Amid all the doom and gloom of the COIVD-19 pandemic, fans of MCU got a reason to smile as Marvel unveiled first look of Eternals and teased 10 MCU Phase 4 films with their release dates. In a video titled “Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies”, the studio shared bits and pieces of its past glorious films, along with the theatre reaction to perhaps their biggest release Avengers: Endgame. As the video progressed, fans got to see the first look of Eternals, starring a badass Angelina Jolie, and the release dates of 10 MCU Phase 4 films.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marvel along with popular film studios had to sit out patiently. The studio did give its fans some enjoyable comic-book based content such as WandaVision and the recently released The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But now the studio is ready to return in style as it has several films up its sleeve.
The world may change and evolve. But the one thing that will never change, we’re all part of one big family. pic.twitter.com/TUU5848QYR
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 3, 2021
As mentioned above, Marvel on Monday released a video called ‘Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies’ and reiterated how the Marvel Universe is like a family in its description. “The world may change and evolve. But the one thing that will never change, we’re all part of one big family,” the studio wrote in its description.
In the video, the studio showed several tear-jerking clips from previous films. From Spiderman hugging Ironman, to Black Panther giving war cry, to Captain America swinging Mjolnir, to Ironman snapping, every significant moment from the first 3 phases of the MCU was shown.
Later the video progressed to show the new footage from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, and the Kung-Fu action-comedy Shang-Chi’s footage. The fans also got to enjoy the first few clips from Eternals. Moreover, the video showed the titles of the next Black Panther, next Spiderman and next Guardians of Galaxy film along with the release dates.
Let’s look at each of them
1) Black Widow- Jul 09, 2021
— Black Widow (@theblackwidow) March 23, 2021
Releasing this year, the Black Widow is the character’s first standalone film. Although not much is known about the film, from the footage it looks like the film will be set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. In the film, Natasha Romanoff aka the bold and the beautiful Black Widow will be seen as a renegade who’s being chased by some dangerous people after she violated the Sokovia Accords. The film will also give us glimpses of her origin, how she makes peace with the past and the nitty-gritties of the spy craft she’s well versed at.
2) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings- Sept 3, 2021
— Shang-Chi (@shangchi) April 19, 2021
The Kung-fu action-comedy by Marvel stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina with an ensemble cast of diverse actors. Marvel has been playing it extremely close it its chest when it comes to Shang-Chi and thus, not many people know about the true plot of the film. The only thing we all have to go with is the plot released by the studio itself which read, “Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.” It should be noted that the Ten Rings organization was first seen in Iron Man 2, in which Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley, was the leader of the organization.
3) Eternals- Nov 05, 2021
The first look at Academy Award winning Chloé Zhao’s ETERNALS.
The film releases on November 5. pic.twitter.com/iLsN1DcjsD
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) May 3, 2021
The Eternals stars an ensemble cast of Angelina Julie, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harrington, Salma Hayek and others. The film revolves around a rogue group of superheroes that were considered a disposable error of the evolution. This group was once destined to protect the Earth from the Deviants. In the film actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani plays the buffed up Kingo, Angelina Jolie plays Thena, Kit Harrington plays Black Knight.
4) Spider-Man: No Way Home- Dec 17, 2021
— Spider-Man: No Way Home (@SpiderManMovie) February 24, 2021
Starring the lovable Tom Holland, Spider Man: No Way Home also stars Jamie Foxx reprising the role of Electro.
The next set of films are under production and the only thing we know so far about them are their titles and the release dates:
5) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness- March 2022
6) Thor: Love and Thunder- May 6, 2022
7) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever- July 8, 2022
8) The Marvels- November 11, 2022
9) Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania- February 17, 2023
10) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3- May 5, 2023