If that “Star Wars” slate isn’t fat enough for ya, maybe Marvel’s plans for the next couple of years will keep the squealing fangirl in you quiet a wee longer.
At Disney’s investors day today, Disney’s superhero division announced a whole Daily Bugle’s worth of latex-clad projects they’ve either got filming, in the works or plan to do sometime between now and when they lure Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark out of retirement.
Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios, and chief creative officer, Marvel, said : “The Cinematic Universe weaves storylines, heroes and villains across 23 feature films to date,” Fiege said. “And with Disney+, we’re able to extend this way of storytelling to a new format — creating series that are connected to our theatrical releases, making the MCU more immersive than ever.”
The Fantastic Four – Jon Watts (“Spider-Man : Far From Home”) will bring Marvel’s first family back to the big screen.
Ant-Man and the Wasp : Quantumania – Speaks for itself. Kathryn Newton (“Freaky”) joins the cast, as does Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Rachel McAdams has joined the cast; film releases March 25, 2022.
Captain Marvel 2 – Nia DaCosta will direct. Teyonah Parris will play Monica Rambeau, reprising her role from “WandaVision,” and Iman Vellani will star as as Ms. Marvel reprising her role from the in the works “Ms. Marvel” series.
Black Panther II – Marvel confirmed that they won’t re-cast T’Challa. July 8, 2022 is when they expect it to be in theaters.
There’s also some new TV offerings coming…
Secret Invasion – Samuel L.Jackson’s Nick Fury teams with Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos.
Armor Wars – Don Cheadle reprises James Rhodes/War Machine.
Ironheart- Dominique Thorne starring as Riri Williams.
I Am Groot – a series of shoots with Baby Groot.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – James Gunn will direct.
Also confirmed at the big event : Christian Bale is a lock as Gorr the God Butcher in 2022’s “Thor : Love and Thunder”, Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo will reprise the Abomination and Bruce Banner in the “She-Hulk” TV series starring Tatiana Maslany, while Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox are officially onboard the “Hawkeye” series.
Yeah, I can’t keep up either… I need a lie down.