Over the past year, Marvel had announced a whole lot of films that would theoretically appear in Phase 4, with many of them already in pre-production and at least one currently shooting, but we haven’t known which films would be released on which dates until now. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Marvel Studios Marvel phase 4 announcements in Hall H, covering new movies & Series has sent MCU fans into a sensational frenzy
Phase 3 of Marvel’s cinematic universe ended earlier this month with Spider-Man: Far From Home. Actually, it really ended on the news that ‘Avengers endgame’ finally beat Avatar to become the biggest movie in history. We finally had a new box office record holder.
Back to Comic-Con, Marvel Studios took to the stage in Hall H to reveal the upcoming movies and TV shows from the studio – including the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what’s planned for Disney+.
Here is all the scoop from Hall H in one place, where you can #talkaboutit, wink wink!
Loki Lives! Well, not on a cinema screen but as a series on Disney+. “Loki” appears to be focused on the Loki who stole the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. “Loki” is due by 2021.
Black Widow Currently in production, Black Widow is the only one from the MCU phase line-up with real footage to share.
The Black Widow character, Natasha Romanoff was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. In the soul-wrenching scene, she sacrificed her life to help the Avengers secure the Soul Stone and finally stop Thanos for good.
Due for release on May 2020, Black Widow will star Scarlette Johanson, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Midsommar’s Florence Pugh, and Ray Winstone.
The Eternals movie is about comics human beings who often resemble characters from greek mythology. Thankfully, Marvel has recruited to direct. she will hopefully do a much better job than The clash of the Titans reboot.
The Eternals production kicks off next month and is due for release in November 2020. Angelina Jolie announced to play the Goddess Athena. Going by her performances in Beowulf and Maleficent, the Eternals will super hot.
Angelina will be joined by Salma Hayek playing Ajax, the leader of the Eternals and Richard Madden playing Icarus.
Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Set to premiere in May 2021, the new Dr Strange Film will be Marvel’s first attempt at a horror movie. The film will explore the multiverse mentioned in SpiderMan: Far From Home movie.
We are going to make the first scary movie in the MCU the film’s director Scott Derrickson told fans in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con
Thor: Love and Thunder
The new Thor will probably be the most complicated one in MCU Phase 4. Both Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will return for Thor: Love and Thunder. Thommspon’s ass-kicking character Valkyrie Will Be the MCU’s First LGBTQ Hero. Yup, it is official! Now that’s certainly something to #Talkabout
On stage in Hall H, Thompson quipped that now that she’s King, she’ll need to find her queen. Which may be setting up the most complicated relationship triangle in the MCU, because Natalie Portman will also be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And she will be playing THOR.
Thor: Love and Thunder will premiere on November 5, 2021.
Captain Marvel 2, The Fantastic Four, and Blade
The Marvel phase 4 announcements about the slate of films through 2020 reached a crescendo when Kevin Feige, Marvel’s president informed the crowd, “Black Panther 2 is coming. Guardians 3 is coming. Captain Marvel 2 is coming. The Fantastic Four is coming.” While the first two had already been announced, Feige’s proclamation served as confirmation of the latter two.
Then, just because all the news announced during the course of the hour-and-a-half panel wasn’t enough, Mahershala Ali appeared on stage to announce he’d been cast as Blade.
Blade was the very first big successful Marvel film, and while Wesley Snipe’s version of the character might not have been in the MCU, he’s a big reason for why it exists. It’s only fitting to see the character finally introduced into the larger fabric of the universe, and with films like Dr Strange, and shows like WandaVision, dipping into the horror side of things, it sounds like the daywalker is coming in just in time.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier appeared to talk about their excitement for the show and tease its villain, Baron Zemo. Again, this is not in cinemas but exclusive on the Disney+ streaming service
It will premiere in fall 2020.
Jeremy Renner showed off an animated teaser for Hawkeye, which will focus on him training another hero with no powers, Kate Bishop. We still don’t know who will play Bishop but we do know the show will appear on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
Excited fan reactions to the the Marvel phase 4 Announcements
Whats are your own thoughts about the MCU phase 4 announcements? #talkboutit