Marvel Has Announced The MCU's Phase Four Movie Dates And We Couldn't Be More Excited
With the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home still coming, Marvel has shown no sign of slowing down—announcing key movie dates for their MCU 'phase four'. There's plenty of speculation as to what Marvel will bring to audiences moving forward in phase four, especially with Disney acquiring Fox Studios.
Marvel now has a plethora of titles and heroes they can weave into the MCU. For one, the notion of Deadpool featuring alongside heroes such as Spider-Man and the X-Men is now a possibility. The Fantastic Four is also an outside chance at uniting with some of our favourite caped crusaders. Disney has announced the titles will be revealed at Disney's D23 Expo, which will be in August on the twenty-third until the twenty-fifth. This is what the 'Untitled Marvel films." schedule looks like.
- May 1, 2020
- November 6, 2020
- February 12, 2021
- May 7, 2021
- November 5, 2021
- February 18, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- July 29, 2022
Some of the titles speculated to belong to these dates feature:
- Ant-Man 3
- Black Widow
- The Eternals
- Doctor Strange 2
- Black Panther 2
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- Captain Marvel 2
And whilst there are eight rumoured titles, there's at least one that's set to be a shock at Disney's announcement in August. As we know it, Shang-Chi is currently in development and The Eternals has its cast of Angelina Jolie and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden. Shang-Chi will likely add more depth to the MCU just as The Eternals will. The introduction of Kung-Fu will kick-start Marvel's phase four and ready the playing field for star heroes to possibly return after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
It's still a mystery as to how Thor and Hulk will fit in the MCU phase four, but with the confirmation of Loki coming back to life, Thor 4 may still be alive. The largest question mark looming in the air resides around Marvel's Secret Wars series. Which is another 'Avengers: Endgame' like epic, bringing many of Marvel's heroes together on the big screen. Secret Wars would see Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic, Kingpin, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Spider-Woman, the Punisher and many more heroes stand together in an epic battle of survival.
Could Marvel's phase four be the beginning of a mass build to Secret Wars, just as Iron-Man 1 built up to Thanos' destruction in Avengers: Endgame?