Marvel’s SDCC presentation yielded the company’s next Phase of MCU films and even MCU television shows for the Disney+ streaming service.
The dates that were revealed first for the projects are as follows:
- May 1, 2020 – Black Widow
- November 5, 2020 – The Eternals
- February 12, 2021 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- May 7, 2021 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- November 5, 2021 – Thor: Love and Thunder
Black Widow is a prequel about Natasha Romanoff before her demise in Avengers: Endgame. The movie is currently filming and will be the next MCU film we get for Phase 4.
Along with a reveal of the main cast, we get confirmation that Eternals is next up and will release in November of next year. The all-star cast will bring on a new and distant story in the cosmic expansion of the MCU.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
February of 2021 brings us the super secret MCU project that was being worked on in Australia. It will be led by Kim’s Convenience actor Simu Liu and go back to look at the Ten Rings terrorist organization from Iron Man and most likely introduce us to the real Mandarin.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness
After Spider-Man: Far From Home gave multiverse supporters the swerve, we thought it may not happen. That being said, it looks like this will be the next big project where Marvel spends the big bucks to bring a bevy of characters in like Captain America: Civil War. According to the caption, Elizabeth Olsen is slated to co-star, meaning we may finally see the true comic book-level abilities of Scarlet Witch.
Thor: Love & Thunder
The big guns were brought out to reveal that Thor 4 is fully underway and will not only be bringing back Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, but Natalie Portman will also make her way back into the MCU. This should be interesting.
The big surprise of the night came with the out-of-left field announcement that a Blade reboot will be coming in 2022. Moonlight star Mahershala Ali will be making his MCU debut as the day-walker himself. Ali played Cottonmouth in Luke Cage as well, though Kevin Feige does not consider the Netflix shows canon to the MCU.
The Disney+ Shows
Logos and releases dates were also given to the highly anticipated MCU shows starring some of the movie franchise’s big characters. The Hawkeye series was also officially announced and given a release time.
What was your favorite announcement? What did you want, but not get?