Marvel Studios finally announces Phase 4 titles, release dates

After over a year of movie release and production delays, Marvel Studios announced the titles and release dates for "phase 4" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 3, Monday. 

The featurette opens with the voice of the late comic legend Stan Lee, before it cuts to a clip to the audience reacting to a pivotal scene in Avengers: Endgame and new footage from upcoming releases Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals. 

It was also through the featurette that Marvel Entertainment announced the official lineup for its "phase 4":

  • Black Widow – July 9, 2021
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – September 3, 2021
  • Eternals – November 5, 2021
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17, 2021
  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness – March 25, 2022
  • Thor: Love And Thunder – May 6, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – July 8, 2022
  • The Marvels – November 11, 2022
  • Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023

The studio did leave one release date out – for Fantastic Four, which is set to be directed by Jon Watts.

In 2019, Spider-Man: Far From Home concluded Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It followed Avengers: Endgame, which recorded a P1.3 billion (US$ 24.6 million) gross over 9 days in the Philippines alone.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a shared fictional universe of characters based on Marvel Comics. The first 3 phases of the MCU – collective called the Infinity Saga – spanned 23 movies from 2008 to 2019. – Ysa Abad/Rappler.com