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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four Films

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a franchise and shared universe centered on a multitude of superhero movies and TV series. The MCU currently has a total of 23 movies released and two Disney Plus series. With the release of "Spider-Man: Far From Home," phase three of the MCU concluded and phase four began.


On May 3, Marvel Entertainment released a video showcasing all the 23 movies that have been released, with previews of films of what is to be in Phase Four for the next couple of years.


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The first film to be released for phase four is the long-awaited movie "Black Widow." The movie was supposed to come out in May of 2020, but due to Covid-19, Disney had to delay it three times. The official release date for "Black Widow" is July 9.


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Less than two months later, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" will release on September 3. The movie will be Marvel's first film with an Asian lead, starring Canadian actor Simu Liu.


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During Thanksgiving month, "Eternals" will be released on November 5. The movie will follow a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers known as the Eternals. They have been living on Earth for centuries and reunite to battle the malicious Deviants.


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In the festive month of December, the third MCU Spider-Man movie, "Spider-Man: No Way Home," will be released on the 17th. Actor Alfred Molina, who played Dr. Octavius in the 2004 "Spider-Man 2," will reprise his role as the tentacled villain in the movie.


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The first MCU movie of 2022 will also star another Doctor, Doctor Strange. After five long years, the doctor returns on March 25 in "Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness." Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch will be a key character in the movie, and the story for this movie will be linked to Wanda's Disney+ series.


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For a long time, it was thought that Marvel Studios would stay at the magic number three for their solo movie series such as Iron Man and Captain America. However, Thor has struck the magic number with Stormbreaker and will release his fourth movie "Thor: Love and Thunder" on May 6, 2022.


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In August 2020, the world mourned the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who was fighting colon cancer for four years. Very little is known about the upcoming blockbuster, but "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is set to be released on July 8, 2022.


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Marvel Studio's first billion-dollar hit in 2019 was "Captain Marvel," and with this success, Carol Danvers will return for her next solo adventure in "The Marvels" on November 11, 2022.


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Although small, Ant-Man and the Wasp will return for their third movie, "Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania" on February 17, 2023. Little is known about the movie, but director Peyton Reed ("Ant-Man") will be back in the director's chair.


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The making of the "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3" has been very messy. The movie was planned to be released earlier, but due to James Gunn tweets that resurfaced from years ago, he lost the directing gig. After this ordeal, James decided to move over to DC; when Marvel heard the news, they decided to give him back the gig. James said that this will be the last movie with this version of the Guardian team. The third volume is planned to be released on May 5, 2023.


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The "Fantastic 4" and "Blade" movies will also be in the phase four package; however, little is known about these two movies. Obviously, we will have the iconic four main characters from the "Fantastic 4," but the casting is still unknown; what we do know that Mahershala Ali will play Blade from the Marvel comics for his movie.


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