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Directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo took seats in the crowd and posed for photos with fans.
The lights went down at 8:24pm EDT and a montage of clips featuring the classic Avengers from previous movies played. Iron Man, Captain America, THor, then the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and more. It was all set to Tony Stark’s speech from the end of Avengers: Endgame. Black Panther, Valkyrie, Captain Marvel… and Thanos. Then, Tony Stark launching a Jericho missile. The Incredible Hulk footage. The First Avengers. The Avengers. Iron Man 3. The Dark World. The Winter Soldier. Age of Ultron. Ant-Man. Civil War. The Vision narrates and discusses why things are beautiful. “I am inevitable,” Thanos says, ahead of, “And I… am Iron Man.” Snap. Marvel Studios logo. Clips continue. Old man Cap. Charging into battle in Endgame. “A Universe now,” Tony says. INFINITY Takes the screen. THE INFINITY SAGA.
Moderator Jessica Chobot takes the stage to introduce Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “The Infinity Saga is complete,” Feige said. “It never would have happened if not for all of you.”
“Within a few days, Avengers: Endgame will be the biggest movie of all time,” Feige said. “The biggest movie of all time.”
He is going to now talk about the future.
—- 8:34pm EDT —-
The Eternals is coming on November 6, 2020. “They’ve been there among the MCU, we haven’t met them before,” Feige said. He introduces director Chloe Zao to the stage.
“We really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity in our time on this planet,” Zao said.
The cast of the Eternals takes the stage. Richard Madden, Kumail Najiani, Lauren Ridloff, Bryan Tyree Henry, Salma Hayak, Lias McHugh, Don Lee, and Angelina Jolie. “The Eternals are arranged of immortal aliens,” Richard Madden says. “Sent here by the Celestials to protect mankind from the deviants. I play Icarus, who is the sexiest of them.”
“I just want to bring a whole new flavor to Fastes,” Henry said.
“It feels great [to portray a strong female hero in the MCU],” Hayak said. “It takes a strong woman to do a movie like this,” she said of her director.
“I am proud to have a diverse family,” Hayak concluded.
“I am gonna work ten times harder,” Jolie said. “We are all going to be working very, very hard. I am in training. Thank you very, very much.”
McHugh, the youngest on the stage, can’t believe she’s playing one of the oldest MCU characters. She’s grown up a fan of Marvel movies.
Who will win in a fight between Gilgamesh in the Hulk? “Mark Ruffalo here? No? I would say Gilgamesh.”
Next is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan take the stage, Mackie with the shield. Their show will be debuting on Disney+ this fall.
Jessica asks: what are they excited to explore about their dynamic? “What kind of man is [The Falcon]?” Stan jokes. “We’ll find out. WE know he’s got thighs so lets see if there’s anything else.”
“With the Winter Soldier, I’m ready to see what ticks him off,” Mackie said. “How much ticking can that tock do, before that tock go boom?”
Footage crashes the panel. The brainwashing from Civil War plays. Baron Zemo sits down. “That doesn’t work anymore, does it? I can’t imagine what you all must be thinking. Villain seizes control of the panel and you must be expecting some act of violence but that’s not what this is,” he said. “Gentleman, I’ll be seeing you very soon.” He puts on a purple mask.” Daniel Bruhl is back as Baron Zemo. OMG!
Not as exciting but Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will release in February of 2021, featuring the Mandarin. Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung is playing The Mandarin.
Director Destin Daniel Crettin takes the stage. “It’s so exciting to see Kevin and this amazing team begin to create an MCU that reflects all the beautiful colors that I see in this room,” he says — bringing Simu Liu to the stage, who greets the audience in Mandarin tongue. in fact, he found out he was cast on Tuesday.
WandaVision will arrive in Spring 2021. It’s a “mega event” coming to Disney+ which is “unlike anything we’ve ever done before,” according to Feige.
“I have no idea,” Bettany says of how Vision is back. “We’re so excited to bring it to y’all so I hope ya love it because it’s gonna be surprising and weird.” It takes place after Endgame. The series will feature Maria Rambo’s daughter. Teyonah Parris is playing a grown up version of Monica Rambo.
Scarlet Witch will be in the movie, picking up directly where WandaVision leads off.
The Loki series is the next title for Spring 2021. “What else did you see in Endgame?” Feige asks before a clip of Loki vanishing from 2012 plays. He says that “this series will tell you what happened to Loki right after that,” he said. ”
May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. “We’re gonna make the first scary MCU film” director Scott Derrickson promises.
“It’s gonna be PG-13 and you’re gonna like it,” Feige adds.
“I’m really excited to be at the dawn of this project and I think it’s vital to maintain the humor we had in the first one but with this twist of horror that will really have people gripped,” Cumberbatch said.
Following this reveal, Feige says Marvel Studios has never had an opportunity to do before. For character like Captain Britain and other will appear as the logo for What If…? forms. It’s an animated series coming to Disney+. Jeffrey Wright will voice The Watcher in it.
“The Watcher is a non-earthly being who observes all things. He’s watching over the multiverse and occasionally may or may not intervene with the doings of Earthlings. Other than that, he’s off doing his own thing.”
“The Watcher first appears in ’63, Fantastic Four,” Wright adds. “He turns up on the moon because although today’s the 50th anniversary, he had a crib there a long time ago.”
Next is Hawkeye, a series going to Disney+ kicking off with am onstage of great Hawkeye clips from the MCU. Footage comes up after Jeremy Renner takes the stage. Kate Bishop is confirmed via a teaser. Renner jokes that he gets to make a better version of Hawkeye than his. It’s about being a super hero without powers.
“We’ll explore more of his time as Ronin,” Feige said.
Thor: Love and Thunder arrives November 2021. Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworht, and Tessa Thompson take the stage.
The movie will follow Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor, including female Thor with Natalie Portman in the part.
Black Widow is the final movie — shooting right now in London, is the last movie, hitting theaters in May of 2020.
Cate Shortland, director, and the cast take the stage. She promises that this movie will explore Black Widow’s past and see how she picks up the pieces and becomes a whole person.
“I don’t think I could’ve played this iteration of Natasha ten years ago, it would’ve been a very different film,” she said. “I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman in all of her many facets. I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her…and I’m looking to wipe out some of that red in my ledger.”
Feige confirms Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, mutants, Guardians 3, and Mahershala Ali is Blade.
That’s the end of the panel.
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