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.
Avengers: Endgame is close to coming out and that means other properties within the Marvel Cinematic Universe are starting to ramp up production. The Black Widow movie is building its cast with three actors set to co-star alongside Scarlet Johansson.
Florence Pugh, who is hot off the heels of starring in the critically-acclaimed film, Fighting With My Family, is set to play the “moral opposite” of Johansson’s Black Widow while David Harbour and Rachel Weisz are playing undisclosed roles in the movie.
If you didn’t know this let me give you a quick update on the MCU. After Avengers: Endgame there have already been rumblings of many changes to the franchise and many more stories to look forward to. We know of the obvious films after Endgame like Spider-Man: Far from Home, the Black Widow movie, Doctor Strange 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and a Black Panther sequel but there are two other films in the works beneath our noses that will be here sooner rather than later.
Marvel is looking to make a film starring an Asian superhero named Shang-Chi whose superpower is his skill with kung fu. It will be written and directed by Asian and Asian-Americans, following the success of Black Panther and its attention to allowing African-Americans to tell these African and African-Americans’ stories. It will be yet another cultural milestone for Marvel and I can’t wait to see this movie.
But there is another film in the works. One that will feature a story set a million years before The Avengers was even a thought. It will highlight The Eternals, a race of superhumans who were created by the Celestials.