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What’s Next After Avengers Endgame: Upcoming MCU Movies To Watch Out For

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After more than 10 years and a total of 23 movies, the Infinity Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) finally ends with Avengers Endgame. It was such a perfect ending that fans have been wondering, what’s next for the MCU post-Avengers Endgame? How will Marvel Studios move forward with Phase Four (4) of the MCU?

Since we’ll be discussing the future of the MCU, keep in mind that spoilers for Avengers Endgame will be flowing freely below. Here’s a list of upcoming MCU movies to watch out for:

Spider-Man: Far From Home

The only MCU movie with a definite release date so far is Spider-Man Far From Home, which is slated to release on 4 July 2019, only several months from now. While Kevin Feige said that this movie will still be part of the MCU’s Phase Three (3), it will still be the first movie to be set in a post-Avengers Endgame MCU.

With the events of Avengers Endgame still fresh in everyone’s minds, it will interesting to see how those who were restored from Thanos’ snap will be coping with a world five years older, not to mention how Tony Stark’s death will weigh on Peter Parker’s mind.

It’s been mentioned by director Jon Watts that Peter Parker will be trying to resume his normal life and go on vacation, but it seems that the world has other plans for him. With the Elementals, Mysterio, and the Chameleon popping up, he will need to step up to the plate, especially now that the world has permanently lost some of its heroes.

Nick Fury’s role in recruiting Peter in Spider-Man Far From Home may have more meaning than we initially thought. Just like how he approached Tony Stark to start the Avengers Initiative all those years ago, perhaps he’s looking to do the same but with a new generation of heroes, starting with Spider-Man.

Nevertheless, there will be a lot riding on Spider-Man Far From Home to kickstart a new era of the MCU post-Avengers Endgame.

NEXT: The Eternals

The Eternals

The Eternals is currently in development, with director Chloe Zhao and stars that include the likes of Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.

In the comics, The Eternals were created by the late legend Jack Kirby in 1976. A race of space gods called the Celestials arrived on Earth millennia ago and created two offshoots of humanity: the Eternals and the Deviants. Therefore, the Eternals can best be described as what ancient humans would call ‘gods’, or you can just imagine them to be ‘gods’ in the way that Marvel’s Asgardians are ‘gods’.

The upcoming movie will purportedly focus on a love story between two members of The Eternals: Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.

What makes this movie exciting is that it will probably explore even more of the MCU’s cosmic side, just like the Guardians Of The Galaxy and Thor movies. In the comics, Thanos himself is a member of the Deviants, and his parents and brother were members of the Eternals. It remains to be seen if the MCU will be going the same route.

No release date has been revealed for The Eternals as of yet, but it will probably start filming soon as it builds up its cast.

NEXT: Shang-Chi

Shang-Chi

The MCU has never had a movie led by a non-powered human being that doesn’t have superhuman powers, magic, or some kind of advanced technology. Shang-Chi will also mark the first MCU movie to be led by an Asian. With Destin Daniel Cretton set to direct, the upcoming movie will probably portray a side of the MCU we’re not used to seeing on the big screen: the streets, or a street-level hero (besides Spider-Man, that is).

In the comics, Shang-Chi is called the Master of Kung Fu (similar to how Doctor Strange is called the Master of the Mystic Arts). Despite having no powers, his incredible martial arts prowess and expertise in hand-t-hand combat has allowed him to defeat many super-powered individuals.

Perhaps this is all the Marvel Studios’ way of not only diversifying its lineup of heroes but also to make up for what it did with Iron Fist, though that was technically Netflix’s fault. No release date has been revealed for Shang-Chi as of yet.

NEXT: Black Widow

Black Widow

Marvel Studios has practically confirmed that a Black Widow movie is in development, with Scarlett Johansson set to reprise the lead role and Cate Shortland signing up as director. We initially didn’t know what to expect from this movie but now that we’ve seen Avengers Endgame, that has changed.

Natasha Romanoff is currently dead in the MCU, so a prequel would be the most likely prospect. Of all six founding members of the Avengers, Hawkeye and Black Widow are the least-explored characters in terms of backstory and origin, so there’s a lot of content to mine from there.

Marvel could explore the five years that Black Widow was in charge of the Avengers as seen in Avengers Endgame, or even further into the past to when she was still an assassin for the Red Room. Maybe we’ll even finally learn what exactly happened in Budapest.

No release date has been revealed for Black Widow as of yet.

NEXT: GotG Vol. 3

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

With James Gunn and the rest of the cast set to return, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 will surely be a hit when it comes. Thanks to what happened in Avengers Endgame, we already know a part of what to expect from the upcoming movie.

At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Thor officially joins the team on their space ship, the Milano. All of them will surely have been irrevocably changed in the aftermath of both Infinity War and Endgame, especially that of Star-Lord, who has now lost his love, Gamora.

However, the 2014 pre-Guardians of the Galaxy version of Gamora is still roaming around the galaxy, and if the ending of Avengers Endgame is any indication, it certainly looks like Peter Quill will do “whatever it takes” to find this new (old?) Gamora.

Let’s not also forget that one post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where Ayesha, leader of the Sovereign race, was creating an artificial being in a cocoon, whose name is Adam. Comic book fans will immediately recognize that name to be Adam Warlock, who will probably show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Adam Warlock’s eventual appearance will likely shift the balance of the MCU’s cosmic scales once again and become a major player, as he is supposed to be one of the most powerful beings in the universe. In the comics, there’s also an evil twin version of Adam named Magus, whose power rivals that of Thanos.

Look to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to be one of the more vital movies in the MCU’s Phase Four (4). No release date has been revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as of yet.

NEXT: Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange 2

Helmed by Scott Derrickson once again, Doctor Strange 2 will feature a new status quo for Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme and the rest of the sorcerers like Wong. They no longer have access to their greatest weapon, the Eye of Agamotto AKA the Time Stone, which was used to defeat Dormammu in the first movie.

With the loss of their greatest weapon, the MCU will be more vulnerable to magical and interdimensional threats than ever, not to mention the looming threat of Mordo who’s looking to exterminate all sorcerers.

There’s no shortage of magical enemies to appear in Doctor Strange 2, and I’ve even five most likely villains for the upcoming movie here.

No release date has been revealed for Doctor Strange 2 as of yet.

NEXT: Black Panther 2

Black Panther 2

Ryan Coogler is returning to direct Black Panther 2, and so will the rest of the cast. None of the Wakandans died for good in Infinity War and Endgame so we can expect everyone back for a second outing.

We have no idea what to expect from Black Panther 2, although we’ll probably see what happens when Wakanda is now employing a more active role in the affairs of the world and the larger global community. It wouldn’t be easy to just change like that, and I’m sure that many Wakandans will not be entirely satisfied with what T’challa has done.

Perhaps we’ll even see the Wakandans encounter the Atlanteans in Black Panther 2, though that just be wishful thinking at this point. No release date has been revealed for Black Panther 2 as of yet.


Most of these are currently in very early development or planning stages, so we’ll have to wait until the folks at Marvel Studios officially confirms them, probably in the near future. In the meantime, check out our spoiler-free review of Avengers: Endgame here, or check out our discussion for what’s next post-Avengers Endgame here.


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