– Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Feb 12th 2021
– Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, May 1st 2021
– Thor: Love and Thunder, Nov 5th 2021
– Blade, ???
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!
We all knew these were coming, but now we know when:
– The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Fall 2020
– WandaVision, Spring 2021
– Loki, Spring 2021
– What If…?, Summer 2021
– Hawkeye, Fall 2021
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.
Words do not do this film justice. I heavily recommend multiple viewings just for your brain to visually process this perfect comicbook movie.
It doesn’t waste time catering to the normal moviegoers; it rewards you for investing 11 years into these 22 movies. If each movie leading up is an episode, Endgame is the ultimate season finale.
I feel cathartic, satisfied, and astounded for starters. From a filmmaking/cinematography standpoint, it’s visually amazing as well. It’s everything I wanted and more… I just can’t put it into words properly, I’m sorry!
My (Non-Spoiler) reaction to Endgame:
I’ve tried not to use anything that could be deemed implicit, but if you want to go in with zero expectations, don’t read on – these are just my thoughts…
No amount of expression can properly convey what I just experienced. It’s just such an incredible franchise! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express it in such a way it deserves, which in a way speaks for itself.
I half didn’t want to post this, because as much as I feel the need to warn my fellow Marvel fans, this post also notifies all the sad saps that will not only happily check out the major spoilers, but also spread the leaked information/footage themselves.
It’s dangerous because there’s just as many impatient fans that will happily ruin the film for themselves as there are uncaring trolls that’ll ruin the movie for everyone, because they don’t have any emotional investment in this decade-long franchise.
All I’ll say is this; yes, there’s leakedfootage online as well as footage descriptions, which has been confirmed to be major spoilery scenes by someone that works at Marvel. I was going to include a screenshot of the tweet but I just uninstalled Twitter. I’ve also got rid of YouTube and Instagram – I don’t go on Facebook much but I’ll probably uninstall that soon as well.
I know different countries have different social medias, so if you care about this franchise, I at least urge you to lower your usage on those apps/sites. There’s going to be footage, screenshots, video thumbnails, descriptions all over the place, so, I’ve said this before but, please be careful AND considerate.
If you’re a troll, don’t be a pathetic bottom-feeder of a human being… If you’re just an impatient fan that needs spoilers, hang in there, we’re at the final hurdle, you’ve waited this long, I’m sure you can wait a little longer.