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    Marvel Just Announced The New Release Dates For MCU's Phase Four Movies — Here's What We Know Now

    I just want to see Florence Pugh in Black Widow now.

    Well, it looks like 2020 will officially be the year without new Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.


    Marvel just announced that the first Phase Four movies will be held until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and they are still planning to go to theaters.

    Yelena and Natasha crying and hugging

    So, Black Widow, which was originally supposed to premiere in May 2020, will now open on May 7, 2021.

    Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

    Black Widow follows Natasha as she travels to Budapest and confronts her past while also dealing with some classic Marvel villains, like Taskmaster. Alongside Scarlett Johansson, the film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and O.T. Fagbenle. Black Widow was directed by Cate Shortland, making her the first solo female director in the MCU.

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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which was originally scheduled for early 2021, will now bust into theaters on July 9, 2021.

    And Eternals will now hopefully open in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.

    With these new release dates, we can probably expect that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 will be pushed back in order to accommodate the new timeline.


    Disney and Marvel are also figuring out how to proceed with Black Panther 2 following Chadwick Boseman's death. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Disney sources say the company is processing its grief and that its focus at this stage is to pay tribute to Boseman and not on the making of a Black Panther sequel."

    Also, 2020 will now be the first year since 2009 that we won't be getting a new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.


    But, it looks like we'll hopefully have WandaVision on Disney+ before the end of the year, so that's something.

    Poster for "WandaVision"
    Marvel Studios / Disney+

    And hopefully Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki will follow after that.

    Basically, let's get excited for all of these new MCU movies we'll be getting eventually.


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