Disney today revealed their upcoming film slate through the year 2027, and while there was a lot to mine from this massive chunk of news, some films stand out more than others. The highlights of the schedule include a new Star Wars trilogy that will begin in December of 2022, and will run through December, 2024, and conclude in December, 2026.
There’s no detail as to which trilogy this is, as there are reportedly two (at least) in development. Rian Johnson, the writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is spearheading one of the new trilogies, and D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the masterminds behind Game of Thrones, are behind the other. It’s safe to say that whichever trilogy comes next, it will amazing.
The only thing we do know about the news Star Wars films is that is won’t be a Skywalker story. That ends with this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which closes out the family’s story after nine films and 42 years.
On the Marvel front, coming off the stunning — and predicted — success of Avengers: Endgame, Disney has a slew of “untitled” Marvel films dotting the schedule between now and 2027. Eight films make up the future Marvel lineup. The only film that is known for sure is this July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, but after that, it’s anyone’s guess. The large number of films could be Phase 4, or it could be Phases 4 and 5. Marvel’s Phase 3 had 10 films, making it much larger than Phases 1 and 2, which each had six, so this one is hard to predict.
What is known is that Kevin Feige will be once again heading this next chapter(s) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he has the trust of fans, creators, and Disney honchos, so what he says, goes, and we’re all okay with that. The Eternals has been rumored to be one of the next Marvel films, as well as another Guardians of the Galaxy and a sequel to Black Panther. Captain Marvel will undoubtedly have a sequel in there too, so that makes up four of the announced eight films.
The Untitled Marvel films are scheduled as follows.
- May 1, 2020
- November 6, 2020
- February 21, 2021
- May 7, 2021
- November 5, 2021
- February 18, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022
There are a ton of films on this slate and we will dig into more in-depth in coming stories. Disney has laid the future framework for two of their biggest franchises, and fans have a lot to look forward to in the next seven-plus years.
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