As if the first decade of three phases wasn’t enough, Disney’s Marvel Studios shut down naysayers with their Hall H appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. Along with topping James Cameron’s Avatar for the best-grossing film of all time (Avengers: Endgame), Kevin Feige and the gang assembled for the next stage in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ladies and gentlemen – we present Phase 4
With five films and TV series respectively, Marvel Studios set out the next two years of comic narratives. All intertwining as one procedural arc. Our first taste of new shit will be Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow prequel, taking place between CA: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. This fleet of productions wrap with Thor 4 in November of 2012.
Along with the title announcements we received heavy casting and story details:
- Eternals sports the likes of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry and Salma Hayek
- Falcon will rock the new Captain America suit in the Disney+ series
- Shang-Chi will star Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung
- WandaVision addd Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambeau
- Loki will follow Engame’s God of Mischief in the alternate timeline with the Tesseract
- Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be Marvel’s first horror film
- Hawkeye will follow Clint as Ronan and introduce Kate Bishop
- Thor: Love & Thunder will introduce our first LGBTQ hero in Valkyrie; Portman’s Jane Foster returns as the female Thor
- AND Mahersala Ali has signed on to lead the reboot of Blade
The things they didn’t get to discuss: Guardians 3, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 and the eventual arrival of mutants and Marvel’s First Family back to the fold.