The Marvel Cinematic Universe closed out its “Infinity Saga” final summer time with the releases of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling, which ended a 23-film cycle of massive, formidable, and thrilling storytelling. Regardless of what felt like a logical starting, center and finish to its first few phases of movies, Disney and Marvel haven’t any plans to decelerate anytime quickly.
Captain America, Iron Man, and a few of the different key Avengers from the final decade-plus are actually put aside for characters stepping ahead into greater roles — comparable to Black Panther and Captain Marvel — and characters we have now not seen on this iteration of movies but. With Disney’s merger with Fox, characters just like the X-Males and Implausible 4 are on the best way with Marvel Studios now having the rights to nearly all of the storied comedian firm’s mental property. This comes after many years of heroes’ movie rights being divided amongst a number of studios.
Right here is the complete checklist of tasks which might be at present in improvement for the following phases of the MCU.
Black Widow (November 6, 2020)
There had been rumors for years that Scarlett Johansson would get her personal solo movie and now it’s set to guide Marvel’s “Section 4” because the first-post Infinity Saga film. Nonetheless, this movie is about to happen between Captain America: Civil Struggle and Avengers: Infinity Struggle. Different forged members embrace David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh, amongst others. Taskmaster would be the villain on this film, who is thought for his means to repeat the powers of the heroes he’s going through.
The Eternals (February 12, 2021)
Marvel is rarely afraid to toss something new and bizarre at its viewers, and did so with large success with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The Eternals is about to inform the story of a race of human-god aliens created by beings known as Celestials which have lived on Earth for 7,000 years amongst us. The forged consists of Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angeline Jolie, Gemma Chan, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, and Package Harington, to call just a few from the large lineup. Chloé Zhao will helm the movie.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Might 7, 2021)
The MCU has a means of present as style movies within a superhero movie packaging. To call just a few examples, we have now seen political thrillers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and heist movies (Ant-Man), however now Marvel steps into its first kung fu-inspired take. Shang-Chi is a grasp of the martial arts and will probably be performed by relative newcomer Simu Liu. We’ve truly heard of the Ten Rings earlier than, as they have been the terrorist group launched when Tony Stark was kidnapped in Iron Man. Then, we met its chief, The Mandarin, in Iron Man 3. Besides we didn’t as a result of that was a faux out. Tony Leung is about to play the “actual” Mandarin and Awkwafina can also be set for a task within the movie, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.
Untitled Spider-Man Sequel (November 5, 2021)
Issues have been dicey right here for a bit with Disney and Sony, who owns Spider-Man’s movie rights, having a contract dispute in the summertime of 2019. Nonetheless, each side got here to an settlement and Tom Holland’s Spidey is again on monitor with Zendaya additionally set to return and Jon Watts directing as soon as once more.
Thor: Love and Thunder (February 11, 2022)
Thor is likely one of the solely authentic Avengers set to play a task within the subsequent section of movies and each Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi are set to return. Tessa Thompson may also return as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman is making her return to the function of Jane Foster within the movie. Foster is about to develop into the feminine model of Thor on this subsequent installment with Christian Bale making his MCU debut because the movie’s villain, although we don’t but know who he’s enjoying.
Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity (March 25, 2022)
Physician Unusual’s solo outing was strong, however didn’t do a ton to film the needle amongst MCU followers. That modified with the important thing function that he performed in each Infinity Struggle and Endgame and now he’s again for one more movie centered round him. This time, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Unusual will probably be joined by one other Marvel hero within the type of Scarlet Witch, performed by Elizabeth Olsen. Benedict Wong is about to return as Wong with Chiwetel Ejiofor additionally again to play Karl Mordo. The occasions of this movie will probably be tied into the Scarlet Witch Disney+ sequence WandaVision (which we are going to focus on right here a bit later). The movie will probably be directed by Sam Raimi of the Evil Useless franchise and the 2000s Spider-Man movies.
Black Panther II (Might 6, 2022)
When Black Panther grew to become the cultural phenomenon it was after popping out in February of 2018 — finally incomes a Greatest Image nomination on the Oscars — it was solely a matter of time earlier than we acquired a sequel. Not a lot is thought concerning the undertaking aside from Ryan Coogler returning to direct and the expectation is that almost all of the forged from the final movie ought to return, as effectively. The rumor is that the sequel could function Namor, who truly preceded Aquaman because the Atlantean/human hybrid character in popular culture.
Untitled Captain Marvel Sequel (July 8, 2022)
The one factor that’s identified about this movie is that Brie Larson is about to reprise her function because the titular hero. Seeing as her solo movie befell within the 90s and Endgame introduced her into the current day, there isn’t any scarcity of potentialities for what her subsequent outing would possibly seem like.
Unscheduled theatrical tasks
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
After a short brush with controversy over outdated tweets that noticed James Gunn fired from the job of directing this film, all sides got here to an settlement and he was introduced again. That is anticipated to shut out the story thread of his iteration of the Guardians, however it’ll have to attend till he finishes work on DC’s The Suicide Squad, which he signed on to direct when he was initially fired by Marvel.
Untitled Ant-Man and The Wasp Sequel
A more moderen addition to the upcoming slate of movies with information of its improvement dropping in April 2020. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are anticipated to be again of their roles, and Peyton Reed will probably be again to direct after doing the final two movies.
This was the shock of all surprises when its improvement was introduced at San Diego Comedian-Con 2019. Mahershala Ali will probably be enjoying the function after lobbying Marvel to convey again the character, and the Oscar winner reaching out was too good for the studio to move up. That’s all we learn about this movie for now, nevertheless it has followers of the vampire hunter excited to see what Ali and the studio can provide you with.
It’s only a matter of time earlier than we get to see Marvel’s iconic foursome of heroes hit the display screen once more after the Disney-Fox merger went via. After just a few “meh” outings within the mid-2000s and a putrid reboot try in 2015, the characters are again the place they belong. All we all know thus far is that the studio is growing the undertaking with no different particulars out there at the moment. Followers have been clamoring for the real-life couple of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt to play Reed Richards and Sue Storm, respectively. You may add my title to the checklist of people that would like to see that casting.
We’re in all probability far-off from the X-Males making their debut within the MCU, which isn’t the worst factor on the planet. Fox’s franchise ran for nearly 20 years and it’ll take a while for folks to cleanse their pallets of the Hugh Jackman/Patrick Stewart-era of characters. They’re on the best way, however it’ll take a while and so they is likely to be the final of those tasks that we see on the display screen.
These will seem solely on the Disney+ streaming platform, however Marvel maintains they’ll have cinematic budgets and that all the things will connect with the theatrical releases, so it is a model new layer to the MCU.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (August 2020)
Now that Black Widow has been pushed to the autumn, that is the following MCU property we’re set to see. This sequence is about to observe Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) after the occasions of Endgame, the place an outdated Captain America handed his protect and mantle on to Wilson. Daniel Brühl is about to return as Helmut Zemo of Civil Struggle fame and Emily VanCamp returning as Sharon Carter. Wyatt Russell joins the forged as John Walker, the U.S. authorities created successor to Steve Rogers.
WandaVision (December 2020)
As we talked about earlier than, this sequence is about to guide into the occasions of the Physician Unusual sequel with Wanda Maximoff concerned in a giant means. Paul Bettany can also be set to return as Imaginative and prescient, as it seems that Wanda has created an alternate actuality the place they will dwell collectively among the many backdrop of sitcom-style settings from a number of many years (yeah, it’s going to get actually dang bizarre). An grownup model of Monica Rambeau, who was a baby in Captain Marvel, is about to debut and be performed by Teyonah Parris. Randall Park and Kat Dennings are going to return to the MCU of their roles of Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis, respectively.
Loki (Early 2021)
Loki stealing the Tesseract in an alternate timeline in Endgame screamed Disney+ sequence, and now Marvel is doing simply that. The sequence will see Tom Hiddleston reprising his function because the God of Mischief as an alternate model of his 2012 self touring again in time and altering historical past. Owen Wilson and Richard E. Grant are additionally set to hitch in some type or trend.
What If…? (Mid-2021)
That is going to be an animated anthology sequence that explores how occasions of the MCU would have occurred by altering completely different variables, a la if Peggy Carter was given the tremendous soldier serum as an alternative of Steve Rogers. The unique actors from MCU movies will return to reprise their roles in a voice performing capability for the sequence, which is able to star Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher. A second season has already been greenlit, as effectively.
A restricted sequence is about to return for the bow-and-arrow wielder with Jeremy Renner reprising his function as Clint Barton, which might see him move on his mantle of Hawkeye to Kate Bishop (reportedly to be portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld).
Ms. Marvel (2022)
Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel has been a current character within the comics with quickly rising reputation amongst followers. Not a complete lot is on the market on the sequence aside from Bisha Okay. Ali being employed as the pinnacle author. Additionally it is potential Ms. Marvel is launched in Captain Marvel’s sequel.
Moon Knight (2022)
Moon Knight is Marvel’s reply to Batman, besides he has a dissociative id dysfunction. So … that’s an attention-grabbing idea. Along with his Disney+ sequence, Moon Knight will probably be showing in future MCU movies, as effectively.
She-Hulk is about to revolve round Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner/Hulk who good points powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him. Walters is a talented lawyer and has usually appeared as illustration to heroes and different enhanced beings through the years. One other … attention-grabbing idea. Marvel is reportedly searching for an “Alison Brie-type” to play this character. The lead author on the sequence is about to be Jessica Gao of Rick and Morty fame.