San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC 2019): Marvel announces new MCU movies and TV series
22nd July, 2019
22nd July, 2019
The San Diego Comic-Con 2019 which took place yesterday saw the announcement of some of our favorite comic movies. Marvel Studios announced the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and what’s planned for Disney+ series. The movies which are The Eternals, Black Widow, Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, Captain Marvel 2, Blade, and Fantastic Four, would be spread out over the course of two years. The announcement was made by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige
- Marvel Studios’ The Eternals starring 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. The Eternals, which will be directed by Chloé Zhao, will come to theaters November 6, 2020.
- Marvel Studios’ Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and joined by David Harbour as Alexei AKA The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Cate Shortland is directing. Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will come to theaters May 1, 2020.
- The classic Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, making his movie debut would be starring Simu Liu in the title role. Appearing alongside Liu will be Awkwafina in an undisclosed role and Tony Leung as the (real) Mandarin. It will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and set to be in theaters February 12, 2021.
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange with Scott Derrickson returning as director. But joining Doctor Strange this time around will be the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen. In another twist, the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will connect with the Disney+ series Marvel Studios' WandaVision. Its set to be in theaters May 7, 2021.
- Natalie Portman will return for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, joining stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Taika Waititi returns as director, and he confirmed that Jane Foster will become the Mighty Thor, goddess of Thunder. Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive in theaters November 5, 2021
- Black Panther 2 along with Captain Marvel 2, X-men and Fantastic 4 reboots and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, announcements were missing from the Phase 4 announcement. While Feige didn't have enough time to get into those projects he did confirm they were in development.
- Kevin Feige introduced Mahershala Ali as Blade! Although no official date was made yet but the new Blade movie has a new face
There were also announcements about Marvel TV series that would be coming exclusively to Disney+
- The first show coming exclusively to Disney+, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier! Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) came on stage to greet the fans, and it was revealed that Daniel Brühl will return as the villain, Baron Zemo. It will come to Disney+ in the fall of 2020.
- WandaVision, an original series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their MCU roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. Costarring with them is Teyonah Parris, whom Feige revealed would be playing the adult Monica Rambeau, who was introduced as a child in Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel. Marvel Studios’ WandaVision will arrive on Disney+ in the spring of 2021.
- Loki will also make his way to Disney+ as a TV series starring Tom Hiddleston and starting in the spring of 2021
- What If…?, the first animated series in the MCU, will star Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher -- many actors from across the MCU will reprise their roles as voice talent. What If…? will present alternate realities in the Marvel Universe that are set to warp your world in the summer of 2021, exclusively on Disney+
- Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner, was also announced to be returning as a TV series exclusive to Disney+ in the fall of 2021
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