Watching Tony sacrificing his life to save the universe in ‘Avengers EndGame’ was very painful. We lost half of our childhood and in return, we get a Saint Hulk and an Obesed Thor.
It was funny, but fans wanted to know who is going to be the next Super Villain and who their favourite superheroes will battle. Hopefully, the announcement of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 map will reveal some answers.
Here are the things that you should know about the MCU’s Phase 4.
1. Marvel Studio’s: What If
Marvel studio has always been adored by both fans and critics for Marvels live-action titles. Although, DC is sitting on the throne when it comes to animated titles. But all this is going to be changed as marvel has announced its new “What If” series. Based on the comic book with the same title. What If explores the multiverse of not just Spiderman but many other superheroes as well.
It is going to be animated Disney plus series, set to release for release in 2021. It will feature some of the big live-action titles, including the stories of Black Panther, Hulk and even ant-man. All the stores will be exploring alternate timelines and reality, that doesn’t follow the story of Marvel’s cinematic universe. The stories will be narrated by the Watcher, voiced by Jeffrey White.
The God of mischief who happens to die at the start of Infinity War is officially back. Well, we already knew he’ll be resurrected somehow. But now, I know the answer. With the deviating timeline of Endgame, we get to see Loki coming back to life again. It is going to be another Disney plus series. The story picks up from where we left Tom Hiddleston’s character stealing Tesseract in Endgame.
But this won’t be the same Loki you felt sad for when he died. As the story will portray the Evil Loki, with the intentions to conquer earth. Just like we saw him in the first Avenger movie. Interesting right? The series will go live in the spring of 2021.
3. Falcon And The Winter Soldier
We heard rumors about this series for a while now. But there was no proper information about this before the MCU’s phase 4. In this series, directors will be focusing their spotlight on Captain America two best friends and partner in crime-fighting. It is a story of Sam Wilson (Falcon/ New Captain) and Bucky Barnes (the Winter Soldier).
Although, fans are expecting a last-minute title change because of the outcomes of Endgame. But that’s not the most interesting thing about this series. It is about the fact that Daniel Bhrul will be coming back with his villain role of Zemo while featuring a purple mask, that we have seen in comics. You have to wait till the fall of 2020 to see all the action.
4. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
Many fans might have not even heard about this character. But as mentioned earlier, things are going to be changed. Shang-Chi character was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin first featured on December 1973 in Special Marvel Edition #15. Although the superhero doesn’t have any superpower he is known as the “Master Of Kung-Fu.”
Simu Liu the actor who is also known for his work in Kim’s Convenience is cast as the lead. But do you remember the Mandarin from IronMan 3? Well, he will be part of the series too and this time it will be the real Mandarin. This is something for which fans were waiting for a very long time now. It will be released on February 12, 2021.
Most unexpected announcement to the MCU, Blade is the half Vampire, Vampire-hunter. The original Blade trilogy is still one of the best movies for most of us. It’s an addition to the Marvel universe has created an extra buzz among the fans. The announcement was made when all the things were wrapping up, it was kind of a surprise to the fans.
It is still a surprise though, as we don’t have an exact release date as of now. All we know is that the Academy award-winning actor Mahershah Ali is going to be the Blade. But that’s enough for the fans to get excited and wait however long it takes.
6. Black Widow
The long-awaited title is finally here. Though, the sad part is that we have lost Black Widow in the Endgame. As she sacrificed her soul in the exchange of soul stone, which has now saved so many lives. But, hey! We can at least see her on the screen once again on May 1, 2020.
Guessing what has been shown at the San Diego Comic-Con, the movies are going to be action-heavy, telling the dark past of Agent Romanoff. As we all know she has done some wrongs in the past, now we are going to know what exactly she did. Apart from the Black Widow, fan favourite villain Task Master is also in the movie.
For many of us, Endgame was the first film in which the creators decided to show the glimpse of the entire Marvel Universe. With all the history and characters that are developed over the years, Marvel is planning to expand it more With Eternals.
Featuring big names like Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Kumail Nanjiani’s, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, and Lauren Ridloff, Marvel is making the Eternals. They are the immortal human species sent to Earth to defend humans against the Deviants. The film is set to release on November 6, 2020.
Not all the avengers got the equal screen time, everyone was missing Hawkeye in the Infinity war. He did make his big appearance in the Endgame. But now it’s time to make it bigger. As this Disney plus series about Hawkeye will do the work.
Starring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, the show will follow Hawkeye as he trains and teaches Kate Bishop, who has taken on the mantle of Hawkeye in the comics. But that’s not it, as the series will also set to explore Bartan’s time as Ronnan.
9. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
Set to release on May 7, 2021, is exactly what its name suggest. After the commercial and critical success of Spiderman Far From Home, creators decided to give fans what they really want. Combining multiverse and the Sorcerer Supreme (Dr. Strange) the film is sure to blow our minds.
With this film, MCU is setting its base to explore more gothic and horror elements. Filmmaker Scott Derrickson has come back to direct the Benedict Cumberbatch’s the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
10. Thor: Love And Thunder
We are not worthy to see what’s going to release on November 5, 2021. Thor might not be the character which left its imprints on fans in its first try, like IronMan. But after the release of Thor Ragnarok, things did come into his favour and now he got its next film Thor: Love and Thunder.
Natalie Portman will be taking the role of Jane Foster, the first female Thor. Guess what, she is worthy. The movie will be directed by the Taika Waititi, who also directed the Thor Ragnarok. And you remember how fun it was?