It’s been an eventful few days with Marvel stealing the show at SDCC by announcing the upcoming Phase 4 and the timeline for their upcoming movies and TV series.
Phase 4 consists of five movies, five tv-series that will air on the Disney+ platform and one secret project yet to be unveiled.
- Black Widow – May 1, 2020
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Fall, 2020
- Eternals – November 6, 2020
- Sang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – February 12, 2021
- Loki – Spring, 2021
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
- WandaVision – Spring 2021
- What If…? – Summer 2021
- Hawkeye – Fall 2021
- Thor Love and Thunder – November 5, 2021
Black Widow – May 1, 2020
We all know and love Black Widow and it’s a damn time that Marvel decided to create a movie for the character. Actually, this is not the first time a movie for Black Widow has been in production. First attempt was way back in 2004 by Lionsgate which unfortunately failed and the film rights reverted back to Marvel Studios back in 2006.
Filming for “Black Widow” has begun in May 2019 and the production is expected to last until September and set to be released on May 1, 2020, starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O.T. Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz.
More details about the upcoming Black Widow Movie right here!
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Fall, 2020
We have been following Anthony Mackie aka Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Sebastian Stan aka Bucky, The Winter Soldier for a while now but the announcement in SDCC brought in the surface our past excitement.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was officially announced in April 2019 but it has been a long time since both of the actors expressed their interest in starring in a series together. In May it was announced that the series will consist of six episodes directed by Kari Skogland while Emily VanCamp and Daniel Brühl will reprise their character Captain Marvel and Baron Helmut Zemo.
Probably one of the greatest announcements on the SDCC and the one that came as a shock to a lot of people is the announcement of the Eternals, and might you this has been the first time a lot of people have heard of them.
The Eternals is the creation of the Celestials. They live longer, they are super strong and they live among us and in the upcoming movie it seems that Angelina Jolie is one of them.
Directed by Chloé Zhao (The Rider) and starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, and Brian Tyree Henry the Eternals is set to hit our big screens on November 6, 2020.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – February 12, 2021
Shang-Chi is the third movie in Marvel’s Phase 4 but also the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an Asian descent lead, Simu Liu.
Simu Liu, a newcomer to the MCU, will join the franchise as Shang-Chi a Kung Fu master fighting against an enemy that we saw years before in Iron Man, the Ten Rings when they collaborated with Obadiah Stane to kidnap Tony Stark.
The movie is set to launch on February 12, 2021, in the US.
Loki – Spring, 2021
If you thought that Loki was done due to his apparent death in Avengers: Endgame then fear not because our favorite God of mischief is right here to make us love to hate him once more.
We first heard about the production of Loki, a limited series by Marvel Studios for Disney+, starring Tom Hiddleston back in September 2018 and only few days ago in SDCC Kevin Feige, executive producer of the upcoming show, announced that the show is scheduled to debut in Spring 2021 and gave us a hint of the story that the show is going to explore.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
We are used in a fun and joyful Doctor Strange in the MCU but for those of us that are Doctor Strange fans due to the comics then we know very well that they usually turn psychedelic and for most of us that is what we are looking in them. Fighting enemies that the rest of the superheroes can’t even see or comprehend in dimensions parallel to ours where everything you can think off exist, it doesn’t or should sound like a walk in the park.
This is what Scott Derrickson wants to bring in the Doctor Strange movie franchise. So expect a little bit of dark, goth and horror from this one.
WandaVision – Spring 2021
WandaVision is a TV Series that will launch on Disney+ featuring everyone favorite couple from the Avengers movies. Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her character as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch while Paul Bettany will play his role as Vision and most recent news from the SDCC say that Teyonah Parris will play the role of Monica Rambeau.
The series is set to launch sometime in the Spring of 2021.
What If…? – Summer 2021
A few months back, on March 2019, we learned that Marvel Studios is developing an animated tv series based on the famous comics series of the same name What If…? which the first season was going to launch on the first year of Disney+. Most recent news from the SDCC 2019 set the launch date somewhere in Summer of 2021.
Kevin Feige, the executive producer of the upcoming series, provided many details regarding the series cast and story which is going to explore many key moments of the MCU. The first episode is going to focus on the question “What if Peggy Carter took the serum instead of Steve Rogers?”.
- Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher
- Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
- Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa
- Laren Gillan as Nebula
- Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton
- Paul Rudd as Scott Lang
- Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
- Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
- Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri
- Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
- David Dastmalchian as Kurt
- Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine
- Taika Waititi as Korg
- Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer
- Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
- Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
- Chris Sullivan as Taserface
Hawkeye – Fall 2021
Another great TV Series announced on SDCC making a lot of his fans jump up and down. Hawkeye will explore the story of Clint Barton during the Ronin years as well as feature the marvelous Kate Bishop.
Jeremy Renner mentioned during SDCC “What I get to do is shepherd a new character to be ultimately a better version of me. I get to teach someone else how to be a superhero without superpowers–which is an amazing thing because that means everyone can be a dang superhero, right?”
The logo also tells a lot about what’s to come since it resembles that of Matt Fraction’s story of Hawkey. 4
Thor Love and Thunder – November 5, 2021
One of the most exciting news from SDCC is Thor: Love and Thunder coming to the big screens on November 5, 2021 making it the last one on our list. With the new Thor announcement came a plethora of great news when we learned that Taika Waititi will return as director and writer of the film.
Along with Waititi, Natalie Portman joined the SDCC stage as the new female Thor, and between us, we can’t think of anyone else better for the role.
The most recent announcement from Chris Hemsworth has the new Thor movie to be filmed in Sydney, Australia.