Marvel finally confirms Phase 4 movies at Comic-Con including Fantastic Four and X-Men


Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
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It's been a long time coming, but Marvel Studios has finally announced its Phase 4 slate of movies.

As expected, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige took the opportunity during the studio's Comic-Con panel today (July 20) to reveal what fans can expect next – and when they can expect it, barring any release date changes.

First up (although last to be announced) on May 1, 2020 is Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz.

The Eternals will be released on November 6, 2020 and has a confirmed cast of Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is released on February 12, 2021, with Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung cast as the Mandarin (sorry Trevor Slattery) and also starring Awkwafina in an unconfirmed role.

Next up is the brilliantly-titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that promises to be the MCU's first "scary" movie when it's released on May 7, 2021. Benedict Cumberbatch won't be the only Avenger either as Elizabeth Olsen will be in it as Scarlet Witch.

As confirmed earlier this week, we are getting a fourth Thor movie and it'll be called Thor: Love and Thunder. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are back (obviously), but the surprise return is Natalie Portman. It'll be out on November 5, 2021.

And if all of that wasn't enough, Feige also confirmed Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel 2 and Mutants (aka X-Men) will all be released during Phase 4 too.

Oh, and the completely unexpected Blade movie, starring Mahershala Ali in the lead role.


But the Phase 4 slate also appears to contain the Disney+ TV shows, so there's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming in Fall 2020, WandaVision in Spring 2021 and Loki in Spring 2021 as well.

All of the shows will take place after Avengers: Endgame, with Loki taking place after he stole the Tesseract in Endgame and escaped from the Avengers.

Marvel also confirmed their first-ever animated series What If...?, with the MCU cast returning to voice their roles and Jeffrey Wright playing The Watcher. It'll hit Disney+ in Summer 2021.

Jeremy Renner is returning in Hawkeye, his own Disney+ show, which is out in Fall 2021 and will introduce Kate Bishop. Could we be getting a Young Avengers too?

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