It’s getting close to 3am in the UK, so it’s a little late to be updating this blog, but Marvel Studios has announced the line-up for Phase 4 (i.e. all of the new material after Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Black Widow – May 2020
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV show – Autumn 2020
- The Eternals – Nov 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Feb 2021
- WandaVision TV show – Spring 2021
- Loki TV show – Spring 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 2021
- What If animated TV show – Summer 2021
- Hawkeye TV show – Autumn 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder – Nov 2021
Details to know:
- Black Widow will feature David Harbour and Rachel Weisz and is set in Budapest.
- Baron Zemo will return to the MCU to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Solider.
- The rumours have been confirmed, The Eternals DOES star Angelina Jolie.
- The Shang-Chi movie will star Simu Liu in the title role and will feature The Mandarin (the REAL Mandarin).
- WandaVision is set after Endgame.
- The Loki TV show will take place after Loki slipped away from the Avengers in Endgame. This means he is not the Loki that appeared in Thor: Ragnarok, but rather the trickster of his early appearances in the MCU.
- The Doctor Strange sequel is going to be a horror movie and will feature the Scarlet Witch.
- Many MCU actors will lend their voices to the What If animated movie.
- Kate Bishop will feature in the Hawkeye TV show.
- As previously announced, Chris Hemsworth will be reprising the role of Thor for a fourth solo movie, which is now titled Thor: Love and Thunder. Tessa Thompson is back as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman will be on board as the Jane Foster Thor!
Let’s just take a moment to look at the new Thor 4 logo…
No dates have been announced, but Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel 2 and Fantastic Four are all on their way.
Oh and this…
Mahersela Ali has been cast as Blade – but there are no details on when he will appear. Is this a show or a movie?!
*Takes a deep breath*
Personally I’m very excited for What If and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and very intrigued by WandaVision. How is Vision still alive?
I know next to nothing about The Eternals and Shang-Chi, so I’m interested to learn more about these characters. And the Loki show could be fun.
But forgetting all of that – I’m so excited for Blade (hell, yes) and Jane Foster as Thor!
I have been hoping for this for some time. The Jane Foster run of Thor comics were so good and I can’t wait to see Portman finally given something to do in the MCU!
*Takes another deep breath*
So, what do you think?
Are you happy or surprised about the announcements? No news on the next Spider-Man film, but that will no doubt come from Sony at some point in the not-too distant future.
Sound off in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts about all of the above projects.