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Upcoming Marvel Release Dates For Phase 4 and 5

Marvel Studios has some big plans for its future releases. With the Infinity Saga having ended with a bang, fans have been waiting excitedly for Phase 4 to officially begin, and with it a whole new cast of characters that will expand the MCU even further than it already has been. There’s a lot to cover so let’s not waste time with any more preamble. Here are the next few years of official Marvel titles that have been announced for Phase 4 and 5.

Black Widow – November 6, 2020

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For years now, fans have been demanding that Black Widow be given her own solo movie, and that day is now finally almost upon us, with Black Widow set up to be the first title of Phase 4. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Filling in the gap of time between Civil War and her appearance in Infinity War, fans are finally going to be able to see their favorite Marvel heroine in her own starring role.

 

The eternals – february 21, 2021

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When it comes to exposing the cosmos of the Marvel Universe, Marvel Studios has only scratched the surface, but with their upcoming film The Eternals, we’ll be introduced to a whole new cast of godly aliens, who will set the stage for Marvel’s vast library of hundreds of otherworldly superheroes. Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the Eternals – which are an immortal alien race created by the Celestials that have been secretly living on Earth for over 7,000 years – reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts the Deviants. Starring actors such as Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani and Angelina Jolie, The Eternals is slated to be released during Marvel’s Phase 4.

 

shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings – may 7, 2021

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From the spy thriller that was Captain America: Winter Soldier to the action comedy that was Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel has explored a wide variety of genres, and during Phase 4 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be the studio’s first kung-fu movie. Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December of 1973, and while the plot for the film has yet to be released, it’s known that the Mandarin, played by Tony Leung, will be making an appearance, however, they will incorporate the English actor that was seen in Iron Man 3 is still anyone’s guess.

 

thor: love and thunder – february 11, 2022

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Taika Waititi’s next Marvel project, Thor: Love and Thunder is going to be the fourth installment in the Thor series, and will be released during Phase 4. While, again, it’s currently unknown what the film’s plot is going to be, fans are curious to see how the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster is going to play out, especially because she’ll be wielding Mjolnir, effectively becoming the next God of Thunder. Valkyrie will also make an appearance, yet it’s unknown whether we’ll be seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy, since we last saw Thor taking off with them in the Benatar.

 

doctor strange in the multiverse of madness

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One of the last films that will be released during Phase 4, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will take place after Endgame, and will not only be a sequel to Doctor Strange but also a tie into WandaVision, the TV series that will be released n Disney’s streaming platform Disney+, having Doctor Strange team up with Wanda Maximoff against whatever cosmic threat they will be up against. While there are rumors that Sam Raimi will be directing, it has yet to be confirmed.

 

Black Panther II – may 6, 2022

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With the unfortunate and untimely death of Chadwick Boseman, we won’t be seeing the return of T’Challa, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing the Black Panther, as, like the case with many other Avengers, “The Black Panther” is a ceremonial title, given to whoever earns the place of chief of the Panther Tribe. Hopefully, the title is given to Shuri, as not only is she a fan favorite from the 2018 film, but she did take the title of “The Black Panther” in the comics when T’Challa was put in a coma by Doctor Doom. It should be noted that Black Panther II is not the official title of the film, nor has anything been officially released regarding the film’s antagonist (though I’m still hoping that it’s Namor the Submariner), Black Panther II is the first scheduled film of Marvel’s Phase 5.

While there are plenty of other films that we know are going to be released, these are just the ones who so far have a set scheduled debut. A new saga is approaching, one (hopefully) with a new villain that will be faced at the end (I’m not a betting man, but I’ll wager five dollars that we’ll be seeing the Avengers defeat Galactus in ten years).

 

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Mahershala Ali to Star in ‘Blade’ Reboot!

Exciting news for Marvel fans! Over the weekend, at Marvel’s panel that reveled their next slate of films there were some exciting news revealed! Marvel’s Phase 4 films include several sequels to prior films including Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Widow. A few new titles were revealed to be underway as well, including television properties such as Loki, Wanda/Vision, and Falcon and the Winter Solider, in addition to original, new properties such as The Eternals and Shang Chi. But the most exciting announcement of the panel came at the very end, where seconds before the end Kevin Fiege, the head executive of Marvel Entertainment, revealed that a Blade reboot was coming. Even more exciting, two time Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali is to star in the lead role as the titular comic book character.

 

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For those unaware, Blade is an African-English superhero from Marvel Comics. Originating from The Tomb of Dracula as a supporting character, Blade is a vampire/human hybrid, with the powers of a vampire but able to walk in sunlight and to stave off his thirst for blood. Despite his cool concept, Blade didn’t become truly popular until a trio of films in the 1990s were adapted for the big screen, starring Wesley Snipes as the vampire slayer. Blade and Blade II were well received for their action, stylish flavor, and Snipes’s performance but the third film, Blade: Trinitywas so badly received that it sunk the franchise. Despite this, Blade has remained a popular character in the comics but has never truly risen to a starring role. Blade’s look is fairly simplistic, as he wears dark sunglasses, a long trench coat, and wields a sword.

Which makes it so surprising that Blade was unveiled is that Blade was already done in movies, so seeing him again is incredibly surprising. Not to mention getting an established actor like Ali to portray the superhero. It’s also incredibly exciting to see another black superhero besides Black Panther headlining a movie, showcasing that Marvel will be pushing for increased diversity in the future. Now, Blade was only just announced and isn’t even on the featured slate of films for Phase 4, so we likely won’t be seeing him anytime soon. But still, this surprise announcement was the highlight of the panel for us.

 

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Are you excited to see the superhero Blade take up arms against vampires on the big screen? What sort of role do you think he’ll play in the MCU? And how about Mahershala Ali to play him? Any speculation of how the movie will take form and who might direct? Let us know in the comments!

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The Next Avenger? Check Out the 6 Superheroes Marvel Could Adapt Next!

With Endgame over, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic universe has reached its conclusion. It’s safe to say we’re in a transition period in which characters like Tony Stark, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye are on their way out, with newer characters like Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel taking their place as the main heroes of the sprawling superhero universe. But what about even more characters? With Marvel having a vast library of superheroes, its inventible we’re going to be getting a lot of new faces with Phase 4 and beyond. But who could they be? Let’s have a look at some of the superheroes from the comics who haven’t been adapted yet and see who might be candidates for showing up!

 

 

The superhero Nova crackling with energy as he stands before a planet in space

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6. Nova

Guardians of the Galaxy introduced the Nova Corps, so it stands to reason their most famous member of the comics has a good shot at showing up in the future. Richard Rider, better known as Nova, was given the helmet of the intergalactic space police by a dying Corps member. Although he didn’t have any idea how to use his equipment at first, he eventually discovered the helmet gave him a connection to a special energy field called the Nova Force, which allowed him to access abilities such as flight, super strength, and energy manipulation. With the MCU continuing to expand into cosmic territory, it’d be awesome to see this galactic defender get his due. Perhaps there could even be a crossover with Captain Marvel or the Guardians!

 

 

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5. Moon knight

Moon Knight is essentially a Batman-like vigilante but with one difference: he’s pretty messed up in the headSuffering from dissociative identity disorder, Moon Knight has developed multiple personalities, being born as Marc Spector but also becomes Steven Grant, a millionaire, and Jake Lockley, a taxicab driver. Prowling the streets after dark, Moon Knight uses gadgets and his own combat training to take down the criminal underworld, making him a fascinating anti-hero who’s always teetering the line on becoming a villain.

 

 

Beta Ray Bill stands in front of a turbulent, stormy background with a hammer

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4. Beta Ray Bill

Beta Ray Bill is one of the wilder heroes of the wider Marvel Universe. A noble warrior alien, Beta Ray Bill is distinctive for being so pure hearted and good that he could wield Thor’s hammer, much like Captain America. It was he who was granted Stormbreaker in the comics and his costume partially inspired Thor’s look in Infinity War and Endgame. A rival and friend to Thor, Beta Ray Bill might even be a worthy successor to the God of Thunder in the films, taking Stormbreaker from Thor if the God of Thunder truly hangs up his hammer.

 

 

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3. Devil Dinosaur 

This guy is a bit of an obscure one, but so were the Guardians and Dr. Strange before they got big. Hailing from a parallel world overtaken by dinosaurs and cave people, Devil Dinosaur aids his friend Moon Boy on the dinosaur infested planet, fighting off dinosaurs and other monsters as they journey across the hostile world. In the modern day, Devil Dinosaur found his way to Earth, where he teamed up with a young girl called Moon Girl. Devil Dinosaur is a bit high-concept, but who wouldn’t want a Dino buddy as their companion?

 

 

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2. Ironheart

A 15 year old engineering student, Ironheart began life as Riri Williams, who stole Iron Man tech and forged her own suit of armor. Beginning a career as an underground superhero, Ironheart established herself as a member of her community, helping out the little guy before becoming integrated with the superhero community at large. With more callings for diverse superheroes, it’d be fantastic to see an intelligent, talented young black woman become an Avenger.

 

 

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1. Ms. Marvel

A very popular candidate to appear in the films, Kamala Kahn is a young Muslin woman who inherits abilities thanks to Captain Marvel and grows into a superhero. Kamala Kahn has been acclaimed for portraying a young woman with diverse interests, with a colorful personality who instantly feels relatable to a young audience. She’s the hero who feels especially relevant now and one that would be great to see in the world.

 

 

 

 

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