Following the climactic conclusion of Avengers: Endgame and the fitting epilogue of Spider-Man: Far from Home, 2019 functioned as completion of a period for the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe; it was a fitting location to take a break from the attack of home entertainment the superheroes had actually brought us over the last years. However, that wasn’t the strategy, as we were expected to see the next phase set for the linked universe through movies like Black Widow and Eternals (and perhaps Venom 2, depending upon how the multiverse theories play out), however as all of us discovered this year, our strategies do not imply a thing.
The slate of movies were postponed as the world’s cinema were impacted by the lockdown, and the MCU was basically put on ice throughout of 2020. Now, Disney and Marvel Studios are all set to rev the engines once again as the calendars rely on 2021. During The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 Investor Day discussion, president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige provided us an upgrade to the slate of motion pictures and Disney+ reveals we can anticipate in the future.
“The Cinematic Universe weaves stories, heroes, and bad guys throughout 23 function movies to date,” Feige stated throughout his discussion. “And with Disney+, we have the ability to extend in this manner of storytelling to a brand-new format – producing series that are linked to our theatrical releases, making the MCU more immersive than ever.”
Phase 4 was initially set to release with Black Widow in May 2020, however when it was postponed into 2021, the strategies moved. Now, WandaVision, the Disney+ series starring Scarlet Witch and Vision, will release the next MCU Phase when it premieres on the streaming service on January 15. Here is how the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will play out throughout function movies and Disney+.
January 15, 2021 – WandaVision (Disney+)
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany repeat their functions as Scarlet Witch and Vision as the 2 characters settle into peaceful rural life together. However, as the years roll on, it ends up being progressively apparent that things aren’t as regular as they when believed. The series includes the looks of other MCU characters, consisting of Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel), Darcy Lewis (Thor), and Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man & The Wasp).
Falcon and Winter Soldier
March 19, 2021 – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+)
Following the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, which left Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes questioning what’s next, the 2 start a team-up experience. The six-episode series will likewise see the return of Baron Zemo (Captain America: Civil War), Sharon Carter (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War), and the addition of John Walker.
May 2021 – Loki (Disney+)
The God of Mischief is back after his bold escape in Avengers: Endgame. However, even if he had the ability to get away jail time does not imply he runs out the woods. Tom Hiddleston go back to star as the infamous trickster, with brand-new co-stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant completing the cast.
Summer 2021 – What If…? (Disney+)
If you’re bummed about the exodus of heroes and bad guys following the conclusion of Phase 3, What If…? will a minimum of provide you a dosage of a few of them going back into those functions. However, it may not be how you anticipate. What If…? takes stories you understand, however puts distinct twists on them to see how things might have played out if one critical aspect was various. For example, what if Peggy Carter ended up being the very soldier rather of Steve Rogers? What if T’Challa was the one abducted by Yondu rather of Peter Quill? This animated series checks out different aspects with myriad MCU stars repeating their renowned functions as voice stars as Jeffrey Wright enter the function of The Watcher.
July 9, 2021 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Theaters)
The Master of Kung-Fu makes his MCU launching this summertime in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Starring Simu Liu, this movie requires the martial arts master to face his past as he’s drawn into the strange Ten Rings company. Joining the cast is Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu.
Late 2021 – Ms. Marvel (Disney+)
Kamala Khan might have gotten a starring function in this year’s Marvel’s Avengers, however she’s yet to make her launching in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That all modifications next year with Ms. Marvel on Disney+. Iman Vellani enter the shoes of the 16-year-old Khan in a family-centric series embeded in Jersey City, N.J. This series might present Kamala Khan into the MCU, however she will sign up with Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel 2 in 2022.
Late 2021 – Hawkeye (Disney+)
Jeremy Renner is set to select his bow back up and repeat the function of Clint Barton in Disney+’s Hawkeye. When he does, he’ll be signed up with by Hailee Steinfeld, who is signing up with the series as Kate Bishop, among numerous characters to hold the Hawkeye mantle. The 2 popular archers will be signed up with by Maya Lopez (aka Echo) as the series debuts in late 2021.
Doctor Strange 2
March 25, 2022 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Theaters)
The Master of the Mystic Arts returns after his popular function in Avengers: Infinity War. This time, the eponymous medical professional is venturing through the multiverse in a story that links to the Disney+ series WandaVision. The motion picture sees the return of Sam Raimi (possibly best understood by fans as the director of the initial Spider-Man trilogy) to the superhero directorial chair. In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch going back to the function of Doctor Strange, fans can anticipate to see the return of Wong, Christine Palmer, and Mordo, along with the addition of Scarlet Witch and the MCU launching of America Chavez.
May 6, 2022 – Thor: Love and Thunder
While we currently learnt about Thor: Love and Thunder including Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Marvel Studios has actually verified reports that Christian Bale is signing up with the cast. The previous Batman star signs up with the cast as Gorr the God Butcher. This 4th movie in the Thor series will be directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Waititi likewise verified that Jane will end up being the Mighty Thor, Goddess of Thunder.
Black Panther II
July 8, 2022 – Black Panther II
Following the terrible death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman previously this year, numerous questioned what the future held for the precious franchise and character. Marvel Studios has actually decided to not modify T’Challa in order to honor Boseman’s representation of the Wakandan king. Instead, the follow up will continue to check out the world of those characters and Wakanda. Black Panther II sees the return of Ryan Coogler as author and director.
Captain Marvel 2
November 11, 2022 – Captain Marvel 2 (Theaters)
Brie Larson go back to the function of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2. In addition to the return of Monica Rambeau, Danvers is likewise signed up with by her greatest fan, Kamala Khan, following her own launching on Disney+. Captain Marvel 2 is set to be directed by Nia DaCosta.
GotG Holiday Special
Holiday 2022 – The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+)
As director James Gunn gets ready with his go back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the 3rd Guardians of the Galaxy movie (set for 2023), he’s dealing with the cast of the precious cast of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot on a vacation unique. The unique is composed and directed by Gunn for Disney+.
TBA – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Theaters)
Marvel Studios has actually verified the 3rd movie in the Ant-Man series as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. With time take a trip a really genuine part of the MCU, this entry in the series presents Kang the Conqueror, among the fiercest enemies the Marvel heroes have actually dealt with. Jonathan Majors enter the function of Kang and Kathryn Newton signs up with as Cassie Lang, while Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer all repeat their functions. Additionally, Peyton Reed, who has actually directed both Ant-Man movies to this point, go back to the director’s chair.
TBA – She-Hulk (Disney+)
Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk) is signing up with the MCU as a part of a funny series about a legal representative who concentrates on superhuman-oriented legal cases. Starring Tatiana Maslany, She-Hulk will likewise include the returns of Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Tim Roth as The Abomination.
TBA – Moon Knight (Disney+)
The oft-requested Moon Knight is lastly getting his own series. The vigilante struggles with dissociative identity condition, which triggers numerous identities to live inside him as unique characters. The series will include a background of Egyptian iconography.
TBA – Secret Invasion (Disney+)
Nick Fury and the skrull Talos return in Secret Invasion, a brand-new series concerning Disney+. Both Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn repeat their functions from Captain Marvel and other movies with a story fixated a faction of skrulls who have actually been penetrating Earth for many years.
TBA – Ironheart (Disney+)
Genius creator Riri Williams makes her launching in a brand-new Disney+ series Ironheart. The series stars Dominique Thorne as a young phenom who makes her own highly sophisticated Iron Man-design match.
TBA – Armor Wars (Disney+)
After Tony Stark’s innovation falls under the incorrect hands, it depends on James Rhodes (aka War Machine) to deal with the repercussions and conserve the day. Armor Wars will sign up with the remainder of the Disney+ slate as a brand-new series linked to the MCU.
I am Groot
TBA – I Am Groot (Disney+)
The sentient intergalactic tree returns in a series of Disney+ shorts. The series will include numerous brand-new characters signing up with the Guardian on different uncommon experiences.
TBA – Fantastic Four (Theaters)
To liquidate the discussion, Feige revealed that Marvel Studios is bringing the business’s preferred household to the MCU with a Fantastic Four movie. Previous tries to equate Marvel’s initially household have actually been met unfavorable reception. The initially 2 movies starred the similarity Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd, and Michael Chiklis, including supporting characters like Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer, and Galactus. The tried reboot in 2015 starred Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, and Kate Mara, however was met bad evaluations and ticket office outcomes. We do not understand who will enter the leading functions of the MCU variations of these characters, however Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts has actually signed on to direct the MCU launching of the Fantastic Four.
If you wonder about what else Disney revealed throughout its discussion, make certain to have a look at our rundown of the Star Wars-associated statements.