Ever since Iron Man launched Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, we have been subjected to an endless torrent of Marvel films, both good and bad. From the depths of The Incredible Hulk and the first two Thor movies, to the heights of Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, they never seems to let-up, providing us with an endless amount of superhero content both in film form and as television shows.
Now, it looks like Marvel has pretty much entirely been removed from Netflix, with MCU movies and television programs now routinely coming to Disney+ rather than to Netflix. It's very exciting, of course, that all of our Marvel content will be in the same place, but that doesn't mean that it's all unicorns and rainbows. After all, it actually is possible to have too much of a good thing, and when you look at the complete list of every single Marvel films and Television Show in 2022, the evidence will attest to that.
Honestly, a lot of these projects are completely unnecessary. Who the hell needs a new Antman movie, is that really something that people want? Do we really need like twenty-seven forking Marvel shows? It that really something we need? Surely, the blokes over at Disney could get a little bit more creative than endlessly regurgitating Marvel content like it's a drug that their fans are rabidly addicted to. We can't blame them, though. After all, you're totally going to see the new Thor, aren't you?
Which Marvel Movies Are Coming in 2022?
There are already four Marvel Movies confirmed for 2022, one of which has already come to cinemas. Now, that might not sound like a lot but think about it this way: that means a Marvel movie literally every three months. That is, well, a darn-well lot of content! Let's be real, though, these movies are going to do incredibly well. Here are the four Marvel movies due out this year:
|Marvel Movie||Release Date|
|Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness||May 6, 2022|
|Thor: Love and Thunder||July 8, 2022|
|Black Panther: Wakanda Forever||November 11, 2022|
|The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special||Late / Holiday, 2022|
So, what do we have here? Well, we have a clear follow-up to last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home, which heavily featured good ol' Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. As of writing this article, Doctor Strange is the only 2022 Marvel film to have been released. It has pretty average reviews, with very few people singing its praises but equally few complaining incessantly about it.
That leaves us with Thor: Love and Thunder, a follow-up to Taika Waititi's 2017 hit Thor: Ragnarok, and probably the one we're most excited about. Then we have Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be the first Black Panther movie since Chadwick Boseman's untimely passing. We are curious to see what they will do with this one, as they will need to honor Boseman's memory whilst forging a new direction for Black Panther. Finally, we have the new Guardians movie. Is there really anything to say about this?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has already proven itself at the box office, earning close to a billion bucks since it debuted in early May. It might not be a critical darling, though, with a Metacritic score of around 6/10 and a pretty poor user score. That being said, it's not a terrible movie. In Benedict Cumberbatch's latest foray as Doctor Steven Strange, Cumberbatch brings his awful American accent to new heights. The movie features, of course, a multiverse theme (because every forking movie has to these days) and a threat that, of course, is beyond anything they have experienced before. Well, kind-of. Not really, to be honest...
Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8. 2022)
Hey, look, it's another Thor movie! Isn't that exciting? It seems that Natalie Portman is returning as Thor... sorry, Jane Foster, and Taika Waititi is returning as director. To be honest, we have very little to say about this other than that it looks pretty great. Thor: Ragnarok is great, and is super exciting to see Waititi back at the reins. If Love and Thunder keeps its humorous tone and utilizing the undeniable talent that it has at its disposal, then it's unlikely to fail. We are not sure, but this could also be Chris Hemsworth's final Thor movie for a while. Why? Well, you've got to read this article to find that out...
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)
The second Black Panther is an interesting one, seeing as the actor behind its titular character passed away from cancer in 2020. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a difficult task on its hands, as it needs to honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman whilst forging a new direction for the Black Panther brand, and also making a good movie. Marvel has confirmed that they won't be replacing Boseman in the movie, and nor will they be using some kind of digital reincarnation of him (thank goodness). Thus, we are curious to see how the movie turns out when it comes to cinemas on November 11, 2022.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Late / Holiday, 2022)
What's something that none of us need, but we all want? A forking Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. Well, guess what? We're all in collective luck because that's exactly what we're getting in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, due for release probably in December 2022.
So, there you all have it: every single Marvel Movie that will be gracing our theater screens in 2022. Are you starting to feel a bit tired of all these Marvel movies, are you ready for something a little different, something that's a little more interesting? This year's selection is actually pretty varied. Doctor Strange is a little boring, a bit more of the same, but we have a few wild-cards this year with the new Black Panther and a Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. On top of that, we've got the sure-fire hit of Thor: Love and Thunder as well. If you are in the mood for something a little different, though, here are some suggestions...