Marvel Studios Announce Phase 4 at SDCC 2019
Marvel Studios Drop Major Phase 4 Announcement at SDCC 2019
Marvel Studios dominated the final knockings of SDCC 2019 with some heavy duty announcements and confirmations.
Many of the projects in the works had already been announced or soft-announced, the Hall H panel was not without its surprises, including 'Doctor Strange 2' receiving its official and intriguing title - 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', as well as 'Thor 4' being officially titled, 'Thor: Love and Thunder'.
There were also new solo films announced that will introduce new heroes into the MCU, 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', as well as the Disney+ exclusive limited-series, 'Hawkeye'. And, after months of leaks and rumours, 'Eternals' received its official announcement.
Previously hinted at, leaked or soft-announced Disney+ shows received more details, but the big takeaway was how much of Phase 4 will be made up of Disney+ exclusives as well as the traditional slate of theatrical releases.
The news that broke the internet though came from Taika Waititi as it was confirmed that Natalie Portman will return to the MCU as 'Jane Foster', not major news in itself, yet, there was a twist! 'Jane Foster' will be back as female 'Thor', based on the comics run by Jason Aaron.
More details on each of the upcoming Phase 4 productions can be found below including when you'll be able to catch them on the big or small screen.
Black Widow (Theatrical)
Release Date: 1 May, 2020
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.
Directed by: Cate Shortland
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+)
Release Date: Autumn 2020
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl
Release Date: 6 November, 2020
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee
Directed by: Chloé Zhao
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Theatrical)
Release Date: 12 February, 2021
Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Release Date: Spring 2021
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris
Release Date: Spring 2021
Starring: Tom Hiddleston
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Theatrical)
Release Date: 7 May, 2021
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen
Directed by: Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange - 2016)
What If? (Disney+)
Release Date: Summer 2021
About: The first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent.
Release Date: Autmn 2021
Starring: Jeremy Renner (will also introduce Kate Bishop)
Thor: Love and Thunder (Theatrical)
Release Date: 5 November, 2021
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman
Directed by: Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok - 2017)
Check out the Hall H highlights below.
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