Published on May 2nd, 2019 | by Jerry Doby1
The MCU Movies Penned to Follow Avengers: Endgame
The MCU Movies Penned to Follow Avengers: Endgame
With Avengers: Endgame on the horizon, penned for a late April 2019 release, Marvel fans around the world have been hard at work speculating – who wins, who survives, and just who goes on to release another standalone movie in the years to come?
Since its dawn in 2008 with the cinematic release of Iron Man, the MCU has been nothing less than an award-winning, blockbusting franchise, and it’s not done yet. From start to finish, here are the next set of movies in the Marvel pipeline that we currently know of.
Spider-man: Far From Home, July 15th 2019
Everyone’s favourite radioactive teenager is back in July 2019, and he’s on holiday abroad. Spider-man: Far From Home will take place in Europe, featuring sweetheart Tom Holland as Spider-man himself and Jake Gyllenhaal as renowned comic book villain Mysterio. Spider-man: Far From Home takes place after Avengers: Endgame supposedly, confirming that not everyone who got ‘snapped’ in Infinity War is gone for good.
Black Widow, 2020
Since her first appearance in Iron Man 2, Black Widow has headlined the role of heroic women in an otherwise male-dominated MCU. Actress Scarlet Johansson has piloted this character through every battle since, from Avengers Assemble to the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. It’s about time she got her own standalone movie. A spy, a warrior, a hero, we’ll have to wait and see to find out when and where Black Widow’s story takes place in terms of MCU chronology. There’s certainly room in her character and the franchise for an espionage-themed foray – perhaps as an origin story.
The Eternals, 2020
Director Chloe Zhao is on the books to direct a Marvel movie featuring ‘the Eternals,’ a race of superhuman, immortal beings. In the comics, the Eternals maintain the powers of flight, telepathy and even the ability to manipulate matter. Tasked with the role of protecting Earth, one has to wonder how these beings will interact with its current defenders, the Avengers, featured everywhere from lunchboxes to billboards to online casino slots. There may be room for conflict here.
Black Panther 2, TBD
Following an outstanding box office performance and rip roaring audience reception, Ryan Coogler has since signed on to direct and write the sequel to Black Panther, Black Panther 2. Though few details are currently known, we’ll likely see T’Challa, his genius sister Shuri and their myriad cast of supporting characters back in badass action in no time. Reportedly, shooting for Black Panther 2 will begin in either late 2019 or early 2020.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, TBD
Beloved as much for its soundtrack as its plucky crew of misfits, the Guardians of the Galaxy series is primed to return following Avengers: Endgame. Described as an epic conclusion to the story director James Gunn began back in 2014, the movie will be helping to ‘plant the seeds of what’s to come.’ Perhaps these seeds will include the MCU hero Adam Warlock, first mentioned in the post credits scenes of Guardians 2.
Recent news has martial arts fans everywhere hyped. Shang Chi, the ‘Master of Kung Fu,’ is supposedly filming in Australia right this very moment. An underdog in terms of his powers, Shang-Chi is a regular ol’ human being from the MCU who just so happens to be in total mastery of his body and its chi. Learned in countless forms of hand to hand combat, he’s as skilled as he is deadly.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton fills the role of director for now, and we can presumably expect Shang-Chi to hit cinemas some time within the next few years. If Avengers: Endgame is anything to go by, the team will certainly have a few vacancies open for new heroes!
Ms. Marvel, TBD
Though few details are outstanding for the moment, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘has plans’ for young comic book superhero Kamala Khan, according to head Kevin Feige. Inspired in both name and action by Captain Marvel (who debuted just earlier this year), Ms. Marvel would be a series of firsts for the franchise should she ever make it to the big screen. Not only the first black woman to headline her own movie, but the first Muslim one, too.
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Still not enough? thegamer.com has a list of the best Marvel games of all time to boot, and Digital Spy have ordered every MCU movie in chronological order. The latter makes for dozens of hours of content alone.
With such a huge following and history of success, MCU has the potential for an even brighter future. More games, more movies, more lunchboxes, bilboards and jackpots. Only time will tell, however, which heroes will be at the helm of such success. Will Thor, Cap and Ironman reprise their roles? Or will newer, younger talent rise up and take their place, as so often happens in the comicbook universe? See Avengers: Endgame come April 26th to find out.