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Marvel Studios Phase 4 Announced At SDCC 2019: Blade, Shang-Chi, and Eternals Are Coming; Kevin Feige Officially Confirms Fantastic Four and X-Men Reboot!

The wait is now over, for all the die-hard MCU fans who were keen to know about what’s going to happen next in the future of Marvel Studios. And giving a piece of big-big news at the SDCC 2019, the head, Kevin Feige, officially announced the phase 4, on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Hall H panel of the Comic-Con, in San Diego.

The rumors were true and it really turned out to be legit as well. Yes! 'Fantastic Four' film is confirmed for making an MCU arrival, as Feige told the audience. Without giving extra details, he did say the Fantastic Four are in development. Moreover, 'X-Men' reboot was also confirmed.

Feige said that a reboot of the mutants is in a very early stage at the moment, but they are all coming in the future.

Though the information on the mutants and Fantastic Four came right before Feige ended the panel, it was enough for everyone to get excited.

“We didn't even mention that we're making Black Panther 2 and we didn't mention that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is coming. We didn't even have time to talk about Captain Marvel 2, by the way. I didn't even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four. And there's no time left to talk about mutants,” he concluded.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Wanda-Vision, an original Disney+ series is also coming, in the Spring of 2021.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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