Discovery of the best MCU movies and TV shows in 2020

2020 was a huge year for MCU, despite the fact that the planned releases of the film and Disney + have been canceled and pushed back, and Marvel fans have a lot to expect. Black widow,, Eternal, i WandaVision everyone was forced to abandon their originally announced dates, but MCU is sleeping without fans, and Kevin Feige’s creative team is still announcing more new projects for the next few years.

On the back of Infinity Sage, it is revealed that Marvel will no longer consider the same phased approach to releases, despite the inevitable framing of their next series of releases as Phase 4. An axis that includes Disney + shows alongside movies and narratively connected to them in a much more significant way than Netflix that it can, changes everything, even if the phase designations remain, however. Disney and Marvel are now on the brink of a new era for the franchise that leaves a few weeks in 2021 without new MCU content. With Star Wars shows above all else, the extensive Disney + catalog means it is becoming less of an addition to Netflix and more of a direct rival. And there is more.

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Despite the fact that 2021 was the first year in a long time that Marvel did not release the MCU project, thanks to the pandemic, there were some huge discoveries and teasing throughout the year, culminating in a stunning call from Disney investors in December that MCU reopened Here are the biggest MCUs discoveries in 2020.

The real MCU replacement for Iron Man is Riri Williams

MCU has been battling the legacy of Iron Man since Tony Stark, Robert Row Downey Jr., died in the film’s emotional ending Avengers: Endgame. In the end, the character was the cornerstone of the entire MCU, and its increased importance culminated in its key role Endless war i Endgame, such as Marvel were forced to think that for the future they would not have their own actor and character from the blue-chip. The answer so far has been to use Spider-Man as the de facto heir to the iron throne, but all he did was limit Peter Parker as Stark’s assistant when he deserved to be his own hero. More interesting is the approach to the comic brought by Rihe Williams ’Ironheart, who more consciously opted for the role and who is now coming to Disney + and MCU as a true inherited Iron Man character. Given that Tony’s real legacy in the universe has allowed others to follow in his footsteps through financial aid, seeing that payout exists much better than a “you’ll do it” approach, like Spider-Man: Back home‘s.

Secret invasion of Disney +

Marvel Secret Invasion logo

The confusing part Spider-Man: Far from home it was the second, less noticeable scene after the loan, which Nick Fury confirmed was a fraud (although it was sanctioned by the real Fury) and that he was actually involved in a mysterious mission off the planet. It has long been assumed that Fury’s leadership of SWORD, the apparent replacement for MCU SHIELD, is now contextualized by the announcement of the Disney + original series Secret invasion. MCU obviously has a habit of using established comic book event titles to tell different stories, but Secret invasion must at least deal with the outbreak of Captain Marvel’s Kree / Skrull war and the existence of other Skrull “pods” as mentioned in Far from homeis coda. Maybe not completely The Avengersa crossover event in style, but it would be safe to expect this to be the biggest Disney + show.

Kang the Conqueror comes to the ant man 3

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Ant-Man 3the title was officially published as Quantumania during a call from a Disney investor, and rumor has it that the film belonged to a far more significant view of Quantum Realm. Given the potential of that dimension, the setup is exciting enough, but the confirmation that Kang the Conqueror will be included (who was probably teased on Loki’s Disney + show, given the time travel plot) is huge for Marvel fans. Kang is the real candidate to take over Thanos as the big bad MCU (or one of them), and the role of Jonathan Majors is a big coup that will cement that. It should give him more opportunities outside Ant-Man 3 to take on more Avengers or even other heroes, but Kang’s presence is a major selling point for MCU, and especially for Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily’s threequel.

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The Armor Wars continue the legacy of Iron Man

Iron man 3 tony stark Armor wars

In addition to introducing Riri Williams as MCU’s “new Iron Man,” Phase 4 will still also look to the bottom of her genesis as a hero. If Ironheart is the right legacy for Tony Stark, the original Disney + series Armor wars – based on the eponymous arc of popular comics – will investigate what happens when Iron Man technology falls into the wrong hands. That, of course, was already a big part Iron Man 2, starring Justin Hammer (and there is hope that prominent villain Sam Rockwell will return), but exploring the world after Tony Stark especially in terms of one of his own fears (that there will be no one there to do his job death) makes it all the more interesting. Add to that the fact that it will provide James Rhodes with Don Cheadle something more significant than Tony’s other, and it’s a great sale.

Lady Loki is in Loki

Sophia Di Martino as Lady Loki MCU Loki Series Not Black Widow Tease

Although the official announcement of the casting has not yet been verified by the name, rumors are circulating for Sophia Di Martino that she will play Lady Loki in Disney + Loki the series and trailer for the show released in December very quickly confirmed her presence. It seems that what some fans believed was that seeing Black Widow Scarlett Johansson on Vormir was actually the first official sighting of Lady Loki, who has long been a fan of comics, as evidenced by posted photos showing Di Martino with the same hairstyle. Whether Lady Loki is a gender-reversed version of Tom Hiddleston’s character (thanks to magic) or a surrogate universe doesn’t really matter here, because the idea of ​​Phase 4 gender identity research is something that has been around for too long.

Oscar Isaac (probably) in the role of Knight of the Moon

Oscar Isaac Moon Knight Marvel Studios

In arguably the most surprising major revelation of the year, it was rumored that Oscar Isaac was in talks to join MCU as Moon Knight, the title star of Disney’s most unexpected MCU show addition. So far not much is known about the show, other than confirmation that it will investigate the character’s mental illness – another step towards progressiveness in MCU, provided it is done properly – but still remains an intriguing prospect. For simplicity, Moon Knight is actually MCU’s response to Batman, and Kevin Feige confirms that he will be the type of hero. “who jumps out of buildings and fights.“Isaac’s potential stake will be another big advantage for the franchise if it shuts down and will do what is otherwise relatively harder to sell a tent.

Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is ready to return

Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Charlie Cox as Daredevil

When Netflix’s MCU shut down to the great dismay of its fans, it seemed like the end for Defenders ’mostly perfectly set cast, and especially Charlie Cox’s Fearless Man. There was talk of another season ii Cox and Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio were publicly very eager to return, but without the platform the issue of rights seemed too far away a problem. But then came the MCU multiverse and Marvel’s apparent will to break down some boundaries that once existed and fully interpret some others. Actors who previously played characters could return as Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool after The origin of X-Men disaster and one of the most exciting is the possibility that Charlie Cox will play Matt Murdock again. If it is turned off, its appearance in Spider-Man 3 would be a gem among a multitude of great moments, and if he then sets up Cox’s own MCU project, even better.

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Hailee Steinfeld is Kate Bishop (and has pizza)

Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye

The MCU’s worst-kept secret was the role of Hailee Steinfeld for Kate Bishop for Disney + Hawkeye show, which will follow from Endgame, probably exploring the consequences of Clint Barton’s time as Ronin. Based on the beloved Hawkeye comic book run by Matt Fraction and David Aja, the show is the first opportunity for fans to really get under the skin of Barton Jeremy Renner, even if he shares the screen with Bishop, and that alone makes the series a big draw. Adding Steinfeld’s perfectly positioned hero gives an even more impressive arsenal, and there is, of course, the little Pizza Dog, which will steal the hearts of all MCU fans who love dogs.

The film Fantastic Four has been confirmed

Marvel Studios Fantastic Four Logo Crop

While it’s a shame the X-Men’s involvement in the MCU hasn’t yet been confirmed, the first big MCU move with the former Fox Marvel features (other than the announcement Deadpool 3 – which appears to exist in its annex) saw the announcement Fantastic Four film. The cast for Marvel’s first family has not been announced yet, but director Jon Watts will return after that Spider-Man 3 to encourage their arrival on the continuity of the franchise. Although two of these characters are there, the Fantastic Four is one of Marvel’s most famous traits, and in the right hands can be a massive MCU draw. The fact that their first film has now been announced creates incredibly exciting prospects for fans who want to see them fairly in the films.

Spider-Man 3 has feedback characters from Multiverse

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It seems that if all conversations about contractual debates and rumors turn out to be true Spider-Man 3 it will be the biggest fan service event on the entire MCU, with a seemingly open multiverse and showing more than one Spider-Man. The list of related characters and actors is a real one of the best Spider-Man films in the past. Jamie Foxx’s electro was the first to be – somewhat surprisingly – connected, but since then there have been reports of Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and Thomas Hayden-Church joining the already multiverse – bending J Jonah Jameson (Jk Simmons). While there may be some concerns about the abduction of titular hero Tom Holland, this deal will at least ensure he can get out of the shadow of Iron Man once and for all, and that’s something he Marvel Cinematic Universe needs more than most.

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  • Black Widow (2021)Release date: May 7, 2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: July 9, 2021
  • Eternal (2021)Release date: November 5, 2021
  • Spider-Man: Back Home 3 (2021)Release date: December 17, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness (2022)Release date: March 25, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: May 6, 2022
  • Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: November 11, 2022
  • Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: July 8, 2022

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