Patuloy ang tinatawag na "The Infinity Saga" ng Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sa nakaraang San Diego Comic-Con, ni-reveal ng Marvel Studios president na si Kevin Feige ang mga susunod na mga projects ng MCU in the next two years. Kabilang na rito ang old favorites na magkakaroon ng solo films at mga bagong titles.
Una na rito ay ang standlone film ni Black Widow na pagbibidahan ni Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff. May playdate na ito na May 1, 2020 at ididirek ito ni Cate Shortland. Mga co-stars rito ni Scarlett ay sina David Harbour as Alexi, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, Rachel Weisz as Malena, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova.
“I don’t think I could have played this iteration of Natasha 10 years ago.
"It would’ve been a very different film. I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman and in all of her many facets.
"I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her, what she perceives to be the flawed side of her. And I’m looking to wipe out some of that red in my ledger, so you guys will be seeing a lot of that," sey ni Scarlett sa audience ng comic-con.
Ni-reveal na rin ang mga magiging bida ng The Eternals na ipapalabas sa November 6, 2020. The film focuses on a group of immortal beings who watch over the Earth, at pinangungunahan ito ni Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Icarus), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Lia McHugh (Sprite), and Don Lee (Gilgamesh).
Ayon sa director nitong si Chloe Zhao: “It’s about this group of incredible immortals but through their journey we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity on our time on this planet."
Na-introduce din ang bagong MCU hero, ang martial arts master na si Shang-Chi sa movie na may title na Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Pagbibidahan ito ng Chinese-Canadian actor na si Simu Liu na nakilala sa hit Canadian show na Kim's Convenience. Ididirek ito ni Destin Cretton at kasama sa cast sina Tony Leung as the Mandarin at ang Crazy Rich Asian breakthrough star na si Awkwafina.
Nagbabalik ulit si Chris Hemsworth as Thor the Lord of Thunder via Thor: Love and Thunder na may November 5, 2021. Ididirek ito ni Taika Waititi at kasama pa rin sa cast si Tessa Thompson at magbabalik sa Thor movie si Natalie Portman na umakyat sa Comic-con stage at itinaas ang Mjolnir hammer ni Thor.
Nagbiro pa si Natalie: “I’ve always had a little hammer envy."
Ayon pa kay Waititi, si Natalie ang gaganap na female version of the Asgardian god: "Only one person who could play that role, Natalie Portman!"
Inaabangan na rin ang sequel sa Doctor Strange na bida si Benedict Cumberbatch. Ito ay ang Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness na ididirek ni Scott Derrickson. May playdate ito na May 7, 2021. Ayon kay Derrickson, this will be the first scary MCU film.
Bukod kay Cumberbatch, magkakaroon din ng appearance si Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.
“He’ll be facing unexpected things. I think he’ll be in a position rather like the audience of not knowing what’s coming at him. There was a lot of authority I thought in the Avengers iterations [of Strange], so we’re going back to kind of destroy him, I think," sey ni Cumberbatch.
Bukod sa films, maglalabas din ng ilang TV series ang MCU in partnership with streaming service Disney +.
Una sa line-up ay ang Falcon and the Winter Soldier na bida sina Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Naka-schedule ito to premiere in Fall 2020.
Both Mackie and Stan took the stage with Captain America’s shield (which Chris Evans’ Captain America passed on to Mackie’s Falcon at the end of Avengers: Endgame). Makakasama rin nila sa series si Daniel Brühl who played Baron Zemo sa Captain America: Civil War.
Sa Spring 2021, magsasama sina Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch for WandaVision, isang trippy adventure with ’50s-inspired visuals. Kasama rin sa series su Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, na unang napanood sa Captain Marvel.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun. It’s going to get weird. We’re going to go deep, we’re going to have lots of surprises, and we’re going to finally understand Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch," reveal pa ni Olsen.
Dagdag naman ni Bettany: “Last thing I knew, I died in Infinity War, so I literally have never been this confused in front of this many people in my whole life."
Kasama rin sa line-up ang Loki series for Spring 2021 at bida rito si Tom Hiddleston.
“The series will focus on the Loki who grabbed the Tesseract and disappear in Endgame. The question I get asked more than any other question in Endgame was, where did Loki go, and what happened to Loki? This series will answer where he went," sey ni Feige.
Dagdag naman ni Hiddleston: "Loki hasn’t gone through the redemption arc the character had in Thor: Ragnarok. Here, he’s still the selfish villain from 2012’s The Avengers, and the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk-smashed. So there’s a lot of psychological evolution that is still yet to happen.”
Sa Summer 2021 naman, isang animated series ang ilalabas na may title na What If...?
Ayon kay Fiege: "The series explores different timelines and stories throughout the Marvel multiverse. Dozens of MCU actors will lend their voice to the series and reprise their roles, while Jeffrey Wright is signing on as the voice of the Watcher."
Sey naman ni Wright: "The Watcher is a being, a non-earthly being who observes all things. He’s watching over the multiverse and occasionally may or may not intervene with the doings of earthlings. Other than that, he’s off doing his own thing.”
Magkakaroon din ng Hawkeye series by Fall 2021 at bida rito si Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton. May ime-mentor siya rito na si Kate Bishop who will take on the Hawkeye mantle.
“The show follows Clint as he gets to shepherd an amazing character to hopefully be a better version of Hawkeye," sey pa ni Renner.
Kasama rin sa announcement bi Feige ang ilan pang MCU sequels na Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Black Panther 2. Magkakaroon din ng Fantastic Four at X-Men movies.
Binalita rin ni Feige ang pagbida ng two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali bilang ang iconic vampire hunter sa bagong Blade movie.
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