Marvel Phase 4: All Confirmed Projects & Release Dates
Marvel Phase 4 has just been announced and honestly, our wallets are going to be in a sad state of affairs. Earlier today, Marvel executives announced their newest slate and left the Internet and DC stans completely shook. We can almost hear Kevin Feige laughing all the way to the bank.
After announcing the Infinity saga was well and truly complete, Fiege (President of Marvel Studios) left Marvel fans waiting on bated breath for just a moment before finally unveiling a new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a whopping 23 films that stretched eleven long years, Marvel fans were unsure if the infinity era could ever be topped.
But, all doubt faded into oblivion when Fiege finally announced what will be known as Phase 4. Consisting of six films and four TV shows to be released on the new streaming platform, Disney+, Marvel fans certainly have a lot to be excited for. But just what are the projects that were announced, and when can we expect them to be released? Here’s a complete list of the slate in order of release dates.
First out of the gate for Phase 4 is Black Widow, which hits theaters on May 1, 2020, and stars everyone’s problematic fave, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by the brilliant Cate Shortland, it’ll be the Summer blockbuster that Marvel stans deserve.
Next up is the highly-anticipated Eternals, which will release in theatres on November 6, 2020. Feige really got the crowd going when he personally brought out the star-studded cast to join him on the stage. Playing the role of Thena is Angelina Jolie while Ikarus will be played by Richard Madden. Rounding out the cast are Bryan Tyree Henry, Salm Hayak, Don Lee, and Lia McHugh. I mean, what more could Marvel fans even ask for?
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
But Phase 4 isn’t just about films. Heading to Disney+ in the Fall of 2020 is The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. Sebastian Stan will star alongside Anthony Mackie, who played the role of Sam Wilson in Endgame. We can’t wait to see how the story plays out.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
We are here for the diversity, Marvel! Simu Liu will star in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings as Marvel’s first Asian male lead, and it’s about dang time. Awkwafina is also joining the films which will hit theatres on February 12, 2021.
Another Disney+ delight, Wandivision, is set to release in Spring of 2021. Taking place in a post Endgame world, the series will star both Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen.
Also releasing in the Spring of 2021 to Disney+ and also taking place in a post endgame world is Loki. With Tom Hiddleston taking the lead on this project, we’re intrigued to see how Loki will further the overall narrative within the Marvel Phase 4 universe.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
The sequel that we’ve all been dying for, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness comes to life in theatres on May 7, 2022. Wandavision will actually serve as a lead-up into this highly-anticipated sequel, and Olson will reprise her role as Scarlett Witch.
Coming to Disney+ in 2021, What If will allow many characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reprise their past roles. Because this animated series takes place in an alternate reality, anything can happen, and we kind of hope it does.
The final Disney+ project announced is Hawkeye which will arrive in Fall of 2021. The premise of the show is certainly a fun one and follows a superhero who doesn’t possess superpowers attempting to mentor a hero who has no skill or power. Perhaps Hawkeye will help us find the hero in all of us.
Thor: Love And Thunder
But the most unexpected surprise of the day was the announcement of Thor: Love And Thunder. Hitting theatres on November 5, 2021, female Thor will be played by none other than Natalie Portland. Can you hear that? It’s the sound of our edges being snatched. We’re so ready for Phase 4.
Black Panther 2, Fantastic Four & More
But just when fans thought Fiege was done, he left the audience in complete pandemonium when he casually announced that there were a few films that he didn’t even have time to talk about. We’re talking Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, and the much-anticipated Black Panther 2.
Mahershala Ali & Blade
The Marvel Studios President then announced Blade and confirmed that it will be led by Mahershala Ali. If that isn’t the true definition of a humblebrag, we truly don’t know what is. While these projects don’t have set release dates yet, we’re just thrilled to know that they are in the works. It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Marvel fan, and we’re so excited that Phase 4 has officially begun.