Marvel Studios Phase 4 SDCC – Recap

Marvel Studios had a huge presence at San Diego Comic Con this year, as they unveiled their Phase 4 for Marvel. Kevin Fiege took the stage and brought on all of the amazing Marvel Studios crew. Afterwards, it was announced that  Avengers: Endgame has surpassed Avatar, and is now the #1 highest grossing film of all time. Yesterday on the 19th, Endgame writers stated one idea for Endgame was for Thanos to travel to 2014 and decapitate Captain America, and bring his head to taunt 2023 Captain America.

Eternals was the first movie to be announced, with a release date of November 6, 2020.  Angelina Jolie, Brian Tyree Henry, Richard Madden, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Don Lee, and Lia McHugh will all star in Eternals. Following that the next movie is, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with a release of February 12, 2021. Destin Daniel Cretton, will direct the movie, staring Simu Liu, Tony Leung, and Awkwafina. Next up was Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness with a release of May 7, 2021. Director Scott Derrickson teased that this will be the first scary MCU film. However, not to worry it’ll be rated PG-13. Scarlet Witch will make an appearance in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, with Wandavision tying directly into the Strange sequel.

Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’ will release the summer of 2021, with Jeffery Wright narrating.  The Black Widow movie will also arrive in theaters May 1, 2020, which is set after Captain America Civil War. Thor 4, titled Thor: Love and Thunder, and will arrive November 5, 2021.  Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster and will become the female Thor. Portman debuted in the original 2011 Thor. Taika Waititi will return and direct the fourth installment. Towards the end of the panel, Mahershala Ali revealed that he will star in an upcoming Blade movie. Some of the movies that are in development are Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, X-men, and Fantastic Four.

The upcoming Marvel shows that were previously teased for the Disney+ streaming service were finally announced. Falcon and Winter Soldier will debut in Fall of 2020. Loki will arrive in Spring of 2021, and will follow the 2012 Loki after disappearing during  Avengers: Endgame. Wandavision will also release Spring of 2021.  In addition, Hawkeye series will following after, debuting in the Fall of 2021.