Marvel Studios on Monday (May 3) announced the Black Panther sequel set to open on July 8, 2022, will be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as it dropped a sizzle reel promoting cinema-going and upcoming Phase 4 films.
Writer-director Ryan Coogler, who produced Oscar winner Judas And The Black Messiah and recently launched his multi-media company Proximity, rewrote parts of the screenplay following the death last year of star Chadwick Boseman.
The film stars returning cast Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett and is highly anticipated after the 2018 original grossed $1.3bn worldwide, of which more than $647m came from international markets.
Marvel Studios also announced several other upcoming titles and release dates.
Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels directed by Nia DaCosta and starring Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Teyonah Parris will open on November 11, 2022, while Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jonathan Majors is set to arrive on February 17, 2023.
The third Guardians Of The Galaxy instalment directed by James Gunn– GOTGVOL3 – is dated May 5, 2023, and stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.
The following release dates were previously announced:
Black Widow directed by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz kicks off Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 when it opens in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 9.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings directed by Destin Daniel Cretton opens in cinemas on September 3 and stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng.
The Eternals directed by Oscar-winning Nomadland director Chloe Zhao opens in cinemas on November 5 and stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee, Kit Harrington
Spider-Man: No Way Home directed by John Watts opens on December 17 this year and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya and Alfred Molina.
Sam Raimi directs Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, which opens on March 25, 2022, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen.
2022 also brings Thor: Love And Thunder directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale on May 6.
Disney confirmed on Tuesday (May 4) that Searchlight Pictures’ The Night House has moved from July 16 to August 20 this year.