What Is the Next Marvel Movie to Be Released? Here’s a Look Inside Disney Plus and Marvel’s Phase 4

Black Widow’s fate in Avengers: Endgame may be regrettable, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the superhero’s story. Thanks to the D23 Expo, ComiCon, and a few announcements from Disney, fans found out that the Black Widow film is the next Marvel movie to premiere, kickstarting Marvel “Phase 4.” Learn more about Black Widow and other projects of the Walt Disney Company, here.

‘Black Widow’ is the next film to be made by Marvel

It’s been a few years since fans met this former Russian spy. Black Widow burst into the MCU, becoming one of the first superheroes to join the Avengers. Since then, she’s saved the world and even the universe alongside heroes like Captain Marvel. Now, fans will finally find out how Black Widow came to be. Marvel is creating a Black Widow origin story, via a self-titled movie, to be released during May of 2020.

According to Collider, “Scarlett Johansson handpicked indie filmmaker Cate Shortland to direct after an exhaustive search, and the most recent draft of the script was written by Jac Schaeffer.” During an interview, actress Scarlett Johansson elaborated on her character and her upcoming origin story.

“I think that’s what drew me to the story, she’s got so many secrets, she’s got so much vulnerability and I think that’s what makes her such a great heroine in this film,” Johansson said. “We get to understand her past and put the pieces of herself together and come out a whole person.”

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

When does the ‘Black Widow’ movie premiere?

Not much has been revealed about the Black Widow movie, even at the D23 Expo. This is, however, the first Marvel movie to be released within the upcoming years, premiering during May 2020. Other movies soon to be released by Marvel includes sequels for movies like Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

Even though the movie is a few months away, fans are super excited for this upcoming movie. One fan tweeted, “three seconds made me excited, I can’t believe that after years Nat will finally have her solo movie. I know I’ll cry a lot, Scarlett is amazing as Natasha, I’m so proud that she’s the producer, she’ll give Nat what she’s always deserved.”

What other Marvel movies and television show are being made?

Aside from the reappearance of heroes like Black Widow, there are even more superheroes joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Another Marvel movie premiering in 2020 is The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee.

On the upcoming streaming platform, Disney Plus, fans will be able to watch recently released Marvel movies, including Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Disney plans to release original television shows on this service, including WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki. Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12, 2019.

Black Widow premieres in the United States on May 1, 2020. Until then, fans can watch Marvel content on Disney’s streaming service, entitled Disney Plus, starting November 2019.