2021 was a huge year for Marvel and Star Wars fans. From WandaVision, to The Bad Batch, to Loki and so much more.
The good news is that 2022 is set to be another fantastic year for Marvel and Star Wars content on Disney+. We can expect new original series, movies, shorts and more!
It’s important to note that this list might change with possibly even more announcements later in the year. While there are plenty of rumours, this list is only for confirmed 2022 Marvel and Star Wars content.
Here is a rundown of everything Marvel and Star Wars coming to Disney+ in 2022.
Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.
Chloé Zhao directs the film, and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The screen story is by Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao and Chloé Zhao & Patrick Burleigh and Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo.
Eternals is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. The series is directed by executive producers Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, with executive producer Bisha K. Ali serving as head writer.
Ms. Marvel will debut in Summer 2022 on Disney+.
The action-adventure series features a complex vigilante who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography.
Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been tapped to direct several episodes of the series. Jeremy Slater (Umbrella Academy) will lead the writer’s room.
Moon Knight will debut in 2022 on Disney+.
Following an injury, Jennifer Walters receives an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, and acquires a milder version of his Hulk condition. As such, Walters becomes a large powerful green-hued version of herself while still largely retaining her personality. In particular, she retains her intelligence and emotional control, although, like Hulk, she still becomes stronger if enraged.
Previously announced cast includes Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Tim Roth will return as the Abomination and Jameela Jamil who will reportedly play the infamous villain Titania. Mark Ruffalo will also reprise his role as Bruce Banner in the series.
She-Hulk will debut in 2022 on Disney+.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Director-writer James Gunn is returning to helm the special. The special will film at the same time as Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
The series will debut on Disney+ during the holiday season in 2022.
I Am Groot
Not much is known about the “I Am Groot” shorts except that they will explore Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, among the stars.
The project will be directed and executive produced by Kirsten Lepore.
The series will be released on Disney+ in 2022.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness —a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez. Michael Waldron is head writer . Directed by Sam Raimi, the mind-bending adventure connects to the events of WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on May 6, 2022, in movie theaters. No release date has been announced for Disney+, but we can expect to it arrive sometime over the Summer.
Thor: Love & Thunder
The fourth “Thor” film, titled “Thor: Love and Thunder,” will be released on July 8, 2022. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman will reprise their roles. Christian Bale is also joining the MCU as a villain named Gorr the God Butcher in “Thor 4.”
Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on July 8, 2022, in movie theaters. No release date has been announced for Disney+, but we can expect to it arrive sometime in fall 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Plot details for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” are being kept under wraps but we do know that T’Challa will not be recast after the passing of Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler will return to direct and write the film.
Previous cast confirmed to return include Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022, in movie theaters. No release date has been announced for Disney+, but we can expect to it arrive sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
The Book Of Boba Fett
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.
The Star Wars series will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29th, with new episodes arriving every Wednesday through February 9, 2022.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Previously announced cast includes Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series will also see the return of Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars. Star Wars newcomers include Eternals‘ Kumail Nanjiani, Game of Thrones‘ Indira Varma and Rupert Friend. Rumors also suggest that Sung Kang could portray one of the Empire’s Inquisitors from the animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ in 2022.
“Andor” follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion five years prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
“Andor” will consist of 12 episodes and debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The series is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance”). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
Season 2 will premiere in 2022.
It’s also likely we’ll see further specials, behind the scenes documentaries and more in 2022.