If you missed it, here is a rundown of what was announced during the Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at the San Diego Comic Con.
Marvel revealed ten items that are going to be released between May 1, 2020 and November 5, 2021. Some of these will be theatrical releases, and some are being created for the Disney+ streaming service.
Time to clear the board!
will arrive in theaters in November 6th, 2020. Looks like it is going to go full on Kirby, kind of like what we saw in Thor Ragnarok. The Eternals is directed by Chloe Zhao.
TO THE WIKI
The Eternals are a fictional species of humanity appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are described as an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth. The original instigators of this process, the alien Celestials, intended the Eternals to be the defenders of Earth, which leads to the inevitability of war against their destructive counterparts, the Deviants. The Eternals were created by Jack Kirby and made their first appearance in The Eternals #1 (July 1976).
- Ikaris – Richard Madden
- Leader Ajak – Selma Hyack
- Phastos – Brian Tyree Henry
- Kingo – Kumail Nanjiani
- Thena – Angelina Jolie
- Gilgamesh – Don Lee
- Sprite – Lia McHugh
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
is expected to arrive in the Fall of 2020 on the Disney+ service. If you haven’t figured it out by now, you’re gonna need to get Disney+ even if that means you have to dump another streaming service.
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will reprise their roles as… wait for it… The Winter Soldier and The Falcon… with Daniel Brul returning as (Baron) Zemo.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
will arrive on February 12, 2021. This will be a theatrical release. Awkwafina is joining the cast with Tony Leung playing The Mandarin. Shang Chi is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Simu Liu, who we love on Kim’s Convenience is playing Shang-Chi. According ti Simu, he did a screen test on Sunday, and was hired on Tuesday of this past week!
TO THE WIKI
Shang-Chi (Chinese: 上氣; pinyin: shàng qì; literally: ‘rising of the spirit’) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, first appearing in Special Marvel Edition #15 (cover-dated December 1973) in the Bronze Age of Comic Books. Often referred to as the “Master of Kung Fu”, Shang-Chi is proficient in numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gùn, nunchaku and jian. In later years, he gains the power to create countless duplicates of himself, and joins the Avengers.
Shang-Chi was spun off from novelist Sax Rohmer’s licensed property as the unknown son of fictional villain Fu Manchu. In later editions, his connection to Fu was underplayed after Marvel lost the comic book rights to the latter’s character.
will arrive in the Spring 2021 with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. According to the actors, it is going to go deep and it is going to get weird. The series will take place after Avengers: Endgame with Monica Rambeau appearing in the show. Tiana Terris is playing Monica. This will be on Disney+
A Spring 2021 release on Disney+ Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role, and we’ll learn what Loki was doing post escape in Endgame. However, the Loki who vanishes is not the Loki on the show.
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) July 21, 2019
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Mysterio told the truth! There is a multiverse, and Doctor Strange is gonna explore it on May 7, 2021. We are told this will be Marvel’s first scary MCU film. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as C. Robert Cargill loves horror films. We’re told Scarlet Witch is appearing in this movie. The events from WandaVision will effect Doctor Strange 2.
Didn’t see this one coming! But don’t get too excited, this is going to be an animated show on Disney+
Looks like it is featuring the return of… everyone. Plus, Jeffrey Wright as Uatu, The Watcher.
TO THE WIKI
What If, sometimes rendered as What If…?, is a series of comic books published by Marvel Comics whose stories explore how the Marvel Universe might have unfolded if key moments in its history had not occurred as they did in mainstream continuity. What If comics have been published in thirteen series as well as many stand-alone issues since the 1970s.
What If…? will land in the Summer 2021.
the television show on Disney+ will star Jeremy Renner, and will also introduce Kate Bishop. While it may be too early to bring us Hawkguy, that would be a great series to adapt… note that that is the Fraction/Aja title from everyone’s favorite run…
Pizza Dog… please?
Hawkeye will arrive in the Fall of 2021.
THOR LOVE AND THUNDER
Taika Waititi was recently tapped as the director of the fourth Thor movie, and it looks like we are once again taking inspiration from the ’80s. Tessa Thompson returns with Chris Hemsworth on the movie.
Waititi said no one has read the script but him, so I think we are in for a lot of surprises on this one…. including Natalie Portman as Female Thor! This looks like it might pull from Jason Aaron’s run at Marvel.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 21, 2019
Thor Love and Thunder will arrive on November 5, 2021.
was the final movie announced, even though it will be the first feature of Phase 4, arrive on May 1st, 2020.
- Alexi – David Harbour
- Yelena – Florence Pugh
- Mason – O-T Fagbenle
- Melina – Rachel Weisz
- Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson
We will get to see Taskmaster in this movie.
As of Saturday, Black Widow has been shooting for 30 days, which is about 1/3rd fo the way through production of a typical 90-day shooting schedule. Of course, this being a big event film, the shooting length could be 120-days.
ONE MORE THING
Another one we didn’t see coming, but long past due. Mahersala ALi will play Blade.
No word on release date for this one.
Kevin Feige also teased Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and Captain Marvel 2, concluding the panel with “I didn’t even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four… I didn’t even have time to talk about mutants…”
While I, and probably many of you, were hoping Marvel’s Phase 4 would be a huge movie event, Disney is really making sure everyone knows Disney+ is a big deal. The fact that a large number of the announcements from the panel are on the streaming service is an important bit of information to put in the back of your brain as we continue to hear about the underperforming box office. With your monthly subscription fee, Disney+ might actually be able to surpass a lot of what is going on the big screen, and bring the adventures to everyone on the streaming service.