Marvel Studios announce the next dozen projects coming to the MCU
Well. Holy shit.
President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige pretty much knocked the socks of everybody at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night by providing details on the MCU's next dozen or so projects.
Sequels were announced for Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange. Natalie Portman will also make her return to the MCU as a female Thor in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, alongside Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.
The long-await Black Widow film was finally confirmed, and Scarlett Johansson will be joined on-screen by Stranger Things' David Harbour, Florence Pugh of Midsommar, Rachel Weisz, and O-T Fagbenle.
An amazing ensemble cast was also announced for The Eternals, a new movie franchise which is set to premier in late 2020. The film will star Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff and Richard Madden.
Coolest of all might be the announcement of a Blade reboot, starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the title role.
In an enormous break from the MCU as we know it, there will be no Avengers film in Phase 4. However, most of the Avengers have now been given their own TV shows. Feige announced Loki, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Hawkeye WandaVision (featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision).
All of these shows will be available on the Disney Plus streaming service, and everything announced is expected to be out by 2021.
And as for the big question around how, and when, the newly acquired X-Men would be introduced to the universe, Feige simply said: "No time left to talk about mutants."
Well, they've got to keep something in the back pocket, we suppose.