Marvel Announces MCU Phase 4 Line-Up Including Blade and Fantastic Four

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Update: According to Collider, Phase 4 will conclude with Thor: Love and Thunder, meaning the Blade and Fantastic Four movies will not happen until Phase 5 at least.

After skipping Comic-Con in 2018, Marvel was back with a vengeance this year, making a ton of announcements during their panel on Saturday. As expected, they laid out the first batch of films from MCU: Phase 4, although they stopped short of revealing every single thing they have in store. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the unveiling of plans for a new Blade movie with Mahershala Ali in the lead role. They also confirmed that a Fantastic Four movie was in the works but failed to provide any additional details beyond that. Kevin Feige also confirmed that they have six Disney+ original TV shows coming over the next two years that will tie into the MCU. The upcoming Marvel line-up now looks like this:


Movies

  • Black Widow – May 1, 2020
  • The Eternals – Nov. 6, 2020
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Feb. 12, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – Nov. 5, 2021
  • Black Panther 2 – TBA
  • Captain Marvel 2 – TBA
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – TBA
  • Blade – TBA
  • Fantastic Four – TBA

TV

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Fall 2020
  • WandaVision – Spring 2021
  • Loki – Spring 2021
  • What If…? – Summer 2021
  • Hawkeye – Fall 2021

Other noteworthy tidbits include the fact that Natalie Portman will return for Thor: Love and Thunder and will become the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder. Simu Liu (Taken) was also confirmed to be playing Shang-Chi while the next Doctor Strange movie will co-star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and is being billed as the very first Marvel horror movie. The What If…? TV series is the first animated series in the MCU and features Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher. Surprisingly, they did not announce anything about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Black Panther 2 other than to say they were in the works. Which of these upcoming Marvel projects are you most excited about?

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  • Lior

    We will probably see seeing Marvel movies until 2057 at least, along with Disney remakes for Disney remakes for Disney reboots of remakes.

  • Lori Cerny

    I am only looking forward to the continuation of Scarlet Witch’s story. There is something compelling, vulnerable, and subtle about the way the character is played by Olsen and she doesn’t have the hubris of the other “superheroes.”

    All the other upcoming films seem played out to me and they all seem too similar regarding abilities.