Every upcoming Marvel movie and TV show in MCU Phase 4 and beyond
Here are the properties we know will join the MCU within the next three years (plus some rumored ones), and new film dates.
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That's right, thanks to Disney Plus, some of the newly announced shows will roll into the MCU
and feed directly into the films, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed at SDCC. These Disney Plus series will be overseen by Feige and will reportedly have bigger budgets than what's typically allocated for television shows.
Earlier MCU shows like the Netflix series and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were and are (respectively) produced by Marvel TV, under the guide of Executive Vice President and Head of Television Jeph Loeb. But they were never explicitly referenced by the movies (more on that below).
With all that in mind, here's what we know is coming through 2021, both rumored and confirmed. And we'll be sure to keep this list updated as things evolve and grow!
All of these movies and the details below were confirmed as in production by Feige at SDCC. We've included all the details we learned below.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle
What we know: Very little since the film has only been in production for 30 days (according to the cast at SDCC), though attendees were treated to an epic fight scene between ScarJo and Pugh where we learned that the two are "sisters." Entertainment Tonight also learned some key Black Widow details after the epic Marvel panel. We previously learned that the film would introduced more than one Black Widow, which means there's a potential for any of them to take over the mantle from ScarJo.
Starring: Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh (Sprite) and Don Lee (Gilgamesh)
What we know: Even less than Black Widow! The movie hasn't officially begun yet, but we do know some of the roles have been gender-swapped, like Hayek as Ajak, who was originally the male leader of the Eternals.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen
What we know: The events of WandaVision (more on that show below) on Disney Plus will lead directly into thissequel in a way we can only imagine will be epic -- since this is the first actual mentioned between the shows and movies, of course. (Yes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has featured characters from the films, including Lady Sif, before, but those plot points have never affected the MCU films before. This is definitely a departure we're excited to see.) Onstage at SDCC, Feige said just because Quentin Beck (from Spider-Man: Far From Home) lied about the multiverse, it doesn't mean there isn't one. Director Derrickson also mentioned he wanted a gothic horror tone and had dreams of making the "first scary MCU film."
Starring: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson return, now joined by Natalie Portman as The Mighty Thor
What we know: Waititi has officially handed Moljnir to Portman, but no word on what or who the trio (maybe?) will be fighting. Thompson also confirmed Valkryie's sexuality onstage, saying she needs to find her Queen as King now.
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambeau (aka Lt. Trouble from Captain Marvel)
What we know: Fans of Scarlet Witch know that Wanda's power are reality-altering, meaning we expect to be taken on a wild ride here, especially with Vision's confirmed return. Bettany said on stage even he wasn't really sure why he was there, considering his Infinity War death. Judging by the teaser at SDCC and the logo above, we also expect a 1950s timeline.
What we know: SDCC confirmed the show would star The Avengers' 2012 version of Loki, directly after the timey-whimey events of Endgame. That means we likely have some pre-redemption arc, wildly selfishly escapades coming our way!
What we know: That's about it -- just kidding, it'll introduce Kate Bishop and looks firmly based on Matt Fraction's Hawkeye series. And straight from Renner himself, here's the teaser Comic-Con attendees got to see:
Expected release date: D23 news only said "Phase 4," so it's anyone's guess.
What we know: The show will focus on the Kamala Khan era of the hero. But we do know each of these three newer characters will definitely appear on the large and small screens. Feige confirmed as much to THR recently: "Some characters we've announced like She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight you will meet for the first time on a Disney Plus show and then they'll go into the movies but the MCU will now go back and forth."