2022 looks set to be another exciting year for Marvel Studios, and we’ve ranked each of their upcoming movies and TV shows from least expected to most anticipated. Find out what comes out after the jump above…
The year 2022 certainly did not start badly peacemaker and The Batman He exceeds expectations and proves that DC can count on quality storytelling. For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, the year is only just beginning moon knight Premieres on Disney+.
An incredibly exciting year awaits us from here for both streaming and the big screen. With that in mind, we’ve now compiled a list of all of the confirmed Marvel Studios movies and TV shows that are on the way in 2022, ranked them from least expected to most anticipated.
As well as sharing some insights into what to expect from each of these Phase 4 projects, we also examine what got us so hyped about them and in some cases not so hyped. We are sure you will have your own rankings. Once you read this feature, you can share it in the comments section.
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8. What if…?
What if …? started out strong but ended up being very hit-and-miss. Some episodes were great and others were downright unforgettable, while the inconsistent voice acting drove home the fact that animation isn’t a genre that Marvel Studios pretty much perfected in its first foray into this style of storytelling.
The show’s second season is expected to arrive on Disney+ later this year, and we’re certainly excited to see where the story goes next – especially after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – It definitely doesn’t feel like an unconditional viewing. That’s a shame, and since these episodes were already in production when the first batch was discontinued, we don’t expect any increase in quality.
Nonetheless, we are ready to give What if …? another chance as it wasn’t terrible by any means. In fact, it was more good than bad; We just need Marvel Studios to fully embrace the premise in Season 2.
7. Ms. Miracle
The first trailer for MS. miracle definitely impressed and we’re looking forward to this show a lot more now than we were a few weeks ago. Iman Vellani seems like the perfect choice to bring Kamala Khan to life, while Marvel Studios is clearly not shy about embracing the teen’s diverse world.
However, we can’t help but be disappointed with the decision to bring Ms. Powers in the Marvel Green Lantern vein. We get that Kamala isn’t being made into an Inhuman, but the heroine, who creates a giant fist out of a purple energy construct, doesn’t land in quite the same way as her classic embiggening abilities from the comics. It won’t matter to some, but it’s something that has dampened the excitement of many fans.
The show is also looking a bit small at the moment. Our anticipation will likely increase with more footage, but Marvel Studios may need to pull out all the stops with this marketing campaign.
6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther was a masterpiece so we’re just as surprised as the rest of you that we rated Ryan Coogler’s sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, so low here. It’s not that we don’t have faith in the filmmaker, but since the late Chadwick Boseman is sadly not a part of the film, it’s difficult not to have too much enthusiasm for this story without T’Challa and the actor who portrayed him to develop.
Add in the fact that Shuri will be the new Black Panther, and rumors of Namor the Submariner and Doctor Doom being thrown into the mix (along with the previously confirmed Ironheart), and it’s starting to feel like this sequel is going to be very invigorated.
We’ll see what happens and hope we’ll be just as blown away as we were back in 2018. For now, though, it’s hard to say if Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be nearly as good as it could have been had Boseman not been taken from the world so early.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special
We didn’t include this mysterious Halloween special here because it’s still unclear if it will debut on Disney+ this year. Directed by Michael Giacchino and starring Gael García Bernal as Werewolf by Night, it sounds pretty amazing and would probably sit alongside this upcoming Christmas special.
Directed and starring James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy cast, the special is set between the events Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. That alone should make it essential to watch, and seeing these heroes celebrate Christmas promises to be a lot of fun.
We’re expecting this to premiere in time for Christmas, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of runtime it gets and how important it proves to the broader MCU. Chances are it will end up setting the stage volume 3so don’t be surprised if Adam Warlock shows up for the first time.
4. Moon Knight
This feels a bit like cheating because recently we were lucky enough to see the first four episodes of moon knight early. While the review embargo means we can’t say too much here, rest assured the Disney+ series doesn’t disappoint, establishing an exciting new mythology for Marc Spector that’s more rooted in authentic Egyptian mythology than he is Batman Lite Vigilante is .
You’ll know from the trailers that Oscar Isaac is bringing his A-game here, and we’re hoping Marvel Studios can survive the landing. If so, the MCU will have one of its strangest, now intriguing new heroes, and a character poised to usher in a new era of supernatural storytelling.
Fans have been waiting a long time to see the Moon Knight in action, and just because our next entries are a bit bigger, it sits squarely in the middle of this ranking. Don’t let this tempt you to think moon knight shouldn’t be a priority when it debuts on March 30, however.
3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will either be one of Marvel Studios best movies or an absolute mess. Sam Raimi has directed many great films and some stinkers throughout his career, while extensive reshoots suggest there are some early issues that we hope have since been resolved (the claim is that they’re just cameos more added).
These cameos are of course one of the most exciting aspects of this sequel, but also a little worrying. The concept of variants is intriguing, but depending on how Professor X and Captain Carter’s appearances are handled here, it’s an idea that either works amazingly in live action or comes across as confusing, and dare we say it , even a little goofy and pointless.
That’s the worst-case scenario, though, and we’re optimistic that Doctor Strange will blow our minds just as much Spider-Man: No Way Home Did. The potential is certainly there, and the latest trailer hinted that this movie has a chance to rock even the most skeptical.
She-Hulk is a great character, and one who in many ways is far more interesting than her incredible cousin (that’s Bruce Banner, FYI). Maintaining her intelligence when transformed, Jennifer Walters fights crime inside and outside the courtroom as the She-Hulk. She’s always fun to watch, and she seems to have a key role in this upcoming Disney+ series, which is expected to premiere sometime in the fall.
We’re a little worried by these reports of the hero breaking the fourth wall and taking this show to some crazier places, but these Daredevil rumors alone are making us count the days.
Add in the return of The Abomination and the fact that we’ll be seeing more of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, and this could easily be Marvel Studios’ most ambitious 35mm project to date. We can’t wait to see what else She-Hulk brings to the table in the future, and expect Tatiana Maslany to have a bright (green) future as this character. Recent commercial art also confirmed that the actress looks perfect as a heroine.
1. Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder is fast approaching, but as of this writing there is still no sign of a trailer for the film. However, we’ve seen some merchandise and plenty of set photos, and these (combined with Taika Waititi behind the camera) are more than enough to give this sequel the #1 spot here.
In the film, the God of Thunder will join forces with Jane Foster – now the Mighty Thor – to battle Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, and that alone makes us excited to see how this story unfolds. Cast Valkyrie in search of her queen, and Love & Thunder can’t get here soon enough.
Thor: Ragnarok saved this character from becoming little more than a support player The Avengers movies (fans and Chris Hemsworth is getting bored with the Thor we saw in those earlier adventures). Continuing to explore this funnier, more colorful take on the legendary superhero promises to be a total blast, and let’s face it, more Korg is never a bad thing…