Jul 21, 2019 12:47 AM EST
Marvel Announces New Slate of Films and Series to Be Released
Marvel has announced their upcoming lineup of films for the next years. The announcement was made today in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-com by Kevin Feige. He also announced some projects that will be released exclusively for Disney+, Disney's upcoming streaming service launching in the U.S. on November 12.
The announcement began with Feige talking about the feature film "The Eternals," an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chloé Zhao will be directing a cast that includes Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Angelina Jolie as Thena. It's slated for a November 6, 2020 release.
Next up is the Disney+ original series "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier," which pairs up two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most popular heroes-Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier-in a series of action-filled adventures as they fight together against evil after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." The series will star Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier), both of whom appeared on stage at the panel. It is slated for a Fall 2020 debut.
"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is another feature film that will star Simu Liu in the title role of Shang-Chi. The film will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and will also star Chinese actor Tony Leung as the real Mandarin. It is slated for a February 12, 2021 release.
"WandaVision," is a Disney+ original series where Paul Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. The series will also star Teyonah Parris, who will star as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau. It is slated for a Spring 2021 release.
"Loki," a Marvel Studios original series streaming on Disney+ in the spring of 2021, will star Tom Hiddleston-back in his role of the mercurial Loki. Hiddleston appeared on stage to the delight of fans.
The second film in the "Doctor Strange" franchise, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," will be directed by Scott Derrickson with Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as Doctor Strange. It will be released on May 7, 2021.
An animated series called "What If...?" will be the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "What If…?" is being created exclusively for Disney+ and features stories that present alternate realities in the Marvel universe. The series will debut in the summer of 2021.
Jeremy Renner came out on stage to announce the upcoming "Hawkeye" series, set for release on Disney+ in the Fall of 2021.
"Thor: Love and Thunder," which will be the fourth feature film in the "Thor" franchise, will premier on November 5, 2021. It was revealed that Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, will become the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder.
"Black Widow" will also get a feature film, and is currently in production. Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role of Natasha Romanoff. She will be joined by David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason and Rachel Weisz as Melina. It is slated for a May 1, 2020 release.
Last, but not least, it was announced that Marvel will be releasing a new "Blade" film, which will star Mahershala Ali as Blade.
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