2020 might have changed the state of movies going forward in several ways, but there’s at least one thing it couldn’t change: Marvel still holds the crown.
The dominant studio took a seat on the bench last year due to the COVID pandemic shuttering a large majority of theaters, but with their Disney+ series’ in full swing, and theaters ready to open back up, the studio is flexing its muscles again by dropping a massive look today at their upcoming slate, including several new title changes and release dates.
Take a look at the trailer below to get a peak at what’s in store, including our very first look at footage from newly-minted Oscar winner Chloé Zhao’s upcoming The Eternals.
The big tease also drops some interesting new name changes, like the Black Panther sequel receiving the subtitle of Wakanda Forever, a sign of that film having to shift its plans in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s passing.
Elsewhere, Captain Marvel 2 has been rebranded as The Marvels, perhaps indicating a bit of a team-up movie rather than a solo adventure for Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. We know that Nia DaCosta’s film will feature Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (who is also getting her own Disney+ series, currently filming) and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (who appeared with some new skills of her own in WandaVision).
The teaser also provides official release dates for the new entries in the Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises, as well as a very fan-baiting tease for Fantastic Four, with no release date set for the highly-anticipated arrival of that quartet into the MCU.
With all of this new information in mind, here’s an update on where things are looking for the future of the MCU at the moment:
Black Widow: July 9, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: September 3, 2021
Eternals: November 5, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home: December 17, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: March 25, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder: May 6, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: July 8, 2022
The Marvels: November 11, 2022
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: February 17, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: May 5, 2023
Fantastic Four: TBA
You can check out the full trailer for yourself below: