Marvel Presents Phase 4 and Phase 5. Photo Credit: Tkh/ieyasu via Flickr
By Jessica Defreitas
Get ready Marvel fans because the next 5 years are going to be epic. This new phase of Marvel has been said to be the biggest of all in history and we have so much to look forward to including movies, shows, and new cast members.
At the D23 event earlier this year, it was announced that there will be She-Hulk, Moon Night and Ms Marvel live action. There have also been rumors that suggest a horror twist to the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. Part of the twist ties in the upcoming WandaVision show as a part of the movie.
To add more fuel to our excitement, Simu Liu is being introduced as Marvel’s very first Asian superhero starring in the all-new “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. Additionally, Natalie Portman has been cast as the lead in the newest Thor movie.
Skipping ahead to phase five we can expect the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie and Carol Danvers’ reappearance in Captain Marvel 2. Here is a timeline of what we can look forward to in the future with Marvel.
In 2020, we can look ahead to Black Widow, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and The Eternals. In 2021 we can expect, Shang-Chi : And the Legend of the Ten Rings, Loki, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, What If…?, Thor : Love and Thunder and Hawkeye. Of these, fans are particularly excited for the Black Widow Movie as it has been long anticipated. The movie’s intended release is May 2020 and fans can await an alluring trailer by the end of this year.
Quite a few shows have been streamed on Netflix including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders, and The Punisher. These shows only lasted two to three seasons and viewers are wondering if it is the end. Fans are also interested in knowing how the Loki show will play out and how his character as an antihero will be portrayed. Will we love or hate him is a question of curiosity. Marvel will also be retouching the Avengers Movie which we can expect after 2022. In addition, there is speculation of an X-Men reboot.
Wolverine who was a favorite back in the day may have lost the interest of viewers over time which turned out to be not much of a tragedy. Fans have Stan Lee to thank for all the previous years of excitement and thrill that brought us to this phase and introduced us to superheroes that we have come to know and love. Phase 4 now being in development by Disney will be another chapter for us to add to the history books of these amazing characters. Brace yourselves! It is gonna be a blast, no doubt.