If you haven’t noticed Marvel Studios is jam-packing a lot of content into our faces in the next few years. I’m talking Disney+ series and so many movies it’s almost hard to keep up and yet…I’m excited for all of it.
With the Black Widow release date announcement two days ago the Marvel Studios schedule shifted and new “official” dates were released for the franchise’s slate of upcoming movies leading all the way into 2023. In case you don’t know them, here are the movie dates for the officially announced films in 2021 and 2022.
July 9, 2021: Black Widow
September 3, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
And just when you probably thought there wouldn’t be any more exciting news from D23 Expo this morning happened.
During another panel this morning highlighting more Marvel surprises we learned some rather exciting new information.
Ryan Coogler announced that Black Panther II will be slated for release on May 6, 2022. Yes! Oh, but that’s not all.
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington and Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma Chan have been added to the star-studded cast with Harington starring as the superhero Black Knight and Gemma Chan returning for her second role in the MCU (yes, the second role!) as Sersi.
If you’re wondering who Gemma Chan played before in the MCU this picture will instantly remind you.
She played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel but I think Marvel Studios realized she was too cool to play such a small role in the franchise so what did they do? They upgraded her to play Sersi, one of the most beloved and well-known members of the Eternals. Um, woah.
Knowing Marvel will have a heavy presence at the San Diego Comic-Con is a thrilling prospect because that means news about Marvel’s future for Phase 4 is undoubtedly going to be abundant. And that means we’ll get a better idea at what to expect in the coming years. But, with Marvel already announcing sequels and prequels for some of Marvel’s most beloved characters there are several films that we know are in the works.
So, for today’s Who’s Your Favorite? I decided to ask you which future Marvel movie you’re most excited to see. And just in case you forgot, here they are.
Black Widow may not have had the role we were expecting in Avengers: Endgame but we’re going to get all of the Black Widow action we could ever dream of in the Black Widow film set to come out next May. And it’s starring some heavy hitters such as Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour.
The film, of course, is going to be a prequel and it’s currently filming as of this moment. Exciting! Kevin Feige has already expressed the thought process behind the making of the prequel and I am already fascinated. Here’s something he said a few days ago.
There’s a method to the madness. There’s always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn’t necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before. I look at Better Call Saul as a wonderful example of a prequel that almost completely stands on its own apart from Breaking Bad because it informs you about so many things you didn’t know about before. So time will tell which way we’ve gone with a supposed Black Widow movie.
Avengers: Endgame has just come out, ending the Infinity Saga. The next Marvel movie to look forward to is Spider-Man: Far from Home which will be the official end of Phase 3 in the MCU. But what comes next? What new Marvel movies can we look forward to? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you. Get excited ’cause we’ve got a lot to be excited for in the future. 🙂
SPOILERS from Endgame AHEAD!
Black Widow-May 2020
If you were disappointed with Black Widow’s involvement in Avengers: Endgame don’t worry, Marvel’s got you covered. Next year the super-assassin-turned-Avenger’s origin story will come to light as Scarlet Johannsson gears up one last time for this highly-anticipated standalone film. While much hasn’t been said about the movie it’s currently underseeing production. Starring alongside Scarlet Johannsson in the film is David Harbour (Hellboy), Rachel Weisz (The Mummy and The Favourite), Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family), and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaiden’s Tale). It will also be directed by a female director, Cate Shortland, and written by Ned Benson and Jac Schaeffer. Sounds exciting.