If Phase 4 had you barely involved, relaxation assured that there’s a plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe going ahead, and it got here into fuller focus on the D23 expo over the weekend.
On the heels of Comic-Con, the place Marvel unveiled designs for a movie and tv slate stretching till 2025, a bevy of buzzy trailers and bulletins had been revealed Saturday throughout the studio’s presentation on the semi-annual Disney occasion.
While Marvel held again on main casting information (Penn Badgley, blink twice in the event you’re Mister Fantastic), attendees had been handled to unique footage from upcoming movies like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” in addition to Disney+ collection like “Loki” and “Ironheart.”
But Marvel additionally dropped a handful of sneak peeks on-line, together with trailers for “Secret Invasion,” which marks Samuel L. Jackson’s return to the MCU, and the primary take a look at the upcoming Halloween particular “Werewolf by Night,” starring Gael García Bernal.
Check out probably the most thrilling trailers and bulletins under.
After an prolonged sojourn off-planet, Jackson’s Nick Fury is firmly again in motion for the upcoming Disney+ collection “Secret Invasion.” Pulled into the battle by Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Fury will face off towards a sect of Skrulls, shape-shifting creatures who’ve been working undercover for years to infiltrate Earth.
Returning characters embrace Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), however the forged of the six-part restricted collection can also be stacked with new faces like Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke. “Secret Invasion” is about to premiere in 2023.
“Armor Wars,” Cheadle’s long-promised solo journey sans Iron Man, will decide up the place “Secret Invasion” left off. No particulars in regards to the plot have been launched, however based on Empire, the collection will comply with Rhodes (aka the superhero War Machine) as he tracks down “people who have stolen versions of his late friend Tony Stark’s tech.”
“Werewolf By Night”
Marvel is formally staking its declare within the horror style with “Werewolf by Night,” a one-off black-and-white Halloween particular coming to Disney+ on Oct. 7.
Helmed by famed composer Michael Giacchino in his directorial debut, “Werewolf by Night” will characteristic a bevy of paranormal baddies who go bump within the evening (zombies and demons and cults, oh my!). García Bernal stars because the titular lycanthrope, who shapeshifts at evening as a consequence of his household curse. The forged additionally consists of Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jaycob Maya and Eugenie Bondurant.
“She-Hulk” is already in full swing on Disney+, however the mid-season trailer guarantees much more enjoyable for lawyer Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany). Most notably, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, who returned to the MCU for a cameo in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” will cease by to counsel (and doubtlessly flirt with) our titular hero as she continues to grapple along with her twin identities.
DC has its Suicide Squad; Marvel has the Thunderbolts. The team-up movie will pull collectively antiheroes from throughout the MCU for a brand new mission contracted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
The lineup options morally ambiguous characters of all kinds, together with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, David Harbour’s Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell’s US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost and Olga Kurylenko’s Taskmaster. The movie is about for launch in 2024 as the ultimate entry within the studio’s Phase 5.
Fans had been hoping for a barely extra unbelievable casting announcement, however the studio selected to not reveal who’ll be suiting as much as play Marvel’s first household. Instead, boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Matt Shakman, who labored on “WandaVision,” will direct the upcoming film after Jon Watts dropped out of the challenge earlier this yr. The newest tackle the superhero group is slated to reach in theaters in 2024.