While only one core MCU movie may be released this year, fans are in for a treat as 2024 is stacked with content for fans of all things Marvel. Thanks to the SAG-AFTRA strike that went on for several months, many movies and shows were shuffled around. Several were either delayed or pushed back from their original release date. However, while the strikes did halt production on a lot of content for many studios, thanks to Ant-Man & The Wasp and The Marvels bombing at the box office, Disney CEO Bob Iger was quick to offer a course correction for the once-beloved franchise that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

X-Men 97

With 20th Century Fox dead and gone after Disney’s acquisition of the studio, fans everywhere thought that we would see a couple of hints of X-Men dropped in movies, or maybe a live-action show before properly introducing them into the world of the MCU. While we did get a scene in The Marvels that seems to confirm that they’re in a different world, it’s unknown if those X-Men characters are the ones that will lead the future film franchise.

Instead, Disney has decided to revive the beloved X-Men: The Animated Series which ran for five seasons from 1992-1997. Billed as X-Men ’97, this revival sees the mutants Cyclop, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Beast, Gambit, Storm, Jubilee, and Rogue. They’re led by Magneto. In the original series finale, Prof. Charles Xavier is forced to leave Earth to be cured after a crippling attack.

The X-Men will be joined on the show by Cable, Bishop, Forge, Morph, and Nightcrawler. They’ll battle the Hellfire Club with Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw. Mr. Sinister and Bolivar Trask will also appear.

It’s worth noting that this likely won’t be a part of the MCU umbrella, and will likely be a continuation of the original 90s cartoon. However, with Deadpool & Wolverine releasing this year, that movie could be setting up some huge implications for the multiverse within Marvel. Deadpool & Wolverine will be the first MCU movie to not only feature X-Men, but the first to have a member of the X-Men as a lead since the Fox buyout.

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X-Men ’97 is available now on Disney+.

Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool & Wolverine is the beginning of a new era for the MCU. While this movie is the 3rd entry in the Deadpool franchise, it is the first R-rated MCU film. It is also the first MCU film to feature an X-Men character as its lead from the Fox X-Men universe. It’s worth noting that the last two X-Men films under the Fox banner, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants, were flops. In contrast, the two Ryan Reynolds-led Deadpool films managed to earn $1.57 billion combined in the box office.

Deadpool & Wolverine sees the return of Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, as well as Hugh Jackman returning as James “Logan” Howlett, AKA Wolverine, a role that he has played since he debuted in the role in 2000. Deadpool & Wolverine is also directed by Shawn Levy (Free Guy, The Adam Project) and Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have come back to pen the script.

Not much is known about the plot, but from what the teaser tells us, the TVA captures Wade Wilson and shows him clips of the MCU. It’s been a long-standing rumor that this movie will bring back many past X-Men actors from the Fox X-Men universe.

Deadpool & Wolverine is out in theatres everywhere on July 26th, 2024.

Agatha

Anticipating a Fall 2024 release date, Agatha is a spin-off of WandaVision featuring Kathryn Hahn returning in her Emmy-nominated role. Not much is known about this show, but thanks to the U.S. Copyright Office Public Records System, we get a brief synopsis of the first episode. This reads “In the first episode we see Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in. She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways, only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two.”

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Jac Schaeffer (WandaVision) will write and executive produce the show as part of her new deal with Disney and 20th Century.

Agatha will premiere on Disney+ in Fall 2024.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Originally titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is a new animated series that follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU. It’s a journey unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.

Peter Parker will be voiced by Hudson Thames, and the series will feature Charlie Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Lonnie Lincoln, May Parker, Otto Octavius, Harry Osbourne, and many of Spider-Man’s iconic Rogue’s Gallery are expected to show up in this new animated adventure of the wall-crawler. It was originally believed that this would serve as a prequel to the Tom Holland-led films, but thanks to Variety, we learned that this is just a new Peter Parker, thanks to the multiverse.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is set to premiere in Fall 2024 on Disney+

Kraven the Hunter

While 2024 started rough for Sony and their Madame Web movie, they’re looking to end the year with two solid movies. One of them is Kraven The Hunter. Kraven The Hunter stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a Russian immigrant named Sergei Kravinoff, whose goal is to prove that he is the ultimate hunter. This film will also make history as being the first R-rated Spider-Man film spin-off.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is joined by Russell Crowe portraying Nikolai Kravinoff. Spider-Man villains such as Calypso, Chameleon, and Rhino are all expected to show up in the movie portrayed by Ariana DeBose, Fred Hechinger, and Alessandro Nivola, respectively.

Kraven The Hunter premieres on December 13th, 2024.

Venom: The Last Dance

Venom: The Last Dance is the last Sony Spider-Man Universe movie in 2024, and could potentially be the last one we see for a while. While the Venom series has been moderately successful, Sony has yet to find a replacement for Tom Hardy and his buddy-cop relationship with the symbiote. Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock/Venom in a movie written and directed by Kelly Marcel, who wrote the second movie.

While there is plenty of speculation about the plot itself, next to nothing is known, other than that it’s speculated this will be the final Venom film. Hence the title “The Last Dance.” Thanks to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a lot is riding on this one. If you recall in Spider-Verse, Mrs. Chen (Peggy Lu) does make a small appearance at her convenience store showing that, once again, the multiverse is at play here.

Venom: The Last Dance premieres on October 25th, 2024.

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