Marvel Studios & Phase Four of its Marvel Cinematic Universe will include 10 films and Disney + series when it is launched next year, with 2021 looking particularly busy. President Kevin Feige appeared in San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel's 90-minute performance in Hal H, where he gave a fairly long update on phase 4.
The Phase Four lei that Marvel unveiled contains the following: Black Widow (1 May 2020), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Autumn 2020), The Eternals (November 6, 2020), Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (February 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What if (Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Autumn 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5, 2021). Feige made a surprise announcement at the end with the announcement that he didn't have time to indicate where the Fantastic Four of X-Men would end up in the franchise, but that it would be an additional project from Blade, with Mahershala Ali.
The next phase contains a mix of sequels, such as Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – directed by Scott Derrickson, described as the first horror film of the MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth film in the franchise, directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Unlike the last several Marvel films, however, Natalie Portman Thor will play this time. There is also a prequel – Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role, one she has been to fight to have it for years. Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and David Harbor will also play the lead role.
Other film projects will contain several new heroes: The Eternals and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. Like protectors of the universe, neither Shang Chi or The Eternals are famous names – but it seems that Marvel Studios hopes that they will have a broad, regular appeal.
The Eternals focuses on a group of beings known as Eternals who use their advanced skills to protect people in the future. The comic series, made by legendary maker Jack Kirby, was "one of many many things that we are actively starting to have creative discussions about," Feige told before Slash Film. Feige also confirmed that Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie will shine.
Shang Chi will focus on the titular character, Shang Chi, who devotes his entire life to crushing his father's criminal kingdom. Feige confirmed to Comic-Con that The Mandarin, the villain that had to appear Iron Man 3 but ultimately not, this time will really appear Shang Chi. Marvel works with a director Destin Daniel Cretton about the project, best known for his critically acclaimed film Short term 12. Simu Liu, best known for his work on Canadian comic series, Kim & # 39; s convenience, is set to play Shang-Chi.
But the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not just a movie – Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney +, will include several ongoing projects such as Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVisionLoki Hawkeye, and What if?. Feige and his team have elaborated on a number of shows, including Loki. The show follows the character after he escaped with the Tesseract in 2012 – something that only happened thanks to Avengers: end game. The version of Loki played by Hiddleston seems to be one that has not experienced the events of different films, such as Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The show will premiere at Disney + in the spring of 2021.
In contrast to the existing mentions in the MCU, where there was a big gap between the film and television features, it seems that the stories will fit closely together with projects such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier after the pick up Avengers: end game, Hawkeye explore part of the character's time as Ronin, and with the events in it WandaVision straight in Doctor Strange 2. Bob Iger, CEO of Feige and Disney, said earlier that the MCU films and the Disney + series would merge and now we know what that looks like. There is a good chance that other characters from all the aforementioned series and films can also merge into one another or another.
That will also apply to the Disney + show What if? a non-canon, animated series with alternative takes on the existing MCU, such as what if Loki had found Thor's hammer? The panel revealed that many MCU actors will resume their roles for these alternative takes.
The slate from phase 4 answers the direct question about what comes after the franchise that ultimately resulted Avengers: end game and Spider-man: Far from home. Expect more information next month at Disney & # 39; s D23 conference.