What You Need to Know
- Kevin Feige announced the upcoming slate of MCU movies and TV shows throughout 2021
- Shang-Chi gets a full title along with his star.
- Doctor Strange 2 gets its full title.
- Natalie Portman returns to the MCU to "have Thor's powers."
- BLADE ??
Marvel Studios went all-in at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, announcing not only the bulk of its Stage 4, which includes movies and television, but also the stars of some of its upcoming releases, along with some great surprises.
Kevin Feige took the stage in Hall H on Saturday and went all-in with great announcements about phase 4, which to this point has been kept under cover. With Endgame having major reprucussions for MCU, the audience expected to see how MCU's future looked like.
The biggest question here was which movies were to be involved in phase 4. For the first time in the history of the franchise, it appears, however, that television programs are a large part of that slate, with scattered releases set through 2021.  The following are all the films and performances planned for phase 4 in chronological order.
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The first movie to be released as part of phase 4 is Black Widow, the standalone movie with Scarlett Johansson as a super spy, it will be kicked off the next block of Marvel movies with a theatrical release May 1, 2020.
Some small details were revealed, including that Florence Pugh will play Yelena Belova, a character from the comics that also takes on the name Black Widow.
Films shown below the panel also seemed to confirm that the film takes place after the events of the civil war.
The panel at Hall H on Saturday kicked off with Kevin Feige and was released by The Eternals. While many of the actors were already confirmed, we learned which characters to play. The list includes:
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- McHugh as Sprite
- Don Lee as Gilgamesh, The Forgotten One
The plot details are still kept under wraps, but the film is slated for release on November 6, 2020.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Next up is Falcon and Winter Soldier, the Disney + show with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, respectively, the two characters. Daniel Bruhl will also return as Baron Zemo.
We are still unsure what the plot of the show will be and how Sam Wilson will handle his new responsibilities after Steve has joined the Captain America shield at the end of Endgame. A few details were revealed on the panel, including that Zemo will be sporting with his purple mask from the comic strips in the show (a short video by Zemo was played in Hall H, where he said, "Gentlemen, I'll see you soon."
We do not have a specific release date, but the show is set to debut in fall 2020.
Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings
One of the complete advertising blocks came with Shang-Chi, which not only became full title but many cast announcements, including who will play the main character. first about the film in December 2018, when Marvel announced that he had employed Expendables author David Callaham to write the script.
Feige announced that Simu Liu should spy bad title e character after a long search. Liu is best known to the audience from sitcom Kim's Convenience, but he has also appeared in the Taken TV show and The Expanse.
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– Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
Comedians and musician Awkwafina was also announced as a cast member , although her role has not been revealed.
The second largest announcement was without a doubt that Tony Leung was cast as The Real Mandarin (yes, the "real" was emphasized). The audience will remember that a version of the character was introduced in Iron Man 3, but turned out to be an actor named Trevor Slattery employed by Aldrich Killian. But in 2014, All Hail King, Slattery was broken out of prison to meet real Mandarin.
This will hit theaters on February 12, 2021.
The TV show with Scarlett Witch ( Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) will be next to the docking station.
Plot details are still kept close to the chest, but a large new cast member was retrieved on the Hall H stage, Feige announced that Teyonah Parris will play an adult version of Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Maria, who was introduced to Captain Marvel earlier this year.
The exhibition will premier spring 2021 at Disney +.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange 2 has been on to the Marvel docking long, but at Comic-con we got the final title. The doctor who is strange in the Multiverse of Madness (arguably one of the strangest titles in the MCU so far), is set to be the introduction of "horror" in the MCU, according to director Scott Derrickson, who was present to talk about the sequel.
In a surprise, it was also announced that Elizabeth Olsen will co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch and that the events in Wandavision will lead directly into the movie.
It makes sense when spring 2021 forms one of the busiest seasons for Marvel Studios for phase 4. Doctor Strange 2 is set to meet theaters on May 7.
Tom Hiddleston came out on the Hall H stage to talk a little about Loki, the upcoming Disney + series about the god of Mischief, while the character died in Infinity War, stole an earlier version of the trickster Tesseract and disappeared through a portal in Endgame.
The performance will also debut in the spring of 2021 at Disney +.
What if …
What if …? Is not just the first animated series from Marvel Studios, it is also surprisingly put in the MCU cannon, according to the Hall H panel. Obviously the point of what if …? Is that it allows franchise exploring alternative universe stories, but major actors from film past come back to voting roles, including Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.
The great announcement today is that Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) was cast to The Watcher.
" The watcher is a non-terrestrial being who observes all things. He looks at the verse and may or may not intervene in the earth's actions, "Wright explained on stage.
The series will stream exclusively at Disney + summer 2021.