MCU: Marvel Continues the Universe

By Sophia Christensen 

The superior series, Marvel, successfully provides benefits for all genre-watchers through their comedy, drama, romance, thriller, and action presented in all of their movies. The complex and righteous compilation of Marvel movies, dating back to 2008, allows for the audience to gain an attachment to each character, their stories, villains, powers, and their journey. Endgame left Marvel fans in absolute heartbreak but hopefully we will see a comeback with the new Marvel movies entering the universe starting this year. As someone who spent the last two months binge watching Marvel movies and shows and now considers herself a Marvel fanatic, please have faith in me as I describe the upcoming Marvel movies (with the help of my brother Morty – a serious Marvel nerd).

Loki (June 9, 2021)

  • My personal favorite villain is alive! In Loki, we will be introduced to the keepers of time who are holding Loki prisoner. Loki is asked to help the keepers of time restore the timeline after the events of Endgame when Loki took the tesseract and escaped his imprisonment when he was not supposed to, obviously. Ah, typical Loki.  

Black Widow (July 9, 2021)

  • Black Widow could potentially include the most fascinating villain to appear in a solo movie, if the movie is made right of course. We will also finally learn Black Widow’s backstory and her time as a young child preparing to join KGB. Black Widow will focus on the journey throughout Black Widow’s young life, the beginnings of her time as a hero, and her future. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)

  • Shang-Chi will introduce a brand new character into the Marvel series and potential weapons for the future Marvel movies (hint: ten rings). 

Venom: Let There be Carnage (September 24, 2021)

  • Returning 2 years later, Venom is faced with a new threat to him and possibly the rest of the world in Carnage. The new villain, Carnage, is similar to Venom but more powerful and more villainous (sheesh). Which villain will win? We shall see. 

Eternals (November 5, 2021)

  • Brand new and interesting group of Marvel characters entering the universe!

Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021)

  • A prequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be the first film to introduce us to the idea of the multiverse in the Marvel universe. It will also introduce a few new villains and a few returning villains,  AND we will be reintroduced to the two previous Spider-Men: Toby Mcguire and Andrew Garfield! AHH! 

Thor: Love and Thunder (February 11, 2022)

  • In Thor: Love and Thunder, Thors old flame, Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, gains the powers of Thor God of Thunder…woah. She is set on her own journey, presumably accompanied by Thor in fighting new villains, conquering new threats, and solving new conflicts involving the new Asgard. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a prequel to the original Doctor Strange movie of 2016 where we will be introduced to a new villain/returning character in Mordo. We will also be fully introduced into the multiverse regarding how it was found and how it is accessed. Expectedly, Doctor Strange will face new threats originating from the multiverse. 

Black Panther 2 (July 8, 2022)

  • As a sequel to the original Black Panther movie from 2016, Black Panther 2 will possibly have a new Black Panther after the unfortunate passing of Chandler Bosemen, the actor of the original Black Panther (one of my favorites :(). Black Panther 2 will also reintroduce Michael B. Jordan (woah) as Kill Monger. New threats will be present on Wakanda with the possibility of new characters joining in the fight to help Wakanda. 

The Marvels (November 11, 2022)

  • As a sequel to the original Captain Marvel movie in 2018, the second Captain Marvel movie, The Marvels, will introduce us to new characters, new villains, new conflicts, and more of a backstory to the previously introduced characters (hopefully we get to see more of Nick Fury). 

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)

  • As a sequel to the second Ant-Man movie in 2018, Quantumania will reintroduce and further expand on the quantum realm that we were introduced to in the previous movie. We will also be introduced to new villains and reintroduced to old characters such as Hank Pym and Eduardo. 

My only lingering question is when will we get a “new” Hulk movie?!