Amidst the celebrations of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” surpassing an unprecedented record of Avatar and entering the billion-dollar club, the fans are left wondering what is in store for the Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
Marvel re-released “Avengers: Endgame” in June as an attempt to break James Cameron’s film, “Avatar’s” box office record to become the highest-grossing Hollywood film of its time. The re-release of Endgame just prior to Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, was the cherry on the cake. As the news of Endgame dethroning Avatar broke, James Cameron took to Twitter to congratulate the team of Avengers for achieving this feat.
Congratulations, @MarvelStudios! pic.twitter.com/DWZDX0uDVi
— Avatar (@officialavatar) July 22, 2019
With the end of Phase Three, Marvel fans have been left eagerly speculating about the future of some of their favorite Avengers. Last week, San Diego Comic-Con witnessed some of the most important announcements for the next chapter of the MCU, which is scheduled to run from May 2020- November 2021.
Marvel is all set to take over the box-office with the line-up of Phase Four movies – “Black Widow”, “The Eternals”, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. While, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “WandaVision”, “Loki”, “What If…?” and “Hawkeye” joined the Disney+ series club, which will premiere in 2020.
The Phase Four will reportedly unfold from Marvel’s “Black Widow” releasing in May 2020. The movie, featuring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz, will delve deeper into Natasha’s past, uncovering some of the hidden mysteries of her life.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW with Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland. In theaters May 1, 2020. pic.twitter.com/oyUvYdzF3P
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019
“It is the complete Phase Four, the way I announced the complete Phase three-five years ago”, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige told Collider at San Diego Comic-Con. “Things can move, things can change as they did if you go back and look at what we talked about five years ago for Phase Three, but we’ve been working on this for quite a while and it’s pretty set, but there are always changes possible.”