‘Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies’ Teases ‘The Eternals’, ‘Shang Chi’, And Many Others In New Video


May 03, 2021

By Jay Ku

With the aftermath of 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaving us in shock, and this year’s ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ setting up the next phase, Marvel gives us a glimpse of the newest members of the MCU family.

Marvel studios unleashed a new video on YouTube, sharing the first footage from ‘The Eternals’, Oscar winner Chloé Zhao’s movie about a race of immortal beings who protect earth from villains called the Deviants. Not only that, the video also gives us a look ahead at the Phase Four movie slate, including official titles for ‘Black Panther 2’ and ‘Captain Marvel 2’.

Before revealing the upcoming MCU movies, the teaser shows many shots from the previous movies, including footage of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ shot from its opening night on April 26 2019, complete with ecstatic cheers from the audience. The video also tugs at the viewer’s heartstrings by including a voiceover of the late Stan Lee’s 2017 ‘Anti-Comicsgate’ video.

“I love being with people,” the voiceover opens. “It’s the most incredible thing in the world. That world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change: we’re all part of one big family… We’re all part of one universe that moves ever upward and onward to greater glory.”

Starting with the most anticipated reveal of ‘The Eternals’, the footage features these comic book heroes: Richard Madden as Icarus, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Not only are they shown in their normal clothes, but their superhero costumes are also briefly featured. Angelina Jolie’s Thena, however, gets a more action-packed shot wielding a glowing celestial blade.

‘The Eternals’ is set for release on November 5 later this year, and Marvel confirmed the current release schedule for the others in the lineup.

The official title for the ‘Black Panther’ sequel will be ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already confirmed that the late Chadwick Boseman’s role will not be recast.

‘Captain Marvel 2’ now also gets the title of ‘The Marvels’, likely as a nod to the fact that Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will be joined by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan after he ‘Ms. Marvel’ debut on Disney+, as well as Teyonah Parris returning as Monica Rambeau from the ‘WandaVision’ show.

Black Widow is coming to theaters and Disney+ as a Premier Access film on July 9, ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings’ starring Simu Liu will arrive in theaters on September 3, and that will be followed by ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ on December 17.

Kicking off 2022 is ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ on March 25, followed by ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ on May 6, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ on July 8, and ‘The Marvels’ on November 11.

In 2023, we have ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ on February 17, and the newly announced date for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3’ on May 5. The announcements ended with a logo for the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. While a date is not yet confirmed, it is possible that it is scheduled for some time in 2023.