A Comprehensive Guide to Every Marvel Phase Four Project Still to Come
After being halted by the 2020 pandemic, the success of the MCU’s Phase Three’s final film Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the early successes of Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and the Disney+ exclusive series to kick of the next phase, we have every Marvel Phase Four project still to come.
With Black Widow ringing in Marvel’s post-pandemic year of MCU films with a bang, Shang-Chi shortly followed; with these two projects following the incredible populate Disney+ exclusive series, WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If…?
The released projects thus far have given fans an interesting idea of what to expect during Marvel’s fourth phase, with certain thematical elements woven into the overarching narrative of many of these projects.
So, what’s next? With a few announced projects and many in production, we give you a comprehensive, year-by-year guide to every Marvel Phase Four project still to come!
Eternals (November 5th, 2021)
The next film to meet a theater audience is the incredibly ambitious Eternals; a film following a group of immortal beings united by their centuries-long cause of protecting humanity from an evergrowing deviant threat.
The film will introduce over ten new heroes to the MCU, with a new breed of villains featuring a similar introduction; Marvel will explore the vastness of the MCU’s galactic realms through the introduction of the Eternals, the Celestials, and the Deviants.
Hawkeye (November 24th, 2021)
Following Marvel’s recent run of exceptionally crafted and executed series comes Hawkeye; a Christmas comedy that will follow the solo adventures of the Arrow-wielding Avenger.
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton finally finds his solo stage, with Hailee Steinfeld’s introduction as Kate Bishop surely to be a vital piece to the MCU’s future; based on Matt Fractions comic series of the same name, Hawkeye will feature loads of heart, humor, and humanity as we follow the MCU’s everyman.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17th, 2021)
The most highly anticipated Marvel project in recent memory, the third film in the MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy has been one of the most rumored projects the studio has ever conducted; with no shortage of fan theories and potential appearances.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will inevitably disappoint some and will be a triumph to others, but its very divisive nature is instilled through the incredible amount of speculation surrounding its development; with half the fun of the film being found in what they’ve actually been able to keep hidden from us.
Ms. Marvel (Early 2022)
This is where we begin an interesting collection of projects that we know enough to be excited for but are still unsure of quite what to expect; which perfectly summarizes this Disney+ series
Ms. Marvel will follow the first adventure of the MCU’s Kamala Kahn; a beloved comic character, and the world’s first Muslim hero, Kahn is one of the most important comic characters of Marvel’s history and should bring immense life and youth to the universe through her humor and resolve.
Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (March 25th, 2022)
A sequel with as much to live up to like any of Marvel’s second films, this Doctor Strange story will bring to a head much of the groundwork laid in the earlier stages of Marvel’s Phase Four.
The Multiverse has been a constant since Loki and the TVA were introduced into the MCU; with Doctor, Strange seeming to complicate matters in Spider-Man: No Way Home, we know the Sam Raimi-directed film will feature the Loki, Wanda, and Strange trio attempting to right their wrongs.
Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022)
The third film in Marvel’s Thor trilogy should be a fascinating ride for MCU fans considering where we left the God of Thunder, and what we know is in store for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Jane Foster is confirmed, Gorr the God Butcher is confirmed, and we know that Thor was last seen agreeing to travel the galaxy alongside Peter Quill and his group of outlaws; all of this combined with Taika Waitit’s brilliant style of filmmaking and the MCU should have a classic on their hands.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022)
While many of these upcoming MCU projects come with an incredible amount of excitement, none are as bittersweet as the upcoming sequel to critically acclaimed Black Panther; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The Ryan Coogler directed sequel will be without its leading man, as the heart of the film, Chadwick Boseman, passed on prior to the production of the film; not only will the sequel be forced to path a new way forward without T’Challa, it will also have to continue developing the incredible Wakandan world.
The Marvels (November 11, 2022)
Acting as both a sequel to Captain Marvel and the Ms. Marvel series, the film will place three of the MCU’s strongest female characters for an intergalactic adventure whose exact plot points are still mostly unknown.
The return of Carol Danvers, Kamala Kahn, and Monica Rambeau should give fans an action-packed adventure in The Marvels that is certain to show off some of the coolest power sets the Marvel universe has to offer.
Moon Knight (2022)
With an unknown release date for the Disney+ series, the Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke starring project should take the entire MCU in a very different direction.
With a very gruesome and complicated comic book history, Moon Knight will be an interesting project for Marvel to handle; Ancient Gods, violent vigilantism, and struggles with mental health will define what should be an incredibly ambitious series.
Another mostly unknown series, She-Hulk remains a very interesting comic book character that could be executed in a number of different ways for the Disney+ series currently being developed for the character.
Starring Tatiana Maslany and Jameela Jamil, while also boasting the return of Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth, the series will undoubtedly focus on the gamma radiated family with She-Hulk, Hulk, and Abomination taking center stage.
Secret Invastion (2022)
Building off of the ever-growing Skrull threat facing the MCU since Carol Danvers crash landing in the 1990s, Secret Invasion will focus on the incredibly difficult task of fighting a species that is able to hide among humans.
Centered around the return of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, his alliance with Ben Mendelsohn’s Skrull leader Talos, and the newly formed S.W.O.R.D agency, the series will give Fury his first solo outing within the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)
The third film of the MCU’s Ant-Man trilogy focuses on a new threat, and a new focus for the series; with the Quantum Realm, and the mysteries of time and time manipulation, likely becoming the centerpiece for the continued adventures of Paul Rudds Scott Lange, and Evangeline Lily’s Hope Van Dyne.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is noted to be the debut of the highly anticipated Kang The Conqueror, portrayed by Jonathan Majors; fans got a taste of what Majors will bring to the role as his variant, Him Who Remains, already debut in the finale of the Loki series.
Guardians. of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 25th, 2023)
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been one of Marvel’s tentpole franchises; with the altered course and tone of the stories paving the way for the signature Marvel humor that has come to define the series.
With what should be an emotional final film of the trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 should see the beloved band of misfits return with a final adventure that should be a worthy conclusion to such an iconic series.
Fantastic Four (TBA)
The most unknown film of the entire slate, and the final installment of this most recent MCU phase, the Fantastic Four should act as a turning point for the series; with Marvel’s first family acting as the newest catalyst for whatever trajectory the MCU takes next.
Every Marvel Phase Four project still to come will culminate in this Jon Watts-directed film that should introduce four characters that will be vital to the continued development and narrative of the MCU as a whole.
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