Ever since Kevin Feige’s (President of Marvel Studios) Big Bang at SDCC 2022, expectations have automatically grown high for their next appearance, which is D23 2022. You can check out our full coverage of Marvel’s presentation Studio at SDCC 2022 here.
In their slate of films for phase six of “The Multiverse Saga,” there were a bunch of unannounced empty slots for future projects. Some of them are already confirmed while others are semi-confirmed. As D23 is scheduled to take place on September 9 and 10, many fans believe that these projects may appear there and we may get information about them.
It’s been officially confirmed on the D23 website that Marvel Studios is set to take place on Saturday, September 10 at 1 PM EST and will feature announcements about the future of the MCU. They will be joined by filmmakers, celebrities and surprise guests from Marvel Studios who will join Lucasfilm and others on stage in Hall D23 to showcase various theatrical and Disney+ titles.
Let’s speculate what it could be.
1. The Fantastic Four
Marvel Studios will finally reveal the official cast of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, which is currently slated for release on November 8, 2024. The name of the film’s director may also be revealed. YouTuber Grace Randolph (“Beyond The Trailer”) stated that Marvel is “focusing” on a The Fantastic Four director. This announcement will probably fall on D23.
2. The Eternals & Shang Chi Sequel
Chloe Zhao’s Eternals was a mixed bag. However, there’s no denying the fact that there’s still plenty to talk about them now that Harry Styles has joined the team. Recent reports have claimed that there will indeed be a sequel to Eternals, however, whether Zhao will return remains to be seen. In the case of Chang Chi, given its huge success, a sequel was inevitable. So Marvel could most likely announce dates and other details for Eternals 2 and Shan Chi 2.
3. Deadpool 3
Fans everywhere can’t wait to see their favorite gross-out mutant debut under the Marvel banner. Ryan Reynolds, in his humor, has continuously teased his implications with studio officials regarding Deadpool 3 in his social media posts for years. Feige also said earlier that they are determined to keep Deadpool 3 as “R-rated” at all costs. So the gore-xxx humor of the beloved franchise will be intact. However, what will be its official title and date, could be revealed at D23.
4. Details of Secret Invasion, Armor Wars and Nova
Secret Invasion is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Kyle Bradstreet for the Disney+ streaming service. In the same way Emily Clark in an as yet undisclosed role, the series will star Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freemanand Don Cheadle. It’s slated to release as part of the MCU’s Phase Five in early 2023.
Without an official date yet set, the series Armor Wars It is said to be part of phase six of the MCU. Officially confirmed, it will star Don Cheadle as War machine. In the series, he has to deal with the aftermath of Tony Stark’s technology falling into the wrong hands.
Deadline has announced that Marvel is developing a Nova project with moon knight scribe Sabir Pirzada on board to write. The show will feature the adventures and life of Richard Ryder aka Nova, after Thanos destroys Xandar in Avengers: Infinity War. It is unknown at this time if this will be developed as a feature film or a limited series for Disney+.
5. Marvel Specials: Werewolf By Night and GOTG Holiday Special
Marvel is considering their two holiday releases this year. These are – night werewolf (WBN) on Halloween and Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special (GOTG: HS) at Christmas this year. So far, it has been revealed that Michael Giacchino will lead WBN and James Gunn will return for GOTG:HS. However, with both projects apparently already being filmed and made, there should definitely be an announcement on D23.
6. Ten Rings, Wakanda and Okoye Series
Confirmed for a long time by the trades, Marvel Studios is developing three derivative series based on its films. Two of them are based on Black Panther Universe titled – Wakanda and Okoye, and the other is based on ten rings Shang Chi organization. Maybe D23 will see an official announcement of their official release dates and titles.
7. Wonder Man Series
Another Disney+ series based on amazing man was also confirmed by the businesses this year. It will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton of Shang CHi. The series will follow Simon Williams becoming a superhero and taking on the role of Wonder Man. The series is rumored to star Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch). Marvel Studios is expected to acknowledge the project on D23 with the reveal of official cast members and its director.
8. Directors for Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars
Amid all the speculation, Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Russo Brothers will not be involved in – Avengers: Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars in any form. After a few days, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed in an exclusive report that Shang Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton had been tapped to direct Avengers: Kang Dynasty. However, nothing has been said about Avengers: Secret Wars. Hopefully Feige will make official reveals for these two highly anticipated projects at D23.
Of course, this is all just speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the list above contains the most likely announcements that will take place on D23 this year. Either way, it looks like future plans for the MCU’s multiverse saga will become clearer after Disney’s event in September.