Check out the upcoming MCU phase 4 movies and series, that are releasing in 2020 and 2021.
The phase 4 lineup marks a new chapter for the MCU with plenty of new characters, new filmmakers, and a few familiar faces returning in new ways. We’ve listed the confirmed movies and series (on Disney+), from SDCC 2019, that are releasing in 2020 and 2021.
Kevin Feige officially announced the feature film “Black Widow,” which is slated for a 1st of May 2020 release in U.S. theaters, making it the first film of Phase Four to hit the big screen.
Feige revealed the first footage from “Black Widow,” which is currently in production. The film is directed by Cate Shortland who was on hand to greet the Hall H audience along with Scarlett Johansson, reprising her role of Natasha Romanoff, as well as newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
Kevin Feige kicked off with an overview of the feature film “The Eternals,” a new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige introduced the director, Chloé Zhao, followed by stars from the film, including, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
“The Eternals” will make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in theaters on the 6th of November 2020.
Feige spoke about the feature film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and detailed how the legend has been hinted at in the MCU films since the first “Iron Man.”
He then announced the confirmed casting of Simu Liu in the title role of Shang-Chi and both the actor and the director, Destin Daniel Cretton, came on stage to greet the audience. Kevin also shared with the audience the casting of Awkwafina in a yet-to-be-disclosed role. Then, Kevin revealed to the Hall H audience that the real Mandarin will be played by celebrated Chinese actor Tony Leung.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will be in theaters on the 12th of February 2021.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Feige introduced the second film in the “Doctor Strange” franchise, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and called the director, Scott Derrickson, and star Benedict Cumberbatch to the stage to a rousing welcome.
In a surprise twist, Feige brought out Elizabeth Olsen, who also stars in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and they talked about how “WandaVision”—the Disney+ series that Olsen will star in as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch—connects directly to the feature-film storyline.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” hits theaters on the 7th of May 2021.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Feige talked about the next Thor film, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which will be the fourth feature film in the “Thor” franchise. It was revealed that Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, will become the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder.
Director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman all came on stage for the presentation
“Thor: Love and Thunder” debuts in theaters on the 5th of November 2021.
Upcoming Disney+ Series
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” pairs up Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier—in a series of action-filled adventures as they fight together against evil after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) came on stage to greet the fans, and it was revealed that Daniel Brühl will return as the villain, Baron Zemo.
“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is set to debut on Disney+ arounnd the 4th quarter of 2020 (fall of 2020 in the US).
Next, Feige offered the latest on “WandaVision,” where Paul Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
Bettany and Olsen were joined on stage by MCU newcomer Teyonah Parris, and Feige announced that Parris will be playing the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in “Captain Marvel.”
“WandaVision” premieres on Disney+ arounnd the 2nd quarter of 2021 (spring of 2021 in the US).
Feige then offered news on “Loki,” which will be streaming on Disney+ arounnd the 2nd quarter of 2021 (spring of 2021 in the US). Tom Hiddleston—back in his role of Loki, the god of mischief.
The show will follow the version of Loki that escaped with the Tesseract during the Avengers’ botched time heist in 2012, during Avengers: Endgame. Loki will basically explore 2012 still-evil Loki as he tries to come to terms with just what the hell happened to his invasion plan, and where he now stands in the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
“What If…?” is the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features stories that present alternate realities in the Marvel universe.
Feige mentioned that many actors from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reprise their roles as voice talent in the series. He then surprised the audience by bringing Jeffrey Wright to the stage and introducing him as the voice of the popular character The Watcher in the new series.
“What If…?” joins the Disney+ lineup arounnd the 3rd quarter of 2021 (summer of 2021 in the US).
Jeremy Renner came on stage and revealed the previously undisclosed title of the Hawkeye Disney+ original series. He joined Kevin Feige to give exciting news about “Hawkeye,” including details about Kate Bishop, a character well-known in Marvel comics, who will be an integral part of the series.
“Hawkeye” launches on Disney+ arounnd the 4th quarter of 2021 (fall of 2021 in the US).
The big show-closing surprise to Marvel’s Hall H panel is that two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali is playing the MCU Blade! The new Blade movie won’t arrive until Phase 5, but original Blade (and Marvel movie godfather) Wesley Snipes has already endorsed the change.
No details have been revealed yet for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 , Fantastic 4, or the Mutants.However Kevin Feige did confirmed that they are going to happen.