Major Marvel Projects of 2022


Kira Milne, editor

New year, new movies! The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been busy this past decade with the constant  releases of countless successful movies. The franchise doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Phase 4 of the movies and shows from Marvel started after the release of Avengers: Endgame, the first series marking the start of the new beginning was WandaVision which was released January 15, 2021. Next, two other series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki soon followed and they led into Phase 4’s first official movie, Black Widow. Next came Marvel’s What If, Shang-Chi, The Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Hawkeye. Finally, the year ended with the long time anticipated  movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. This one was a perfect way to end the year as it became the highest grossing movie of 2021.

The next movie that is kicking off the new year is Morbius which is releasing  January 28, 2022. This movie introduces a new character to the movie franchise from the original Marvel comics. The next release is Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness – May 6, 2022 which fans are mostly anticipating as it deals with the fallout of Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and features a lot of the newer characters as well as Wanda, who quickly became a fan favorite after her movie series from last year.  Following this is Thor: Love and Thunder on  July 8, 2022. This sequel has been delayed multiple times due to COVID and is finally set to hit the big screens this year and fans are happy to see Thor’s comeback. 

Marvel is also taking claim of the animated spiderman series, as Miles is getting a sequel this year. “Miles Morales gained wide recognition through 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the character will return for the much-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” explained Screenrant. It is set to release later in this year on  October 7, 2022. 

On a sad note, the Black Panther sequel is set to release this year and it will sadly be without the leading actor who portrayed the titular hero since his debut as T’Challa in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.The Marvel Studios adapted to Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death, and instead of recasting for the iconic role they decided to shift focus on other characters like Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and Okoye (Danai Gurira) while the plot continues to celebrate the Wakandan culture in the new movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that is set to be released on November 11, 2022.

Lastly, various movies are said to be released this year, but the specifics are still undetermined. These works include the Moon Knight  series, She- Hulk (series), Nick Fury’s Secret Invasion (movie) , and Ms. Marvel (movie),which serves as a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, making history with the franchise’s first Muslim superhero. The year is set to end with The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special  in December 2022 as it is a lighthearted Christmas movie.