Now with Disney+ in the mix, the scope of Phases 1 through 3 for the MCU almost looks quaint.
After a rare 9-month break following Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will kick off into its post-Avengers era next May when Phase 4 launches with the release of Black Widow. Two more MCU projects will also debut in 2020, following Scarlett Johansson‘s stand-alone, including the mega-title The Eternals. Led by Angelina Jolie and directed by Chloé Zhao (of low-budget fame The Rider, one of the best films of last year, along with a Frances McDormand indie likely to release later this year), this one is going to be big.
But all of that is just preamble for 2021 when Marvel releases 7 major projects across multiple platforms, both theatrical and Disney+ streaming. Suffice it to say, for as excited as the Comic-Con audience is, the whole lineup over a two year period will test the possibility of Marvel fatigue, a phenomena that (miraculously) has yet to materialize.
Watch the video above to see Marvel producer Kevin Feige announce them all as he also introduces the directors and casts along with them. The above video does a great job of editing down the presentation to its bare essentials, including one last final surprise at the very end…which, Feige confirms, will actually be a part of Phase 5.
(Interestingly enough, the slate doesn’t include the next Captain Marvel, Black Panther, or Guardians 3 movies, although Feige teases all three and a Fantastic Four reboot in the tweet below before making the final surprise reveal).
The Blade surprise! (via @DustinMSandoval) https://t.co/QKnfEFZIDL