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Following the explosive occasions of Avengers: Endgame and the epilogue that was Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling final yr, 2020 was supposed the yr the Marvel Cinematic Universe launched its Part 4 slate with each new motion pictures and Disney+ exhibits. Nevertheless, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was as an alternative the primary yr since 2009 the place we didn’t get any new Marvel Studios content material. Sure, we have been handled to Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s remaining season on ABC, however even ignoring that present’s now-muddled continuity with the primary MCU, it wasn’t a Marvel Studios product, so it’s not the identical.
Nevertheless, 2020’s loss is now 2021’s achieve, as subsequent yr is now packed to the proverbial brim with each MCU motion pictures and TV exhibits. Now bear in mind, there’s all the time the prospect a few of these tasks may very well be delayed additional, as we’re not out of the woods but with this well being disaster. However for now, there positively received’t be any scarcity of MCU leisure subsequent yr, so let’s go over what’s to come back so as of launch date, adopted by those that don’t have particular launch dates but.
WandaVision – Premiere Date: January 15, 2021
Initially The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was going to be the MCU’s first Disney+ collection out the gate, however on account of manufacturing delays (extra on that later), WandaVision jumped to the entrance of the road. Set after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision follows Wanda Maximoff and Imaginative and prescient dwelling within the quiet city of Westview, however as their lives change into filtered by means of passing many years and varied sitcom tropes, they begin to notice all isn’t because it appears.
It will mark Imaginative and prescient’s first look following his dying by the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity Battle, and whereas it’s usually assumed Scarlet Witch is chargeable for this altered actuality, there’s nonetheless a deeper thriller that hasn’t been revealed but. WandaVision additionally sees the return of Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis and Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo, in addition to Teyonah Parris debuting as an grownup Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn taking part in the enigmatic neighbor Agnes.
Black Widow – Launch Date: Might 7, 2021
WandaVision might technically be kicking off Part 4, however Black Widow will nonetheless be the primary film out this specific gate. As a result of Avengers: Endgame noticed Natasha Romanoff sacrificing her life in order that her pal Clint Barton, a.okay.a. Hawkeye, might acquire the Soul Stone, Black Widow will flip the clock again to between the occasions of Captain America: Civil Battle and Avengers Infinity Battle, and comply with the the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent on the run and compelled to confront a harmful conspiracy with ties to her previous.
Natasha’s journey will see her reuniting with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz’s Melina Vostokoff (each of whom have additionally passed by Black Widow) and David Harbour’s Alexei Shotakov, a.okay.a. Crimson Guardian. She’ll additionally must battle the mysterious Taskmaster, the brand new head of the Crimson Room who’s able to completely mimicking an opponent’s preventing model.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – Launch Date: July 9, 2021
Aside from Iron Fist, Shang-Chi is arguably Marvel Comics’ most well-known martial artist, and now he’s lastly making his live-action debut in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Whereas no particular plot particulars for this film have been revealed but, the story will contain Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi clashing with Tony Leung’s The Mandarin, the chief of the Ten Rings terrorist group who was revealed to be an actual individual within the brief movie All Hail the King. Whether or not the Shang-Chi film will deal with Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery being employed to pose as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 is unclear. The second Part 4 film has additionally forged Awkwafina, Ronny Bhieng and Michelle Yeoh in undisclosed roles.
Eternals – Launch Date: November 5, 2021
Just like the Guardians of the Galaxy as soon as have been, The Eternals is a comparatively obscure Marvel property, however that’ll change as soon as their film comes out. The Eternals have been created by the highly effective Celestials and have lived on Earth for hundreds of years, however following Avengers: Endgame, an sudden tragedy forces these long-lived beings to come back out of hiding and shield humanity from the nefarious Deviants. Eternals’ ensemble forged contains Angelina Jolie as Theme, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Equipment Harington as Dane Whitman, higher recognized to longtime Marvel readers as Black Knight.
Spider-Man 3 – Launch Date: December 17, 2021
After we left off with Peter Parker on the finish of Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling, he’d been framed for the homicide of Mysterio (assuming he’s really useless) and had his secret id revealed to the general public. Naturally the aftermath of all that will probably be explored within the yet-to-be-officially titled Spider-Man 3, however this film seems to be to have even wilder issues in retailer. Not solely is Benedict Cumberbatch reprising Physician Unusual, however Jamie Foxx will probably be again as Electro, though it hasn’t been clarified if this is similar Electro we met in The Superb Spider-Man 2 or a brand new incarnation. Ought to it’s the previous, then evidently Spider-Man 3 will present audiences with some multiversal shenanigans earlier than Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity rolls round in 2022.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier – Premiere Date: TBD
The COVID-19 pandemic interfered with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s manufacturing sufficient that its unique August 2020 premiere was scrapped. Filming ultimately completed in October 2020, so it’s anticipated to be the second MCU collection to drop on Disney+. Following up on Steve Rogers giving Sam Wilson, a.okay.a. Falcon, the Captain America mantle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will contain Sam and Bucky Barnes, having to deal with the U.S. authorities appointing its personal Captain America successor: Wyatt Russell’s John Walker, higher recognized within the comics as U.S. Agent. The collection can even deliver again acquainted faces like Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl’s Helmut Zemo and Georges St-Pierre’s Batroc the Leaper.
Loki – Premiere Date: TBD
The unique Loki’s story ended when he was killed by Thanos initially of Avengers: Infinity Battle, however Avengers: Endgame launched an alternate timeline Loki who escaped custody after the occasions of The Avengers utilizing the Tesseract. Loki will use the cube-encased House Stone to journey by means of time and alter human historical past. Bear in mind, this model of the Asgardian God of Mischief hasn’t gone by means of the redemptive arc the unique model did (though he’ll mature in his personal means). Whereas no different Marvel characters have been formally introduced for Loki but, a few of the actors who will present up embrace Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked, Sasha Lane and Richard E. Grant.
Marvel’s What If… ? – Premiere Date: TBD
To this point, the flicks and exhibits talked about have all been live-action tasks. Not so with Marvel’s What If…?, as that is an animated present that, identical to the unique What If… ? comedian guide, explores what would occur if main Marvel occasions unfolded otherwise. A few of these situations will embrace Hayley Atwell being injected with the Tremendous Soldier Serum as an alternative of Steve Rogers, T’Challa turning into Star-Lord as an alternative of Black Panther, and Loki with the ability to wield Thor’s hammer. Many MCU actors vocally reprised their roles for What If… ?, together with the late Chadwick Boseman. These situations will probably be narrated by Jeffrey Wright’s Uatu the Watcher, who observes occasions throughout the multiverse and sometimes intervenes, even supposing The Watchers are purported to be neutral observers.
Ms. Marvel – Premiere Date: TBD
Now we come to the primary Marvel Disney+ collection starring a personality we haven’t met earlier than. Launched to the comics in 2013, Kamala Khan is a young person who was uncovered to Terrigen Mist, the substance that awakens an Inhuman’s inside particular capability. Due to her Inhuman heritage, Kamala gained shapeshifting powers, and she or he joined the superhero enterprise rapidly afterwards as Ms. Marvel, the moniker previously utilized by her idol, Carol Danvers (recognized these days as Captain Marvel). It’s unclear if the MCU’s Kamal, performed by Iman Vellani, can even be an Inhuman or if she’ll achieve her powers another means. Both means, this character has a shiny future forward of her, as a result of like fellow newbies Moon Knight and She-Hulk, the plan is to have Ms. Marvel additionally seem in motion pictures.
As talked about earlier, these releases are topic to vary, and specifically, don’t be shocked if any or all the tasks slated for the latter half of 2021 are moved to 2022. For example, Hawkeye was as soon as slated for a 2021 launch, however now it’s trying we’ll have to attend till 2022 to see Clint Barton coaching Kate Bishop to be the brand new archer hero. You may study what else the MCU has in 2022 and past by looking by means of our Marvel motion pictures information and Marvel Disney+ collection information.