Marvel Phase 4 Movie Releases


Marvel hype at Comic-Con 2019.

Liana Brooks, Copy Editor

At San Diego’s annual Comic-Con back in July, Kevin Feige (president of Marvel Studios) made a huge announcement for Marvel’s Phase 4, unveiling more action-packed movies and TV shows than ever before. Some of the projects have been hinted at, or even leaked, which is what makes fans so excited for Phase 4 to come out. Since Disney+ debuted, there is also a new platform where you can watch your favorite Marvel content. Let’s look at all the movies and TV shows that will be released in Phase 4.
The film Black Widow will be released on May 1st, 2020, and will show the past life of Natasha Romanoff and how she became the Black Widow. This movie is currently filming. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, says, “I don’t think I could have played this iteration of Natasha 10 years ago, it would have been a very different film…I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman in all her many facets, and I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her, what she perceives to be the flawed side of her.”
The Eternals is something entirely new and different in Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It’s about a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. There are a lot of characters in this movie, and director Chloé Zhao must have had a big challenge finding the right actors. Here might be some of your favorites:  Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. This film is going to be released on November 6, 2020.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings premiers February 12th 2021. This film is geared more toward Asian audiences and the same type of representation in film that Black Panther achieved for African-Americans. Simu Liu is the actor who will play Shang- Chi (the Master of Kung-Fu).
The release date of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is planned for May 7, 2021. Director Scott Derrickson really wanted to do a sequel for Doctor Strange: “When I came and talked to Kevin [Feige] about doing a sequel I said I don’t wanna do just another sequel to do a sequel. If we’re gonna do it, it has to go into the territory that drew me into the Doctor Strange comics in the first place, which is how they dipped into the gothic and the horror and the horrific, and we’re gonna make the first scary MCU film.”

Lest you think that means R-rated gore, Feige was quick to add, “It’s gonna be PG-13 and you’re going to like it!” There is not a lot of other information about the film out there yet.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on November 5, 2021. Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) will be back in the Thor fold, but with a new role: she’ll be a new, female Thor (more properly known as The Mighty Thor), based on the comics run by Jason Aaron. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are back together for a fourth Thor movie. Thompson jokingly asking Hemsworth if he’s “thunder” and she’s “love. Will the new king of Earth’s Asgard be looking for a queen?
The new streaming system Disney+ allows you to watch endless Marvel films and new Marvel shows that are coming out. The catalog also includes movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Upcoming Marvel shows are The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Autumn 2020), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Loki Spring (2021), What If? (Summer 2021), and Hawkeye (Autumn 2021).