At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con event, Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige gave the enthusiastic crowd a glimpse of what’s coming in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next couple of years. The roster includes a whopping collection of 10 movies and limited web series on its upcoming Disney+ OTT platform.
The Phase Four of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe will encompass following movies and web series:
1.Black Widow (May 1st, 2020)
The long-rumoured movie will finally hit the screens next year, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role. The events in the movie will be positioned shortly after Captain America – Civil War.
2.Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020)
This original TV series will appear on Disney+ platform and viewers will get to see Falcon taking over the mantle from Captain America in the aftermath of events from Avengers Endgame.
3.The Eternals (November 6th, 2020)
One of the most exciting announcements, the Eternals movie will be comprised of stars like Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Tyree Henry. Eternals is the story of the eponymous group having an ability to use their powers to save humans in future.
4.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021)
Canadian star Simu Liu will make his MCU debut with the titular role of Shang-Chi in this movie. The protagonist aims to destroy his father’s illicit empire and will feature the Mandarin (remember Iron Man 3?) as the villain.
5.WandaVision (Spring 2021)
Another Marvel original TV Series on Disney+, WandaVision will have Elizabeth Olsen reprising her role as Scarlet Witch. Events in this series will lead to Doctor Strange 2.
6.Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7th, 2021)
Benedict Cumberbatch will weave another spell as Doctor Strange in this movie. Although not much has been shared on the story front, we can imagine another intricate web of multiple universe complication.
7.Loki (Spring 2021)
This Marvel TV Series will feature Tom Hiddleston as the anti-hero God of Mischief.
8.What If…?(Summer 2021)
What If..? is an animated series that will explore alternative scenarios to actual happenings in the MCU. Some of the theories that could be explained can be – What if Spiderman joined the Fantastic Four? OR What if Jane Foster/Loki had found the hammer of Thor?
9.Hawkeye (Fall 2021)
Jeremy Renner will get back into the role of the assassin Ronin in this TV series. Viewers will get to know more about the whereabouts of Ronin post Avengers: Infinity War
10.Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5th, 2021)
MCU fans got to know about Thor’s retirement plans post Avengers: Endgame. However, in this movie, Jan Foster- Thor’s love interest will be seen taking on the role of lady Thor and wielding the famous hammer. Taika Waititi, who also directed Thor – Ragnarok, will helm this movie and Natalie Portman will be seen as Lady Thor.
While these announcements had everyone gushing, fans also noticed the omission of Black Panther 2, Guardians of Galaxy sequel, Hulk etc. Hope Disney and Marvel have a roadmap for these popular characters as well so that we can see them on screen from 2022 onwards.