11 years and 23 movies ago, Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, it has become the biggest film franchise in cinematic history. Fans around the world hang on every bit of news they can possibly get about future movies, casting, release dates and anything else. Marvel Studios certainly did not disappoint them tonight at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

  • Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was joined by a who’s who in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to announce the upcoming Phase 4, following up on the massive success of Avengers: Endgame.
  • Before moving on to future films, Feige officially announced the completion of “The Infinity Saga,” which they also released a logo for.

  • The first film up on the Phase 4 slate is Black Widow.
  • The cast of the film – Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz – took the stage to discuss the new film.
  • Footage was shown featuring Natasha taking on Taskmaster and Yelena Belova, another Black Widow.
  • Black Widow will hit theaters May 1, 2020.

  • Next, Feige was joined by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan to discuss The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Disney+ series, which was announced to debut in Fall 2020.
  • Footage was revealed showing Daniel Bruhl, the villain of Captain America: Civil War, reprising his role of Baron Zemo and donning his familiar mask from the comics.

  • Next up is the long-rumored Eternals. Feige was joined by the cast. Which includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee, as well as directo Chloe Zhao.
  • The Eternals will hit theaters November 6, 2020.

  • The next film announced was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
  • The film will feature Tony Leung as “the real” Mandarin. He will be joined by Simu Liu in the title role and Awkwafina a yet-unknown role.
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters on February 12, 2021.

  • The panel returned to Disney+ next, announcing that WandaVision will be coming to the streaming service in Spring 2021.
  • Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany came to the stage, joined by Teyonah Parris who will play an adult Monica Tambeau.
  • Both Feige and Bettany explained that WandaVision will be very strange, which fits with the characters.

  • Next up was another Disney+ series, Loki, which was also announced to debut in Spring 2021.
  • Tom Hiddleston took the stage to explain that the series will follow what happens to Loki after he disappeared in Avengers: Endgame.

  • Next up was one of the biggest surprises of the panel: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • Director Scott Derrickson described the new film as “the first scary MCU film.”
  • Scarlet Witch was also announced to appear in the Doctor Strange sequel, with WandaVision trying into it.

  • Next up was a jump back to Disney+ for What If…?, which will debut in Summer 2021.
  • This new series will feature many of the actors of the MCU reprising their roles – including Chris Hemsworth, Michael B. Jordan, Josh Broline, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker and much more – as well as Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher.

  • Sticking with Disney+, Jeremey Renner took the stage to help announce the Hawkeye series, which will debut in Fall 2021.
  • Fan-favorite character Kate Bishop, aka the second Hawkeye, was announced to appear in this new series.

  • Next, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi took the stage to announce Thor: Love and Thunder.
  • Waititi, who was recently announced to write and direct the new movie, announced that the film will include Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as a female Thor.
  • Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters November 5, 2021.

  • After it seemed as though the slate was complete, one more surprise announcement was made: Blade.
  • Maherdhala Ali, who played Cottonmouth in Luke Cage, was announced to play the vampire killer.
  • No release date was announced for Blade.

  • That was everything Feige announced during this panel, but he did mention that they did not have time to talk about Black Panther 2, Guardians 3, Captain Marvel 2, the Fantastic Four and mutants. Perhaps we’ll get some news on those during the D23 Expo 2019.
  • The updated slate of Marvel Studios films and Disney+ series now looks like this:
    • 5/1/20: Black Widow
    • Fall 2020: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
    • 11/6/20: Eternals 
    • 2/12/21: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    • Spring 2021: WandaVision
    • Spring 2021: Loki
    • 5/7/21: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 
    • Summer 2021: What If…?
    • Fall 2021: Hawkeye
    • 11/5/21: Thor: Love and Thunder 

 
 

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