Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

(MCU) is a group of American superhero films and television series produced by Marvel Studios based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. Phase Four features all of the Marvel Studios productions set to be released from 2021 through early 2022.

Upcoming Movies

while Black Widow will be the first film in the phase, set to release in May 2021 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The release schedule of the phase was changed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The films of the phase include Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starring Simu Liu, ensemble film Eternals, an untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel from Sony Pictures Releasing with Tom Holland returning as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, sequel Thor: Love and Thunder with Chris Hemsworth returning as Thor, and concluding with another sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Dr. Stephen Strange.


See also: List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films

Film[16][24][27] U.S. release date Director Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Status
Black Widow May 7, 2021[27] Cate Shortland[29] Eric Pearson[30] Kevin Feige Post-production
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings July 9, 2021[27] Destin Daniel Cretton[31] David Callaham[32]
Eternals November 5, 2021[27] ChloƩ Zhao[33] Kaz Firpo & Ryan Firpo[34]
Untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel December 17, 2021[24] Jon Watts[35] Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers[36] Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal Filming
Thor: Love and Thunder February 11, 2022[22] Taika Waititi[37] Taika Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson[37][38] Kevin Feige Pre-production
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness March 25, 2022[22] Sam Raimi[39] Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron[4