All Marvel Movies Releasing In 2023 – Screen Rant

There are several upcoming Marvel movies with 2023 release dates, as the MCU releases several sequels and Sony’s Spider-Man franchises continue.
Here is every Marvel movie releasing in 2023. Hollywood has become dominated by superhero movies in recent years, and that only increased after the Marvel Cinematic Universe started to take off. Between Marvel Studios, Sony's Spider-Man Universe, and Fox's previous X-Men franchise, audiences have seen multiple Marvel movies released each year for quite some time. Since Disney's deal with 20th Century brought the X-Men and Fantastic Four back to Marvel Studios, the MCU and Spider-Man Universe are all that is left to produce new films. 2023 is going to be another busy year for both parties.
The MCU kicks off Phase 5 in 2023 and will do so with three movies. The MCU's 2023 films are all sequels and give audiences another chance to see a few of the franchise's biggest characters. Originally, Marvel Studios was meant to release four movies this year, but that was before Mahershala Ali's Blade was pushed back to 2024 due to various issues. Sony is set to continue two different sections of its Spider-Man movie plans too, as the next live-action film starring a Spider-Man villain and the highly-anticipated follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versewill arrive. That means there are five upcoming Marvel movies with 2023 release dates.
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The Ant-Man franchise returns in 2023 as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is officially set for release on February 17, 2023. The sequel comes over four years after audiences saw Ant-Man and the Wasp. Director Peyton Reed returns for the trilogy capper, which once again features Paul Rudd in the lead role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Ant-Man 3's other returning cast members include Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne. The movie also sees Kathryn Newton play Cassie Lang in another MCU recasting, while Jonathan Majors is confirmed to play Kang the Conqueror.
Ant-Man 3 is set to play a prominent role in the MCU, as it is the first movie of Phase 5. The story follows Ant-Man, Wasp, and the rest of the main characters as they get stuck in the Quantum Realm. They meet Kang the Conqueror during this time, although it appears that Janet van Dyne is familiar with him from her time trapped there before. It is confirmed through the merchandise that at some point, Ant-Man 3 features MODOK. The upcoming 2023 Marvel movie is expected to significantly set up the events of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, as they share a writer in Jeff Loveness.
The Guardians of the Galaxy get one more mission together when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases on May 5, 2023. Once again written and directed by James Gunn, the sequel comes almost six years exactly since the team last got a solo movie. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 brings back the franchise's main characters and stars: Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Nebula. The sequel also features major new MCU additions with High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) and Adam Warlock (Will Poulter).
It is no secret that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is the last movie for this iteration of the team. Marvel's marketing for the movie has already hinted at the emotional storyline that will unfold, which is expected to feature at least one major death. The actual story of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has not been confirmed, but the film will explore Rocket's origin. High Evolutionary is sure to have a sinister plot that the Guardians will try to stop, while Adam Warlock enters the picture years after Marvel teased him. While the film will wrap up Gunn's time with Marvel, it should still set up more cosmic adventures.
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The next upcoming Marvel movie releasing in 2023 is Sony's animated sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The movie is set to release exclusively in theaters on June 2, 2023. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse comes from the director trio of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin Thompson, while Phil Lord and Chris Miller returned to write the script with Dave Callaham. The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel returns Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker. It also brings Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), and Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya) into the mix.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's story once again will send Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and Peter B. Parker on a multiverse adventure. Whereas Miles' universe was the primary setting of the first film, the sequel will predominantly take place in Gwen Stacy's universe. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's villain is The Spot, voiced by Jason Schwartzman. Sony has already announced plans for a sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, to be released in 2024. As a result, audiences can expect the upcoming 2023 Marvel movie to significantly set up the next Spider-Man multiverse film. Maybe it will even feature cameos from Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, or Andrew Garfield too.
Audiences will finally get another chance to witness a Carol Danvers adventure when The Marvels releases on July 28, 2023. The movie comes four years after viewers met Brie Larson's MCU superhero in Captain Marvel. The sequel is directed by Nia DaCosta (Candyman) and written by Megan McDonnell (WandaVision). Brie Larson's Captain Marvel is not the only female superhero set for The Marvels, as Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel are returning. It is also confirmed that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is back. Zawe Ashton is confirmed to play an unknown villain, while Park Seo-joon also has a mystery role in the film.
Marvel directly set up The Marvels' events through Ms. Marvel episode 6's post-credits scene where Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel switched places thanks to Kamala's mysterious bangle. The connection between Carol and Kamala will somehow pave the way for Carol and Monica to be reunited. There is an expectation that The Marvels will build off Secret Invasion's story in some fashion and possibly include several other major MCU characters, such as Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). It also seems likely that the movie will in some way play a role in setting up Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
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The final upcoming Marvel movie with a 2023 release date comes from Sony, as Kraven the Hunter is confirmed for release on October 6, 2023. The movie makes Kraven the third Spider-Man villain to get a movie as part of Sony's Spider-Man Universe, following Venom and Morbius. Kraven the Hunter stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular big game hunter Sergei Kravinoff. The movie's cast also includes Russell Crowe as Kraven's father, Fred Hechinger as Chameleon, Ariana DeBose as Calypso, and Christopher Abbott as The Foreigner.
Kraven the Hunter's story is still largely a mystery. Early on in the movie's development, it was reported that the movie was an adaptation of Kraven's Last Hunt, a famous comic storyline where Kraven hunts down Spider-Man. One of the film's writers even said that Kraven will come face-to-face with Spider-Man in the film. There has so far been no confirmation that Spider-Man is in Kraven the Hunter, much less if it would be Tom Holland or someone else to play the web-slinger.
In addition to the upcoming Marvel movies, there are also several Marvel TV shows releasing in 2023.
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Cooper Hood is a news and feature writer for Screen Rant. He joined Screen Rant in late 2016 following a year-long stint with MCU Exchange, which came after first developing an MCU blog of his own. He graduated college in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Public Communication, with a minor in Media Production. Cooper’s love for movies began by watching Toy Story and Lion King on repeat as a child, but it wasn’t until The Avengers that he took an invested interest in movies and the filmmaking process, leading him to discover the world of film journalism. Every year Cooper looks forward to seeing the latest blockbusters from the likes of Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, but also loves the rush to catch up on Oscar films near the end of the year. When he isn’t writing about or watching new releases, Cooper is a fantasy football obsessive and looking to expand his Blu-Ray collection – because physical media is still king! Follow Cooper on Twitter @MovieCooper.

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