2020’s Investor Day was full of announcements. Kevin Feige announced some fantastic new Marvel content and gave us footage for some previously announced shows. We are thrilled!
WandaVision will be hitting Disney+ on January 15th as the beginning of Phase 4. As Wanda and Vision are fighting for their home, reality gets a little strange. Disney+ has been running for more than a year, and it’ll be great to start seeing these Marvel series.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has started filming. This feature length fill will have connections to Spiderman 3 and WandaVision. All the Marvel series released on Disney+ will be in the same universe as the theatrical releases, so we’ll see many crossovers between the series and movies. Dr. Strange will be released March 25, 2022 and will be the scariest of the Marvel movies to date.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is ready for release on March 2021. This 6 episode series will definitely be full of action. The trailer shows The Falcon trying to grapple with the mantle he’s taking on by taking Captain America’s Shield.
Black Widow is finally getting her own full length feature film. It will be released to theaters May 7, 2021. This film was originally slated for a May 2020 release, but with the closure of movie theaters, it has been pushed back several times. Though many had hoped it would be released on Disney+, they are keeping this one for the theaters.
During one of the alternate timelines in Avengers: Endgame, Loki escapes the Avengers using the Tesseract. When the Loki series was first announced at the D23 Expo in 2019, we thought they might use this escape as the beginning of the new series. Turns out, we were right! Loki escapes imprisonment and goes on his own adventures. Feige emphasized that “Loki” will be a new genre for Marvel Studios: a crime thriller. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for this new show, it will release on Disney+ in May 2021.
Next Summer, “What If…?” will be debuting on Disney+. This will be Marvel’s first animated series and will look at some alternate universes. For example, what would happen if Yondu took Black Panther instead of Peter Quill? What if Steve Rogers was Captain Britain instead of Captain America? Or even what if Captain America was a zombie? Many of the MCU cast will be reprising their roles, so this is sure to be a fun show.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings will be coming to theaters July 9, 2021. It will be among the first of the Phase 4 movies.
Ms. Marvel will be about a Pakistani American teen superhero. Casting began back in March at the beginning of the shutdown, so it was all done virtually. When they saw Iman Vellani, it was a unanimous decision that she was the perfect fit for Kamala Kahn, the series’ main character.
Captain Marvel 2
Vellani, as Kamala Kahn, will also star in Captain Marvel 2. In fact, Captain Marvel is Ms. Marvel’s hero, so we will definitely see some interaction between them. A grown up Monica RamBeau will also be in it.
Eternals is next on the slate. Premiering November 5, 2021, it will span thousands of years. Feige said it is the most ambitious Marvel movie yet. This new set of heroes will expand the part of the MCU that takes place in space.
Hawkeye will be premiering on Disney+. Jeremy Renner, reprising his role as Hawkeye, will be joined by Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop.
She Hulk will be about a woman trying to navigate the world and be taken seriously as a working professional, despite her being 6’7″ and green. This sounds like it will have some comedic aspects. Abomination, played by Tim Roth, will be returning and Hulk will also make an appearance. Because She Hulk works in hero oriented legal cases, we might see a few other cameos as well.
Moon Knight will be an action adventure, kind of like an Indiana Jones movie. The main character suffers from personality dissociative disorder, which will complicate the story. It’s definitely a different take on a super hero series.
Secret Invasion will feature Nick Furry, Samuel L. Jackson, and the Skrull, Talos, played by Ben Mendelsohn, who we met in Captain Marvel. The series is about how many Skrulls have infiltrated the Earth. Furry and Talos are taking on the roll of making sure any villains in hiding are rooted out.
Ironheart will feature another new character for the MCU. In the recent comics, she is an Iron Man fan, and she develops her own suit of armor. However, hers is even more advanced than Iron Man’s.
Armor Wars will show Tony Starks worst fear: what happens when his tech falls into the wrong hands. Don Cheadle will be reprising his role as War Machine.
The Guardians of the Galaxy
Since Marvel is releasing shows on Disney+, they have a little more freedom to do fun projects, like The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. James Gunn is back to write and direct. In fact, it will be filmed at the same time Guardians of the Galaxy Volume III is being filmed. The holiday special will drop during the holiday season of 2022, while Vol. III will release in 2023.
I am Groot
I am Groot will be a series of shorts about a young Groot.
Thor Love and Thunder
Thor Love and Thunder begins filming this summer. Most of the cast is back and this movie will feature Christian Bale as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher.
Black Panther II
Black Panther II is in the works and will hit theaters July 8, 2022. Because Chadwick Boseman’s performance was so iconic, he will not be recast. The story is currently being worked on, but it looks like they will be finding a new leader. We’re hoping it’s Shuri who becomes the new Black Panther.
Feige also announced Blade, Antman and the Wasp Quantumania, and Fantastic Four. Though he didn’t give much information about them. Marvel is going to be very busy the next few years, and it will help fill Disney+ with more adult-oriented programming.
Kathleen Kennedy also took the stage to announce what Lucasfilm is working on. Check it out here!