Marvel Phase 4: Everything Coming to Marvel 2020-2021

By: Ali Sakr

What might’ve started as a niche, geeky interest has now evolved into a global cultural phenomenon that no one can really avoid. Superhero movies and comic book adaptations that hit the big screen have somehow managed to attract the attention of all different kinds of people, and honestly, I don’t really think anyone’s complaining.

I personally used to be more on the DC side in the past, but now I‘m thankful to have grown to love both DC and Marvel – no point in pitting them against each other when you can enjoy them both. And with that, let’s take a look at some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming projects, starting with the MCU’s phase 4.

Black Widow | May 1st, 2020

This is the closest new MCU movie we are to seeing, and its trailer has been out for a while if you haven’t seen it already. Plenty of people have been anticipating this movie, as we’ve yet to see Black Widow play a lead role – until now. 

It’s going to be a prequel, taking place between the events of Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. Oh, and there’s a rumour that Robert Downy Jr. might cameo as iron man. We didn’t really need to be more excited about this, but here we are.

The Eternals | November 6th, 2020

This is a movie about a race of immortal alien superheroes created by the Celestials (those gold aliens from Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2) to protect humanity. It features plenty of great actors and actresses, including Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, and Kit Harington. 

It’ll probably be a bit weird, but I’m ready for it.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings | February 21st, 2021

First MCU movie of 2021. This is almost a year from now, and it’s really quite sad it’s that far away. 

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness | May 7th, 2021

I’m a huge fan of Doctor Strange, so this is probably one of the movies that I’m most excited for on this list. We’re going to get to see Benedict Cumberbatch return as our favorite sorcerer supreme, alongside the appearance of Scarlet Witch. This movie will also be the one to officially introduce – as the name implies – the marvel multiverse to the big screen, which will probably be how we might begin to see the X-Men get introduced into the MCU.

Spider-Man 3 | 16th July 2021

After all the Sony-Marvel drama we got to witness last year, let’s  appreciate the fact that it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker continue his role in the MCU, in a movie that I think everyone who’s seen Far from Home really needs to watch asap.

Thor: Love and Thunder | November 6th, 2021

Only reason I didn’t say the Doctor Strange sequel was the one I was most excited about is this movie. The first 2 Thor movies were okay, but for me, Ragnarok just made Thor special. He quickly became one of my favorite Avengers, and I can’t wait to get to see what Taika Waititi has in store for us this time. After directing Thor: Ragnarok, and playing the beautiful role of Korg, Waititi will now move on to both direct and write Love and Thunder, and he’s event hinted at the possible return of Korg once more. The suspense is killing us all.

Oh and, for this move, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is going to be Thor. Chris Hemsworth is obviously still starring, and we’ll also get to see Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. I’m not really sure what to expect, (and I don’t want that to change by reading any comics either) but I’m sure that the outcome is going to be, well, interesting, to say the least.

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Now, that wraps up the MCU’s phase 4 movies, but as we all probably know by now, that’s not all there is to it. Here we have some of the upcoming series that will be available on Disney+.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | August 2020

Ever since (spoiler) Cap handed Falcon the shield towards the end of Endgame, some of people have been a bit quite skeptical of the decision, and are still waiting to see what will happen next. Here’s to hoping the MCU’s series debut will prove them wrong.

WandaVision | December 2020

As the name suggests, this show’ll be starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and Paul Bettany as Vision, in a situation that no one really understands. We still don’t know how vision is, well, (spoiler) alive after the events of Endgame, but guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Loki | Early 2021

Ah, Loki, the centre of the Marvel fangirling community. Am I blaming anyone? Absolutely not. Merely an observation. Besides, it’s not like anyone can hate the guy.

With the Loki TV show, we’ll get to see what happens after the god of mischief takes the space stone at the end of Endgame. 

What if…? | Summer 2021

An animation series that will depict various “different versions” of important situations and events that’ve occurred since the beginning of the MCU. A very large amount of the MCU cast will be taking part in this one by voicing their characters in the cartoon – it’s probably going to be a very welcome change.

Hawkeye | Fall 2021

It’s about time hawkeye got some love, but it seems there’s still quite a wait till we get to see it. We’ll get to see Renner train Kate Bishop, his successor as hawkeye, as well as some of the time spent as Ronin between Infinity War and Endgame.

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And lastly, here are some other non-MCU marvel movies that are approaching as well.

Morbius | July 31st, 2020

Jared Leto. A vampire. In the spiderverse. That’s all I’m going to say.

Venom 2 | October 2nd, 2020

This one is pretty damn exciting since, despite the not-so-good critic reviews of the first Venom, I think most people believed it was a solid movie. Plus, lots of people are also going to watch this movie because it’s Tom Hardy. Again, not blaming anyone. Just another observation.

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So, that’s about it. There are still a few movies I could’ve mentioned, such as Deadpool 3, Into the Spiderverse 2, Fantastic Four, and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, not much is really known about these movies, or when they might be coming out, but it’s still nice to know that they’re being made at some point in the future.

I hope this was good enough to satisfy all your superhero needs. 

Till next time.

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