Coming straight to the officially announced slate of phase 4 movies and shows, then, there is a lot to get hyped for.
Coming next year, in May 2020, being the first film in phase 4, 'Black Widow' movie will star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. And yes, Taskmaster is also confirmed as the villain.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW with Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland. In theaters May 1, 2020. pic.twitter.com/7WGECDIw3t— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
And then there is ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. It will be an original series which will be streamed on Disney+ (Disney’s own streaming service for all its MCU related content).
All the shows/series under MCU, on Disney+, will be directly connected to the films in the franchise.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, an original series with Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2020. pic.twitter.com/FmFMKWUrhO— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
The big movie, 'Eternals', was also announced, with the cast also being revealed. The movie, coming in November 2020, will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/k6ZgfX38VW— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings’, starring Simu Liu, was also confirmed for an early release in February 2021. It will be the first Marvel movie to feature an Asian superhero.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, with Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. In theaters February 12, 2021. pic.twitter.com/VXaqJ5uN6B— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
Wanda-Vision, an original Disney+ series is also coming, in the Spring of 2021.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION, an original series with Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Spring 2021. pic.twitter.com/6lIiMJdfYw— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
And yes, the show, ‘LOKI’, starring Tom Hiddleston as the cunning, and the mischievous villain will also be arriving in the Spring of 2021.
But things will become even more exciting and scary, when Doctor Strange’s sequel will be coming in May 2021. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness’ will also feature Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda aka Scarlett Witch.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Scott Derrickson returns as director. In theaters May 7, 2021. pic.twitter.com/HtF68htiB1— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
A new, ‘What…If?’ animated series was also announced. Jeffrey Wright will be giving his voice of The Watcher, and along with him there will be many other actors lending their voices for various Marvel characters in this series.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…?, the first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Summer 2021. pic.twitter.com/el6etc3xZH— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
A separate series on Hawkeye will be also be coming in the Fall of 2021. Streaming on Disney+, the series will also feature Kate Bishop (Hawkeye’s daughter who later becomes the Hawkeye).
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE with Jeremy Renner, an original series that will also introduce Kate Bishop. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2021. pic.twitter.com/qPH8M2TQSj— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
Another big announcement came in the form of Thor’s new and fourth movie in the MCU. Chris Hemsworth will be returning back as the God of Thunder, in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' film, also featuring Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. But interestingly, the movie will also mark the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster (Thor’s love interest), after 8 longs years (she was last seen in 2013's Thor: The Dark World). And as per strong and almost valid speculations, she will become Thor in the film (just like in the comics).
Another reason to believe this rumor is that the film will be based on the Marvel comics, titled ‘Mighty Thor’, in which Jane Foster eventually becomes new Queen of Asgard and also female Thor, thus wielding the Hammer too.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7RRkOYWTQM— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) 21 July 2019
And giving a shock to everyone present at the Marvel panel, and the fans, Marvel Studios also announced ‘Blade’ movie. The rebooted film will feature acclaimed actor Mahershala Ali as Blade. It’s going to be absolutely astonishing.
It’s surprising because everyone thought that this Marvel superhero won’t ever be coming back, and especially in the MCU.
In the old Blade films—a trilogy—the role was portrayed by Wesley Snipes.
Video Credit: YouTube Channel JoBlo Movie Trailers
That’s all the stuff which was showcased on Saturday, during the Marvel Studios’ phase 4 announcement.
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