Marvel has been dominating the superhero film industry for over a decade now, and they show no signs of slowing down. With a slew of films set to be released over the next few years, fans are eagerly anticipating what’s to come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Here’s a guide to the upcoming Marvel movies and what to expect from them.
Scarlett Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow for her standalone film. Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow will explore the character’s past and delve into her complicated relationships with other characters. Fans are also looking forward to seeing Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a fellow Black Widow who could potentially carry on the mantle in future films.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
With an all-Asian cast and crew, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel film to feature an Asian lead superhero, and is expected to be a milestone moment for representation in Hollywood. Simu Liu will play Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist and master of kung fu, while Tony Leung will play his father and villain of the film, The Mandarin.
Eternals is set to introduce a whole new group of superheroes to the MCU. The cast includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, and Kumail Nanjiani, and the plot revolves around a race of immortal aliens that have been hiding on Earth for millennia. With its stunning cinematography and epic storyline, Eternals is expected to be one of the most visually stunning Marvel films to date.
Spider-Man: No Way Home:
Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is rumored to feature the return of past Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, as well as villains from previous Spider-Man films such as Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Fans are excited to see how this multiverse storyline will play out, and what it could mean for the future of the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
Following the events of WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will explore the consequences of messing with multiple realities. Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch. The film is also set to introduce several new characters, including America Chavez and a new villain played by Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Mordo.
Thor: Love and Thunder:
After the success of Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi is back to helm Thor: Love and Thunder, which will see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster become the new Thor. Chris Hemsworth will still be a part of the film, but it’s unclear how his character will fit into the storyline. The film is also set to feature the Guardians of the Galaxy and the return of Christian Bale as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher.
In conclusion, Marvel has a lot of exciting projects in the works, and fans have plenty to look forward to over the next few years. From new characters and epic storylines to diverse casts and visually stunning cinematography, the MCU continues to push the boundaries of what superhero films can be. So buckle up, true believers, and get ready for the next phase of Marvel movies. Excelsior!