Marvel fans, get ready for an exciting year ahead! 2023 is going to be filled with some highly anticipated superhero movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). With several new characters set to make their debut, and some fan-favorite heroes set to return, this is a year that no Marvel fan would want to miss. In this article, we’ll take a look at the upcoming Marvel movies in 2023 and where you can watch them.
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
February 17, 2023
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a highly-anticipated superhero film produced by Marvel Studios. It’s the third installment in the Ant-Man series and the eighth in the Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The movie is directed by American filmmaker and television director Peyton Reed, who is returning to direct the third Ant-Man film. Alongside him is the returning cast of characters, led by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprising their roles as Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Joining them are familiar faces Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who return as Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym, respectively. Quantumania also introduces new faces to the franchise with the villainous crossover character Loki Kang the Conquerer, played by Jonathan Majors, and actor and comedian Bill Murray.
After battling through the quantum realm in their last journey together, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sees the duo return for their third outing to face new challenges. Scott Lang and Hope Pym unite once again to tackle their toughest enemy yet, the multiverse time-traveling conqueror Kang the Conqueror.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be released in cinemas on February 17, 2023 and then is likely to hit the streaming platform Disney+ in the months after its release in theatres.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
May 5, 2023
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is set to get even bigger and better with the upcoming release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” the 32nd film in the MCU and the fourth dedicated outing for the beloved Guardians franchise. With its intergalactic mavericks reuniting for the culmination of their epic journey, fans are sure to be in for a wild ride as they save Rocket from mortal danger and face new villains.
James Gunn, the director behind the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, was briefly let go from the project before being reinstated after an outpouring of support from the cast. Fans are excited to see what he has in store for the Guardians in their latest adventure.
Rocket’s past has come back to haunt him, putting him in mortal danger and forcing the Guardians to band together. Leaving the comfort of their new home on Knowhere, the Guardians must work together to save Rocket’s life and complete their epic journey. With new villains on the horizon and the long-awaited debut of Adam Warlock, the Guardians of the Galaxy have their work cut out for them in this third installment.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is set to hit theaters on 5 May 2023, and is expected to be available to stream on Disney+ in the months following its theatrical release. Fans of the Guardians franchise and the MCU can also stream the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Guardians’ adventures in other Marvel titles on Disney+.
3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
June 2, 2023
Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac
The upcoming film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One” is a superhero animation film produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Marvel Entertainment. The film is written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, with additional writing by David Callaham, and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Daniel Pemberton, who scored the first film, returns for the sequel.
The film follows Miles Morales as he embarks on another mind-blowing journey through the multiverse. Known for his web-slinging skills as Spider-Man, Miles teams up with Gwen Stacey, aka Spider-Woman, to fight off dangerous foes.
When the duo learns of a super-villain with multi-dimensional powers, they must warn all the Spider-People from various universes about the incoming threat. Along the way, they encounter the Spider-Force, sworn protectors of the multiverse, who have their own ideas on how to handle the threat.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One” will be released in theaters on June 23, 2023. The film will later be available on Netflix.
4. The Marvels
July 28, 2023
Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton
The Marvels, the highly anticipated American superhero film, is set to hit the theaters soon. Based on Marvel Comics, the film features the characters Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau.
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it serves as a sequel to Captain Marvel (2019), a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel (2022), and the 33rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Directed by Nia DaCosta, with a screenplay written by DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells, this film promises to be a visual extravaganza.
Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the cruel Kree and seeks revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. However, unintended consequences lead Carol to bear the burden of an unstable universe.
Her mission takes her to an anomalous wormhole associated with a Kree revolutionary, where her powers become entangled with super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must work and learn to work together to save the universe as ‘The Marvels’.
“The Marvels” is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2023. However, at the time of writing, no streaming service has confirmed hosting the movie. Stay tuned for updates on where to stream The Marvels.
5. Kraven the Hunter
October 6, 2023
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, Fred Hechinger
Kraven the Hunter is a highly anticipated superhero film that is produced by Columbia Pictures in collaboration with Marvel. The film is directed by J.C. Chandor and features a script written by Richard Wenk, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum.
This film is the fourth installment in the Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU) and will be distributed by Sony Pictures. The movie was filmed on location in London, Glasgow, and Iceland, bringing a unique visual flair to the movie.
Sergei Nikolaevich Kravinoff, better known as Kraven the Hunter, is a unique character in the world of superheroes. Unlike traditional superheroes, Kraven is not an alien or a superpowered being, but a human with an intense passion for animal protection.
Kraven is known as a protector of the natural world, making him a fearsome adversary for anyone who seeks to harm the environment. Throughout the movie, Kraven will face several emotionally challenging moments, including a reunion with his shapeshifting brother Dimitri, and his interactions with Calypso, a voodoo priestess and his love interest.
The origin story of Kraven the Hunter is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Kraven will have to evade assassination attempts and being hunted himself, all while trying to maintain his convictions and protect the environment.
His journey will bring him face-to-face with his brother Dimitri, known as Chameleon, and Calypso, the voodoo priestess. The reunion with his brother will be an emotionally charged moment, as Kraven tries to reconcile with the past and move forward with his life.
Kraven the Hunter is set to hit theaters on October 6, 2023. However, at the time of writing, no streaming service has confirmed hosting the movie. Nevertheless, fans of the Spider-Man universe and superhero movies can look forward to experiencing the intense and emotional journey of Kraven the Hunter in cinemas.
2023 is set to be a great year for Marvel fans, with five exciting movies set to hit theaters. Whether you are a fan of action, humor, or drama, these movies are sure to satisfy all your cravings. So mark your calendars and get ready to watch some of the most exciting Marvel movies yet.