Marvel‘s 4th phase opens with many new names, how will these make the world’s most cinematic universe change?
Fans have been anxiously waiting for the beginning of Era 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after the great success of 23 previous films. Although the COVID-19 epidemic interrupted promotion and debut activities, the attraction of the big Marvel blockbusters in the coming years has not declined.
MCU‘s era 4 includes many new names first introduced to the audience and the sequels to the previous blockbusters. While the audience will have to say goodbye to the familiar faces of the Avengers team like Iron Man or Captain America, the Marvel universe will introduce new faces “equally powerful”. Let’s “flip through” through the upcoming Marvel movies to see if there is something great waiting for audiences in the planet’s biggest movie universe.
Black Widow: Will two Black Widows exist in the Marvel universe?
The first film in Marvel’s Era 4 was Black Widow with the return of actress Scarlett Johansson. This movie has been requested by fans to make a long time ago, but it will not be released until 2020.
Although the Black Widow character made a heroic sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame, this film will bring Natasha Romanoff back by choosing the movie setting after Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War. Black Widow will reveal the life of Natasha Romanoff before joining SHIELD and then becoming an Avenger, and will explain her choices in Endgame – which is considered one of the most controversial moments of the series.
For the future of the Marvel universe, it seems that the next Black Widow character will be Yelena Belova – played by actress Florence Pugh will appear in the next Black Widow movie. Thus, in the future we will have a new Black Widow standing in the ranks of the Avengers, and it is likely that Natasha Romanoff will also return with the Black Widow own films.
The Eternals will open up a whole new world
An immortal superhero guild that has existed for thousands of years in the Marvel universe, created by the Celestial race. The film will take place throughout the centuries, with major events taking place in modern times.
Although the plot details are still under wraps as Marvel has to postpone all marketing due to the epidemic, many believe that this movie has the potential to open up vast new concepts in the MCU, and even new worlds. Specifically, the relationship of this group of heroes with the Celestial race will certainly become a key detail that the film will exploit. At the same time, The Eternals will likely also tell more deeply about the past of Thanos – something that the previous blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War went through is quite superficial.
Filming was completed earlier this year, and filmmakers had to work on home post-production due to the epidemic so that The Eternals will still be released in February next year as scheduled.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings marks Marvel’s next move to multi-ethnicize the universe
The superhero film Shang-Chi not only marks the first appearance of an Asian-born protagonist, but also directly mentions Ten Rings – a terror group led by a Mandarin villain. Although the Mandarin was mentioned in Iron Man 3, the character will first appear in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings scheduled to be released next May. As a long-standing gang with the greatest purpose of destroying world peace, the Ten Rings has been operating underground since the beginning of the MCU until now. Chances are, this gang will be the main antagonist throughout the MCU’s Era 4 with a similar or even greater role than Hydra.
Besides, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is also a Marvel attempt to ethnic diversity within its movie universe. Like the success gained from Black Panther, the MCU is looking forward to Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings making it up with the support of Asian audiences. Although filming activities have not been completed yet, Marvel is currently scheduled to welcome for hero Shang-Chi next May. However, it is likely that the film’s release schedule will be pushed back.
Spider-Man 3 is likely to reveal a new partnership between Disney and Sony?
Now that the identity of the “Spider Man” has been revealed, many people speculate that the main antagonist in the movie Spider-Man 3 will be Kraven the Hunter. Although not much information about this blockbuster has been revealed, but if the above judgments are correct, then Spider-Man 3 will be Disney’s effort with Sony to establish the Sinister Six. . With other villains in this group already in the MCU, this information is likely to come true.
Spider-Man 3 can also confirm the link between the Marvel movie universe and the Sony blockbuster. Recently, the movie trailer Morbius starring Jared Leto also has Michael Keaton as the Vulture. The film is expected to hit theaters in late 2021, just in time to welcome the exciting Christmas season.
Thor: Love & Thunder: Feminism takes the throne with the goddess of Thunder defending Asgard!
Despite possessing a slightly cheesy name, Thor: Love & Thunder will mark the return of actress Natalie Portman after years of absence in the MCU (her scene in Endgame is taken from Thor 2). This time it is a little different as she will become Mighty Thor, fighting to protect Asgard.
The movie takes place right after Endgame ends. At this point, Valkyrie will become the king of Asgard and Thor seems to have his own journey. Actor Chris Hemsworth also recently announced that Thor: Love & Thunder will not be the last time he plays the famous God of Thunder. As such, Thor will continue to play an important role in the Marvel universe, but what role is not known by fans. Viewers will have to wait until 2022 to see Thor: Love & Thunder. Filming has not even started yet, and many news outlets will start shooting early next year.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: Is there any chance for X-Men to appear?
As the protector of this dimension in the MCU, Doctor Strange will go on a private journey in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. As its name suggests, the movie will take viewers to explore the concept of a multiverse, which will most likely open up new worlds. This is also an opportunity for Marvel to connect with its famous franchises such as X-Men and Fantastic Four, especially when Fox has returned to the Disney house. Maybe one day not far, viewers will finally see the X-Men team with the Avengers in battles thanks to Doctor Strange?
In addition, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness has also been confirmed to be closely linked with the two upcoming Marvel series on Disney +, WandaVision and Loki. Although viewers still do not know how this will happen, this proves that Disney + in the future will be an indispensable piece of Marvel, and fans will have to spend money on the live TV service. This route to fully enjoy the MCU.