Marvel reveals Phase 4 plans of its cinematic universe at San Diego Comic-Con
The next phase's list of films is a mix of sequels such as the ones for Doctor Strange and Thor as well as a prequel in the form of Black Widow.
The third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was recently wrapped up with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the recently conducted San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige unveiled the films and release dates for its Phase Four.
The line up of films include Black Widow (May 1, 2020), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), The Eternals (November 6, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If (Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Fall 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5, 2021). At the end of the meet, Feige also confirmed that Marvel will also do a Blade reboot featuring Mahershala Ali in the lead.
The next phase's list of films are a mix of sequels such as the ones for Doctor Strange and Thor as well as a prequel in the form of Black Widow. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, who will be directing the new Thor film also confirmed the return of Natalie Portman, who will feature as the female Thor for the first time. Apart from films, Marvel is also having a new line up of series for its Disney+ portal that includes Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and Hawkeye.
Unlike previous phases where the films and the series did not have much of a connect, Phase Four is expected to bridge the gap between the two. Apart from the aforementioned announcements Feige also confirmed What If?, MCU's first animated series. More information about the new phase is expected from Disney’s D23 conference that will happen next month.