The UCM draws a future in the Comic-Con starring its most anticipated heroes
Attendees crowded on the outskirts of the premises, security was completely surpassed and social networks burned. Although Saturday's day at the Comic-Con was full of the most interesting announcements - Star Trek, Westworld, Watchmen -, as the time approached the eyes were turning towards the superheroes. What would Marvel have?
The question was soon answered. At 21:30 local time in Los Angeles, Kevin Feige climbed onto the stage of Hall H to finally present Phase 4 of the UCM; the period of movies and series that will reach fans by the end of 2021. And yes, although many of the predictions ended up being fulfilled at the end of the night, many other surprises managed to subvert even the most expert.
Marvel was cooking a presentation led by its upcoming films, but also truffled with all the roster of television productions that Disney + will host during its first year and a half of life. The appearance of stars and directors on stage finished making a dynamic and incredibly entertaining panel. Do you need a summary? Here it goes.
Black Widow - May 1, 2020
Cate Shortland was on stage to throw a bucket of acid on the infinite mountain of rumors that his film dragged from last year. Scarlett Johansson will lead a spy story set after the events of "Captain America: Civil War" in the city of Budapest. The villain will be Taskmaster, who could already be seen driving a tank through the capital.
Los Eternos - November 6, 2020
Marvel's first cosmic stop will have Kirbyan dyes. Chloe Zao took the stage to officially present her film, and to silence the talk about the cast. The director gave familiar names, but finally associated them with specific characters.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Fall 2020
The first series of the night was the most known data so far. Marvel reaffirmed its intention to consider the television universe as part of Phase 4, and put on the table the official presentation of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"; logo, premiere date, and confirmation of Daniel Bruhl included.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings - February 12, 2021
The one in charge of breaking the ice in Hall H was nothing more and nothing less than the first UCM movie starring an Asian superhero. Destin Daniel Cretton ("Short Term 12") showed his enthusiasm for a production as multicultural as this, and cleared the rumors announcing Simu Liu ("Kim’s Convenience") as the protagonist. The main villain will be the Royal Mandarin, and the opposing faction will have many connections with the Iron Man saga.
WandaVision - Spring 2021
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will star in the rarest Disney + series of those announced. First because it will be set after the events of "Avengers: Endgame" (Vision did not die at the hands of Thanos?), And second because Olsen and Kevin Feige herself confessed to not seeing anything so strange in the UCM ever before.
Loki - spring 2021
He not only cheats in movies, but also out of them. Although most of the community believed that the series starring Tom Hiddleston would be set in the past, the actor himself came to the Comic-Con to deny it. "Loki" will not follow the best-known villain, but the version that escaped with the Space Gem on the temporary voyage of Captain America and company. What will happen from there?
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness - May 7, 2021
If the news of the Asgardian god managed to implode the facilities, Stephen's return finished putting the lace. Scott Derrickson climbed onto the stage of Hall H to confirm rumors and to open a window never before crossed by Marvel; The horror genre. The sequel will bring Benedict Cumberbatch back in a dark plot through which he will also drop with an important role Scarlet Witch.
What if? - summer of 2021
The only animated series and the only one not focused on any specific character. Marvel confirmed the rumors of a few months ago officially presenting this anthology starring more than a dozen characters from the factory. Jeffrey Wright as The Watchman will narrate some amazing and experimental episodes that will play with impossible utopias and temporary leaps.
Hawkeye - autumn 2021
Thor: Love and Thunder - November 5, 2021
Blade - From 2022
The Fantastic 4 and X-Men - From 2022
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel 2 and Black Panther 2 - Beginning in 2022
Sequels whose development is known among insiders, and of which the study preferred not to speak in order to give priority to the short term. From the words of the president of the study, at least the confirmation that they will arrive sometime from next 2022 was off the hook. Perhaps already in Phase 5 of the UCM?
A new phase, a new path
Roger Wardell, mentions that unlike what the past phases were, this new stage will be composed of "mini-arches" instead of a saga that covers a whole decade and that unites the stories of all the characters, in addition to that there will be a clear division between Earth-based characters and those based on other planets.