On Saturday, Marvel held its highly-anticipated panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The studio blessed fans with a major reveal about its plans for its cinematic universe. Studio boss Kevin Feige announced not one, not two, but eleven Marvel projects, which include TV spin-off and stand-alone movies, set to release within the next two years.
Feige revealed that Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Widow and more are all slated for solo movies, with the surprising news that Natalie Portman will star as the new female Thor. The Marvel president also teased the return of other favorites, including sequels for the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, while Fantastic 4 and new X-Men movies will be released in the not-too-distant future. The studio also made the groundbreaking reveal that it will be rebooting Blade, this time starring Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter.
Marvel also confirmed a few standalone superhero movies fans have been anticipating. Notably, the Jeremy Renner-led Hawkeye that begins streaming on Disney+ in Fall 2021 and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, set to hit theaters on May 1, 2020.
Last, but certainly not least, a new movie about “The Eternals”, a new superhero team, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kumail Nanjiani. Feige told the audience that the movie would deliver something “entirely new and entirely different.” Eternals hits cinemas November 6, 2020.
While fan-favorites Captain America and Iron Man are very much over, the Marvel universe is still looking very bright.