SPOILER ALERT: There are spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame” in this article. If you have not seen the movie yet, go watch it and then come back to read this.
MARVEL'S WORLD — “Avengers: Endgame” has amassed a fortune at the box office and will continue to do so. It’s already the second highest-grossing movie worldwide of all time, and it hasn’t even been in theaters for three full weeks.
Not only is “Endgame” a huge money maker, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe also is basically a money-printing facility for Disney. Out of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time around the world, five of them are Marvel films.
“Endgame” is not really the end because Disney likes money too much. But Iron Man and Black Widow are gone, and Captain America is now an old man, so what’s next? The simple answer is: a lot.
There are many Marvel films currently in production. Some are new heroes and others are familiar faces, but the big screen isn’t the only place we’ll see the heroes battling it out. Disney is also planning on sending some of your favorite heroes to the small screen with its new streaming service Disney+.
Here is a quick look at what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has in store in the coming years both on the big and small screen.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (July 2, 2019)
This second entry in the new Spider-Man movie series will actually be the last piece of what is called Phase 3 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This movie takes place after the events of “Endgame” and if you saw the last spoiler-filled trailer, then you know Peter Parker is coping with Tony Stark’s death and is just trying to go on vacation.
"Black Widow" (2020)
Jumping off a cliff to her death in order to get the soul stone won’t stop Natasha Romanoff from getting her own solo movie.
Marvel Cinematic Universe producer Kevin Feige announced that a solo Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson is headed our way in 2020. Nothing about the plot has been revealed, but writer Ned Benson and director Cate Shortland have already been hired. The movie is in pre-production and Rachel Weisz and David Harbour are listed as cast members.
"The Eternals" (2020)
Another film that’s been announced but lacking plot details is “The Eternals.”
The film has already cast Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani, with director Chloe Zhao, who previously made "The Rider." The Eternals are a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations, according to IMDb.
"Black Panther 2" (release date TBD)
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" (release date TBD)
Gunn apologized, much of the cast said they would not return if Gunn wasn’t directing, and then Gunn signed on to direct DC Comics’s “Suicide Squad 2.”
In March, Disney decided to bring Gunn back on board for Guardians 3, and he will start working on that once he finishes “Suicide Squad 2.” So the film is happening, but we don’t know when the film will be released.
"Doctor Strange 2" (release date TBD)
This is another movie that has not been officially announced, but the writer and director of the first film are set to return. Back in 2018, they mentioned that they have a story and a villain in mind already for the film.
"Shang-Chi" (release date TBD)
“Shang-Chi” is Marvel’s master of kung-fu and he’s slated to get his own movie in the near future.
"Ms. Marvel" (release date TBD)
Not much is known about this film other than the fact Feige said it was in the works.
In an interview with the BBC last May, Feige said “Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort-of in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.”
Disney+ TV series
It appears Jeremy Renner will return as Clint Barton for the "Hawkeye" TV series. He will pass the bow and mantle of Hawkeye onto the young Avenger Kate Bishop. In the comics, Bishop took over the Hawkeye persona after Barton, according to Variety.
"Falcon & Winter Soldier" (2019)
Captain America handed his shield over to Falcon at the end of “Endgame,” and it looked like Falcon and the Winter Soldier had some adventures left in them.
Loki" (release date TBD)
There is no real information on this one other than the fact Tom Hiddleston is likely returning as Loki for a Disney+ series.
"WandaVision" (release date TBD)
This one is much like “Loki,” where all we really know is Scarlet Witch is getting her own series on Disney+ and Elizabeth Olsen will continue to play Wanda Maximoff.