Marvel Studios’ Hall H Panel at San Diego Comi-Con did not disappoint. We found out so much of what’s to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, including several surprises that Marvel was somehow able to keep well under wraps until today. Let’s taka look at what we learned about what is to come.
The Eternals – The panel kicked off with studio head, Kevin Feige, introducing The Eternals. Director Chloe Zhao, as well as cast members Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nunjiani as Kingo, Selma Hayek as Ajak, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Their cosmic adventure hits theaters November 6th, 2020.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Next came the first of the Disney+ series. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan came on stage, with Mackie carrying Cap’s Shield. Mackie also revealed he will be wearing a version of the Captain America uniform when they face off against the series’ villain, Baron Zemo. Daniel Brühl. Zemo came up in a teaser video, and he was wearing the infamous purple mask that the comic book character is known for! The series will debut in the Fall of 2020
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – The dark horse film that is sure to be an unlikely hit was discussed next. Director Destin Daniel Cretton and recently cast star, Simu Liu hit the stage. Feige also confirmed that comedienne Awkwafina has been cast in an undisclosed role. IT was also revealed that the REAL Mandarin would appear as the film’s antagonist! Mandarin will be played by Tony Leung. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters February 12th, 2021.
WandaVision – Feige then offered up the next Disney+ series, WandaVision. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their famous roles, and the series will also introduce an adult version of Monica Rambeau, to be played by Teyonah Parris. Rambeau was first seen as the 11 year old daughter of Carol Danvers’ best friend, Maria, in Captain Marvel. The show will hit the streaming service in Spring of 2021.
Loki – Probably the most anticipated shoe that will hit the Disney+ Streaming Service, Loki was introduced next. Tom Hiddleston is back as everyone’s favorite God of Mischief, and the show will apparently answer what happened to Loki when he grabbed the Space Stone in Endgame.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Director Scott Dickerson and star Benedict Cumberbatch came out to rousing applause as they announced the sequel to the acclaimed Dr. Strange. Then, to everyone’s surprise, Elizabeth Olsen returned to the stage and it was announced that Wanda will also be in the film, and that her series, WandaVision, will lead right into the story of the film. The movie will be released on May 7th, 2021.
What If…? What if you take your favorite heroes and put them in scenarios that have never happened before? You get the fan favorite ‘What If…?’ comic series. Now, Marvel is bringing those stories to life in a new animated series on Disney+. And, Jeffrey Wright will voice Uatu, The Watcher. Also, many stars from the MCU will be back to voice their characters in the animated series, leading many to believe that some of the stories will be ‘What if the villain won?’ scenarios. Coming summer 2021.
Hawkeye – Another series set to hit Disney+ is Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner reprises his role, but he won’t be alone, as it was announced that Kate Bishop will team with Hawkeye! The series will premiere in the fall of 2021.
Thor: Love and Thunder – The 4th Thor film brings back Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and director Taika Waititi. But, they aren’t the only ones returning, as Natalie Portman hit the stage, with Mjolnir in tow! That’s right, Jane Foster will become the female Thor, just like the comics! Expect this film in theaters November 5th, 2021.
Black Widow – The first film of Phase 4, which will hit theaters on May 1st, 2020, brings us a prequel set before the events of Infinity War. Fans got a sizzle reel of footage, confirmation on Taskmaster as the villain, and David Harbour’s character as Red Guardian. The film is currently shooting in London.
Blade – The final surprise at the end of the panel came when Kevin Feige brought up Academy Award Winning actor, Mahershala Ali, to the stage and announced that he will be Blade in the MCU!
We also got quick word of sequels to Black Panther and Captain Marvel as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Oh, and we are getting THE FANTASTIC FOUR IN THE MCU!
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So much came from this panel, and it only covers the next two years! Marvel has fans foaming at the mouth for the future, and we can’t wait to get more information on what’s to come!
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