2020 became the first year since 2009 that a full calendar year passed without Marvel Studios releasing a single film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thankfully, that trend ended in January when WandaVision released on Disney+ to finally kickstart phase four of the MCU.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier followed closely behind, but unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic is still causing delays to theatrical releases. Earlier this week, Disney finally announced that Black Widow has been delayed for the third time, which has also resulted in Shang-Chi being pushed back by a few months.
With the release slate for phase four changing by the month, here’s an updated list of every MCU film and Disney+ series scheduled to release in before the end of 2021.
Updated Lists of MCU Films and Disney+ Series Set to Release in 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+, Ongoing – Episode 2 on March 26th, 2021)
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.
Marvel Studios: Assembled (Disney+, April 30th, 2021)
Go behind the scenes of the shows and movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the filmmakers, cast and crew, and Marvel heroes every step of the way. New episodes to be released on Disney+ following each season finale and shortly after each theatrical release.
Marvel Studios: Legends (Disney+, June 4th, 2021)
Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series — setting the stage for future events. This series weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe. New episodes to be released prior to each new Disney+ series.
Loki (Disney+, June 11th 2021)
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer.
Black Widow (July 9th, 2021)
Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
What If…? (Disney+, Summer 2021)
An animated series exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3rd, 2021)
Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Eternals (November 5th, 2021)
The Eternals are a team of ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. When an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows, they are forced to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17th, 2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is intended to be the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfred Molina.
Ms. Marvel (Disney+, Late 2021)
Ms. Marvel, a newer character to Marvel comics has grabbed the world’s imagination and we are excited to announce Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. Ms. Marvel, an Original Series from Marvel Studios.
Hawkeye (Disney+, Late 2021)
Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centring on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton. The production of the series has been put on hold indefinitely.
In addition to the above MCU films and MCU TV series that are still set to release in 2021, Marvel fans can also look forward to the release of Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage on September 17th, 2021.
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