In this crazy time, Marvel fans everywhere have plenty of upcoming movies to look forward to.
By Rebekah Karp, Staff Writer and Artist
In recent times, there has been silence in Hollywood that has never been seen before. With dozens of movies being pushed back and production dates being postponed, it is hard to determine the future of cinema. One thing is for certain, though; the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be there through it all.
Marvel Studios recently released its schedule for the upcoming Phase 4 of its cinema installations, and it is definitely a sight to see for fans everywhere. So far, if production continues soon, these will be the release dates for the next phase of superheroes.
The Falcon and Winter Soldier, Disney+ TV Series (August 2020)
Black Widow (the only movie to postpone its original release date, now scheduled for November 6, 2020)
WandaVision, Disney+ TV Series (December 2020)
The Eternals (February 2, 2021)
Loki, Disney+ TV Series (Spring 2021)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (May 7, 2021)
What If…? TV Series (Summer 2021)
Untitled Spider-Man 3 Movie (July 26, 2021)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (November 5, 2021)
Untitled Hawkeye Series Disney+ (Fall 2021)
Thor: Love and Thunder (February 18, 2022)
Black Panther 2 (May 6, 2022)
Captain Marvel Sequel (July 6, 2022)
While the long-awaited and long-overdue Black Widow movie release date has been postponed, this is very encouraging to see that there will be even more movies to freak out over.
For fans everywhere, there have been many beliefs on what these new movies could contain. The character of Scarlett Witch, or Wanda Maximoff, introduced in the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron, could be a key player in the new phase. With the TV show WandaVision set to come out later this year, this show will follow what seems to be an early sitcom feel, which is extremely strange to see in the MCU. But, pulling from the comic world, Wanda is very prone to creating alternate universes when in distress. This may be what we are going to see with WandaVision and that could also lead to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Said to be Marvel’s first movie with the horror/thriller theme, there is also the belief of the Multiverse of Madness coming close to the story from the comics of The House of M, where Wanda creates an alternate reality that our heroes are forced to live out. With The Eternals and Shang-Chi, it is going to be very refreshing to see some new faces to the screen. We love our original heroes, but it is going to be fun following some lesser-known heroes and getting a whole new group to cheer on.
The upcoming Hawkeye series may follow Clint Barton, the Hawkeye we know and love, his daughter, who was hinted in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Lila Barton is rumored to take up the mantle of Hawkeye in the upcoming Disney+ show.
In all of this chaos and uncertainty in the world today, we will always have the comfort of the superhero world Marvel has created for us as a place to go when our world gets too crazy to bear.