Marvel Announces Phase 4 And Beyond At San Diego Comic Con

Marvel Studios took the stage at Comic-Con’s Hall H to an electric, rock star atmosphere, and after taking a victory lap for the success of Avengers: Endgame and the first ten-plus years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mega-producer Kevin Feige revealed the next ten (10!) projects that are coming our way. Here’s the breakdown of every movie and TV show that’s coming and when you’ll see them.

Black Widow: May 1, 2020

Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her own solo movie, and she’ll be joined by Florence PughRachel WeiszDavid Harbour, and more. They debuted the first footage from the movie which includes fight footage, Taskmaster as the villain, as well as confirming it be set post Civil War.

The Eternals: November 6, 2020

Next up is The Eternals, a full-on Jack Kirby-inspired space adventure that has one hell of a cast, with big names like Angelina JolieRichard MaddenKumail NanjianiSalma Hayek, and Brian Tyree Henry, but also some up and comers, including Lauren Ridloff – a deaf actor playing a deaf character, a first for the MCU.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Fall 2020

Anthony Mackie came out on stage wielding Captain America’s shield, trading it back and forth with Sebastian Stan a bit as a joke for the fans. We’re going to see the return of Daniel Bruhl‘s Baron Zemo, but no word yet on whether Emily VanCamp is coming back.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings: February 12, 2021

Actor Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) is playing the martial arts hero, and director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) is directing a story that will tie in to the 10 Rings, the terrorist organization first mentioned in the original Iron Man.

WandaVision: Spring 2021

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are back in a story that somehow takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and a Captain Marvel character is going to factor into the story as well.


Loki: Spring 2021

Tom Hiddleston is reprising his role as that trickster god, and interestingly, since the current day Loki was killed by Thanos in Infinity War, we’re going to follow the one who stole the Tesseract and vanished from the 2012 timeline in Avengers: Endgame. That means there’s a character regression that we’ll experience with him, because we’re following a Loki who doesn’t have any of the development after the original Avengers.

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness: May 7, 2021

Touted as the MCU’s first “scary” film, Scott Derrickson returns to direct Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange once again – along with a surprising character from one of the Disney+ shows.

What If?: Summer 2021

The animated series features the return of more than 25 Marvel actors to lend their voices to fun alternate events across the MCU, and Jeffrey Wright is on board as The Watcher, who peeks in on the action from afar. 

Hawkeye: Fall 2021

Jeremy Renner is back as Hawkeye, and this Disney+ series will feature the introduction of Kate Bishop a fellow archer and fan-favorite character from the comics. 

Thor: Love and Thunder: November 5, 2021

Natalie Portman is playing a female version of Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, which also sees the return of director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

2020-

Blade

As the panel was coming to a close and had every present actor on stage, Kevin Feige officially announced ‘Blade’ and stated that it was something that was not rumoured. The film will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as the title character. This throws a spanner in the works as he played Cottonmouth in the Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage – whether that is canon anymore is up in the air since its cancellation.

Fantastic Four

Since Disney closed its acquisition of Fox and it’s assets – Marvel heading a Fantastic Four project has been on the minds of all fans and Feige seemingly confirmed it stating that they have other projects to discuss but they’ve run out of time! Overall however, just a solid confirmation that this project is in the works will be exciting news to everyone.

Mutants

Just like Fantastic Four, mutants/X-Men is something fans will want implemented into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at all costs. When starting there was not enough time to continue discussions regarding other projects – Kevin stated that “Mutants are coming to the MCU“. After Fox’s treatment of the Fantastic Four and recently X-Men, fans of the characters will anticipating their introduction to the MCU!

Captain Marvel 2

After the financial success of Captain Marvel earlier this year, it was almost a sure thing that we would see Carol Danvers return. After her haircut and a 5 year time jump in Avengers: Endgame – it will be interesting to see where and when the next installment will occur.

Black Panther 2

With Kevin Feige recently stating that Ryan Coogler has just started writing (and probably directing) the script for the next in the Black Panther series, it was likely we would hear some news at SDCC. After getting the dates for the Marvel projects coming in the next few years – we can conclude that we won’t see Black Panther to at least 2022.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol: 3

James Gunn’s third iteration of the Guardians was taken of the schedule due to his firing. Since coming back onto the project as well as taking the helm of the next Suicide Squad, the project still doesn’t have a solid date. But with the script being finished, this should be one of the first movies locked in after Thor 4.

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