MCU Phase 4 Guide

 While Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home marked the end of Phase 3, these films also concluded The Infinity Saga, the first grand chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On May 1, 202 the next chapter begins with Phase 4, and we already have a pretty good idea about what the future looks like. In addition to films, this phase will feature limited series that will be available exclusively on Disney+, the company’s new streaming service. And with Disney's recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can finally join the MCU.

Though it hasn’t even begun yet, Phase 4 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting eras of the MCU so far. This guide will be an ongoing work in progress over the next few years, so check back often for updates as we learn more!

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Film: Black widow

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Synopsis: In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha is on the run after disavowing the Sokovia Accords. During her journey she encounters Yelena Belova, another assassin from the nefarious Red Room program.

Cast:

  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

  • Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova

  • David Harbour as Alexi Shostakov

  • O.T. Fagbenle as Mason

  • Rachel Weisz as Malena

Limited series: The Falcon and the winter soldier

Release Date: Fall 2020

Synopsis: Recently anointed as the next Captain America by Steve Rogers himself, Sam Wilson must team up with Bucky Barnes to take on the villainous Helmut Zemo.

Cast: 

  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon

  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier

  • Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo

  • Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter

film: Eternals

Release Date: November 6, 2020

Synopsis: The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens sent by the Celestials to protect humanity from the Deviants.

Cast:

  • Richard Madden as Ikaris

  • Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo

  • Lauren Ridloff as Makkari

  • Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos

  • Salma Hayek as Ajak

  • Lia McHugh as Sprite

  • Don Lee as Gilgamesh

  • Angelina Jolie as Thena

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Film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release Date: February 12, 2021

Synopsis: Shang-Chi must confront The Mandarin, the shadowy mastermind behind the legendary Ten Rings organization.

Cast:

  • Simu Liu as Shang-Chi

  • Tony Leug as The Mandarin

  • Awkwafina as TBA

Limited Series: WandaVision

Release Date: Spring 2021

Synopsis: Wanda uncovers new facets of her magical powers while dealing with the loss of The Vision at the hands of Thanos.

Cast: 

  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

  • Paul Bettany as The Vision

  • Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau

Film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release Date: May 7, 2021

Synopsis: Doctor Strange is thrust into a horrific journey through the multiverse while battling the dark entity known only as Nightmare.

Cast: 

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange

  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

  • Benedict Wong as Wong

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Limited Series: Loki

Release Date: Spring 2021

Synopsis: When the Avengers traveled through time on a quest for the Infinity Stones, an alternate timeline was created in which Loki escaped with the Tesseract. This is what happens next.

Cast: 

  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki

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Limited Series: What If…?

Release Date: Summer 2021

Synopsis: Join the all-seeing Watcher as he reveals alternate versions of key events in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Cast: 

  • Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher

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Limited Series: Hawkeye

Release Date: Fall 2021

Synopsis: This series is set to explore more of Clint Barton’s time as the ruthless Ronin, as well as the introduction of Kate Bishop, a young girl who may just be the next Hawkeye.

Cast: 

  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye

  • TBA as Kate Bishop / Hawkeye

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Film: Thor: Love and Thunder

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Synopsis: Thor has joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. Valkyrie rules New Asgard. And Jane Foster…is worthy?

Cast: 

  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson

  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / Thor

  • Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie

  • Taika Waitit as Korg