The Marvel Cinematic Universe might have given the Infinity Saga its grand finale through Avengers: Endgame, but the franchise is nowhere near finished. Not by a long shot. Disney is not only continuing to release new Marvel Studios films in theaters, but their new streaming service Disney Plus will also allow them to release new Marvel content. More specifically, they’ll be able to distribute their very own Marvel television shows which will allow more emphasis on certain characters and the specific worlds they inhabit.
Now what fans may be wondering is how exactly all of this new content will effect Disney’s release schedule for their Marvel films. It turns out that their new strategy will be a pretty massive change for the franchise. It appears that their current goal is for Marvel to begin releasing eight films and television shows every year beginning in 2021.
The first film to mark this new release pattern will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It’ll be released on February 12, 2021. Its premiere will be followed by the release of two new Marvel television shows – Loki as well as WandaVision, both of which are set to tie directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when it premieres on May 7, 2021.
If that’s not enough, the Disney Plus series What If…? will be released that summer, with the third Spider-Man film on July 16. It’ll be followed by a Hawkeye TV series in the fall and last but not least the year will conclude with Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5.
And remember – all of that is just what’s being released in 2021. The year 2022 will have a completely similar release pattern with Marvel releasing around eight new films and shows under the Disney umbrella.
Obviously the schedules are still being worked out and announced in the years following that, but it’s no doubt that as long as Marvel keeps making money – Disney will keep saturating the market with it. Whether that’s good or bad for fans of the comic book film franchise is another thing.