The internet has been buzzing ever since Marvel revealed what Phase 4 will bring to the MCU. After the dust settled at San Diego Comic Con, we polled the IGN community to see which additions you were most excited for, and the results are in.
#1 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In the wake of Endgame, all eyes are on the Sorcerer Supreme, and over 6,700 votes brought Doctor Strange to the top of the “most anticipated” list.
There is a lot of promise in the name of the film, and we’ll just have to wait to find out exactly what Marvel has in store for everyone’s favorite surgeon-turned-superhero when the “Multiverse of Madness” hits theaters on May 7, 2021.
#2 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
Perhaps the biggest surprise of San Diego Comic-Con was the return of Blade. When Mahershala Ali’s appearance heralded the return of the Daywalker, the crowd went wild, and the hype has barely died down since, as Blade ranked #2 as the IGN community’s favorite Marvel film announcement with over 6,400 votes.
Unfortunately, Blade won’t be part of Phase 4, so we’ll have to wait to find out when we’ll be able to see the vampire hunter on the big screen once again.
#3 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
Thor: Love and Thunder
Another momentous reveal which rocked the internet was Jane Foster’s return in Thor: Love and Thunder, this time taking up the mantle of the Goddes of Thunder, herself.
Claiming over 6,200 votes, Thor: Love and Thunder ranked at #3 on the list of Favorite Marvel Movie Announcements. Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021.
#4 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
While “The Mandarin” in Iron Man 3 might not have been all he seemed, legends spoke of a true Mandarin who was still out there. With the reveal of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kevin Feige confirmed as much. Shang-Chi hasn’t been a Marvel mainstay, but the announcement was still the favorite for nearly 1,000 IGN community members.
The Mandarin will be played by Tony Leung, and we’ll have to wait until Feb. 12, 2021, to find out what sinister plans the villain has for Simu Liu’s incarnation of Shang-Chi. To learn all about Shang-Chi, be sure to check out our explainer.
#5 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
With big names like Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, and more attached, it’s no surprise that nearly 800 IGN community members were excited about the announcement of the upcoming Eternals movie.
If you don’t know who the Eternals are, or why you should be excited, be sure to check out our Marvel’s Eternals Explained piece here. The Eternals hits theaters on Nov. 6, 2020.
#6 Favorite Marvel Movie Announcement at SDCC:
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been a big part of the MCU since her debut in Iron Man 2 way back in 2010. Marvel’s announcement that her long-teased solo film is coming to the big screen on May 1, 2020 comes in at #6 with over 700 votes.
Natasha Romanoff will have her work cut out for her, as the formidable Taskmaster has been revealed as the film’s villain. The Black Widow comes to theaters on May 1, 2020.
What About You?
What were your favorite movie announcements? What other announcements have you excited for Phase 4? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
That may be all of the film announcements Marvel made, but there is a whole lot more news that came out of SDCC 2019. For more on Marvel’s television projects, check out everything Marvel Studios announced regarding Phase 4.
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