Disney brings new Marvel projects into its cinematic universe

Calling all Marvel lovers!

Marvels WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debut and ended this winter and spring, kicking off Marvels “phase four” in it’s cinematic universe. But Marvel isn’t done releasing content in 2021 yet. Marvel is set to release new movies soon in it’s cinematic universe, along with many series that will premier in the next couple of years.

Emma Barnes is an upcoming Junior at CHS. She is a huge Marvel fan, along with Star Wars, Greys Anatomy, Harry Potter, and Anime. When she was asked how much she liked WandaVision on a scale of 1-5, she answered:

I would give Marvel’s WandaVision 4/5 stars because in the beginning of the series it starts out pretty slow but it does a lot of world building then after 2 or 3 episodes it speeds up and gets to the conflict of the series.

Emma Barnes

When Barnes was asked how much she liked The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on a scale of 1-5, she said:

I would give Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier a 5/5 stars because it constantly keeps you on the edge and it further gives you insight on the loveable characters.

Emma Barnes

TV Series: Loki

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” will be the third out of nine Marvel series’ to premier on Disney + this year, with it’s release date set on June 11th. The events of the series will take place after Avengers: Endgame. In his series, Loki will use the Tesseract that he stole in “The Avengers” (2012) to fix the multiple timelines he has broken with it. Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role once again as the God of Mischief. Kate Herron is set to direct the series and Michael Waldron is the head writer. Click here to watch the final trailer for “Loki” and click here to watch the newly released behind the scenes footage.

Movie: Black Widow

The long awaited “Black Widow” movie is the first out of ten announced movies that will debut in the near future. The movie will premier on July 9th 2021 in theatres and Disney + (with premier access). Scarlet Johansson will reprise her role as the main character, Black Widow (Natasha Romanova). The character of Black Widow made her debut into the Marvel universe in Iron Man 2 in 2010.

Black Widow jumps into battle in Iron Man 2.

Black Widow is set between the movies Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. This movie explores Natasha’s past – how Natasha was raised and the journey of how she became the Black Widow we know and love today. Cate Shortland will be directing the movie, along with Kevin Feige as the producer.

TV Series: What if…?

What if…?” is another Marvel series set to premier this summer. Although we don’t have an official release date yet, it is confirmed that the series will also premier on Disney +. Marvel’s “What if…?” is an animated series that explores the events that could have happened if scenes from the Marvel Universe had gone differently. The show is directed by Brian Andrews. Click this link to watch the “What if…?” trailer.

Movie: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel welcomes the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings into the Marvel universe on September 3 of this year. The movie is based on the Marvel comic’s character Shang-Chi, who in the movie will have to confront his families’ magical past when he is drawn back to the Ten Rings Organization. Simu Liu is cast as Shang-Chi and Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz will be the producers. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

TV Series: Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel” is a Marvel miniseries that is set to premier late 2021. It is centered around a Marvel Comics character Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) who will be played by Iman Vellani. Kamala is a Muslim teen who lives in New Jersey when she discovers that she has shape-shifting superpowers. The series will set up the upcoming Marvel movie “The Marvels,” in which Vellani will reprise her role. Adul El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will lead the directing team. Click here to watch the trailer.

Movie: The Eternals

The Eternals” will debut on Disney + on November 5, 2021 and will bring new superheroes to Marvel’s universe. The Eternals are a race of aliens who have been hiding on Earth in secret. After “Avengers: Endgame,” The Eternals come out of hiding to defeat an ancient enemy: the Deviants. Angelina Jolie will star as one of the Eternals and Chloé Zhao will direct the movie. Click this link to watch the most recent trailer.

TV Series: Hawkeye

One of the minor superheroes that joined the Avengers in Marvel’s “Age of Ultron” is getting his own show late this year Click here to learn more about this series and how Downtown Canton, Georgia was involved in the set of the show.

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Marvel will close out 2021 with it’s final movie this year, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Tom Holland will once again reprise his role as Peter Parker (Spiderman). Sources say that the events of “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” (an upcoming Marvel movie) will tie into this movie. There are also rumors that Daredevil actor Charlie Cox will reprise his role in the movie, and the villian Electro has been confirmed to be in the movie. There are also rumors that past Spider – Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will play an impactful part in the movie.

The exciting movie will be directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Click this link to watch the latest teaser trailer.

TV Series: Moon Knight

Moon Knight” will be the first television series released in 2022 by Marvel. Oscar Isaac has been cast as Moon Knight / Mark Spector earlier this year. Isaac has previously starred in popular movies such as the Star Wars sequels, Dune, Ex Machina, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

The hero Moon Knight is most similar to DC’s Batman. They are both wealthy men who decide to use gadgets to fight crime. The difference is that Marc Spector was rescued by a Moon God who gives him superpowers, unlike Batman, who doesn’t have superpowers. The executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Slater. Click here to see the teaser.

Movie: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will be the first movie to be released in 2022, premiering on March 25 on Disney +. The movie is rumored to feature many Marvel characters, including Dr Strange, The Scarlet Witch, Loki, White Vision, Mephisto, and Rachel McAdams is confirmed to reprise her role as Dr. Christine Palmer. Kevin Feige, a Marvel Studios producer, confirmed that the movie will directly tie in with all three Spider-Man movies. The classic Spider-Man villian Dr. Otto Octavius has also been confirmed, along with the groundbreaking comics character Miss America.

The movie is said to be set after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Dr. Strange is continuing his research on the Time Stone when an old friend who has turned evil plans to destroy everything Strange has worked to build. Sam Rami is the director of the film along with Kevin Feige as the producer. Click this link to watch the newest trailer to the movie.

TV Series: She-Hulk

She-Hulk is the next Marvel series to be released after Moon Knight. Even though the miniseries has an unofficial release date, it will be released some time after Doctor Strange II. The character of Jennifer Walters is a lawyer who specializes in superhuman cases, who after an injury recieves a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner. The transfusion causes Walters to have superhuman abilities like the Hulk. Tatiana Maslany is cast as Jennifer Walters and Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as the famous Hulk. The series was created by Jessica Gao and the production locations are currently Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, CA. Click here to learn more about the miniseries.

Movie: Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder will not be too far behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The movie currently has it’s release date set on May 6, 2022. Chris Hemsworth will return as the God of Thunder and Natalie Portman will also be reprising her role as Jane Foster. Foster is rumored to gain Asguardian god powers in the film. Tessa Thompson is another returning actor who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. Given away by the trailer, the Guardians of the Galaxy will make a cameo in the movie. Taika Waititi will direct his second Thor movie and Kevin Feige is this producer. Click this link to view the teaser trailer.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will soon follow Thor: Love and Thunder, releasing on March 25, 2022.

Movie: Black Panther II

As many Marvel fans know, the actor who plays Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman died last year on August 28 due to cancer. Luckily, Marvel is still making a second Black Panther movie and it will be released July 8 of next year. This will be the first film of Phase Five in the MCU. Actors like Donald Glover, seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, is rumored to take on the role of Black Panther along with Michael B. Jordan who is also rumored to play the part. The sequel will continue to explore the world of Wakanda, introduced to us in the first film. Letitia Wright (Princess Shuri), Danai Gurira (Danai Gurira’s Okoye), and Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) are all set to return in the upcoming movie. The film is directed and written by Ryan Coogler.

Movie: The Marvels

Marvel announced the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels in December of last year. Its planned release date is November 11 of next year, and Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris will be reprising their roles as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau. Additionally, Iman Vellani will play a role in the movie as Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel. We will see her in her own show at the end of this year. Zawe Ashton has been cast as an unknown villian. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta and the screenplay is by Megan DcDonnell. Watch this trailer to learn more about the movie.

Movie: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

All Guardians of the Galaxy characters that we know and love will return for their Holiday Special, coming late 2022. It will serve as a prequel to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The film is inspired by the Star Wars Holiday Special in late 1978. James Gunn will write and direct the movie. Although we don’t have an official trailer for the Special, you can watch the official announcement that was made in December of last year about the movie.

Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

The third Ant-Man movie is coming February 17, 2023. Even though it will be released after Black Panther II, it is said that it will be a part of Phase Four in the MCU. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily will reprise their roles as Ant-Man (Scott Lang) and Wasp (Hope van Dyne) and the movie is welcoming the all – time comic villian Kang the Conquer, a traveling war-lord that will most likely reed havoc on our tiny superheroes. Jonathan Majors is set to play the role. The movie is directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jeff Loveness. Click here to watch the teaser trailer.

Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Last but not least on the checklist of announced Marvel movies and shows, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will premier May 5 2023. Seeing as it will be released in 2023, we do not know much about the film and where it is headed. We can only assume that the original Guardians of the Galaxy gang will be seen in the movie. James Gunn will be back to write and direct another Guardians of the Galaxy film. Click here to learn more about the upcoming movie.

Works Cited

Marvel Release Schedule: What’s Next for the MCU after ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’? (newsweek.com)

Spider-Man: No Way Home: release date, cast, plot and what we know | TechRadar

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: 11 Characters Rumored To Appear (& 6 Confirmed) (cbr.com)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) – Plot Summary – IMDb

Black Panther 2: An Updated Cast List – CINEMABLEND

Ant Man and the Wasp : Quantumania may clear the- Daily Research Plot

The Marvels (film) – Wikipedia

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