Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4

Hello Folks! I am so glad that you are back.  I know that you have not either had enough with this fabulously complex saga. So, after Phase 3, comes the story of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4.

Logical.  Makes even more sense, as we are reaching the end of 2019 and Phase 4 has been predicted to take place in 2020 and 2021.Good news, because this means that, from tomorrow Phase 4 will also include television series.

So, let’s dive straight in and see what we can learn today, bearing in mind that this subject in endless. As a quick recap, I will remind you that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, originally, is an American media franchise that specializes in superhero movies based on Marvel comic books. The first phase of the MCU started in 2008 with the first Iron Man movie.

A Little Bit of Insight

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 will not include any Avengers movie. If we want to see some kind of a superheroes’ reunion, we will have to watch Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Just to give you the heads up, the latter will be inspired by the horror genre. That does not reassure me at all, as I am not a horror fan at all.

SPOILER ALERT! Regarding Iron Man and Captain America, they will, unfortunately, no longer be part of the game.  Iron Man sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos and Captain America decided to stay in the past with agent Peggy Carter.  Well, who can blame him?

Iron Man and Captain America

The Eternals will possibly include an LGBTQ superhero, who is married and has got a family. I had already given you a glimpse of this earlier this year.

We should also witness the adventures of She-Hulk, featuring perhaps Liv Tyler, and a Pakistani-American actress acting in Ms Marvel. It is about time we see some diversity in the world of movies based on comics.

She Hulk

Neither Deadpool, nor Ant-Man, are included in Phase 4. That is a shame, because I personally am a huge fan of Deadpool, but I must confess that I was very disappointed in Deadpool 2.  For me, it lacked a convincing scenario – this is, of course, my humble opinion.

Don’t forget that Spidey is back in the game in a Spiderman 3 movie and that Thor will be impersonated by a woman. Yes, Natalie Portman will take over, officially as The Mighty Thor. She might even have to fight breast cancer. I did not ask for that much, if you ask me. I doubt that we will ever see The Falcon have his prostate checked one fine day.

Spiderman 3

Simu Liu will be the first Asian Marvel superhero, impersonating Shang-Chi, a Kung-Fu Master.

I must say, I am very happy about this diversity, it is high time because it was certainly lacking. Let us keep in mind, though, that entertainment is a business, whether movies we watch are by Martin Scorsese, or about your favorite action super hero.

But this will not undermine my joy about the fact that the MCU is now more female focused than it has ever been. Perhaps this is an effect of #MeToo, perhaps not. I think this would be a very interesting subject for a sociology class.

Marvel’s Streaming Service Disney+

Marvel Streaming Service

The Walt Disney Company owns a division called The Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. This division itself owns a video on-demand streaming service called Disney+.

Its content will focus on films and TV series issued by Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney television. This service, launched in the Netherlands on September 12, 2019, will compete against Netflix and Amazon prime Video.

In case you are settling in for an evening of Trivial Pursuit tonight, here is an interesting fact!  Since 2007, Kevin Feige has been the president of Marvel Studios.

On the 15th of October 2019, it was announced that he had been promoted to Chief Creative Officer over all Marvel, including films, TV and comic publishing. Congratulations, Kevin!

Marvel Super Heroes

A List of Phase 4 Movies

  • The Black Widow movie (May 1, 2020). The story is set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers Infinity War.
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020)
  • The Eternals (November 6, 2020)
  • Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021)
  • Loki TV show (Spring 2021)
  • WandaVision (Spring 2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021)
  • What If…? (Spring 2021)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (November 6, 2021)
  • Hawkeye series (Fall 2021)

A List of Phase 4 TV Series

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020)
  • WandaVision (2021)
  • Loki (2021)
  • What If …? (2021)
  • Hawkeye (2021)
  • Ms. Marvel (2021)
  • Moon Knight (release date to be determined)
  • She-Hulk (release date to be determined)

What Is On In The Next Phase

Black Panther 2 is currently in  the pre-production phase (release date May 6, 2022), Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Blade (featuring Mahershala Ali), Captain Marvel 2, The Mutants, the X-Men and Avengers 5. We might also be able to watch The Fantastic Four.

Blade

A few words about Blade’s reboot: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is contemplating – specifically with this movie –  the occult corners of the comics ‘The Tomb of Dracula‘, issued by Marvel in 1973.

It was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. It definitely looks like The MCU is dipping its toe into the dark underworld. Remember, as already mentioned above, Doctor Strange is also looking at this genre.

Phase 5 should also be the opportunity to show on the big screen the adventures of Richard Rider, aka Nova, a superhero member of The Nova Corps, an intergalactic police force. So, as you see, the MCU is going cosmic.

Nova

We might have the pleasure to follow the new adventures of Ant-Man in a third movie. But this is part of a rumor. It is currently too early to tell. And we don’t know if it is going to be part of Phase 4 or Phase 5. I will certainly keep you posted.

I am sure you are familiar with the ‘expression’ Rated R: Restricted film. If not, it means that children under the age of 17 (and not the edge of seventeen) require that an accompanying parent or an adult guardian go with them at the movies.

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is confident that Deadpool 3 will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, if not in Phase 4, perhaps in Phase 5. We will soon know. By the way, Blade might also be R-rated.

This MCU Phase 5 should start in 2022. I will certainly keep you posted. Talk to you soon. Anne-Sophie

16 thoughts on “Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4”

  1. Hi Anso! Again, what a wonderful article. Thank you. I love your pics, too. I love those Funko Pop figurines. Thank you for this thorough study of what is going to take place during Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4. I can’t wait for it to begin. I am happy to see more female actresses acting as super heroines. I think that it is about time! Henry

    1. You’re welcome, Henry. Thank you for reading it and for becoming a loyal reader! I must confess, I am also a huge fan of these Funko Pop figurines. Well, let me know about the movies you are going to watch. This space is yours. Cheers, Anso

  2. I felt so bad to know that my awesome Deadpool will not be in the phase 4 probably this is because of the bad reviews on part two. Then we will not be having the rich Iron Man anymore and the charismatic Captain America too. I think Phase 4 is another start to some sadness for the love of our fallen heroes. Lol. I can’t even start to imagine Marvel without Ironman. Well, we still have Spidey and that’s a good thing.

    1. Hi Henderson! Yes, I am sad too, but Deadpool will be back, definitely. Perhaps first though a crossover, but definitely solo. But seriously, Deadpool 2 was so bad. Anyhoo, I will keep you posted. Cheers, Anso

  3. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly experiencing a shake up and the fact that Captain America and Iron Man are no longer available is a bit painful but then, it is okay. Deadpool is the only character that is really painful for me not to see in this list because it would have been much more interesting considering his sarcastic nature. Though I agree with you that they were largely criticised for the part 2. Well, I hope for better movies irrespective of what they are constituted of now.

  4. It seem I’ll be in a rush to watch how it all ends. I haven’t been a fan of superhero movies until recent time when I went out with my little sister and she insisted we see a super hero movie, and since then it’s been something I’m always eager to see. The idea of Captain America staying in the past isn’t bad, it could be a plot to bring in back to save the entire event later on in the show. Although this spoiler is keeping me a bit anxious, I’ll keep my cool till its all out.

    1. Hi Benson! I agree with you, It’s not because Captain America decided to live in the 4Oies that we can’t hear about him anymore. I also love that character! We might have the pleasure to witness his heroic adventures with Agent Carter!

  5. Looks like we will be having more of the movies and shows in 2021. I was thinking I would have more marvel movies next year instead. I cant wait to see how the black panther will go to beat the cinema records again pretty soon. So now, we will not be expecting any marvel movie in about 6 months? Wow!  I am going to miss Iron man a lot. I still dont know why he had to sacrifice himself. There could’ve been better ways to kill Thanos. I cant wait to see Thor’s impersonator. He already made himself a fat Albert in the last Avengers movie. haha. Nice one here.

    1. Hi John! Yes, patience is key, here. But you can do like me and join a ComicCon, in order to get some news about your favorite super heroes!

  6. Black Panther 2 is all in for me and I’m waiting for it. I just want to know what is next in Wakanda and what more is to come for the nation. Also, the Avengers 5 is worth waiting for to see the controlling and organising of the superhumans. Also, Blade Reboot is getting me excited. Being so long we watched the earlier parts and I never expected the newer part though but then, I look forward to the intriguing ones to come.

    1. Hi Shelley! I must definitely re watch Black panther, in order to be up to date. Blade Reboot is going to be something, I’m sure! I think there will be some crossovers in Avengers 5. 

  7. It’s quite saddening seeing there wouldn’t be the starring of my favorite super hero which is Iron Man in forth coming Marvel movies. So far I have been following up just Iron Man movies very well and coming to see he would go back in time makes me want to cry, but I still have some conviction about that part though. Also, the release of black Panther is one I anticipate a lot. Hope to see some real actions in the movie.

  8. Hello again Purdey. These Marvel Phases certainly get complicated, but thankfully you are here to explain all.
    I am looking forward to the adventures of She-Hulk. I think Liv Tyler is a great actress.
    I cannot believe that Deadpool is not included. Yes I know the 2nd Deadpool was a bit of a disaster, but I am really disappointed!
    I am very happy to see that there are a lot to TV series coming out! Superb. I am really hoping Loki and Ms Marvel will be exceptional!
    Thanks for a great post.
    I love your pics. Do you know where I can get those mini pop figurines?
    Renée

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