By: Lylah Anwar and Suhani Salecha
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a multi-superhero film series based on the American Marvel Comics publishing company. The universe started with Iron Man (2008) and continued with many other works in chronological order. So far, we have had 3 phases in this media franchise and possibly may come out with more!
After Endgame (“The last Marvel movie,”) it seemed like the end of the Marvel universes timeline because Iron Man’s first movie was the one that started it all. According to the Russo Brothers, Endgame was only Phase 3 of the MCU timeline. In 2021, many other movies are planned to come out; Wandavision, a show starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and Paul Bettany as Vision recently came out on January 15th on Disney+.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, also a TV show, is coming out on March 7th featuring Sebastian Stan as the one-armed Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie as the second superhero named after a bird. Speaking of Superheroes named after birds-Hawkeye may get a movie; Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye. Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) is the first Muslim character to be headlining in a comic! She started as a 16-year-old nerd whose parents were inhuman, then her powers were triggered by the Kerrigan Bomb, which turns her into a Polymorph who can Morphogenetic, time travel, stretch, deform, expand, and much more! And we all know Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, a deaf boy raised in a circus with incredible aim and eyesight.
One of Hawkeyes first appearances in the comics was when he met Black Widow, who he is sent to kill-he decides not to, and together Black Widow and Hawkeye free all the girls trapped in the red room and take them down (also known as the infamous Budapest). We also watched their fight over who got killed for the soul stone in Endgame. Black Widow won and killed herself, which was surprising because she had told Steve she would “see you in a minute,” and a bigger surprise was her movie coming out after she died. A lot of MCU fans have been waiting a whole year for this to come out, and the set release date is May 17, 2021!
You can’t forget, one of our favorite Marvel villain/hero who is the son of an Ice Giant #onlyoneweknow, Thor’s adopted brother Loki Laufison. In Endgame, while Steve, Tony, and Scott Lang were trying to get the Tesseract-Loki had disappeared, along with the Tesseract.
Loki, a show coming out in May, starts when Loki disappears with the Space Stone, he gets transported to a different dimension where he Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings will be released on July 9th. Shang-Chi is a warrior with ten rings on his fingers, which give him 10 incredible qualities.
Although the actor of Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, passed away because of colon cancer on August 28, 2020, producers are planning to make a second movie starring another Wakandian-many are hoping for T’Challa’s sister; Shuri. Feige believes in order “To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”
At the end of Spiderman 2: Far From Home, we all expected a happy ending after Mysterio died, and Peter finally went on his first date with MJ, but it wasn’t the happy conclusion we had in mind. Turns out, Mysterio was the one who lived a happy ending. Before Mysterio died, he made a warning video addressed to everyone talking about “the truth” and Spiderman. This video shocks New York as they find out the true identity of their friendly neighborhood Spiderman. This Untitled: Far From Home sequel is announced to be in cinemas on December 17, 2021. It recently was revealed that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield from the past Spiderman movies would star in this sequel with Tom Holland.
The Eternals is an upcoming marvel releasing on November 5, 2021, based on a race of immortal humanoids created by Celestials who have roamed during the forgotten eras and built civilizations and defended Earth. When the deviants – the Eternals’ worst enemy – make a comeback, The Eternals must reunite to save Earth.
Even though Gamora’s disappearance in Avengers: Endgame has changed the face of Guardians of the Galaxy, the director, James Gunn, has revealed that there will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Many fans predict that in the 3rd volume, Star-lord and his gang will set out on a voyage to search for Gamora. As exciting as this movie seems, the guardians have a new addition to their gang, so we expect to be seeing Thor on the ride.
After The Eternals, up next to be released is Morbius. Morbius is a story of a desperate biochemist, Micheal Morbius who suffers from a rare blood disease. Michael ventures to cure himself but when the experiment goes haywire, he accidentally infects him with a type of vampirism. The film is scheduled to be released on October 8, 2021. The same actor who played Joker from Suicide Squad, Jared Leto, is playing Morbius.
So far, we know that Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor, God of Thunder for Thor: Love and Thunder. Natalie Portman, Jane Foster will return to Marvel ever since Thor: Dark World. It is confirmed that Natalie would play Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Christian Bale, the same actor who played Batman for the Dark Knight Trilogy, will star as the antagonist; Gorr, the God Butcher. Star-Lord and his gang will also be in this movie, and Valkyrie. Many people predict Thor loses the ability to lift his Mjolnir, so he passes on his authority to Jane. Meanwhile, Valkyrie is left as the new ruler of Asgard.