San Diego Comic-Con 2019 was the place to be for Marvel followers, who have been handled to a truckload Phase 4 reveals. With the help of Marvel Cinematic Universe favorites, who took the stage to ring in the bulletins, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed 5 films and 5 Disney+ superhero exhibits coming to screens in 2020 and 2021. Minds have been blown, jaws have been dropped, marbles have been lost, and social media websites have been almost broken after Marvel announced its Phase 4 slate: Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, WandaVision, Loki, Physician Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, What If…?, Hawkeye, and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Here’s what delighted followers on Twitter had to say about each upcoming Phase 4 venture.
Directed by Cate Shortland and that includes Scarlett Johansson’s iconic superhero, the Black Widow solo film had fans pumped.
“This Black Widow movie is going to be insane,” one consumer wrote.
One other added that they’re thrilled Black Widow is lastly getting a standalone film, which can begin the MCU’s Phase 4 when it hits theaters on Might 1, 2020. “We are less than a year away from a Black Widow solo film I am honestly SHOOK to my CORE. Natasha deserved her own movie from the get-go,” they wrote.
A fellow Black Widow fan felt much the similar, tweeting, “Crying but happy crying to hear officially #BlackWidow finally getting her own standalone movie Scarlett Johansson girl bring it in this solo movie. I could care less what others say this is truly amazing. I can’t wait to see this Marvel movie in theaters May 1, 2020 #girlpower.”
Many others have been gushing about Black Widow’s forged – which includes Stranger Things star David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov (a.okay.a. Pink Guardian), a Russian super-soldier comparable in power to Captain America; Oscar-nominee Rachel Weisz as the highly skilled murderer Melina who educated in the Soviet Russia Purple Room; The Handmaid’s Story star O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, a contact from Black Widow’s past with S.H.I.E.L.D.; and Midsommar standout Florence Pugh, who plays Natasha Romanoff’s “sister figure” and eventual successor Yelena Belova.
As for The Eternals, properly, fans have been flipping over that film’s forged line-up as properly.
The film, directed by Chloé Zhao and centered on the titular race of cosmic immortal beings created by the Celestials, options Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the entire Eternals crew. The star-studded roster, which features individuals of shade and ladies in outstanding roles, sent followers right into a tailspin — as did its confirmed launch date of November 6, 2020.
“Damn the cast of Eternals is straight up FIRE, its perfect. Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani? The excellence. We are about to enter a whole new era of superheroes,” one fan tweeted. Another added, “It is a mildly emotional moment to see this cast. The representation of people of color and women in this film in front and behind the camera is crazy. I can’t wait to see this!!!”
Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings garnered an analogous response from followers for the similar purpose.
Chinese actor Simu Liu shall be the MCU’s Shang-Chi, a task he truly reached out to Marvel about enjoying by way of Twitter. The film, due out in theaters on February 12, 2021, will function a predominantly Asian forged alongside Liu’s martial arts grasp Shang-Chi. Tony Leung is on board to portray the actual Ten Rings legal organization leader the Mandarin, whereas Awkwafina is hooked up in an undisclosed position.
One consumer wrote in response to the news, “MARVEL NOW HAS A FILM WITH ALL ASIAN ACTORS IN IT. COME ON, ASIAN REPRESENTATION!” One other tweeted, “i’m glad we have simu liu as shang chi. an unproblematic actor who constantly empowers asians, and has fought for representation. nothing but respect for my asian superhero.”
A Twitter consumer by the identify of William Yu was especially moved by the Shang-Chi reveal, writing, “As a kid, I couldn’t have even imagined a superhero movie with Asian leads. I can’t believe it’s really happening. The movement is real. It’s not stopping. Representation matters today.”
Marvel followers went fittingly mad over the news that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange is lastly getting a sequel with the Scott Derrick-directed Physician Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, coming our method on Might 7, 2021. Of specific observe amongst Marvelites have been three issues: 1) the movie’s title that principally confirms the existence of the multiverse in the MCU; 2) the announcement that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will play an element in the story; and 3) Derrickson’s promise that the Physician Strange sequel can be a respectable horror film.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Logo: 9/10. HYPE AF. HORROR. ELIZABETH OLSEN + DOCTOR STRANGE? This looks incredible. Give me more of that crazy mystic dimension s***,” consumer @blameitonjorge wrote. “Doctor Strange is lowkey one of my favorites and I’m super looking forward to this one.”
“Pretty much everything Marvel announced today is super intriguing. They’re clearly headed in a much more comic-booky direction and I’m hyped. This one excites me most of all. Doctor Strange magic & Wanda’s magic and the multiverse? of MADNESS? What more could I ask for,” another fan tweeted.
The fifth Phase 4 movie announced at San Diego Comedian-Con additionally has a completely campy title: Thor: Love and Thunder. However don’t be fooled by the identify — the fourth Thor flick, written and directed by Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi, will pack a critical punch with the introduction of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as the female Thor, plus the affirmation that Tessa Thompson’s New Asgard ruler Valkyrie is bisexual, making her the first brazenly LGBTQ+ superhero in the MCU.
Understandably, fans freaked out over the reveal of Thor: Love and Thunder, scheduled to strike down in theaters on November 5, 2021.
“Natalie portman is back as FEMALE THOR. tessa thompson said valkyrie wants a girlfriend bc as the new king of asgard she needs her queen … THOR 4 IS GONNA BE AWESOME AND LOVELY,” consumer @wolvern tweeted, giving thanks to Waititi for making this movie happen.
Elsewhere in the Twitter-sphere, one other fan stated that they’re most eager on Thor: Love and Thunder out of all the Phase 4 films announced at SDCC 2019: “Thor: Love and Thunder excites me the most. Taika Waititi is director AND WRITER, allowing him to take it in his own insane way. The brilliant tone/structure created in Ragnarok now combined with the return of Natalie Portman as female Thor sounds like a match made in heaven.”
As for the five Marvel superhero exhibits (four live-action and one animated) coming to the Disney+ streaming website, individuals had an entire lot of emotions.
“The idea of this is interesting and I can’t wait to see what the story will revolve around,” stated consumer @c4spoilers about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that includes Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles and arriving to Disney+ in the fall of 2020.
Many have been hyped about WandaVision, the sure-to-be-strange limited collection starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (a.okay.a. Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as Imaginative and prescient, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
One fan tweeted their guess at what the show, which Feige stated is weird and wacky and “unlike anything” Marvel has carried out earlier than, may be like: “I feel like wandavision is going to be kind of a mix between house of m and the 2015 vision comic and it’s going to be great. also i dont know what monica rambeau would do in a show like this but i am SO EXCITED.”
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki collection received followers in a tizzy as nicely, with many tweeting that they’re so comfortable the actor is getting to reprise his position. Although some poked enjoyable at the Loki emblem, the common consensus was overwhelming hype for the present that may function an Avengers-era Loki getting combined up in all types of adventures.
“I’m so happy for you and I’m really excited about loki tv series. Its gonna be good to see you again,” one fan wrote, including that the “KING IS BACKKKK.”
“TOM HIDDLESTON AS LOKI AND FINALLY GETTING HIS OWN SERIES. WOW TRULY THE MOST POWERFUL THING IVE EVER HEARD OF AND WILL WITNESS. PLEASE ITS GOING TO BE SO AMAZING… IM SO EXCITED YOU DONT EVEN KNOW,” another tweeted.
Loki will arrive on Disney+ in spring 2021.
Starring Jeremy Renner as the arrow-flinging hero, the Hawkeye collection has followers excited for its inclusion of Kate Bishop, Clint Barton’s successor whom he’ll practice on the show. Marvel hasn’t but introduced which actress will play Kate and take on the Hawkeye mantle when Clint steps down, but that hardly matters. Followers are already buzzing.
“OH S*** A HAWKEYE SERIES! This is amazing!” consumer @BjoernMeansBear tweeted. “I’m very hyped for MCU Hawkeye. He’s so underutilized in the movies (except Endgame) and I really wanted Marvel to explore good character more. Now it’s finally his time to shine!”
That time will come when Hawkeye hits Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
Marvel additionally unveiled at San Diego Comedian-Con 2019 the first-ever animated collection in the MCU: What If…?, premiering on Disney+ in the summer time of 2021.
The present — narrated by Jeffrey Wright as the “non-earthly being” the Watcher and featuring the voices of MCU favorites like Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), and more — will add a twist to the 23-movie Infinity Saga.
“Can’t wait to see marvel studios’ first venture into animation. I have high expectations. Can’t wait to get Uatu The Watcher. Glad this is being treated as an important part of the slate just like everything else. Love what if scenarios!” one fan stated.
Prolific author Eric Vespe was incredibly intrigued by the reveal of What If…?, tweeting, “This is one of my most anticipated projects on the Marvel slate. I grew up obsessed with these books. A lot of times I liked the What If stories better than the actual real ones. Can’t wait to see what direction the animation is going. Cartoony like Clone Wars or hyper real?”
All reactions thought-about, it was Twitter consumer @CapMarvelPotter who perhaps greatest summed up the Marvel plenty’ feelings about the Phase 4 MCU reveals: “ANGELINA JOLIE, SALMA HAYEK, RACHEL WEISZ, DAVID HARBOUR, ALL THE MOVIES AND SHOWS ANNOUNCED, BLACK WIDOW (YEAH BABY), DOCTOR STRANGE AND WANDA, JANE FOSTER AS FEMALE THOR (OMG YES), EVERYTHING IS AMAZING #MarvelSDCC.”
Strap in for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Black Widow on Might 1, 2020, and ensure to hold your legs and arms inside the shifting car until it comes to a stop with Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.