With Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” dominating the box office, it’s time to start looking forward to what movies are next from Disney’s most successful movie franchise. If you haven’t seen Endgame yet and are avoiding spoilers, you might want to stop reading after we discuss the next Spider-Man movie.
Up first is “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which Marvel Studios’ chief Kevin Feige has said is the technical end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why this is a Marvel movie, it is technically a Sony movie, not a Disney one. That said, Tom Holland is doing a great job as your friendly neighborhood spider-man and I expect this series to continue.
Despite what would seem like a fairly definitive end for the character in Endgame, Black Widow is due for her own stand alone film in 2020 with filming beginning later this year. It’s very likely this is an ‘origin’ movie and does not take place after the events of Endgame.
The third volume of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies is ready to shoot to the script penned by James Gunn, who is returning to direct. It sounds like the earliest everyone can get time cleared on their schedules is 2020. As teams split up at the end of Endgame, Thor had joined the Guardians. So it will be interesting to see if he appears in the next volume.
Chris Hemsworth is reportedly interested in continuing to play Thor, perhaps in another feature film or two. After being down on the character after Thor: Dark World, he had his spirits revived by Thor: Ragnarok. The next movie would likely be a sequel to that with the same director.
A new family of super heroes will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe when “Eternals,” with Angelina Jolie in a leading role, starts shooting this year. We’re also looking forward to “Shang-Chi,” which is Marvel’s first movie centered on an Asian super hero.
Other movies we know are coming back for sequels include “Black Panther,” “Dr. Strange,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” have all had sequels announced. Kevin Feige has also said that he expects Captain Marvel to be a the center of an over-arching series of stories similar to how Captain America’s movies progressed.
Of course, the idea of the “Avengers” for another group movie isn’t necessarily dead either. As “Captain America: Civil War” proved, you don’t even need Avengers in the title to have a group movie either.
Finally, Marvel Cinematic Universe character are making a big play on Disney+. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) have their own series – Wandavision. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Solder (Sebastian Stan) are teamed up for another series. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will have a Disney+ series. Even Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is getting his own series. These aren’t typical 12-14 episode orders like you see on broadcast or cable TV, but instead will be 6 to 8 more cinematic episodes, think Game of Thrones.
Which Marvel Super Hero do you think deserves to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We’re hoping for a “Nova” movie ourselves.