With the discharge of Avengers: Endgame earlier this 12 months, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was plunged into an epic and uncharted territory. Now that the “Infinity Saga” has formally been delivered to a detailed, the franchise is anticipated to discover iconic characters and new favorites within the years to return. Not solely does Marvel have numerous blockbusters on its plate, but it surely has a slew of recent restricted sequence set to debut on the Disney+ streaming service.
While the following few years definitely look vivid for Marvel followers, 2021 is aiming to convey a heap of recent content material to the epic franchise, each by way of films and TV reveals. So, listed below are the entire films and TV reveals (on the time of this writing) that Marvel has confirmed to be launched in 2021.
First on the dock is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, an epic that’s set to discover Marvel’s grasp of kung-fu. The movie is helmed by Short Term 12 and Just Mercy director Destin Daniel Cretton, with Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu starring within the titular position.
“He’s awesome,” Cretton defined in a latest interview. “There’s just an undefined thing that when somebody pops, everybody’s in agreement, and they’re just really excited.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings may also star Tony Chiu-Wai Leung as The Mandarian, and Awkwafina in a currently-unknown position.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will probably be launched on February 12, 2021.
The 12 months’s first Disney+ authentic sequence will probably be WandaVision, a saga centered across the ever-evolving romance of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). The sequence is already being billed as a mix between a traditional sitcom and a Marvel blockbuster, with distinctive repercussions on the titular couple.
“It’s gonna be whacky, and wild, and something unlike any other Marvel film yet,” Olsen mentioned in a latest interview.
“I think the reason that [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] was really interested in doing it was to really push the boundaries.” Bettany added. “And what we’re about to do is really avant-garde, really experimental, and really just crazy and messed up. And then it just becomes a huge action movie at the end. So I think you’re all gonna love it.”
The sequence is showrun by Black Widow author Jac Schaeffer, and also will function Kat Dennings and Randall Park reprising their roles as Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo. Teyonah Parris will painting the grownup model of Monica Rambeau, with Kathryn Hahn solid because the “nosy neighbor”.
WandaVision will probably be launched within the spring of 2021.
The spring of 2021 can also be set to convey one other long-awaited Disney+ sequence, centered round Loki Laufeyson (Tom Hiddleston). The Loki sequence is anticipated to observe the God of Mischief’s additional adventures, even after he died in Infinity War, and subsequently created a brand new timeline by stealing the Tesseract in Endgame.
“I can let you know this, truly.” Hiddleston revealed in a latest interview. “In the years since Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which got here out this spring, two questions I’ve been requested [are] ‘Is Loki really dead?’ And ‘What is Loki doing with that cube?’ It’s all the time the dice, one way or the other. And this sequence will reply each of these questions.”
Loki will probably be showrun by Community and Rick and Morty alum Michael Waldron. No different solid members have been introduced right now.
Loki will probably be launched within the spring of 2021.
The second MCU movie of the 12 months will probably be Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, a long-awaited sequel centered round Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme. The movie has been dubbed because the MCU’s “first horror movie”, and can be carefully tied to the occasions of WandaVision, as Olsen reprises her position as Scarlet Witch within the movie.
“I’m really excited,” Olsen just lately mentioned about working carefully with Benedict Cumberbatch. “I’ve never really got to work with him except for one shot where he was landing, and I was shooting something, and that was it. And we did that for like six hours one day together.”
Also slated to return in Multiverse of Madness are Wong (Benedict Wong) and Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Nightmare is anticipated to function the movie’s villain.
Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness will probably be launched on May 7, 2021.
Just a few days in the past, one other Marvel blockbuster acquired added to the franchise’s 2021 roster, with a 3rd Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movie formally within the works. This comes after over a month of public fallout from followers, after it appeared as if Marvel and Sony’s partnership over Spider-Man had been turned to mud.
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige mentioned shortly after the movie was introduced. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
At the second, there are next-to-no particulars concerning the movie itself, aside from that Holland is ready to return. Jon Watts, who directed Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, is reportedly nearing a deal to helm the third movie.
Spider-Man 3 will probably be launched on July 16, 2021.
The summer season of 2021 is anticipated to convey an entire new facet of the MCU, by means of Disney+’s What If…? animated sequence. The sequence, which is predicated on the comics of the identical identify, will discover alternate variations of main occasions in MCU continuity. A trailer for the present was proven eventually month’s D23 Expo, and teased situations reminiscent of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as “Captain Britain”, and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) main the Guardians of the Galaxy.
What If…? will probably be narrated by The Watcher, who will probably be voiced by Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright. The sequence will probably be showrun by Arrow and 3Below alum AC Bradley. Other returning characters will embody Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Thanos (Josh Brolin), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Dum Dum Duggan (Neal McDonough), Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Kurt (David Dastmalchian), Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), Korg (Taika Waititi), Arnim Zola (Toby Jones), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Taserface (Chris Sullivan)
What If…? will probably be launched in the summertime of 2021.
If that wasn’t sufficient, 2021 may also make the long-awaited Hawkeye solo sequence a actuality. The sequence is anticipated to observe Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) coaching Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) to be an ace archer, in addition to discover the stretch of time Clint spent as Ronin between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
“With Endgame, I believe with any ending, it creates a brand new starting for lots of issues. Marvel has a whole lot of plans for lots of issues. So it was thrilling,” Renner mentioned throughout a conference look. “But to sum up 21 films is very difficult, but I think it satiates a lot of the fans. I’m only here because of the fans, as we all are. Hopefully I feel like we satiate a lot of people, and a lot of people had to go, but then I think it creates new beginnings for other things.”
Hawkeye will probably be launched within the fall of 2021.
And lastly, Marvel’s 2021 roster will embody Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth movie within the God of Thunder’s ever-evolving storyline. In addition to Chris Hemsworth returning as Thor Odinson, Natalie Portman is ready to reprise her position as Jane Foster, as she takes on the mantle of Mighty Thor.
“[Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi] would flip by means of and skim that run whereas he was doing Ragnarok.” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige just lately revealed in an interview. “And I believe when he agreed to return again and do one other Thor, he was like, ‘How do we–?’ This is a really huge film that’ll be folding in a whole lot of components. That is a vastly essential a part of it. He pitched it to us, and we had been completely in. We liked it. We’d been in contact with Natalie. She’s a part of the MCU household and we put she and Taika collectively. It took one assembly and she agreed to do it.”
Love and Thunder may also see the return of Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, who will probably be looking out the galaxy for a queen to rule alongside her in New Asgard.
Thor: Love and Thunder will probably be launched on November 5, 2021.