SDCC 2019: It looks like we’re going to find out a lot more about Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow
starring Scarlett Johansson reprising her MCU role. She will be joined
by David Harbour as Alexei AKA The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as
Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Cate
Shortland is directing. Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will come to theaters May 1, 2020. (x)
SDCC 2019: Natalie Portman will return for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder,
joining stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Taika Waititi returns
as director, and he confirmed that Jane Foster will become the Mighty
Thor, goddess of Thunder. Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive in theaters November 5, 2021. (x)
SDCC 2019: Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange with Scott Derrickson
returning as director. But joining Doctor Strange this time around will
be the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen. In another twist, the
events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will connect with the Disney+ series Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will cast its spell in theaters May 7, 2021. (x)
SDCC 2019: A classic Marvel Comics character is making his movie debut – Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will star Simu Liu in the title role. Appearing alongside Liu will be
Awkwafina in an undisclosed role and Tony Leung as the (real) Mandarin.
Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. In theaters February 12, 2021. (x)
SDCC 2019: Marvel Studios’ The Eternals will star 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. The Eternals, which will be directed by Chloé Zhao, will come to theaters November 6, 2020.
Things worth mentioning: Footage was shown of the Black Widow movie, which featured Jason Bourne and John Wick style action in Budapest. Eternals will be about stopping the deviants from meddling with Earth, and the underlining theme will be how immortal beings discover what it’s like to be human. Shang-Chi will obviously delve deeper into the Ten Rings organisation, which means that the actual Mandarin villain will most likely feature. The Doctor Strange sequel will feature Scarlet Witch (post the events of WandaVision) and will be Marvel’s first movie with “scary” elements, with Nightmare as the villain. Thor: Love and Thunder includes the return of Jane Foster, eventually becoming female Thor, which may stem from the multiverse since this movie comes out after the Doctor Strange sequel. It will also follow Valkyrie on her quest to find a worthy queen to rule beside her. Blade will be played by Mahershala Ali, other than that, not much is known as of yet. Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Black Panther sequels have been confirmed (which we kinda already knew), and lastly, Kevin Feige teased about a Fantastic Four movie being in development.
I’m so hyped! Phase 4 is shaping up to be the most weird and wonderful phase yet! I love the comicbook style titles, and the fact they show no signs of shying away from the wacky stuff. Not to mention Blade becoming part of the MCU! This is crazy! I’m so happy right now!
Things worth mentioning: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will feature Daniel Brühl returning as Zemo. WandaVision will feature an older Monica Rambeau from the Captain Marvel movie, and the end events of the show will roll straight into the Doctor Strange sequel (check my blog for the movie slate). The Loki show will follow the 2012 version of the God of Mischief that teleported away in the alternate Endgame timeline, which means he’s still ‘evil’ and up to no good. What If…? will be Marvel Studios’ first animated show, and will feature 25 MCU actors returning to provide voice acting. Hawkeye will focus on Clint as his time as Ronin, as well as the passing of the torch to Kate Bishop.