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MCU Phase 4 | What we know and what to expect

Marvel Phase Four is in full force! Here’s where we know…

  • Black Widow – May 1, 2020
    • Black Widow is a prequel set in Budapest.
    • Story expected to take place between Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War.
    • Taskmaster is the villain.
    • David Harbour (Stranger Things) will play Red Guardian, Russia’s answer to Captain America.
    • Directed by Cate Shortland.
  • Eternals – Nov 6, 2020
    • The Eternals are created by the Celestials (a group of space gods) to defend the Earth.
    • Thanos was the son of Eternals A’lars and Sui-San.
    • Angelina Jolie is playing Thena.
    • Richard Madden (Rob Stark GOT) is playing Ikaris.
    • Kumail Nanjiani and Salma Kayek also starring.
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Feb 12, 2021
    • Kung Fu comes to Marvel.
    • Shang-Chi traditionally hasn’t had extra powers, but is the MCU’s best at hand-to-hand combat.
    • Helped Spider-Man create his own fighting-style in the comics.
    • Bringing the “real” Mandarin to the screen. Iron Man 3’s fake British terrorist was a nice twist, but it’s time for the real thing…
    • Ten Rings clues hidden in the original Iron Man, and in Ant Man.
    • Actor Simu Liu will play Shang Chi.
  • Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 7, 2021
    • The MCU’s first “scary” film according to director Scott Derrickson.
    • Elizabeth Olsen also returns as Scarlet Witch.
      • WandaVision will lead directly into the film.
    • Nightmare rumoured to be the potential villain.
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – Nov 5, 2021
    • Written and directed by Taika Waititi.
    • Natalie Portman returns at Mighty Thor.

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