2021 and beyond will be Marvelous
I have to be honest, I have always been a Marvel fan, in fact, one of the reasons I married my wife is because she is also a Marvel fan. We have been suffering from watching Marvel movies/series for a long long time. But Marvel is back in 2021! Which means 2021 will be a great year!!!
Here are every Marvel Movie and Disney+ Show Release Date:
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Kathryn Hahn, and Teyonah Parris, this series takes place after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame — which is notable because Vision died in Infinity War and was not resurrected at the end of Endgame. Parris, meanwhile, will play a grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character introduced in Captain Marvel. Dennings and Park will star as their characters from Thor and Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively. Look for WandaVision on Friday, Jan. 15 on Disney+.
May 7, 2021: Black Widow
Originally pushed to November, Black Widow is now taking over Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ spring slot. Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz and directed by Cate Shortland, the film is set in Budapest just after the events of Captain America: Civil War and features the Taskmaster as its villain.
Tom Hiddleston stars. Loki also died in the final Avengers films, though an earlier version of Loki did appear in the time-travel portion of Endgame, in which he used the Tesseract (aka the Space Stone) to escape capture in 2012. That’s where this series will take place. “The question I get asked more than any other question in Endgame was, where did Loki go, and what happened to Loki?” Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. “This series will answer where he went.”
July 9, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Originally set for Feb. 21, 2021, the film is now premiering in July. The movie stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung and is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12). Fun fact: Leung will play the Mandarin, who appeared as part of a meta-twist in Iron Man 3 when Sir Ben Kingsley starred as an actor playing the Mandarin.
Nov. 5, 2021: Eternals
Originally set for Nov. 6, 2020, the film is now debuting a year later in the slot previously earmarked for Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man film. Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee star. Chloé Zhao directs. Who are the Eternals? Good question.
Late 2021: Ms. Marvel
The first Muslim female superhero will arrive with her own series on Disney+ in Summer of 2021. The series stars newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Pakastani-American girl who discovers she has super powers beyond what she’s ever known. Vellani will also reprise the role alongside Brie Larson‘s Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2.
March 25, 2022: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Originally scheduled for May 7, 2021 and then Nov. 5, 2021, the Doctor Strange sequel has been pushed once more, all the way to March 2022. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is stepping in to direct after Scott Derrickson exited the film earlier this year (he remains an executive producer). The expectation is that WandaVision and the third Spider-Man film will both tie into the Doctor Strange sequel.
May 6, 2022: Thor: Love and Thunder
Originally scheduled for Nov. 2021, the film is now debuting in May 2022. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. Written and directed by Taika Waititi. Fun fact: This marks Portman’s first Thor film since Thor: The Dark World. (Her character, Jane Foster, briefly appeared in Avengers: Endgame in archival footage; Portman did provide the film with a fresh voice-over.) Portman will play female Thor in the new film, a twist pulled from a recent run of Thor comic books. Also of note: The sexuality of Thompson’s Valkyrie will factor into the story, making her the first major LGBTQ character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Christian Bale has been added as the film’s villain.
Tatiana Maslany will star as Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases. She is the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), who will also appear in the series. Tim Roth will also reprise his MCU role of the Abomination, the villain of the series.
Ironheart, another newly announced series coming to Disney+, stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
I Am Groot
Everyone’s favorite alien baby tree will have his own series of shorts on Disney+ in the future.
Untitled Fantastic Four film
Kevin Feige confirmed during Disney’s December 2020 Investor Day that Marvel has started development on a Fantastic Four film, officially bringing Marvel’s “first family” into the MCU fold. More details will be announced at a later time.