It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The ongoing pandemic has forced movie delays, in some cases several times. Black Widow should have released over a year ago, but here we are. With Avengers Endgame over, the MCU is in uncharted territory. Endgame saw them lose some major MCU players and the future has been murky at best. Marvel Studios decided to help illuminate the path today, which is always helpful. Marvel Studios releases a phase 4 sizzle reel that reveals the future of the MCU, ahead of Black Widow‘s launch later on in the summer. The whole thing was actually crazy. We even saw a Fantastic 4 Logo! Along with some new footage from Black Widow, Shang Chi, and The Eternals. I can only imagine an Eternals trailer is not far behind. The Phase 4 sizzle reel was nuts!
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— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 3, 2021
“There always is [a bigger vision], and it sort of only comes into view for others as it all solidifies,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained in a 2019 interview. “So ask me again at the end of 2021. But I will say, post-Endgame, we were always about the new. We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don’t expect.”
“We wanted to do our big ensemble like we did in Phase Two with Guardians, and that’s what Eternals is,” Feige continued. “We want to bring in new characters like Shang-Chi, who’s awesome…New versions for Dr. Strange. Thor continuing to surprise and change and evolve.”
Marvel is introducing an absolute ton of new properties and films in Phase 4. Not only that, but Disney+ will be loaded up with original content as well! In terms of movies we got Black Widow, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and even a new Fantastic 4 and Blade film!
Over on Disney+ we got Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, What If…?, Armor Wars, Ironheart, and Secret Invasion.
So, yeah. The future of the MCU is looking bright after the Phase 4 sizzle reel.
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