Spider-Man set to span two cinematic universes, Marvel film dates update

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Good news for Spider-Man fans. Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios have jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its President Kevin Feige will produce the third film in the Spider-Man Homecoming starring Tom Holland.

The film is scheduled for release on 16th July 2021 (full “Marvel” slate” included here), and as part of the arrangement, Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel Studios film.

Amy Pascal will also produce through Pascal Pictures, as she has on the first two Holland-led films.

The news, delivered by sites such as Screenrant and others yesterday, comes following doubts about the future of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, after talks between Disney and Sony broke down over how Marvel Studios could stay involved with the Spider-Man franchise back in August, and it appeared Holland was heading straight for what’s described as “Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters”.

“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” said Kevin Fiege in the joint press statement from Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studio.

“Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes.

“Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes. This has been a winning partnership for the studios, the franchise and the fans and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”

Black Widow and Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame. Image: Marvel

Black Widow and Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame. Image: Marvel

Current US release dates for upcOming Marvel related films

Note: Dates and other information subject to change


The New Mutants – 3rd April 2020 (Fox)

Directed by Josh Boone Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga

Production delays have led some to suggest this may not get a box office release

• Black Widow – 1st May 2020

Directed by Cate Shortland. Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour. Centres on Natasha Romanova in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War

Read Dave King’s report on Black Widow filming in Norway, posted in May on Out of Dave’s Head



• Morbius – 31st July 2020 (Sony Pictures)

Directed by Daniel Espinosa Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Jared Leto, Matt Smith

• Venom 2 – 2nd October 2020 (Sony Pictures)

Directed by Andy Serkis Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams

• Eternals – 6th November 2020

Directed by Chloe Zhao Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree Henry, Angelina Jolie, Don Lee (aka Dong-seok Ma), Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff.

The Eternals is based on a comics series created by Jack Kirby and revolves around a group of super powered and nearly immortal beings.

The Insider has a number of articles on this film


• Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 12th February 2021

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Simu Liu

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – 7th May 2021

Directed by Scott Derrickson Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olson

• Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 16th July 2021

Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Tom Holland

• Thor: Love and Thunder – 5th November 2021

Directed by Taika Waititi Cast includes (in alphabetical order): Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson


• Untitled Marvel Movie – 16th February 2022
Director: TBA | Cast: TBA

Marvel have pencilled in some film dates in to their schedule but have yet to announce titles. This is one of them, which could be one of the “Unscheduled” movies below they are producing

• Black Panther 2 – 6th May 2023

Directed by Ryan Coogler’ Cast includes Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) and Angela Bassett (Ramonda, T’Challa’s mother)

Untitled Marvel Movie – 29th July 2022
Director: TBA | Cast: TBA


• Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (Sony Pictures)

• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spin-Off (Sony Pictures)

New TV Shows on Disney+

Disney+, the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company launches on 12th November in the United States. While there is no UK release date yet, the service is set to launch in every major region around the world within the next two years

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2020)

Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp reprising her role as Sharon Carter, Wyatt Russell


Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series is set to feature character Kate Bishop who becomes Hawkeye’s successor.

Loki (2021)

Starring Tom Hiddleston

Moon Knight

Ms. Marvel


WandaVision (2021)

Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as, seemingly, suburban superheroes

What If…? (Animated Series:, 2021)

Introduced by Hayley Attwell. Just like the comic, each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory



While there is no UK release date yet, the service is set to launch in every major region around the world within the next two years

• Marvel Films: www.marvel.com/movies

• Marvel TV Shows: www.marvel.com/tv-shows

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