Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in 2020, with a slew of exciting new releases slated for theaters and streaming services alike. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from Marvel Studios in the coming months.
Black Widow (May 1, 2020)
After years spent playing a key role in the MCU, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is finally getting her own solo movie. Set in the years between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow follows Natasha Romanoff as she confronts her past and grapples with the aftermath of abandoning her life as a Russian spy.
While we don’t know too much about the plot just yet, we do know that the film will introduce a number of new characters, including Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and David Harbour as Red Guardian. With rumors swirling that Johansson’s time as Black Widow may be coming to an end, this movie is sure to be an emotional journey for fans of the character.
The Eternals (November 6, 2020)
Set to introduce a new slate of cosmic heroes to the MCU, The Eternals has been generating plenty of hype ever since it was first announced. Based on the Jack Kirby comic book series of the same name, the movie will follow a group of immortal beings who have secretly shaped human history for thousands of years.
The cast of The Eternals is star-studded, featuring the likes of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Salma Hayek. Directed by Chloe Zhao, whose previous work includes the critically acclaimed indie drama The Rider, this movie is sure to be a visually stunning and thematically rich addition to the Marvel canon.
Other Upcoming Projects
While Black Widow and The Eternals are the two Marvel movies slated for release in 2020, fans can also look forward to a number of other projects currently in the works. These include:
– Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu in the lead role, this movie will introduce the MCU’s first Asian superhero.
– Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: The sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme teaming up with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) as they explore alternate dimensions and face off against powerful new foes.
– Thor: Love and Thunder: Taika Waititi is returning to direct the fourth Thor movie, which will once again star Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and introduce Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as the new Thor.
With so many exciting projects on the horizon, it’s clear that the MCU is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the universe, there’s never been a better time to jump in and see what Marvel has to offer.