The Marvel Lineup This Year

Marvel has been dominating the entertainment industry for the past few years, with both movies and TV shows. With milestones such as Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse released in 2018, they’ve got a lot to live up to this year. Here’s everything Marvel-related that’s releasing in 2019.

January 18: The Punisher, season 2

Yep, that’s today. One of the last two remaining Marvel Netflix shows, The Punisher tells the story of Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, on his path for vengeance for the deaths of his family. The show can get pretty violent and gory, so feel free to skip it if you’re not into that. Enjoy it while you can, though, because this is likely the last season before Disney pulls the plug on it to take all Marvel titles to their own streaming service, Disney+.

March 8: Captain Marvel

It’s about time for Marvel to give a woman her own solo movie, right? Captain Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, is a powerhouse capable of flight and photon blasts. When she returns to Earth seeking answers about her past, she teams up with Nick Fury to repel an invasion by the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifting aliens. It looks amazing. Fingers crossed that it’s as good as it looks.

April 26: Avengers: Endgame

The long-awaited conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. No one’s really sure what’s going to happen in this movie. There might be time travelling? It’s anyone’s guess at this point. Captain America is not dying, by the way. I refuse to let it happen.

June 7: Dark Phoenix

Probably. Dark Phoenix was originally slated to be released on November 2, 2018, then got pushed back to February 14, 2019, and then pushed back again to June 7 (third release date’s the charm, right?). In Dark Phoenix, powerful psychic mutant Jean Grey begins to lose control of her powers, wreaking havoc for her teammates (basically like X-Men: The Last Stand, but hopefully better this time). I’m not quite sure what to expect; X-Men movies are either really good or really average and convoluted. That poster sure is gorgeous, though.

July: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., season 6

Though there’s no confirmed date yet, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to return on ABC some time during July. We’ll see our heroes adjusting to Alphonso Mackenzie’s leadership in the wake of Phil Coulson’s retirement (and, spoiler alert—subsequent death). Spoiler alert again—Jeff Ward has been bumped up to main cast for this season, so it seems that Deke survived the alterations to the future in the season 5 finale after all.

July 5: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Have you seen the trailer? Of course you have. It looks fun. Peter Parker and his classmates are heading to Europe. This, of course, might have spoiled the ending of Avengers: Endgame—since Peter is alive and well here, it stands to reason that everyone who died in Infinity War is coming back. Hopefully. Black Panther needs to finish his trilogy at some point, after all.

August 2: The New Mutants

Like Dark Phoenix, this movie has suffered some major release date pushback. It was originally intended for release in April 2018, but was pushed all the way back to August 2019 for reshoots. It’s supposed to be a horror movie about teenage mutants trying to escape the secret facility that they’re being held in. The reshoots were, apparently, to make the movie scarier. There hasn’t been much marketing so far, so we’ll see what happens with it.

TBA: Cloak & Dagger, season 2

There’s no premiere date yet, just that it’ll be airing on Freeform early this year. Tyrone Johnson, aka Cloak—who has a connection to the Darkforce dimension—and Tandy Bowen, aka Dagger—whose powers are based on light—continue to navigate their newly acquired powers and their feelings for each other. I really need to catch up on the first season before this one airs.

TBA: Jessica Jones, season 3

Along with The Punisher, Jessica Jones is one of the last surviving Marvel Netflix shows. We’ll follow our snarky, day-drinking, reluctant heroine once again as she uses her wits to survive life as a private investigator. The season will also presumably deal with Trish Walker, Jessica’s adoptive sister and ex-best friend, as she learns to navigate her newfound powers. Personally, I’m hoping they’ll let Jessica, Trish, and Malcolm be friends again, but with the way the Netflix characters are treated, that’s a lofty dream. After this season, Jessica Jones will likely be cancelled as Disney launches Disney+. We’ll miss you, Jessica!

TBA: Legion, season 3

Legion centers around David Haller, a mutant with powerful psychic abilities and mental issues. The show is unpredictable, to say the least, and uses an unreliable narrator style. The third season will air on FX sometime this year.

TBA: The Vision and Scarlet Witch

A limited series set to premiere sometime this year on Disney+, its titular characters both died in Infinity War. So, is this pre-Infinity War, while Wanda is still in hiding, or is it post-Endgame, after they’re both brought back to life? There aren’t any plot details as of yet, just that the show will focus on their relationship. Cool, I guess?

Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to this year, but only time will tell if it’ll all live up to the hype.