Picture Credit: Marvel Studios/Disney
Picture Credit: Marvel Studios/Disney

It’s no secret that Marvel have a multitude of plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and millions of fans are already excited about things to come.

In the early hours of December 11th 2020, Marvel made some pretty big announcements that got everyone that was already excited to essentially lose their minds!

Marvel revealed official plans as to what they intend to do with the MCU, and especially with the delays of films and TV shows due to the unfortunate coronavirus pandemic, fans are more excited than ever to get some brand-new information, as well as confirmation or dismissal of any rumours.

Among the many, many projects in the works, Disney+ announced three new shows, including Secret Invasion starring Samuel L Jackson, Ironheart starring Dominique Thorne as the mastermind inventor, and Armour Wars starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, also known as War Machine, who will evidently face Tony Stark’s worst fears.

These shows are added to a very remarkable collection of series of shows we already know about, such as WandaVision (coming out January 15th, 2021), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier following Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the new duo, Loki starring none other than Tom Hiddleston in a thriller type series, and the animated series What If…?

Other series officially in the pipeline are Ms. Marvel, which will be added to Disney+ in late 2021, following a Pakistani teenager becoming a superhero, with Iman Vellani playing the iconic role of Kamala Khan.

Also in the works, is Hawkeye (with Hailee Stanfield joining Jeremy Renner for the cast), She-Hulk (starring Tatiana Maslany as the title role and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Bsanner), which follows the always-green character as she tries to navigate the world, Moon Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and I Am Groot, a series of original shorts featuring everyone’s favourite baby tree.

If three more shows added to the already impressive roster wasn’t enough, then don’t fret because that is not all.

Marvel also announced their plans for the big screen side of things too. With a lot already going on, Marvel simply keep going and going without stopping – the MCU will be bigger than ever it seems, and a new host of films has been released.

In regard to new feature films being announced, Ant-Man will be getting a third movie, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on the list, along with something fans have been wanting and wondering about for a while, Marvel’s most iconic family, Fantastic Four, will finally be joining the MCU.

Picture Credit: Marvel Studios/Disney
Picture Credit: Marvel Studios/Disney

Black Widow will of course be coming out soon - 7th May, 2021. Other upcoming MCU films consist of; Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder (which will be introducing Christian Bale as the villain, Gorr the God Butcher), Black Panther 2, Blade, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

In regard to Black Panther 2, Marvel have said that they will not be re-casting T'Challa. Chadwick Boseman was an essential part of the Black Panther introduction into the MCU, and his performance was unparralelled, and T'Challa will remain a Boseman character.

The late Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Black Panther / Picture Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios
The late Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Black Panther / Picture Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios

The MCU is already one of the biggest franchises in the world, with a Universe expanding many films and over a decade of storytelling. Marvel does not plan to give up as you can see, and will continue not just to make absolutely phenomenal content, but will carry on surprising audiences for many years to come.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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