Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans are excited to dive into Phase Four, which promises to be an epic journey across the Marvel multiverse. Phase Four marks a new beginning as the MCU expands beyond the Earth we know and visit new locations with familiar characters, as well as introducing new heroes and villains.
Here is a breakdown of the upcoming movies and TV shows in Phase Four.
1. Black Widow
Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, is the first movie in Phase Four. The film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and sees Natasha reunite with her old teammates to tackle a new threat.
2. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
This TV series follows Sam Wilson’s (Anthony Mackie) journey as the new Captain America, with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) by his side. The show focuses on the duo’s adventures as they fight to protect the world against villains old and new.
3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces us to this lesser-known Marvel superhero – Shang-Chi, the master of martial arts. The movie follows Shang-Chi’s journey as he confronts his past and comes to terms with his true identity.
The mischievous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) gets his own TV series in which he embarks on his own time-bending adventure. The show promises to be a wild ride as we explore the multiverse with one of the most beloved MCU villains.
5. What If…?
This animated TV series flips the characters we know and love on their heads by exploring alternate realities in the MCU. From “What if Peggy Carter was the one who became Captain America?” to “What if T’Challa became Star-Lord instead of Peter Quill?” – the possibilities are endless.
Eternals tells the story of a group of powerful alien beings who have shaped human history from behind the scenes. Led by Angelina Jolie’s fierce warrior Thena, the team comes together to protect Earth from an ancient evil that threatens to destroy the planet.
7. Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a young Pakistani girl from New Jersey who gains shape-shifting abilities after being exposed to Terrigen Mist. The show is set to tackle important issues like identity and representation and has found its Kamala in newcomer Iman Vellani.
Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) returns in Hawkeye, which sees him training a new protégé – Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) – to take over as the new Hawkeye. The series is set to explore more of the character’s backstory and introduce new villains.
9. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man returns in No Way Home, teaming up with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange to tackle a multiversal threat. The movie promises to be a game-changer in the MCU, with rumors of the return of previous Spider-Man actors and villains.
10. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) returns in his own movie, which is said to link up with the events of the upcoming Spider-Man movie. The film promises to explore the MCU multiverse, with Sam Raimi – director of the original Spider-Man trilogy – at the helm.
Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is shaping up to be an exciting ride, with diverse representation and new adventures to explore. Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of each of these movies and TV shows, ready to join their favorite heroes and villains on their next journey across the multiverse.