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What’s Next For the MCU? Here’s the Phase Four and Beyond Lineup

Now that Malaysian cinemas are open again, the question on a lot of people’s mind is, when are we gonna get the big blockbusters again? Well, that answer is of course, complicated. While Malaysia has been doing a tremendous job in kicking Covid-19’s ass, the same can’t be said about the United States. The US is the country with the most COVID-19 cases — more than 3 million confirmed cases and 137 000 deaths — and the numbers keep rising. Which means that it’s difficult to say when things will go back to normal over there and when studios big and small will start releasing their films again, though there are some in the industry, like Christopher Nolan, who appear to be confident that the crisis will be resolved sooner rather than later.

So, yes, we have no idea when we’ll be able to catch TenetMulan, or any of the exciting MCU movies that are currently in the works. However, that shouldn’t stop us from getting excited for the future. Personally, I’m eager to watch the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Here’s the lineup for phase four and beyond of the MCU.

Black Widow

Release Date: November 5, 2020

Director: Cate Shortland

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and David Harbour

The Eternals

Release Date: February 11, 2021

Director: Chloe Zhao

Cast: Gemma Chan as Sersi, 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, and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman (aka Black Knight), with Angelina Jolie as Thena and Barry Keoghan.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release Date: May 6, 2021

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung

Untitled Spider-Man (Tom Holland) Sequel

Release Date: November 4, 2021

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release Date: February 10, 2022

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release Date: March 24, 2022

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen

Black Panther 2

Release Date: May 5, 2022

Director/Writer: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Chadwick Boseman

Captain Marvel 2

Release Date: July 7, 2022

Director: TBD

Cast: Brie Larson

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release Date:TBA

Director/Writer: James Gunn

Cast: TBA, but expect the usual gang to return


Release Date: TBA

Director: TBA

CastMahershala Ali