Marvel: release dates, storylines, focus on upcoming MCU movies and series

The pandemic has profoundly disrupted the schedule for Phase 4 of the MCU. To help you see more clearly, here is everything you need to know about the Marvel films and series supposed to land soon. Black WidowMarvel creations unfortunately deserted theaters in 2020. Coronavirus crisis requires, the Phase 4 films have not been shown in theaters. However, the MCU has not said its last word and intends to come back again. Hostility was thus launched last January with the release of the WandaVision series on Mickey’s platform. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming releases of Phase 4 films and series.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Six 60-minute episodes long, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier series stars Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes (Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan). The two will unite in an adventure “Who will end up testing the limits of their powers – and their patience”. They will notably be confronted with Karli Morgenthau and his group of terrorists. Fearsome adversaries who have acquired extraordinary skills by ingesting the serum of super-soldiers.

On the temporality side, the plot will take place in the continuity of Endgame. At the end of the latter, Captain America had given his shield to the Falcon, thus designating him as his worthy successor. Except that it will eventually be handed over to former military John Walker, the latter becoming the new Captain America. If you’d like to get a preview, here’s the trailer for the Falcon and the Winter Soldier series.

Release date : March 19, 2021 on Disney +

Loki

After appearing in no less than six MCU films, Loki is making his appearance again in a six-episode series. Once again played by Tom Hiddleston, Thor’s brother will not return from the dead, however. The series will effectively feature the 2012 Loki who stole the Tesseract during the Avengers’ Time Break. This has profoundly altered the spatio-temporal continuum. Questioned by the Time Variance Authority, he will then have to put order in the chronology.

We will also find in the cast Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. A second season of Loki has already been confirmed.

Release date : June 9, 2021 on Disney +

Black Widow

24th film in the Marvel Universe, Black Widow starring Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). And it is on his enigmatic past that he will linger, the former spy being overtaken by a conspiracy. To assist her, she can count on Yelena Belova, another black widow and on the Red Guardian. In front of them will stand the supervillain Taskmaster, also known as the Chore Master in our language. Fearsome, he is particularly able to reproduce the movements of his opponents.

Release date : July 7, 2021 at the movies

What if ?

The bridges between eras are definitely legion on the occasion of Phase 4. In this animated series, we will return to major events of the MCU by observing what would happen if they had taken place otherwise. Many familiar characters will thus appear in the program.

Note that the usual actors should do the dialogues of their favorite superhero. Composed of ten episodes, the first season should shift to a second which would already be in the cards. Directed by Bryan Andrews, the series was written by AC Bradley.

Release date : August 2021 on Disney +

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

This is the 25th MCU movie. It features Shang-Chi, an individual devoid of superpowers who nevertheless masters martial arts and gymnastics like no one else. The master of kung fu will thus have to fight against the Mandarin, supreme leader of the terrorist group of the “Ten Rings”. Shang-Chi (Taken) will be played by Simu Liui. As for the Mandarin, it will be interpreted by Tony Leung. In the production, we will find Destin Daniel Cretton (Le Château de Verre).

Release date : September 3, 2021 at the movies

The Eternals

A million years before the time of the Avengers, the Eternals were born as a result of experimentation with creatures in space known as the Celestials. The latter have imbued humans with cosmic energy to make them evolve. But the Celestials also created the dreaded Deviants. In the film directed by Chloe Zhao, which takes place after Endgame, the Eternals will have to reform to face the ancient enemies of humans, the famous Deviants. And the cast will be rather flashy, between Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and Richard Madden.

Release date : November 3, 2021 at the movies

Spider-Man : No Way Home

This third installment of the adventures of the Spider-Man in Marvel sauce will be called Spider-Man: No Way Home. The superhero will be played by Tom Holland. The synopsis, however, remains unknown to this day. We know in particular that the Weaver will face Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina). Orphan of Iron Man after his death in Endgame, Peter Parker can still count on a new mentor in the person of Doctor Strange. Do not hesitate to consult our special Spider-Man 3 file to know everything about the future film.

Release date : December 17, 2021 at the movies

Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness

Actively seeking the Stone of Time, Stephen Strange will notably be grappling with his former friend Karl Mordi who seeks to annihilate all wizards. In addition, the master of the mystical arts will have to deal with the complexity of the multiverse. In the film, there will notably be scriptwriting bridges between Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness.

Casting side, we will obviously find Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role. He will be assisted by Benedict Wong and Elizabeth Olsen, the film being linked to the WandaVision series. The team will be headed by Sam Raimi. Note that Tom Cruise could make an appearance in the Iron Man costume.

Release date : March 23, 2022 at the movies

Thor Love and Thunder

This film takes place after Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok. We do not yet know his synopsis. Directed by Taika Waititi, it will star Chris Hemsworth (Thor) alongside Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). The latter should indeed recover the dreaded hammer of Thor’s. According to Natalie Portman, quoted by Yahoo, “The film is based on the graphic novel Mighty Thor. My character has cancer and has to go through a whole phase of treatment while being a superheroine ”.

Release date : May 4, 2022 at the movies

Black Panther :  Wakanda Forever

Difficult to realize the sequel to Black Panther, a film marked by the performance of Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer. This one will not finally appear in synthetic images as it was anticipated for a while. A tribute will be dedicated to him at the beginning of the film before knowing the new monarch of Wakanda.

In all likelihood, T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, could succeed him on the throne in Black Panther 2. A very plausible theory since she had already had to take the reins of the kingdom in the comics. Three villains could also invite themselves in the film: Killmonger, Dr. Doom and Namor.

Release date : July 6, 2022 at the movies

The Marvels

In 2019, we discovered the Captain Marvel movie which stars Carol Danvers as she discovers her superpowers. She then invites herself into a galactic conflict between two extraterrestrial races, rushing to the rescue of the Skrull people, crushed by the domination of the Kree empire.

In the second part, it will be camped once again by Brie Larsson, under the direction of Nia DaCosta. The opportunity to learn more about this superheroine who only makes a fleeting appearance in Endgame. The main antagonist will be played by Zawe Ashton. Finally, know that this second chapter will take place in our time, unlike the first part.

Release date : November 9, 2022

Hawkeye

There is nothing acted on in the script of this series. According to the latest rumors in the hallway, Clint Barton could bequeath his bow to Kate Bishop. Which would come to swell the ranks of the Young Avengers, composed in particular of Miss Marvel and Miss Hulk. It is Jeremy Renner, interpreter of Eye-of-Falcon in the films, who should resume his role. Hailee Steinfeld would play Kate Bishop. In the production, we will find Bert and Bertie as well as Rhys Thomas who will share the episodes.

Release date : 2022 on Disney +

She-Hulk

This series will focus on Brune Banner’s cousin, lawyer Jennifer Walters. Which defends tooth and nail the superheroes before justice. After coming under fire in a shootout, however, she must undergo a blood transfusion with Bruce’s blood. On this occasion, she obtains the powers of the Hulk. With the difference that she manages to keep control of her personality when she transforms.

The superheroine will be played by Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black). It remains to be seen if Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) will give him the answer. It could be that the character of Jessica Jones is invited in She-Hulk.

Release date : 2022 on Disney +

Ms. Marvel

She is the first Muslim heroine in the world of comics. Aged 16, Kamala Khan lives a peaceful existence in New Jersey until one day she acquires the powers of Carol Danvers aka Miss Marvel. She can thus take on the appearance of others and change the size of her body at will. Not to mention its ability to heal itself. It remains to be seen how she will fit into the MCU’s narrative.

It is Iman Vellani, an unknown actress, who will play the superheroine in the series directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Release date : 2022 on Disney +

Moon Knight

Nothing very convincing has yet filtered through this series dedicated to Marc Spector alias Moon Knight. The latter is divided into two opposing sides: a wealthy financier by day and a vigilante tracking down criminals at night. A great fighter, a master in the art of handling bladed weapons, he develops superhuman strength during the phases of the full moon.

He can also count on a choice of equipment, in particular the famous crescent moon darts. The role of this superhero, who is reminiscent of a certain Batman, could be taken by Keanu Reeves, recent rumors indicate. Know that it is Oscar Isaac who will play the role of Moon Knight in the Disney + series.

Release date : 2022 on Disney +

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