Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is official. At San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on Saturday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the Hall H stage for a 90-minute panel that gave us our first correct look at what the long run holds for the MCU on the large and small screens. Five movies: Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange 2, and Thor 4. And on the TV aspect, Hawkeye turned the fifth Disney+ sequence to hitch the 4 beforehand introduced. It’s all occurring, simply because the studies had been saying for the previous 12 months or so. And oh, there was a shock at the tip, with Mahershala Ali revealed as the new Blade.
With that big slate, Marvel clearly saved one of the best for final at Comic-Con. Feige introduced (or confirmed) a bunch of recent forged members too throughout his presentation, together with the likes of Awkwafina, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz. Some huge names are becoming a member of the MCU — Ali, Angelina Jolie, and Kumail Nanjiani amongst them — whereas a number of of the previous guard will reprise their respective roles within the subsequent standalone chapter of their MCU franchise.
There was no phrase on the subsequent Avengers-style get-together movie, however that is as a result of we solely received a glance at the subsequent two years. For what it is value, Feige did tease the introduction of the X-Men and Fantastic Four at the tip, along with sequels for Black Panther and Captain Marvel. For now, here is all we now have.
Release date: May 1, 2020
Scarlett Johansson’s titular spy is lastly getting her own solo movie subsequent 12 months, which would be the first to kick off the Phase of the MCU. It appears to be set after Captain America: Civil War, and it includes Natasha Romanoff going up towards fellow KGB spy Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Taskmaster, a brand new villain.
Release date: November 6, 2020
Angelina Jolie. Richard Madden. Kumail Nanjiani. Salma Hayek. Just as reported over the previous a number of months, Marvel has assembled a terrific forged — on paper — for this bonkers film that focuses on near-immortal beings and is claimed to be set hundreds of years in the past up to now.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Release date: February 12, 2021
Marvel is additional diversifying with its first Asian superhero in Shang-Chi, who shall be performed by China-born Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience). Awkwafina can also be a part of the forged on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12).
Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness
Release date: May 7, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will be part of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme in this sequel that is being described by director Scott Derrickson as the primary MCU horror film. If you are questioning what Scarlet Witch is doing right here, you will have to observe the WandaVision sequence to seek out out.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Release date: November 5, 2021
Natalie Portman will swimsuit up as the feminine Thor — and presumably weild Mjolnir — in the next Thor movie, which can even star Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. We cannot look forward to the Taika Waititi-written scene the place there are two Thors in the identical room.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Release date: Autumn 2020
Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will don the Captain America defend in this limited series that brings again Captain America: Civil War villain Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl). And oh, Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes is alongside for the trip as properly, clearly. It will (naturally) be set after Avengers: Endgame.
Release date: Spring 2021
Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettan’s Vision are a part of this miniseries set after Avengers: Endgame, which is unusual as a result of Vision is useless. Olsen stated earlier that it takes place within the 1950s, and with its connection to Doctor Strange 2, you possibly can guess the multiverse and time travel will play an element.
Release date: Spring 2021
Remember Loki in The Avengers? That’s the Loki this Disney+ miniseries will comply with, as a result of it will get its narrative jump-off from that Tom Hiddleston cameo in Avengers: Endgame, the place he disappeared with the Tesseract. Expect some zany adventures, which probably features a journey to the 1970s.
Release date: Summer 2021
Dozens of Marvel stars from Josh Brolin to Samuel L. Jackson will lend their voices for this animated anthology series whose storylines will not be canon within the MCU. It will ask questions akin to “What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?” Jeffrey Wright will voice The Watcher, “a non-Earthly being who observes all things”.
Release date: Autumn 2021
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton will move the baton to the younger Kate Bishop — who succeeds him as Hawkeye within the comics — in this limited series, which can even supply followers one other look at his new alter ego Ronin that he adopted between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.