Marvel and the MCU are no strange topics for us. Which is why the 2022 MCU Projects are an exciting new topic for the exciting new year. But yeah. We’re no strangers to the global appeal of the MCU. Hey, we’re fans of their projects as well. I mean just in 2021 we covered plenty of great MCU movies and TV shows. Such as Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The 10 Rings (read the review here). And Black Widow too. Check it out here as well. Not to mention Loki and his mischievous presence (here). Oh and yeah. Marvel book-ended 2021 with a smash hit. Spider-Man: No Way Home, and you can read all about it here.
2022 MCU Projects: A Mix Of Movies And TV
But the new year brings new challenges and projects for the film studio. And we selected only the best out of all of them. Yes, there’s a nice mix of MCU movies and TV shows in this article, and we hope that you’ll love every single one of them. But first, I believe a word or two about the gaming portion of this article is in order. IndieGala wouldn’t be IndieGala without them.
2022 MCU Projects: Games First, Movies Later
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Are you HYPED about the 2022 MCU projects? We sure are? Make sure to come back to IndieGala and read all about them. We’ll make sure to have great reviews about some of the best MCU projects in 2022. But which ones made the cut here? Scroll down to find out.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Release date: July 8, 2022
Director: Taika Waititi
Thor: Love and Thunder is part of Phase Four of the MCU. But at the same time, it’s a highly anticipated summer blockbuster. But the thing is, (so far) Thor is the only MCU character to have 4 stand-alone films. And yes, very little is known about the plot of the movie. However, the title design was inspired by the “sword and sorcery” subgenre. Which was especially popular in the 1980s. And here’s something fun about it. The cast features five Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi and Russell Crowe.
Fun fact: Christian Bale is the second actor to play Batman, to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After Michael Keaton (Adrian Toomes/the Vulture) in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Release date: November 11, 2022
Director: Ryan Coogler
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a sad and sentimental sequel in the MCU. Why? Because plans for the film changed in August 2020 when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer. And Marvel chooses not to recast his role of T’Challa. However other main cast members from the first film were confirmed to return. But yeah. The role of T’Challa would not be digitally recreated and not recast out of respect for Chadwick Boseman’s legacy.
Fun fact: Chadwick Boseman’s brother, Derrick Boseman has spoken out against the idea of retiring the character of T’Challa rather than recasting.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Specal
Release date: December 2022
Director: James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will have its premiere next year. But in December 2022, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 special. On Disney+ of course. And the special is apparently going to introduce “one of the greatest MCU characters of all time”. According to James Gunn, that is. It’s being filmed at the same time as the third movie. So we’ll have to wait to see the special that’s for sure. Let alone the movie.
Fun fact: In Avengers: Endgame it is hinted that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) may be joining The Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Release date: May 6, 2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness follows the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and the first season of Loki (2021). Furthermore, in this particular movie, Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse. Including an alternate version of Strange, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff.
Fun fact: This is Sam Raimi’s first directed film in 9 years, since Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).
Release date: April 1, 2022
Director: Daniel Espinosa
As the title suggests, Morbius is all about… Morbius. Dr. Michael Morbius that is… Suffering from a rare blood disease, Dr. Michael Morbius tries a dangerous cure that afflicts him with a form of vampirism. Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Michael Keaton are in the movie too, but Jared Leto takes center stage. Since he’s in the titular role of the movie. And yes. Because of the pandemic, the movie’s premiere was pushed until April 2022. Not to mention, this is the third film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universes (SSU). It’s safe to say… We can’t wait for Morbius.
Fun fact: This is Jared Leto’s second comic-book role, after playing the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016).
2022 MCU Projects: The TV Portion Is Fun Too!
Release date: 2022
Creator: Kyle Bradstreet
With six episodes in total, Secret Invasion is one of the most anticipated mini-series from the MCU. And in Secret Invasion, A sect of shapeshifting aliens, the Skrulls, have infiltrated all aspects of life on Earth. There are those who help and the ones that don’t help the aliens. Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury, while Ben Mendelsohn returns as Talos. The leader of a Skrull sect and an ally of Fury. Furthermore, Kingsley Ben-Adir has been cast as a “lead villain“ and Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald and Carmen Ejogo are in it too.
Release date: mid-2022
Creator: Bisha K. Ali
Another 6 episode mini-series from the MCU. And a series will serve as a set-up for the film The Marvels (2023). But Ms. Marvel is all about Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel. A fan of the Avengers, particularly Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. But struggles to fit in until she gains her own powers as well. It’s a controversial character, but we’ll see how it translates to the small screen.
Fun fact: Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) will be Marvel’s first live-action Muslim hero.
Release date: 2022
Creator: Jessica Gao
Much like the title suggests, She-Hulk is all about… She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters that is. A lawyer who specializes in cases involving superhumans. And can become a large, powerful, green-hued version of herself, similar to her cousin Bruce Banner. Tatiana Maslany is in the titular role here, while Mark Ruffalo reprises the role of Bruce Banner. Not to mention, Tim Roth returns as Emil Blonsky / Abomination while Jameela Jamil is in the role of Titania. A rival of She-Hulk with incredible strength.
Fun fact: While at a press junket for Ghost Rider (2007), Nicolas Cage wanted to produce a She-Hulk movie. With Eva Mendes as the titular character.
Release date: 2022
Creator: Jeremy Slater
Oscar Isaac is in the lead role here. That of Marc Spector. An ex-marine who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. And a man who’s drawn into a deadly war of gods with his multiple identities. After he becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu that is. May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke have been cast in undisclosed roles and yes. We can’t wait for this mini-series as well. Not to mention, the show will be directed by Egyptian Director Mohamed Diab. And the series also stars the Egyptian actress May Calamawy. Cool right?
Fun fact: This is the Third time for Oscar Isaac to be in a show or film related to Ancient Egypt. In 2016, he played the role of the Egyptian Mutant En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). And in 2009 he played the role of Orestes in the biographical film Agora (2009). A movie about the Greeco-Egyptian Philosopher Hypatia set in Alexandria, Roman Egypt.
Which Of These 2022 MCU Projects Are You Most Excited About?
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