The reveal of phase 4 of the MCU was one of the most highly anticipated panels of this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con and Marvel President Kevin Feige didn’t disappoint.
Along with the announcement of the release dates of the stand-alone ‘Black Widow’ movie and the Disney+ limited series that had already been announced. Further details emerged for the return of ‘Thor’ and Natalie Portman taking on the role of a female Thor in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, Casting details for ‘The Eternals’ that confirmed Angelina Jolie would be joining the MCU and the biggest surprise; a ‘Blade’ reboot with Mahershala Ali taking on the role of Blade.
‘Black Widow’ will kick off the cinematic releases of Phase 4 on May 1st 2020
BLACK WIDOW with Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland.
‘THE ETERNALS’ with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In cinemas November 6, 2020.
‘SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS’, with Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. In cinemas February 12, 2021.
‘DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Scott Derrickson returns as director and has been dubbed “the first scary MCU film” with elements of Gothic horror. In cinemas May 7, 2021.
‘THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER’ with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In cinemas November 5, 2021.
‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ will kick off the Disney+ premieres in the autumn of 2020.
‘THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER’, an original series with Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Autumn 2020.
‘WANDAVISION’, an original series with Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Spring 2021.
‘LOKI’, an original series with Tom Hiddleston. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Spring 2021.
‘WHAT IF…?’, the first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Summer 2021.
HAWKEYE with Jeremy Renner, an original series that will also introduce Kate Bishop. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Autumn 2021.
BLADE with Mahershala Ali has yet to have a confirmed release date.
Kevin Feige further confirmed that ‘Black Panther 2,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Captain Marvel 2’ and ‘The Fantastic Four’ are all on the schedule but won’t arrive in 2022 at the earliest.