Marvel announces Phase 4 films and TV shows

Marvel announces Phase 4 films and TV shows

With “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to a close. Since the film debuted in early July, fans have been clamoring to know what is next for their favorite superheros and which characters Marvel will pluck from the comics next.

On Saturday, Disney’s Marvel Studios announced its upcoming slate to a crowd of thousands of cheering fans in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Marvel head Kevin Feige divulged a number of projects, films and televisions shows (on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+), that will be coming over the course of the next few years. 

Here is what is coming in Phase 4:


November 6, 2020

“Eternals” is “entirely new and entirely different,” Feige said during the panel. The film will revolve around a group of immortals that have been on earth for thousands of years.

“Through their journey, we really get to explore what it means to be human,” director Chloe Zhao said.

The film will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”

Fall 2020 on Disney+

Captain America passed on his shield in “Avengers: Endgame.” Sam Wilson, the Falcon, will now take on the mantle with Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, at his side.

In previous films, Bucky and Sam have had a bit of a contentious relationship, but over time the pair have managed to overcome their differences and work together.

The show, which has been teased as a “spy thriller,” will likely take place post-“Endgame.”

“Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings”

February 12, 2021

Simu Liu has been cast as Shang-Chi in Marvel’s film “Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings.” In the comics, 

Liu said e was “screen tested on Sunday, [and] was cast on Tuesday.”

It had long be speculated that Marvel was gearing up to produce a Shang-Chi film. In the comics, the titular character is the son of a Chinese mastermind who has, on multiple occasions, attempted to conquer the world. Shang-Chi grows up learning to master martial arts and believes his father to be a humanitarian. However, those notions quickly unravel when he discovers his father’s true nature.

The film will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and written by Dave Callaham. Tony Leung is set to play Mandarin (no, not the fake version in “Iron Man 3”) and Awkwafina has an undisclosed role in the production.


Spring 2021 on Disney+

“We’re going to get weird, we’re going to go very deep,” Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff, AKA Scarlet Witch, said during the panel. “We’re going to finally understand Wanda Maximoff as Scarlet Witch.”

The show takes place after “Endgame” and characters like Monica Rambeau and her daughter from “Captain Marvel” will appear.


“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

“What if…?”


“Thor: Love and Thunder”

November 2021

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