6. The Marvels

The Marvels MCU title card

Scheduled release date: 28 July 2023

Though much of Marvel’s fare of late has been less than impressive, The Marvels has big potential. Bringing back Brie Larson to the role of Captain Marvel has been long overdue, and with Iman Vellani returning as Kamala Khan and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, it will pay off several years of MCU build-up. With an interesting body-swapping premise, The Marvels is an enticing prospect, even before the release of any official teasers or trailers.

What’s more, The Marvels is directed by Nia DaCosta (2021’s Candyman), who certainly seems to be a director capable of breathing some vitality into the increasingly stale MCU. The Marvels is currently set for a late summer release after numerous delays.

5. Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny trailer

Scheduled release date: 30 June 2023

The wait for a follow-up to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has been long and painful, but it’s finally almost over. With the iconic adventurer set to return for one final outing in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, a decade and a half of anticipation will either be paid off in spectacular fashion or with a dull fizzle. Either way, it’s coming, and we really couldn’t be more excited (quality of Crystal Skull notwithstanding).

Not only is Harrison Ford returning, but so is John Rhys-Davies, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Toby Jones, and Mads Mikkelsen all joining the cast. A Cold War-era adventure featuring Nazis and the space race, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny may well use its impressive cast to bring the archaeologist one final glorious outing before his supposed retirement.