There are plenty of new movies and series that are set to be released this year and will expand the Marvel universe, both within and outside of the MCU. In 2022, Marvel Entertainment made its mark once again with the release of three movies (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), three Disney+ series (Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk), and Marvel Studios’ first two Special Presentations (Werewolf by Night and GOTG Holiday Special). However, the Marvel brand has also produced new content across various forms of entertainment over the past year. And this time around, as we enter Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in February, let’s take a look at all the Marvel 2023 movies and series that will rock MCU to its core this year. This also includes two new Spider-Man movies from Sony Pictures and a documentary tribute to the person who started it all.
Here they are in their expected order of release, as we know them. Some of these were already made official by Disney and Sony, while others are still kept under wraps.
Marvel 2023 Movies / Theatrical Releases
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will begin Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, in which Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne delve deeper into the Quantum Realm. The film features an excellent cast, including Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, and will introduce the main version of one of the Multiverse Saga’s biggest villains, Kang the Conqueror (played by Jonathan Majors).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5
The highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will finally be released in theaters after a six-year delay. The film follows the Guardians as they search for the version of Gamora from Avengers: Endgame and confront a new, formidable villain played by Chukwudi Iwuji, the High Evolutionary.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – June 2
After numerous delays, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will finally be released in theaters. This will be the second adventure for Miles Morales (played by Shamiek Moore) and Spider-Gwen (played by Hailee Steinfeld). The first film, Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018, was a huge success and received widespread praise. Fans and crew members alike are hoping that the sequel will be just as successful.
The Marvels – July 28
The plot of The Marvels is largely unknown, but it is rumored to be connected to the Multiversal storyline in the Multiverse Saga, specifically involving Kamala Khan’s origins and powers. In the last episode of the Ms. Marvel series, we saw Kamala transported by her bangles to an unknown place and in turn, also transported Carol to the home of the younger hero. There are still plenty of unanswered questions as to the nature of Kamala’s super-powered bangles so hopefully, all of our speculations will be put to rest once the film is released in July.
Kraven the Hunter – October 6
Sony Pictures will release a live-action Spider-Man Universe movie featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter. This will be Taylor-Johnson’s second Marvel role, having previously played Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film also features a notable cast, including Russell Crowe (from Thor: Love and Thunder) and Ariana DeBose (West Side Story).
Marvel Series and Documentary
What If…? Season 2 – 2023
What If…? will be the first Marvel Studios Disney+ project to be renewed for a second season, continuing the adventures of our Marvel multiversal heroes in an animated format. The first footage from Season 2 was previewed at Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and nearly a dozen actors who appeared in live-action roles were confirmed to reprise their roles in this animated series.
Secret Invasion – Spring 2023
In early 2023, Marvel Studios will release its first crossover event, Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. The plot centers around a group of renegade Skrulls who have infiltrated Earth, raising the possibility that any MCU character could potentially be an imposter.
Loki Season 2 – Summer 2023
Loki will be the first live-action show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be renewed for a second season. The God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, will return to the small screen alongside the Time Variance Authority. The entire cast from Season 1 will return for Season 2, which will push the limits of interdimensional storytelling in the MCU further than ever before.
Ironheart – Fall 2023
Dominique Thorne, who made her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will star in her own Disney+ series, Ironheart. In the series, Thorne will reprise her role as Riri Williams and will have the opportunity to showcase her genius as she builds new versions of her suit and improves her technology. However, she will also face significant threats.
X-Men ’97 – Fall 2023
Fans will certainly welcome Marvel Studios’ very first X-Men property to the MCU with X-Men ’97, a revival of the classic 1990s animated series X-Men: The Animated Series. The new series will use the same animation style as the original and will pick up where the story left off. This will be the first opportunity to see what the X-Men might be capable of within the MCU.
Echo – Late 2023
Echo, a Disney+ series set to release in 2023, has faced numerous challenges. Despite this, the series is expected to add exciting new material to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alaqua Cox will star as Echo, a deaf hero who revisits her Native American roots. The series will feature the return of both Daredevil and Kingpin, and will introduce a new hero following Echo’s appearance in Hawkeye.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos – Winter 2023
Kathryn Hahn, who gained a large following for her role in the popular Disney+ series WandaVision, will star in Agatha: Coven of Chaos. The show will also feature an impressive supporting cast, including Joe Locke, Aubrey Plaza, and Emma Caulfield Ford, as Agatha (formerly known as Agnes) demonstrates her magical abilities.
Stan Lee Documentary – Unknown 2023
To honor the 100th birthday of the late Stan Lee, Marvel Studios and Disney+ announced a documentary titled Stan Lee. The trailer, released on Disney+’s official YouTube channel, features a look back at some of Lee’s most iconic MCU cameos and celebrates his reputation as the ultimate cameo master in film history.
The Marvel universe has much in store for 2023, and it is possible that not all of the listed Marvel Cinematic Universe projects will be released by the end of the year. For now, it seems likely that all projects on this list except for Echo and Agatha: Coven of Chaos will be released within the next 12 months, providing new content for viewers to enjoy almost every month of the year.
Marvel certainly has a wide range of projects in the works for 2023, ensuring that there will be something for all fans to enjoy. Which Marvel 2023 movies and series are you most excited about? Let’s talk about it n the comments below.