by @holocronJosh for @mar_tesseract
Warning: Spoilers for Chapter 9 of WandaVision are included in this article
With “The Series Finale,” WandaVision ended with an emotional farewell, in which Wanda was forced to part ways from her husband and two children, along with the the fantasy world she created for her family. Despite these events, this won’t be the last time we see Wanda Maximoff, or the Vision, for that matter. Here’s what’s to come for these characters – and the larger MCU at hand.
The Falcon and The Winter Solider – Premieres March 19 on Disney+
Just two weeks after the WandaVision finale comes the next Disney+ series from Marvel Studios, titled The Falcon and The Winter Solider. This show, which seems to be in the vein of a political thriller like Captain America: The Winter Solider, stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanKamp, Wyatt Russell, and Erin Kellyman, and picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, in which Steve Rogers hands over the Cap shield to Sam Wilson
Black Widow – May 6, 2021
Marvel fans have had to wait a long time to see Black Widow, the Scarlett Johansson let prequel film set prior to the events of Avengers: Endgame (and the title character’s death). Originally set to premiere in May of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the film several times, yet it’s now scheduled for release on May 6, nearly exactly one year after the original release date. With the pandemic still at large, many fans are apprehensive about Black Widow meeting its current release date. However, given the decrease in cases in the U.S., along with the increase in vaccinations, the reopening of movie theaters in New York and (soon) Los Angeles, and the hybrid Disney+/theatrical model that Disney have opted to go with for Raya and the Last Dragon, fans should still have hope that this May finally sees the release of Black Widow. Along with Johansson, Black Widow features Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, and O.T. Fagbenle as the villainous Taskmaster.
Loki – June 11, 2021
The God of Mischief returns in his own Disney+ show, aptly titled ‘Loki’, which premieres this summer on the streaming service. While not much is known about the plot at this time, fans can look forward to the return of Tom Hiddleston as the lead hero, along with new recruit Owen Wilson. This series is written by Michael Waldron, who recently signed an exclusive deal with Disney and was tapped to write Kevin Feige’s upcoming Star Wars film.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage – June 25, 2021
Tom Hardy’s Venom is finally getting a sequel film, scheduled to release this June. Directed by Andy Serkis, perhaps best known as an actor for his roles as Gollum in Lord of the Rings and Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars, Hardy is joined by Woody Harrelson as the infamous serial killer Cletus Cassidy, who turns into Carnage, one of the most famous Spider-Man villains.
Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings – July 9, 2021
The second Marvel film scheduled to release this year is Shang- Chi, starring Simu Liu in the lead role. Chi is a martial artist superhero that will go up against the real version of the Mandarin. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the cast also includes Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and more.
What If…? – Summer 2021
What If?, the animated project coming from Marvel Studios, is highly anticipated by fans and is set to arrive this summer on Disney+. Some of the storylines include Peggy Carter receiving the super serum rather than Steve Rogers. What If? will mark the last appearance of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther after his tragic passing in August of 2020.
Ms. Marvel – Late 2021
Ms. Marvel will follow the adventures of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who develops shapeshifting, elasticity, and healing powers. Khan will be played by newcomer Iman Vellani, and will be seen in late 2021 on Disney+.
Eternals – November 5, 2021
Marvel fans should be extremely excited about the second film set to release this year, directed by Chloe Zhao. Zhao, who also wrote the movie, won big at this year’s Golden Globes, taking home the Best Director award for drama films. Zhao is also the favorite to win best director at this year’s Academy Awards
Hawkeye – Late 2021
Another Disney+ show, Hawkeye sees the return of Jeremy Renner in the MCU, alongside another archer, Kate Bishop. Bishop will be played by Hailee Steinfeld.
Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17 2021
No Way Home is arguably the most anticipated project currently in development at Marvel Studios. The third entry in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy will feature the return of Alfred Molina as Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx as Electro, and seems to be the first live action Spidey movie to feature the multiverse. Rumors are rampant that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will also appear as their respective Spider-Men in the film as well. No Way Home will be exclusively released in theaters this December.
As you can see, there’s a lot in store for Marvel fans in the future and we’ve just covered 2021! Stay tuned to Marvel Tesseract for more coverage of everything Marvel coming soon.
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