Marvel Studios has released the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 slate at San Diego Comic-Con with hints on what’s coming in Phase 5. Planned to take place over the span of two years and packed with as much content as Phase 3, Phase 4 is living up to the idea of a turning point in the MCU, especially with only 5 movies coming and the integration of television shows into the main plot that will require fans subscribe to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, to be up-to-date on the of the MCU.
First up on the roster, coming out May 1, 2020, is the much anticipated Black Widow movie fans have been waiting for since her background was hinted at in the 2012 Avengers movie. Following in the fall of 2020 is the first TV show of the year, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and some new heroes in the Eternals movie, planned for release on November 6, 2020. The first movie of 2021 is Marvel Studios’ first Asian led movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Kings. It comes out on February 12, 2021. In the following months is WandaVision, a TV show that will lead into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios’ first scary movie on May 7, 2021. The much anticipated Loki show will also premiere around the same time as Wanda Vision. In summer, there will even be an animated show called What if…? that is confirmed to feature every single Marvel Studios actor up to this point. Fall of 2021 wraps up Phase 4 with the Hawkeye show and Thor: Love and Thunder, coming on November 5, 2021. There are also other confirmed projects that will most likely be part of Phase 5 and released by 2023, such as Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, as well as newcomers Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Blade. Marvel Studios has confirmed even more projects by 2023 at SDCC but they have yet to be named and fans are excited for what’s to come.