Marvel Phase 4 Movies and Disney Plus Shows Confirmed
Release Date: November 2020
Chloe Zhao will be the director of The Eternals. The Eternals will star Richard Madden as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Don Lee as Gilgamesh also known as The Forgotten One, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as The Leader, and Lia McHugh.
The Eternals will feature the first deaf actor and character in the MCU.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier coming Fall 2020 on Disney+
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were at Hall H to announce the show. Mackie was also carrying Captain America’s Shield. Zemo will be in the show and was shown bearded and wearing his iconic hood. Daniel Bruhl will be reprising his role as Zemo.
Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings
Release date: February 12 2021
Shang-Chi will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and star Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina, as well as Tony Leung who will be playing the Mandarin. Simu Liu was just cast in the role a little over a week ago.
WandaVision coming Spring 2021 on Disney+
WandaVision is set after the events of Avengers Endgame. Monica Rambeau will be played by Teyonah Paris.
Loki coming Spring 2021 to Disney Plus
The Endgame scenes where Loki leaves with the Tesseract leads into the Disney+ Series. So 2012 Loki is on the loose and we are going to find out what the God of Mischief is up to. Tom Hiddleston is starring as Loki.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
Release Date: May 7 2021
Although rated PG-13, Scott Derrickson teased that Multiverse of Madness will be the first “scary” MCU film. Scarlet Witch will be in Multiverse of Madness and it will tie into WandaVision.
Nightmare will be the villain featured in the film.
Marvel’s What If? coming Summer 2021 on Disney+
Jeffrey Wright has been cast as the voice of The Watcher and will narrate the series. Many actors from the MCU will be reprising their roles as voice talent for the show.
Hawkeye coming Fall 2021 on Disney+
Hawkeye will star Jeremy Renner and introduce Kate Bishop.
Thor Love and Thunder
Release Date November 2021
Director Taika Waititi is back along with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Love and Thunder will be based on Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor run which features a female Thor played by Natalie Portman. Tessa Thompson teases that Valkyrie is LGBTQ+ in the MCU.
Release Date November 2020
The film will focus on Black Widow’s past. Scarlett Johansson will be back as Black Widow with David Harbour as Alexi, Rachel Weisz, O-T Fagbenle, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a sister figure to Natasha. Cate Shortland will direct.
Black Widow will take place after the events of Captain America Civil War. Taskmaster has been confirmed as the villain, footage at SDCC showed Natasha fighting him.
Marvel Studios Comic Con News
Fantastic Four in development.
X-Men in development.
Captain Marvel 2 in development.
Black Panther 2 in development.
Blade starring Mahershala Ali as Blade.
Which one of the Marvel Studios Phase 4 films and TV shows are you excited for? Me? All of them. Bring on all that Marvel goodness because this geek girl is ready.
We Love You 3000 Tour Info
Marvel will be greeting and treating fans at each tour stop. Funko Pop collectors are in luck, a total of 3,000 MCU Vinyl Figures will be distributed to fans throughout the tour. Additional giveaways range from exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints to McDonald’s vouchers for a free Happy Meal plus an Avengers: Endgame Happy Meal toy to a MCU inspired sundaes and recipe cards courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.
Best Buy will serve as the location for 5 “We Love You 3000” Tour stops, hosting in-store fan events to celebrate the nationwide release of Marvel Studios “Avengers: Endgame” on Blu-ray Aug. 13. Events will feature signings with Marvel Studios filmmakers and/or MCU talent and a special digital photo booth. Plus specialty promotional giveaways including MCU Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures and exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints, and much more.
We Love You 3000 Tour Stops
July 20: SAN DIEGO, Comic-Con International – Directors Anthony & Joe Russo, Writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and a special guest from the MCU
July 30: EVERETT, WA, Funko HQ to be announced
August 8: SAN FRANCISCO, Giants vs. Phillies at Oracle Park – Directors Anthony & Joe Russo at the San Francisco Giants’ Marvel Night
August 13: MIAMI, Best Buy store – to be announced
August 13: CHICAGO, Best Buy store – Directors Anthony & Joe Russo
August 13: TORRANCE, CA, Best Buy store – to be announced
August 14: MINNEAPOLIS, Best Buy store – Directors Anthony & Joe Russo
August 20: CLEVELAND, Best Buy store – Directors Anthony & Joe Russo
August 23-25: ANAHEIM, CA, D23 Expo 2019- to be announced
For more information on what’s taking place in each market, visit www.Marvel.com/
Is there a We Love You 3000 tour stop near you? I wish there was one near me. If someone wants to send me an extra Pop Figure I would love you til the end of the line. If you go to the event be sure to use #WeLoveYou3000 to be a part of the conversation.
Avengers Endgame arrives on Digital HD July 30 and on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD August 13
Spider-Man Far From Home Easter Eggs
Throughout the movie look for bridges. This imagery foreshadows the final battle between Peter and Mysterio. It’s also a callback to Mysterio’s debut in the Spider-Man comics.
Sandman is the first Elemental we see in the film. Look closely at the silver car’s license plate of 463 to see the reference to The Amazing Spider-Man #4 published in 1963 which introduced Sandman.
During the In Memoriam video we see Captain America. Since Steve Rogers ended up as an old man, the world may think he died as well.
There are drawings of Iron Man covering one wall of Peter’s art class.
Peter is wearing the Iron Spider suit. This is the last suit Tony Stark gave him.
Look for a poster of Crusher Hogan. Joseph “Crusher” Hogan is a wrestler whom in the comics Peter Parker tests out his new found Spider-Man powers on.
Peter sends Nick Fury to voicemail, a classic Tony Stark move. He did this to Secretary of State Ross at the end of Captain America Civil War.
Mike Piazza pennant hangs on the wall in Peter’s room. Mike Piazza played for the New York Mets among other teams. Peter is a Mets fan.
We also know Peter loves Star Wars. Look for a Tie Fighter on the shelf in his room.
Peter’s luggage has the initials B.F.P. showing this suitcase belonged to his Uncle Ben.
Midtown School of Science & Technology heads to Europe
On the plane some the movie choices include The Snap, Finding Wakanda, Hunting Hydra, NOVA: Einstein Rosen Bridges with Dr. Erik Selvig, and Heart of Iron: The Tony Stark Story.
In Italy when Betty is taking a photo of Ned, look at the boat behind him. It says ASM 212. Hydroman, who attacks them on this portion of the trip, was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #212.
Flash mentions a guy name Morris Bench as a possible answer to who/what is Hydroman. Morris Bench is Hydroman in the comic books.
Nick Fury makes his entrance similar to how Steve Rogers found him in The Winter Soldier: sitting alone in a darkened room.
Confirmation that those are in fact Tony Stark’s glasses we saw Peter wearing in the trailer.
“Uneasy is the head that wears the crown” is a quote from Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Which is not a Star Wars reference. Previously Peter has made other pop culture references while on missions, including one about The Empire Strikes Back, a Star Wars film.
Nick Fury (Talos) says “he’s from Earth, just not yours.” A clue that Fury isn’t Fury.
Earth 833 – is the Earth in Marvel Comics home to Spider-UK.
Earth 616 – is the Earth most of the Marvel Comic stories take place. It also refers to EGO.
Ned and Peter share their best friends handshake.
EDITH– Even Dead I’m The Hero. Tony loves his acronyms. That’s a hint at what is to come later.
The Spider-Man Stealth Suit is a nod to Spider-Man Noir and the Big Time suit.
Peter not knowing how to use the tech he is given is a recurring theme. In Homecoming he activates Instant Kill by accident. This time he launches a drone strike on his bus.
“I’m still the guy in the chair!” Ned was Peter’s guy in the chair in Homecoming.
Captain America Civil War Flashback: Tony introducing BARF to the students at MIT. Turns out it was Quentin Beck who had worked so hard on that technology only for Tony to use it in a way Beck hated.
Mysterious crew members are seen throughout the film, specifically in each scene where an elemental shows up.
In another flashback we see William Ginter Riva being yelled at by Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man. Beck, William, and countless other former Stark employees have teamed up to bring the world Mysterio.
During the first drone fight with Mysterio:
Peter is seen in several different suits. Including the traditional Blue and Red Spider-Man suit, his homemade suit that Tony finds hiding in the ceiling, and of course the stealth suit.
A broken Captain America Statue is seen lying on the ground in front of Mysterio’s Statue.
At Tony’s grave, a Zombie Iron Man crawls out of the ground. This is a nod to the Marvel Zombies comics by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead).
Heading to London
Nick Fury (Talos) makes a comment about Kree Sleeper Cells. This could be a clue as to what is to come in the future and/or why the real Nick Fury is in space on a Skrull ship.
Peter asks Happy to tell him something only the real Happy would know. This is similar to how Captain Marvel determined if Fury was a Skrull or an actual person.
The Avengers Theme is heard when Peter Parker approaches the back of the plane.
The suit Peter designs using Tony’s tech ends up being red and black. Spider-Man’s original design by Steve Ditko was a red and black suit.
Happy plays Back in Black by AC/DC, Iron Man’s theme song. Peter remarks I love Led Zeppelin! Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song is heavily featured in Thor Ragnarok.
The Fight For London
On the bridge as MJ, Ned, and Betty are seen running away, look for the black Audi. The license plate says 2865 SEP. Molten Man debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #28 released in September 1965.
The final battle occurs on and around the Tower Bridge. In The Amazing Spider-Man #13, Mysterio’s premiere issue, he battles Peter on the Brooklyn Bridge, messing with Peter’s Spidey Senses, and ultimately causing Peter to lose the fight.
When the Elementals seemingly combine into one massive baddie, Mr. Dell remarks it’s like the Power Rangers. Mr. Harrington tells him it’s Voltron he’s thinking about.
Peter picks up the Tower Bridge Sign and his modified Drone. He heads out to battle all the drones like Captain America holding both his shield and Mjolnir in Avengers Endgame.
Happy throws a shield, poorly, and wonders how Cap does it.
MJ and Peter are standing in front of Grand Central. This is a famous MCU location, as it is where we see the superhero spin of the original Avengers assembling in Avengers.
Look closely at the green construction banner in front of Grand Central. It says “We are so excited to show you what comes next.” It also features the numbers 1, 2, and 3 with the circle for 4 being a question mark. Spider-Man Far From Home is the end of Phase 3 of the MCU.
Spider-Man Far From Home Mid Credit Scene Easter Eggs
Mysterio frames Spider-Man for the attack on London and his death. In the comics he frames Spider-Man for robbing the Midtown Museum.
When Peter Parker is revealed to be Spider-Man, Peter says what the f… and is cut off. In Homecoming this is May’s reaction when she sees Peter in the suit.
J. Jonah Jameson is the editor and chief of The Daily Bugle: a New York newspaper and known in the Spider-Man universe as a hater of all things Spider-Man. JK Simmons is portraying Jameson in the film, making him the first making Marvel character to be portrayed by the same actor in both their MCU and non-MCU live-action depictions. It seems like The Daily Bugle this time is a website like TMZ meets InfoWars.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scene Easter Eggs
Talos and Soren have been masquerading as Fury and Hill the entire film. As stated above their were several clues. Also note, Maria is heard calling Fury, “Nick.” In Captain Marvel he makes it clear no one calls him Nick.
Nick Fury is in space on a Skrull ship relaxing while also building up the Skrull army. This could be to combat the Kree Forces Talos mentioned earlier in the film.
Did you spot any I missed? Leave them in the comments below.
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Alright Spidey fans lets get into it. Here are the Spider-Man Far From Home post credit scenes explained and what they mean for Phase 4 of the MCU.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scenes
Spider-Man Far From Home has two post credit scenes that are giving fans a lot to discuss. From what is going to happen now that the world knows and thinks Peter Parker is a killer Spider-Man to how long has Talos been Fury? Here are my thoughts on these two stellar scenes.
Spider-Man Far From Home Mid-Credit Scene Explained
The Spider-Man Far From Home mid-credit scene picks up right where the film left off, MJ and Peter just finished swinging through New York City and are saying their goodbyes. As Peter is about to swing away, the news comes on with a doctored scene of what happened on the Tower Bridge. And just like the comic books, Mysterio has framed Spider-Man for the whole scene and showing him to be a murderer.
Quick recap: Spider-Man didn’t cause the destruction, I mean maybe indirectly because he handed over EDITH but we will look past that. Also, Spider-Man is innocent. Unfortunately now the world knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man and thinks he’s a criminal. Especially since J. Jonah Jameson is all over his case.
J. Jonah Jameson, the editor and chief of The Daily Bugle: a New York newspaper, is known in the Spider-Man universe as a hater of all things Spider-Man. Jameson constantly carries out smear campaigns against Spider-Man, and in some runs, employs Peter Parker as a photojournalist.
Spidey fans were excited to see this notorious pain in Spider-Man’s you know what show up in the MCU. JK Simmons is portraying Jameson in the film, making him the first making Marvel character to be portrayed by the same actor in both their MCU and non-MCU live-action depictions. It seems like The Daily Bugle this time might not be a paper but a news program or something like TMZ meets InfoWars.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scene Explained
Post Credit scenes in the MCU range from hilarious and calm like the end of Avengers where they are all eating Shawarma to the beginning of the Avengers Initiative. The Spider-Man Far From Home post credit scene is more on the Avengers Initiative side. We finally learned why Nicky Fury has seemed off the entire film.
Everyone’s favorite Skrull, Talos, has been masquerading as Nick Fury for the whole time. While his wife Soren was impersonating Maria Hill. Talos calls Fury to tell him about everything that happened, and Nick in true form hangs up on him. It looked as if Fury was hanging out on an island, TAHITI anyone?, but a pan out revealed he’s actually on the Skrulls’ ship taking a break. No Goose The Cat sightings though.
What do the Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scenes Mean For Phase 4?
Lets start with the Mid-Credit Scene. Peter Parker and Aunt May are going to have to go somewhere to ride out this storm of false information and hatred towards Spider-Man. More than likely they will end up at the newly rebuilt Avengers Compound with Happy more than happy to entertain May. Peter deals with something similar in the comics.
Daredevil is that you? Speculations are high that Peter Parker will need the help of a lawyer and Matt Murdoch could be the hero to take on the case. Since the cancelation of the Netflix show, it would be nice to see Daredevil show up in the MCU with Charlie Cox reprising the role.
Peter Parker has been unmasked in the comics before. Most notably in Civil War #2, although it should be known he chose to tell his identity then. However he eventually gets his anonymity back but it comes in a very costly, comic book kind of way.
So while this isn’t new territory, it will be interesting to see the route Marvel Studios will take now that everyone knows. Will he, like Tony Stark, be loud and proud I am Spider-Man? Or will something happen where he allows Mephisto to alter reality to the tune of Amazing Spider-Man #544? Yes I realize this is super controversial, I’m not a big fan of this run either but who knows what will happen in the MCU?
And now the Post Credit Scene. What is going on with Nick Fury? I’ve seen some several threads were fans are trying to determine how long Talos has been Fury. I’m sticking with Fury was himself at Tony Stark’s funeral and shortly after that took off to space with Maria Hill to work with the Skrulls. This could point to a Kree threat coming back to Earth or something bigger and badder, Galactus perhaps.
In the comic book series Original Sin, we find out that Nicky Fury on Earth is actually a number of Life Model Decoys who are so advanced they could fall almost anyone or anything. The real Nick Fury, it was revealed, was in space protecting the Earth against a number alien threats.
I don’t see the MCU going this route, at least in the sense that Fury hasn’t been Fury the whole time. But I do see him now hanging out with his friends Captain Marvel, Goose the Cat, and the Skrulls in space. He has always been on the lookout for the next big threat. It makes sense that after the devastation caused by Thanos, Fury would turn his total attention to the cosmos and worry less about threats like Mysterio, sending Talos in his stead.
We should also keep in mind as of Captain Marvel, one Skrull is missing. He might not have gotten the memo that they are all good with Earth now and Secret Invasion could still be on the table.
Whether we see someone like Galactus show up or the formation of the Sinister Six, Phase 4 of the MCU promises to be just as exciting and action packed as the first 3. I for one, am looking forward to seeing how the X-Men and Fantastic Four come into play.
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6 Comics to Read Before Spider-Man Far From Home
The big questions people are asking are who is Mysterio? And Is Mysterio friend or foe? He seems like a friend, but if you read the comics you learn quickly he is anything but. Quentin Beck is not a friend to Spider-Man. So to prep for Far From Home, lets start with our newest villain.
Who is Mysterio?
Mysterio, Quentin Beck, debuted in the Marvel Comics in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in 1964. Mysterio is a special effects expert, master magician, and great at hand-to-hand combat. He could’ve quite possibly created the monsters/bad guys that they are fighting in Far From Home. To get to know him, you should definitely start at the beginning.
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
In his premiere issue, Mysterio begins by framing Spider-Man for crimes committed throughout New York City. He even devises a way to mess with Peter’s Spidey Senses, causing Peter to lose the battle on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
Soon after his introduction into the Marvel Comic world, Mysterio became a founding member of the Sinister Six. Another member happens to be Vulture who is currently serving time in the MCU in prison along with the Scorpion. If Mysterio ends up in the same prison we could have the beginnings of the Sinister Six.
Bonus Comic: Daredevil Vol 2 #1-8 Guardian Devil
Arguably one of the best comics to feature Mysterio, has nothing to do with Spider-Man. Daredevil has to protect an infant, who could either be humanity’s savior or the antichrist. As you read through the story, Mysterio is revealed to be a large driver of the plot and causes the event that would lead to the death of Karen Page.
Now that you have a strong idea about who Mysterio is and what he is capable of, lets talk about Spider-Man. Tom Holland has shared that Brian Michael Bendis’ hit Ultimate Spider-Man run was what inspired his performance in Spider-Man Homecoming. In the Ultimate Spider-Man, we meet a teenage Spidey, reimagined for a more modern world.
Ultimate Spider-Man #13 Unmasked
In Unmasked, Peter reveals his secret alter-ego to his girlfriend Mary Jane. In the previews for Far From Home, Peter begins to tell MJ something and she replies that she knows he is Spider-Man. Whether or not that turns out to be sarcasm we won’t know until the film opens. But it would be good to read up on what happens when more people find out about Peter.
The Amazing Spider-Man #38 The Conversation
In Far From Home Aunt May clearly knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Issue #38 of The Amazing Spider-Man tells a story of Aunt May confront Peter about his alter ego. I hope to see a smilier heart to heart at the beginning of this film.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1 The World According To Peter Parker
We all know Peter is dealing with the loss of Tony Stark and it’s taking a heavy toll on him. In The World According To Peter Parker, it shows how Peter is dealing with daily life and the grief and guilt of living in a world post massive tragedy. Sounds familiar right?
Ultimate Spider-Man #150
In this anniversary issue of Ultimate Spider-Man, we see how he interacts with his fellow heroes. He’s always making messes of things, causing tons of damage, and all around could use a few pointers from the veterans. In this issue, Captain America, Iron Man, Carol Danvers, and Thor decide what Spidey needs is some superhero lessons.
All along in the MCU, Peter has been learning from the other heroes. He’s almost like the child of all the original Avengers. In Far From Home, Fury looks to be continuing the parenting theme with some tough love.
Spider-Man Far From Home Elementals
The monsters we see Mysterio and Spider-Man fighting in the trailer are based on the B-List versions of The Elementals. The original Elementals, Ms. Marvel villains, are immortals with power over natural forces. The Far From Home Elementals are not quite as powerful, or immortal.
The Elemental baddies in Far From Home seem like mindless, albeit tough monsters, with very little of their comic book counterparts. I’m still holding out they were created my Mysterio in an effort to become the top hero of the world. See the #1 comic on this list.
These monsters are based on Molten Man and Hydro-Man. I don’t think their comic book lives will play into the story but if you are curious to learn more about them read The Amazing Spider-Man #133 and The Amazing Spider-Man #212.
Spider-Man Far From Home is in theaters July 2, 2019
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