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Kevin Feige Reveals Phase Four at Epic MCU Panel • AwardsCircuit.com by Clayton Davis

Marvel Cinematic Universe architect Kevin Feige surprised a crowded Hall H with a slew of announcements for the subsequent part.

Starting with a spotlight reel from what is now referred to as the Infinity Saga, Feige revealed films and collection that may additional broaden the universe with new characters, and with some we’ve only just begun to get acquainted.

Phase Four

The lengthy awaited movie “The Eternals” is not only a hope or a rumor. Director Chloé Zhao launched the very basics of the story, with the Eternals being a race of beings that have lived for some 35,000 years. The thought of the Eternals was launched in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” with Kurt Russell enjoying one such being.

Zhao and Feige also introduced the celebs from the movie, together with: 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.

Hayek, whose Ajak is the chief of the Eternals, took a second to discuss the monumental expertise of taking over the position of a feminine chief in the MCU.

This film will hit theaters November 6, 2020.

Subsequent, Feige introduced the primary collection for Disney+, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan arrived to thunderous applause, Mackie bearing the defend of Captain America. Both expressed their pleasure to dig in more to those beloved characters and get to know them in a approach that has not but been explored in the movies.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will premiere on Disney+ in Fall of 2020.

The already excited crowd obtained very loud when Feige launched the subsequent film. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” introduces the primary Chinese Avenger, a kung-fu grasp who received his first comic books within the 1973.

Feige hit the viewers with two major reveals. The first is that the Legend of the Ten Rings has been part of the MCU since “Iron Man,” and a set of clips revealed the rings in sudden places all through the last 23 movies.

Director Dustin Daniel Cretton joined Feige onstage to announce that Tony Leung will star as a personality we thought we met earlier than, The Mandarin. That character was introduced in “Iron Man 3” and played by Ben Kingsley who was, in reality, pretending to be a the secretive mass assassin. In truth, the Mandarin could be very real and might be a serious a part of the “Shang-Chi” movie. Also joining the forged is Awkwafina in an as-yet-undisclosed position.

But the surprises weren’t over as Cretton introduced Shang-Chi himself, Simu Lu, who was solely forged a number of days ago. Lu might be a brand new face for a lot of, having labored primarily in tv earlier than this.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” might be in theaters February 21, 2021.

And the Disney+ announcements stored coming with news about “WandaVision.”

Stars Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen got here to the stage to share their enthusiasm for the collection that is now confirmed to happen after “Avengers: Endgame.” Considering what we considered Vision’s fate in “Infinity War,” the hows and whys haven’t been answered. Though some are guessing that Wakanda’s sensible Shuri was capable of download enough of his reminiscence to convey Vision again.

Whereas the collection was already confirmed awhile back, there was one main reveal a few new forged member: Monica Rambeau, who might be performed by Teyonah Parris. Monica was the younger daughter of Captain Marvel’s BFF, Maria Rambeau. However that was in 1995 and she or he is now all grown up. How she matches into “WandaVision,” we don’t know. Nevertheless Elizabeth Olsen and Kevin Feige did affirm that pieces of that collection will match into future films.

“WandaVision” premieres on Disney+ in the spring of 2021.

Subsequent up is another collection for Disney+, “Loki.”

Feige stated that one of the requested questions he obtained after “Endgame” was concerning the fate of Loki when he stole the Tesseract. Properly, that question can be answered in his very personal collection. Star Tom Hiddleston is keen to reprise his position. The fascinating twist is that we’ll decide up with the 2012 Loki. In different phrases, Hiddleston explained with a grin, he hasn’t been by way of the character progress we noticed in “Thor: Ragnarok.” This isn’t the identical Loki we caught up with in “Infinity War.”

As for who will be a part of the god of mischief, that is still to be seen.

“Loki” can also be hitting Disney+ in spring of 2021.

Next came the official confirmation for the sequel to “Doctor Strange.”

Feige introduced director Scott Derrickson and star Benedict Cumberbatch to the stage to talk about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

The idea of multiverses was launched when Unusual first met the Historic One. The thought was further teased on this summer time’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” though the idea has not but been absolutely explored. That modifications with this upcoming sequel that Derrickson described as a “strange acid trip” and in addition as “the first scary MCU film.”

Feige also referred to it as a horror movie, but did affirm that they are nonetheless going for a PG-13 score.

Derrickson also stated that Dr. Strange makes an excellent sorcerer, which calls for an excellent witch. And Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will turn up in this film.

“Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” is due in theaters Might 7, 2021.

The MCU’s first foray into animation comes with the Disney+ collection, “What If…?”

Since Dr. Strange will delve into the multiverse and discover the concept of a number of realities, that concept will go somewhat additional with this creative collection. The show explores outcomes and wonders how things may need been totally different if anybody thing had changed within the life of any of our characters.

Many MCU alum will turn up for voice performances, together with Robert Downey Jr and lots of of our favourite Avengers. You can even sit up for characters we met solely briefly, within the likes of Stanley Tucci, Chris Sullivan, and lots of extra. Jeffrey Wright will voice the character often known as The Watcher, and will inform the tales of what may need been.

“What If…?” premieres on Disney+ in summer time of 2021.

Jeremy Renner brought the gang to their ft as he burst by way of a aspect door of Hall H and shook arms along the aisles on his method to the stage.

The fourth collection hitting the streaming service is “Hawkeye.” Feige described this as an Occasion Collection which can explore Clint Barton’s id as Ronin, the vigilante he turned in the course of the five years now generally known as The Blip. Feige and Renner confirmed that Kate Bishop, a well known character from the Marvel comics, will play an important position within the collection. No other particulars have been confirmed.

“Hawkeye” is about to hit Disney+ in the fall of 2021.

One of the delightful moments of the Marvel presentation came when Taika Waititi joined Kevin Feige to speak concerning the simply announced fourth Thor film, “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson additionally joined Waititi for the love fest. Thompson was requested about Valkyrie’s first order of enterprise after being named the King of New Asgard. She stated “A King needs a good Queen.” She additionally spoke about the concept Asgard is just not a place but a individuals, and that she loves the thought of Asgard being a refuge for people who want somewhere to go.

However Waititi had a serious surprise for fans. He stated that he was wanting to introduce a feminine Thor into the universe, and Corridor H exploded with delight when Natalie Portman got here to the stage. Yes, Thor’s erstwhile love, Jane Foster, will return and she is going to apparently wield Mjölnir. Portman joked that she had been suffering from hammer envy.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” will strike theaters on November 5, 2021.

Phase Four

But before any of these movies and collection come about, the very subsequent movie in the MCU is now official. “Black Widow” is lastly getting the solo film followers have been asking for since “Iron Man 2.”

While the timeline nonetheless isn’t precisely clear, what we do know is that this is not Natasha Romanoff’s origin story. A minimum of not precisely. However we’ll finally study what happened in Budapest and why she has spent so many years making an attempt to repent for her secretive past.

Director Cate Shortland introduced her forged, which incorporates Scarlett Johansson as Natasha/Black Widow. David Harbour is Alexei/The Purple Guardian, Florence Pugh is Yelena, O-T Fagbenle is Mason and Rachel Weisz is Melina.

The movie has only been capturing for 30 days, so the gang was surprised when Johansson introduced that that they had introduced some footage with them. Marvel has not yet released the teaser, which started with a montage of clips from Black Widow’s first introduction in “Iron Man 2” proper up till the top of her journey in “Avengers: Endgame.” And then the picture resolved into a cityscape with the word Budapest emblazoned across the display. The followers cheered. From there, Natasha enters an condominium and encounters Yelena, the place the 2 interact in a brutal struggle before talking issues out. From there, we see automobiles flipping over, chases, and then the reveal of Process Master, an individual capable of mimicking your each move. The one thing we don’t know: Who’s the Process Grasp?

We’ll came upon that and rather more when “Black Widow” hits theaters on Might 1, 2020.

And whereas the Marvel Phase Four timeline was complete, Feige assured the gang that there is a lot extra he hasn’t gotten to yet. There shall be a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3,” and a “Black Panther 2” and a “Captain Marvel 2.”

And a “Fantastic Four?”

And he mentioned a seemingly off-handed reference to Mutants. Are the X-Men lastly joining the MCU?

What we do know for positive is that Feige finished the panel by introducing Mahershala Ali. But who would he play? None aside from Blade in an expected but unsure reboot of the films initially delivered to life by Wesley Snipes. Ali will take on the position of the half-vampire/half-mortal hunter who sets out to kill evil vampires.

There isn’t any phrase on who will be a part of Ali, who will direct the movie, or when it can be anticipated in theaters. However provided that the panel targeted on Marvel’s subsequent two years, it appears probably that will probably be in theaters somewhere in that time-frame.

Disney’s upcoming D23 convention will even introduce extra details about the way forward for the MCU, so many extra details are coming quickly.

What do you think of the Phase Four bulletins? Which movies, characters, and stars are you most excited for? Remark under and share!

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