The Disney company is not idle, there are at least a dozen new films, currently in different stages of development and just as many television programs planned on the Disney + streaming platform for the year 2023. We offer you here a non-exhaustive list of the planned content, the dates of which are obviously liable to change.
The second film in the Doctor Strange franchise is linked to the scenarios of WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home. This feature film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, alongside Rachel Mc Adams and Chiwetel Ejiofor. In this film, a classic character from the license could make his first appearance in the MCU as the villain of the film. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is directed by Sam Raim and is set to arrive on Disney + in the summer of 2023.
The fourth feature in the Thor franchise will bring back Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, to become the Goddess of Thunder. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Portman star in the film, directed by Taika Waititi. The director describes his film in unexpected terms, as he declares it to be “the craziest shit” he has ever done. Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to hit theaters July 8, 2023.
Newcomer Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, in the Disney + series, which is expected sometime next year. Khan is a teenage girl who has the power to change her shape and stretch her body. This is the MCU’s first Muslim-born superhero. M seriess. Marvel is based on a comic strip created in 2013 by G. Willow Wilson and Sana Amanat.
Black Panther sequel had its share of problems : first, the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman. Then actress Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, who was injured during filming, which led to production stopping until 2023. Wright is joined by Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a movie directed by Ryan Coogler and is set to arrive in theaters on November 11, 2023.
Moon knight is a vigilante hero who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. His multiple identities are plunged into a war of the gods in this new Disney + series. The series stars Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector aka the Knight of the Moon. It is directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and consists of six episodes that are part of Phase IV of the MCU. No specific date is given, but the series is expected to air in early 2023 on Disney +.
Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany stars in this new comedy series. The actress stars as Jennifer Walters, aka She-hulk, a lawyer specializing in very specific legal cases. The series will feature many other Marvel characters, including Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and Tim Roth as the Abomination. She-Hulk is scheduled to air on Disney + in 2023, without further details.
Next year, Disney + is planning a special program for the holiday season dedicated to the Guardians of the Galaxy license. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is written and directed by James Gunn. This winter program is shot in parallel with Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and will be released a few months before the arrival of this film in our theaters, meanwhile scheduled for 2023.