other important characters were followed in the narrative. Although Janet van Dyne already knew about him from her time spent there before to the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp, they encountered Kang the Conqueror during this trip. Moreover, MODOK appears in Ant-Man 3, with Corey Stoll returning to play Darren Cross in a revised origin story for the antagonist. The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty events were heavily built up by the 2023 MCU film, which also revealed the Council of Kangs in its post-credits sequence.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023
When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 debuts on May 5, 2023, the team of Guardians completes one more mission. James Gunn has once more written and directed the sequel, which arrives precisely six years after the last time the team had a single film. Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Nebula all return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Along with Adam Warlock and the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), the sequel introduces several significant new MCU characters (Will Poulter).
It is well known that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the final film for this particular ensemble. The emotional plot that will develop in the film—which is anticipated to include at least one significant death—has already been alluded to in Marvel Studios’ marketing for it. Rocket’s roots will be explored in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although the plot has not yet been confirmed. Adam Warlock makes an appearance in The High Evolutionary, which is certain to have a nasty storyline and comes years after Marvel Studios first teased him. Even while the movie will be Gunn’s last with Marvel, it should nonetheless pave the way for other intergalactic journeys.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – June 2, 2023
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a Sony animated sequel, is the following future Marvel film that will be released in 2023. On June 2, 2023, the movie will debut only in cinemas. The team of directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin Thompson are behind Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, while David Callaham, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller are back to create the story. Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jake Johnson all return for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel as Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and Peter B. Parker, respectively. Together with those characters, it also includes Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), and Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya).
Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and Peter B. Parker will embark on a multidimensional adventure in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The sequel will mostly take place in Gwen Stacy’s realm. As opposed to the previous movie, which was primarily set in Miles’ universe. The enemy in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is The Spot, who is portrayed by Jason Schwartzman. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, a sequel Sony has already previewed for 2024, will be launched. So, it seems likely that the future film will serve as a prequel to the following Spider-Man movie. Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield may also make appearances. The first is specifically mentioned in the teaser from April 2023.
Kraven the Hunter – October 6, 2023
The release date for Sony’s Kraven the Hunter is set for October 6, 2023. Kraven joins Venom and Morbius as the third Spider-Man villains to receive a cinematic treatment as a member of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play Sergei Kravinoff, the titular big-game hunter, in the movie Kraven the Hunter. The cast of the film also features Christopher Abbott as The Foreigner, Fred Hechinger as Chameleon. Ariana DeBose as Calypso, and Russell Crowe as Kraven’s father.
The majority of Kraven the Hunter’s story is still a mystery. Early in the film’s production, it was claimed that the film was a retelling of Kraven’s Final Hu. A well-known comic book plot in which Spider-Man is hunted by Kraven. Kraven will meet Spider-Man in the movie, according to one of the film’s writers. Spider-inclusion Man’s in Kraven the Hunter has not yet been confirmed. Much alone whether Tom Holland or another actor will play the web-slinger. Taylor-Johnson has also committed to a number of movies. Suggesting that the character in Sony’s Spider-Man world has a promising future ahead of him.
The Marvels – November 10, 2023
When The Marvels debuts on November 10, 2023, viewers will finally get another opportunity to experience a Carol Danvers adventure. Four years have passed since Captain Marvel, the MCU superhero debut of Brie Larson. The sequel was written by Megan McDonnell and is being directed by Nia DaCosta (Candyman) (WandaVision). The Marvels will also feature Monica Rambeau (played by Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), also known as Ms. Marvel, in addition to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Also, it is revealed that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will return. Zawe Ashton will undoubtedly portray an unnamed villain in the movie, and Park Seo-joon will also play a mysterious character.
Ms. Marvel episode 6’s post-credits scene. In which Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel traded places owing to Kamala’s enigmatic bangle, served as a direct precursor to the events of The Marvels. In some manner, Carol and Monica’s reunion will be made possible by their connection to Kamala. The Marvels is anticipated to in some way continue the plot of Secret Invasion. Perhaps feature numerous other significant MCU figures, including as Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Also, it is probable that the film will contribute to the development of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in some way.