While the movie, Avengers: Endgame might be the most anticipated MCU film ever, once it releases by April, it will mark the end of an era. This movie will resolve not only the events of Avengers: Infinity War, but also close the current chapter of MCU that had started in the year, 2008 with Iron Man.
While this movie is not the end of the MCU, with Endgame being as much a finale as a sequel, Phase 4 of the shared universe will see some new stories from the existing heroes like Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man and even new faces like The Eternals.
While none of us has an idea of the theatrical release dates that Marvel Studios has for the next couple of years, Kevin Feige said this to say:
“As we’ve been doing for years, we aren’t going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man [Far From Home] until post Endgame and Spider-Man,” Feige had said.
“As you know as a fan, there’s a tremendous amount of potential and a tremendous amount of additional characters and storylines and groups of characters that we’re going to keep playing with. And again, that’s a testament to Marvel and to the amount of storylines and characters and amazing, amazing runs that have been in the Marvel comics.”
In light of this, here we have for you 6 Marvel movies after Avengers: Endgame:
1. ‘SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME’
The very first movie after Avengers: Endgame will be Spider-Man: Far From Home and this will release on 5 July. It is not clear how Spider-Man: Far From Home will fit into the overall MCU in a post Endgame world. A few fans have theorised that this movie will be set in a new, and separate universe from the rest of the MCU. Brandon Davis had suggested that the movie is an Infinity War prequel and also an Endgame sequel.
2. ‘BLACK WIDOW’
While this movie does not have a release date as of now, it is one of the upcoming MCU movies in the works. There is not a whole lot of information regarding this project, and according to Production Weekly, the movie’s working title is “Blue Bayou” and the production will start in June 2019 in the UK with the actress, Scarlet Johansson. Cate Shortland will helm the movie with Robert Hardy as the director of photography.
The reported production synopsis for the movie, Black Widow, has teased it to be a prequel which is set between 2005 and 2006:
“At birth, the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action movies to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Black Widow has been expected release by May 1, 2020.
3. ‘BLACK PANTHER 2’
The fans had seen Black Panther/T’Challa turn into dust in the movie, Infinity War and the very first trailer for Endgame had also hinted that Shuri’s fate is unknown. However, what the fans know for is that Cooglerhad not yet started his work on Black Panther 2 as of last November, but he has been taking the process pretty seriously:
“I think the pressure is kind of always going to be there,” Coogler had said.
“I’ve had a chance to make three feature films, each one of them had its own very specific type of pressure. In the process of it, it feels insurmountable each time.”
“When it comes to making a sequel, I’ve never done it before, a sequel to something that I’ve directed myself,” he had added.
“So I think there’s gonna be a lot of pressure there, but what we’re going to try to do is just focus on the work, like we always do. Really try to go step by step and try to quiet everything else around us, really focus on trying to make something that has some type of meaning.”
The target release date for Black Panther 2 is unknown, but it may be February 12, 2021.
4. ‘DOCTOR STRANGE 2’
Doctor Strange 2 will release in May 2021. According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel was looking for a writer to pen the movie’s script, and Benedict Cumberbatch will return as the character, Stephen Strange. The filming will start by spring 2020.
For a few of the Marvel fans, one of the most exciting future movies in the MCU is The Eternals. Initially having been introduced to the Marvel Comics by Jack Kirby, The Eternals are known to be an ancient race that was created as a result of experimentation by Celestials. The Eternals will open up a whole lot of possibilities for the MCU, and a new report from That Hashtag Show has indicated that Marvel Studios and Chloe Zhao are hoping to cast their very first gay man in the lead role as the character, Ikaris. The movie has been slated for a release date of November 6, 2020.
KevenFeige has this to say:
“Your reaction about not being familiar with the Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians [of the Galaxy] and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man,” Feige had said.
“So for us, its finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bring them to the big screen in as amazing a way as we can.”
The MCU had broken new grounds with the movie, Black Panther as the very first MCU movie to have a black superhero as the lead and introducing an Asian superhero: Shang-Chi will be another step in the right direction. A report from Deadline had revealed that Shang-Chi was being fast-tracked through Development at Marvel Studios. Dave Callaham, who is an Asian-American screenwriter, was tapped to write this script.