Marvel Studios knows what its fans want. And after a year of no new theatrical Marvel superheroes gracing the big screen, they are ready for them to come back to the theaters.
Disney has just released a brand new sizzle reel really which hits you with some hard hitting emotion from a Stan Lee narrating “The world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change: we’re all part of one big family,” and some nostalgia with that “Avengers: Endgame” audience reaction.
But the sizzle reel wasn’t just providing us with a look back at our favorite moments, it also provided brand new looks and release dates for their upcoming slate. The sneak peek gave us a glimpse at Oscar Winner Chloe Zhao’s “The Enternals,” which is sticking with its November 5, 2022. In it, we can see that Angelina Jolie’s Thena wielding a glowing sword, Gemma Chan’s Sersi saying, “When you love something, you fight for it.” and Kumail Nanjani looking incredibly swole. (I hope Marvel Studios finds a way to release Marvel Superhero workout videos on Disney+)
Of course, the hype doesn’t stop there, as the sizzle reel confirms the sequel titles for “Black Panther and “Captain Marvel.” Once again, the studio is ditching the generic numerical titles and giving the respective films something innovative and fun.
Instead of “Black Panther 2” the film will be titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” It’s a fitting title considering that it not only uses the Wakandan battlecry, but it also honors the memory of the late Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played King T’Challa four Marvel Studio films. No doubt director Ryan Coogler had the monumental task of honoring Boseman’s legacy while also moving the film forward within the MCU narrative.
For “Captain Marvel,” it’s become a bit of a family affair as the sequel will now be called “The Marvels.” Yet another fine nod to the fact that not only is the MCU growing, but the network of characters is also growing. That’s because Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) will not be the only superpowered heroine in the film. We know Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) make their big screen debuts in the film after having made their MCU debuts in “WandaVision” and “Ms. Marvel” respectively. Considering that they are tied by friendship and namesake, it seems fitting to give it a familial title rather than something numerical or cheesy.
Here’s the full schedule of Marvel Studio films.
“Black Widow” – July 9, 2021
“Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings” – September 3, 2021
“The Eternals” – November 5, 2022
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” – December 17, 2021
“Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” – March 25, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder” – May 6, 2022
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – July 8, 2022
“The Marvels” – November 11, 2022
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantummania” – February 17, 2022
“Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3” – May 5, 2023
“Fantastic 4” – no release date
It’s interesting to see that “Blade,” another confirmed Marvel title with no confirmed cast or crew and no release date,” not getting a spot in this sizzle reel.