Marvel Studios projects to look forward to in 2022

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By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter

Marvel Studios had a big year in 2021, after not releasing any content in 2020 due to the pandemic, with its first batch of Disney+ shows like “WandaVision,” as well as movie theater releases like record-breaking “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Here are some anticipated Marvel Studios projects coming this year.

“Moon Knight”

Starting off the new year, Marvel Studios is releasing “Moon Knight” on March 30 starring Oscar Issac as Marc Spector/Moon Knight and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow. The series follows Spector struggling with his disassociative personality disorder and his new powers as an Egyptian moon god.  

 Check out the trailer for the Disney+ series.  

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” 

This “Doctor Strange” sequel will be released in theaters on May 6, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong reprising their roles. The film also brings Sam Raimi, director of Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, back to the superhero genre. 

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will also see Elizabeth Olsen returning as Scarlet Witch, as it will carry over events that took place in “WandaVision.”

 You can view the trailer for Marvel’s first theatrical release of 2022 here.  

“Thor: Love and Thunder” 

Taika Waititi returns to direct the next film in the “Thor” series with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Tompson returning as well. The film will also star Christian Bale as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. 

The plot of “Thor: Love and Thunder” is currently being kept under wrap, but has a release date of July 8. 

“Ms. Marvel”

“Ms. Marvel” doesn’t have a set release date but is expected to arrive this summer. The Disney+ series will star Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim lead character. 

Kamala is 16-years-old and a fan of Captain Marvel. Her powers include the ability to change her size and shape. This will be Vellani’s MCU debut, but she will also appear in the movie “The Marvels” scheduled for next year.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 

This film is expected to be released on Nov. 11. It is unclear if this date is set in stone as filming was paused, due to injuries Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, suffered while on set, and production not resuming until the beginning of this month. 

Not too much information has been released on the plot for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, but Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has been clear on not recasting T’Challa, as it was previously held by the late actor Chadwick Boseman. 

“She-Hulk” 

“She-Hulk” will be released on Disney+ in mid-2022 with Tatiana Maslany set to star as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk. Mark Ruffalo, Jameela Jamil and Renée Elise Goldsberry are also set to star in this series. 

The series follows Walters, a lawyer who works in superhero-related cases, as she tries to navigate the new superpowers she gained from a blood transfusion given to her by Bruce Banner, her cousin. 

“The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special”

This holiday special is scheduled to hit Disney+ by the end of the year. The plot is unclear at the moment. All that is known is the special will take place during “Guardians Vol. 2” and 2023’s “Guardians Vol. 3,” with the main cast set to return and James Gun returning as director. 

This is a tentative schedule for the upcoming Marvel projects coming out this year, but things could change due to the ongoing pandemic and the fact that some films are still filming or doing reshoots.