Marvel concluded their panel at a full-packed Hall H during the San Diego Comic-Con, dropping all the releases Marvel fans should expect from the superhero universe as it ventures towards Phase 4.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe finally closed the book on Phase 3, which comprised of 22 films that spanned out in the past decade, with the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie released this month and its epic culminating finale for the Infinity saga, Avengers: Endgame.
Although Phase 3 bids goodbye to most of the original core superheroes such as Tony Stark’s Iron Man and Steve Roger’s Captain America, the MCU is far from stopping as it opens another chapter that they’re calling Phase 4.
Although most of the Original Six avengers won’t be seen, or won’t be complete, in the upcoming Phase 4; the MCU has been setting the tone by introducing a bunch of new superheroes to take their places such as Doctor Strange and The Guardians of the Galaxy with Spider-Man and Captain Marvel in the cornerstones.
At the SDCC, Marvel released the details about what’s there to come for fans. The production house has been holding out on information since the past few months to let Endgame shine through and waited until the latest Spider-Man installment to do so.
During the conference, Marvel announced a wallop of new movies for the next two years and more. According to the production house, there’s The Eternals, Black Widow, Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, Captain Marvel 2, Blade, and Fantastic Four.
So far, that’s ten movies set to start production and will be in theaters for fans to enjoy in no time. However, with Black Widow, the only film that is actually in production at the moment, we won’t be seeing any of the announced movies right away.
Marvel Studios did, however, announce some of the few movies that have initial set dates of release for next year, as seen in the list below:
- Black Widow – May 1, 2020
- Eternals – November 6, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings – February 21, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder – November 5, 2021
Phase 4 won’t begin until the second quarter of next year. For the meantime, fans can enjoy Spider-Man Far From Home and find out what happened after the events following Avengers: Endgame.
Other than the list of new movies coming, Marvel Studios also talked about the TV shows that it is exclusively making for the upcoming streaming service that it is under, Disney+.
Mainly, MCU is offering new shows that will feature characters from the Phase 3 movies. One of which is the return of The Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan) in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier where Daniel Brühl will return as the villain, Baron Zemo. Fans may also get to see how The Falcon finally uses Captain America’s shield in action! The series will be available for streaming in the fall of 2020.
WandaVision, another original series, will see the return of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their MCU roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. Costarring with them is Teyonah Parris, whom Feige revealed would be playing the adult Monica Rambeau, who was introduced as a child in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel.
Tom Hiddleston’s character, Loki will also be seeing a return to the MCU and cause more mischief after his imminent death in Avengers: Infinity War with his own self-titled original series: Loki.
Both WandaVision and Loki will be available on Disney+ by the Spring of 2021.
By the summer of 2021, Marvel Studios will be introducing its first animated series with the adaptation of the WHAT IF…? comics and will star Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher—many actors from across the MCU will reprise their roles as a voice talent. “What If…? will present alternate realities in the Marvel Universe that are set to warp your world,” Marvel’s website says.
Lastly, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is also coming to the small screen and will introduce Kate Bishop as a new character to the studio. Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye will come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
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