Marvel Phase 4 Movies and Disney Plus Series
Ultimately MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans have to wait few more months for Phase 4 of the popular film franchise. Whereas MCU is the highest-grossing film franchise of all time which grossed over $ 24.4 billion at the global box office. In addition, Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film of all time nearly $ 2.790 billion.
Eventually, Marvel Phase 3 has officially brought to an end after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home and Marvel Phase 4 going to start with the movie Black Widow scheduled to release on May 1, 2020, in fact, the shooting has already started in Europe.It took Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige long enough to announce a sheet of new releases scheduled for the next year. Specifically, Marvel Phase 4 will explore deeper in the storylines of the Marvels characters that the fans have been watching for years.
Movies Listed in Phase 4
Black Widow -- May 1, 2020
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh,O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.
Director: Cate Shortland
While it may be true that Natasha Romanova (Black Widow) was one of the earliest heroes introduced but remained as one of the biggest mysteries of MCU. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow got her to start in Iron Man 2; followed by Marvel’s The Avengers (2012); afterward appeared in Captain America: Winter Soldier paring with Steve Rogers; again team up in Avengers: Age of Ultron; but stand against Captain America in Captain America: Civil War; and then fought against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
But now Scarlett Johansson stars in a solo movie which going to unfold the Black Widow’s backstory. Hence now we think we will know what Natasha is afraid of, what parts of herself she afraid of.
The Eternals -- November 6, 2020
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee.
Director: Chloé Zhao
Still, MCU has top-grossing films in his bag but it is very much strategical to intro key doses of new because fans love to see new superheroes in action.In brief, Eternals are the group of aliens that were evolved from protohumans protecting the universe and its humanity. Moreover, it is being said there will be a bit of romance involved between the heroes Ikaris and Sersi. However, it’s worth mentioning that the franchise has already introduced an Eternals character, as Thanos is actually a member of that powerful alien race.
Overall the time will talk that how much stars The Eternals is going to grab in the future.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings -- (February 12, 2021)
Cast — Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung
Director — Destin Daniel Cretton
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is the third movie of Marvel Phase 4 and focuses on the Asian and Asian-American characters. Whereas It is the first MCU movie that will release in 2021. After all, Shang-Chi is a half-American, half-Chinese master of unarmed combat and son of supervillain Fu Manchu but opposing his father he joined Avengers in 2013. On the other hand, Ten Rings are the once-hidden group of terrorist who has kidnaped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie. So, Shang-Chi is going to kick off Mandarin as he is the head of the Ten Rings organization.
Finally, it is a time game sit tight and watch who’s gonna hit the box office hard. In the upcoming years, MCU is going to treat his fans with many new superheroes.
Thor: Love and Thunder -- November 5, 2021
Cast — Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman
Director — Taika Waititi
Overall the movie is loosely based on the comic of The Mighty Thor and not only that it is the first time in which female Thor will be introduced. Thompson to announce the new project will bring Natalie Portman back to the series — this time, with a hammer. During Marvel’s 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel it was revealed that Portman would portray her character taking on the mantle of Mighty Thor, similar to the comics. Thor: Love and Thunder are set to start filming in August 2020, in Australia.
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness -- May 7, 2021
Cast — Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen.
Director — Scott Derrickson
In short, the film genre was expected to be more horror-style, it can maybe the first MCU horror movie. In this Marvel Phase 4 movie Benedict Cumberbatch coming back as the Supreme Sorcerer and the director of the Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, will also be back behind the camera. Ultimately Doctor Strange protects the Earth from another mystical threat. Elizabeth Olsen will co-star, reprising her role from other MCU films as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.
Whereas It is the first MCU film directly tied with a Television series Wanda Vision which is going to stream exclusively on Disney+, in Spring 2021.
What’s new in Marvel Phase 4?
An interesting fact is definitely the Television side of Phase 4 which starts with the Falcon and The Winter Soldier in (Fall 2020) in Disney + Series.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier -- (Fall 2020)
Cast — Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Daniel Brühl.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the first TV show of Phase 4 and reports that the series will run 6 episodes. But this time Sam Wilson becomes Captain America teaming up with Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) played by Sebastian Stan against Daniel Bruhl’s villainous Baron Zemo, the villain from Captain America: Civil War who brainwashed the Winter Soldier.
WandaVision -- (Spring 2021)
Cast — Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Teyonah Parris.
Overall we are very much excited about this Marvel Phase 4 TV show because of Wanda is a short period character she became very much famous among fans. Nothing has been confirmed yet, though, as to how Vision will return to life after his death in Avengers: Infinity War. Whereas Marvel has broadcast that it is a big event and currently best-kept secrets of Marvel. Besides that Teyonah Parris plays the grown-up character of Monica Rambeau previously been seen in Captain Marvel like a child.
Loki -- (Spring 2021)
Cast — Tom Hiddleston
After the death of Loki in Avenger: Infinity war many fans had missed Loki’s moment in Avenger: Endgame which ended with a blink when Loki disappeared with the Space Stone (Tesseract). But according to Kevin Feige that Loki’s escape with the Space Stone in Avengers: Endgame is string connected to the Loki TV show and will explain what happened with Loki right after Endgame.
What If...? -- (Summer 2021)
Cast — Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher, Michael B. Jordan, Sebastian Stan, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Neal McDonough, Dominic Cooper, Sean Gunn, Nicole Portman, Stanley Tucci, Taika Waititi, Toby Jones, Djimon Honsou, Michael Rooker, and Jeff Goldblum lending their voices.
Above all What If…? Is an animated series dedicated to exploring alternate realities of iconic MCU scenes and moments. After all, it is a saga that reveals different outcomes and setups with famous characters we thought we knew. In the first place, the show starts with episode what if Peggy Carter had taken the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers.
Hawkeye -- (Fall 2021)
Cast — Jeremy Renner and Kate Bishop.
On the whole, it is a show in Marvel Phase 4 that will explain how to become a superhero without a superpower. One of which, however, is that the show will feature Barton training Kate Bishop, but still, there is enough time nearly 2 years to come up with the actual storyline. Providing this close-up on the archer could set up a new Hawkeye for future Avengers or team-up films. No character has been selected yet for Kate Bishop, though whatever happens, it’s going to be exciting and fun for us.
Future Films - May Be Marvel Phase 5
Blade -- Unscheduled
With Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter, MCU is going to create a new series of movies on Marvel comic character Blade. Whereas Mahershala Ali has already worked with MCU on a Netflix show Luke Cage. Kevin Feige confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con a Blade standalone movie is currently in development.
Black Panther 2 -- Unscheduled
Director Ryan Coogler is working on Black Panther 2 story. In fact, Black Panther sequel is already on the table much before its announcement by Kevin Feige at San Diego Comic-Con because of the first film turned into a 2018 blockbuster.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 -- Unscheduled
The movie will also focus on the search for Zoe Saldana’s Gamora after the events of Endgame. Expected cast Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel not only them but also
Chris Hemsworth joining the crew of the and making it a big Asgardians of the Galaxy shindig. The American Filmmaker James Gunn is rehired by Disney for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 but at the present time, James Gunn is busy in Suicide Squad reboot which is going to release in 2021. So, we can expect Guardians of the Galaxy 3 somewhere to 2022.
Captain Marvel 2 -- Unscheduled
Presently there is yet much time left to come Captain Marvel 2. We surely gonna hear much more about the movie in the following years.
Maybe a New Avenger Movie
Kevin Feige is likely to come up with a new Avenger Movie but not now maybe after 2022. Whereas according to Feige The Avengers will be a very different embodiment of the team with some people that already known and some are unknown yet. .
Phases of MCU
Till now MCU has three Phases which comes under The Infinity Saga.
Iron Man (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)