The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to spread and get a lot bigger. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently updated Disney investors on what they, and the fans, can expect from the studio in the years to come. Feige previously teased Phase 4 of the MCU at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, where he and Marvel took down the house. As it turns out, the studio had many more plans that they hadn’t announced that day. Feige turned Santa this year to deliver a ton of new MCU information, along with some highly anticipated trailers.
The main difference with Phase 4 of the MCU, compared to previous stages, is that the studio has partnered with Disney + to deliver shows that match the adventures on the big screen. Fans would have been treated with both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, together with WandaVision this year. However, this could not happen due to the public health crisis.
The Disney + small screen shows weren’t the only projects hit by the public health crisis this year. Black Widow and Eternals should have been in theaters this year. If the standalone Natasha Romanoff movie had come out in May, it would be available on Blu-ray before the holidays. Now both highly anticipated movies are slated to hit theaters next year, depending on how things turn out.
While many MCU fans expected Kevin Feige to announce that Black Widow would become available on Disney + and in theaters such as Wonder Woman 1984 which came out on HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day, but that was not the case. Disney will not follow in the footsteps of Warner Bros. for a hybrid release system in 2021. This may have been a disappointment to many fans watching the Investors Day presentation, but it does give fans a lot more to look forward to. in 2021.
Kevin Feige has ensured that MCU fans have a lot to look forward to in a variety of formats. Obviously, the big screen projects like Eternals and Black Widow are on the way, but the Disney + shows look like they were taken from movie theaters. As if that wasn’t enough, Feige reiterated the fact that all shows and movies will be interconnected, something that many have been wondering about for the past few months. Below is a list of all of the major announcements Marvel Studios has made.
In a day of excitement, the Fantastic four announcement was probably the biggest. Fans were keen to see what kind of magic Kevin Feige and his crew can work on the former Fox site, and it is now in development. Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is currently developing the film, which will finally introduce Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige didn’t reveal any further details about the project, but he really didn’t have to.
Fans already knew that Captain Marvel 2 was on the way, but Kevin Feige revealed a few more important details regarding the highly anticipated sequel. Candyman director Nia DaCosta officially joins the MCU to direct the sequel, returning actress Brie Larson to the title role. However, it was also revealed that Carol Danvers will have some help this time around, thanks to some friends who will be making their debut on Disney + ahead of time. The sequel will open at the end of 2022.
Iman Vellani will play the role of Kamala Khan in the coming period Mrs. Marvel Disney + series, currently filming in Atlanta. In addition to showing the very first footage from the show, Kevin Feige revealed that Vellani is starring alongside Brie Larson. Captain Marvel 2, along with the adult version of Monica Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris. The series debuts in late 2021 and introduces 16-year-old Pakistani-American obsessed with Carol Danvers.
WandaVision will premiere in January 2021 and MCU fans can’t wait to see what exactly is going on. The footage has been described several times as a “fever dream” as we see the MCU mixed with classic sitcoms from TV history. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany lead the cast, which also features Teyonah Parris’ adult version of Monica Rambeau, also in Mrs. Marvel and in Captain Marvel 2. Kevin Feige even unveiled a new trailer, which you can see below.
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie would star in the very first Disney + Marvel series. However, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been postponed to next year. Kevin Feige and the crew know that fans have waited months to see the first substantial look at the series, so he presented a trailer, which MCU fans were very excited about. The footage looks more like a movie compared to WandaVision. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, airs on Disney + on March 19, 2021.
Loki Disney + series
Loki will debut on Disney + in May 2021 with the god of mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, along with Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs Loki, and Michael Waldron is the lead writer. Kevin Feige described the series as a “crime thriller”.
Kevin Feige has officially announced that Marvel Studios will not replace Chadwick Boseman in Black panther 2. “To honor the legacy Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and diverse characters introduced in the first film,” said Feige. Chadwick Boseman sadly passed away in August after a long battle with colon cancer. Ryan Coogler is still ready to direct the sequel, which will hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
She-Hulk is a new comedy series coming to Disney +. It officially plays Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk, aka Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specializing in superhuman-oriented lawsuits. Maslany previously denied any involvement with the series. She-Hulk welcomes a host of Marvel characters to the series, including the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, and the Abomination, played by Tim Roth. The series will be directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia, while Jessica Gao is the lead writer.
Hawkeye Disney + series
Hawkeye will make its debut on Disney + in late 2021. The series stars Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, aka Clint Barton, who teams up with another well-known Marvel comics archer, Kate Bishop, who is officially played by Hailee Steinfeld. Like Tatiana Maslany, Steinfeld previously denied having anything to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. Hawkeye is directed by Rhys Thomas and director duo Bert and Bertie.
The long-awaited third installment of the Ant man franchise was also announced by Kevin Feige. The movie is officially titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and it will feature Jonathan Majors as the villain Kang the Conqueror. Kathryn Newton has joined the cast as an adult version of Cassie Lang. Peyton Reed returns to directing, while Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer return to star. The sequel is believed to delve further into the Quantum realm.
Moon Knight is a new series made for Disney + and brought up briefly by Kevin Feige. The action adventure, directed by Mohamed Diab, features a complex vigilante suffering from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities that live in him are different characters that appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography. It has been reported that Star Wars Sequel trilogy star Oscar Isaac is the star of the new series, but Feige hasn’t brought it up.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is scheduled for Disney + during the 2022 holiday season. It is written and directed by Guardians of the Universe veteran James Gunn, who will make the special during filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will go into production at the end of next year. The event sounds like something the Guardians will be perfect for, although many hope it will end better than the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
What if…? The script runs on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reinventing famous events from the movies in unexpected and new ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series, coming to Disney + in the summer of 2021, focuses on several MCU heroes, with a voice cast featuring a host of stars reprising their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is the lead writer.
Secret invasion was another surprising announcement from Kevin Feige. The project is a newly announced series heading to Disney + starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos characters who first met in Captain Marvel. The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. MCU fans are wondering how this series will connect to the big screen as it continues to evolve.
Thor: Love and Thunder was officially announced by Kevin Feige last summer, but he has finally revealed who will play Christian Bale in the highly anticipated sequel. Bale officially plays the main antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher. Taika Waititi is back on camera for the sequel, which will also see Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman return. Some of the Guardians, like Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, will also be performing in the Thor: Love and Thunder.
Although he didn’t say much, Kevin Feige doubled up on the Sheet announcement last summer. Feige said, ‘we’re moving forward Sheet, starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. The development and storylines are coming together, and we will have announcements very, very soon. “This will be a big deal when it finally hits theaters and expectations are sky high.
Iron heart, the second of the newly announced series coming to Disney +, starring Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced armor since Iron Man. Williams was first introduced to the comics in 2016, and MCU fans have since wondered if Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios had any other things in store for her. Now she will have her own show, but how will it connect to the big screen?
Armor Wars is based on the classic Marvel comic series. Coming to Disney +, it stars Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, aka War Machine, who must face what happens when Tony Stark’s technology falls into the wrong hands. This storyline is something that Stark used to fear, and now he’s gone and can’t do anything about it. Luckily, Rhodey is on the case. Will Hammer Industries CEO Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) return? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Finally, Kevin Feige announced the existence of I am tall. The project features everyone’s favorite baby boom in a range of original shorts coming to Disney +. Feige didn’t elaborate on the project, but you can expect some fellow Guardians to drop by and say hello. About how this fits, if at all, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that is unclear at the moment.