Marvel's Huge New Announcement: Thor, Black Widow, Doctor Strange Movies Coming
Thought Marvel was slowing down after 'Avengers: Endgame'? No way. They're releasing 10 -- yes, TEN -- movies and shows in the next two years alone.
The Marvel announcement was one of the hottest tickets at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, with fans hotly anticipating where the superhero mega-franchise would take its cinematic universe.
Well, they're slowly revealing their plans right now -- and Angelina Jolie is the latest star to sign on, as part of a huge announcement featuring TV spin-offs, more stand-alone solo superhero movies, and a bunch of new properties.
Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Widow and more are all locked in for solo movies. Marvel also teased other favourites like the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther and Captain Marvel as getting sequels, but no firm release date has been confirmed; while Fantastic 4 and even new X-Men movies will be released in the not-too-distant future under the MCU brand.
After 23 films in the 'Infinity' saga, Marvel has now confirmed a staggering 10 new films and shows in its Phase Four.
A new movie about the Eternals, a new superhero team, will be released in November 2020. Jolie will feature, alongside Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek and more.
Chris Hemsworth's Thor will return, alongside Kiwis Tessa Thompson -- SPOILER ALERT the new leader of Asgard, you may remember from the end of 'Endgame' -- and director Taika Waititi, in a new film titled 'Love And Thunder' in November 2021.
The film will also introduce a female Thor, to be played by Natalie Portman, who will return after starring in previous films in the franchise.
Check out that very 80s hair metal-style logo.
There's going to be a new Doctor Strange movie, titled 'Multiverse Of Madness', starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Elizabeth Olsen -- Scarlet Witch -- also returning.
Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow will also return, with 'Stranger Things' favourite David Harbour joining her first solo movie to be released in May 2020.
The other new movie announced is 'Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings', a new property introducing the iconic Marvel villain Mandarin -- who was initially introduced in a previous Iron Man movie, but later revealed as a fake. This will feature the real baddie. The February 2021 film will star Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung.
Also announced were a few new TV series, featuring Avengers stars in their own spin-offs to stream on Disney+.
Tom Hiddleston gets his own show, 'Loki', with him reprising his role as the Norse god and brother of Thor. The god of mischief will reappear from 2021.
'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier' is another, with 'Avengers' stars Anthony Mackie -- who SPOILER ALERT picked up Captain America's shield at the end of 'Endgame' -- and Sebastian Stan signed on for the new show to stream on Disney+ from mid-2020.
There's also 'WandaVision', starring Olsen's Scarlet Witch, and Paul Bettany who played Vision. Marvel said the events of the Doctor Strange movie, where Olsen will also appear, will impact the show.
Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye isn't left out, with a mid-2021 release for his spin-off.