MCU Phase 4 Release Dates and Cast Details

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi, Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth of Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Love and Thunder' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Marvel marks an end to its three phases of 23 movies over 11 years with the achievement of Avengers: Endgame as the biggest movie of all time. But Endgame isn’t the end of all things it has given way to Marvel’s Phase 4. 

Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 announced the next set of Marvel cinematics, beginning from May 2020, spanning through November 2021, comprising of five Marvel movies and five Disney Plus television series. Here’s the total timeline:

  • Black Widow: May 1, 2020 (Movie)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Fall 2020 (Disney Plus)
  • The Eternals: Nov. 6, 2020 (Movie)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Feb. 12, 2021 (Movie)
  • WandaVision: Spring 2021 (Disney Plus)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: May 7, 2021 (Movie)
  • Loki: Spring 2021 (Disney Plus)
  • What If…? Summer 2021 (Disney Plus)
  • Hawkeye: Fall 2021 (Disney Plus)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder: Nov. 5, 2021 (Movie)

Black Widow gets her first solo movie, where she returns to Budapest. This is the first Marvel movie which is set before Avengers: Infinity War, and also introduces Taskmaster. 

Cast:

  • David Harbour (Alexei / The Red Guardian)
  • Florence Pugh (Yelena)
  • Rachel Weisz (Melina)
  • O-T Fagbenle. (Mason)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow)

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be the first Marvel TV series to be streamed on Disney Plus in Fall 2020. The villain of the initial story being Baron Zemo, the guy who set Bucky berserk in Captain America: Civil War.

Cast:

  • Daniel Brühl (Zemo)
  • Anthony Mackie (Falcon)
  • Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier)
  • Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter)

The Eternals is about a race of immortal aliens sent to earth by the Celestials to protect mankind from the Deviants. This is a new inclusion and also brings Angelina Jolie into the MCU.

Cast: 

  • Angelina Jolie (Thena)
  • Richard Madden (Ikaris)
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo)
  • Salma Hayek (Ajak)
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos)
  • Dong-seok Ma (Gilgamesh)
  • Lia McHugh (Sprite)
  • Lauren Ridloff (Makkari)

The Mandarin from Iron Man 3 is going to be the villain who leads a group known as Ten Rings in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Cast:

  • Awkwafina
  • Simu Liu (Shang-Chi)
  • Tony Chiu-Wai Leung (The Mandarin)

Although Vision died in Infinity War, WandaVision somehow takes place after Avengers: Endgame. Other MCU characters are rumored to appear in this TV series which includes adult Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel.

Cast:

  • Paul Bettany (Vision)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff)
  • Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is expected to be the “the first scary MCU film” sung on a “gothic, horror” tone.

Cast:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch)

Loki was killed by Thanos at the beginning of Infinity War, but the Loki that stole the Tesseract during the “time heist” in Endgame, however, is still alive. Thereby, the Loki TV series confirms to the multiverse genre of Phase 4.

Cast:

  • Tom Hiddleston (Loki)

What If…? is MCU’s first animated series. Westworld star Jeffrey Wright will act as the narrator — in the form of celestial observer The Watcher, furthermore “many actors from across the MCU” will be seen voicing their respective characters.

Cast:

  • Jane Levy (Lisa Donovan)
  • Blake Jenner (Sean Donovan)
  • Keith Powers (Todd Archer)
  • Samantha Marie Ware (Angela Archer)
  • Juan Castano (Marcos Ruiz)
  • Renée Zellweger (Anne Montgomery)
  • Dave Annable (Dr. Ian Harris) 
  • Saamer Usmani (Avery Watkins)
  • Louis Herthum (Foster)
  • Daniella Pineda (Cassidy Barrett)
  • John Clarence Stewart (Lionel)
  • Derek Smith (Kevin)
  • Gabriel Mann (Gage Scott)
  • Allie MacDonald (Maddie Carter)
  • Tyler Ross       
  • Monique Kim (Miles)
  • Nana Ghana (Sophie)

Hawkeye TV series will feature Kate Bishop as the new Hawkeye trained by Clint Barton, set upon post Endgame timeline.

Cast:

  • Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye)

Phase 4 of MCU concludes with its most anticipated movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Natalie Portman(Jane Foster in the previous movies) will be reintroduced as female Thor.

Cast:

  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
  • Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie)
  • Natalie Portman (Jane Foster)

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