With the year drawing to a quick end, the search for 2020 Marvel Movies has continued to increase. Marvel Cinematic Universe after being acquired by Disney has kept the world on its toes with superheroes around the globe who have used their special skills, powers, abilities or machines to keep earth safe from villains and their malicious intents. With the box office bomb Avengers: End Game, the Marvel fan base has grown to an unbelievable number and the Marvel superhero movie plan has stretched beyond 2022.
After the MCU ended Phase 3 with Spiderman caught in a tight position of being exposed and despite the box office turnout of the X-men’s Dark Phoenix, many Marvel fans want to know what movie is up next and who will be in the cast. While Spider-Man 3, and Thor: Love and Thunder are among the movies scheduled to appear in 2021, here is a list of the most anticipated 2020 Marvel movies and their cast.
List Of Most Anticipated Marvel 2020 Movies
The New Mutants
Release Date: April 3, 2020
In what is intended to be the thirteenth and a possible final for the X-Men film series, The New Mutants is a first of the trilogy which follows a group of five young mutants who after discovering their abilities are held captive in a secret facility. These youngsters will have to fight their way out of the facility while having to face their past and villains too. The superhero horror movie will be having a horrific setting and it is unlikely that we will be seeing explosions which are hallmarks of previous movies of the series.
With the older cast members gradually but inevitably exiting from the X-men franchise, there is a need to develop a crop of gifted youngsters to take over the X-Men movies. The project is putting together an excellent ensemble with our very own American-born English actress and model, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik (sister of Colossus) and the young beautiful English actress Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane a mutant werewolf. We should also expect to see British actor Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, American actress Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, a character with telepathic abilities and Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot.
A new character may also be added into the film with the reshooting but for now, the long-awaited movie is expected to hit the cinemas on April 3, 2020.
Directed by Josh Boone and produced by 20th Century Fox, The New Mutant movie was already all set for a debut in April 13, 2018, when suddenly in early 2018 it was announced that the release date had been shifted to August 2019 to allow some reshoots and although till today the said reshoots have not been realized for reasons yet to be made known, it is believed that it will be more extensive than previously considered, with about half of the movie to be reshot. This reshooting is as a result of the positive response gotten from the public on the released horror trailer, therefore, creating a task for Marvel Studios to make The New Mutants scarier and more frightening than it is now. The much-anticipated film was shot in Boston from July to September 2017, primarily at Medfield State Hospital.
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Second on the list of Marvel 2020 movies, is the Black widow movie. For many years fans have called for a female-led superhero movie from the Marvel Studios and a Black Widow solo film seems to be a perfect solution to these calls. Originally, the Black Widow character was not created to be a stand-alone character in the MCU but with every Avenger movie, she played visible roles which endeared her to fans. Black Widow is now a very popular superhero and she really would be needing a solo movie which is currently under production.
As at the time of writing, there are no official details about the story that the movie will tell, but it has been confirmed that the movie will take place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, where the events of Captain America: Civil War leaves Natasha Romanoff alone, forcing her to confront her past.
Black Widow will be the twenty-fourth film in the MCU written by two great American movie directors and producers, Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. Casting has already begun, and it stars American actress and singer, Scarlett Johansson who would appear as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow alongside English actress Florence Pugh as Yelena/ Black Widow, Rachel Weisz as Melina/Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei/ The Red Guardian, and O-T Fagbenle as Mason. The Black Widow role in Iron Man 2was initially meant to be taken up by British-American actress Emily Blunt but she was unable to do so as she was already committed to star in Rob Letterman’s 2010 fantasy adventure comedy film, Gulliver’s Travels. Scarlett who then assumed the role is said to be receiving roughly $15 million to appear in the film.
Others expected to join the cast list for the upcoming movie include Rachel Weisz as Melina, with Ray Winstone and Olivier Richters receiving undisclosed roles. We will also have Robert Downey Jr. and William Hurt respectively appearing as Tony Stark / Iron Man and Thaddeus Ross. It has also been confirmed that the blockbuster will bring the comic fan-favorite villain character Taskmaster to the big screen for the first time, but it is yet to be known who takes up the role.
Filming of Black Widow took place in Norway, Budapest, Pinewood Studios in England, and in Macon, Georgia from May to October 2019. So far footages and an official poster have been released and hopefully, a trailer will be in place before the end of 2019.
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2020
This is one of the three Marvel 2020 movies fans can’t wait to have it released. With The Eternals, Marvel Cinematic Universe will be taking a new step into the cosmic side of Marvel Comics race to reveal new sets of beings in the cosmos who are yet to make their live-action debut.
In the 1976 Jack Kirby creation of The Eternals, the comics tell the story of a race of ancient immortal humans with fantastic powers who were created by some Celestial beings. There are different groups created by these Celestials– the immortal, Eternals, the Deviants, and humans. According to the comics, some of these superhuman beings lived on Earth and have played significant roles in human history and civilizations such that some amongst their ranks would later be worshipped as gods or regarded as legendary heroes. Sersi in the storyline, is known to have the powers of flight, strength, immortality, and molecular manipulation, but as of the Comic-con presentation.
Although details about the film’s version are sparse The Eternals cast member will include Scottish actor Richard Madden who would be taking on the role of Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani the Pakistani-American comedian and actor will be appearing as Kingo, American actress Lauren Ridloff will play the character role of Makkari and the American actor Brian Tyree Henry aka “Paper Boi” takes the role of Phastos. Others on the cast list also include Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh plays Sprite, Don Lee plays Gilgamesh, Gemma Chan as Sersei and of course our much-celebrated actress Angelina Jolie who will be appearing as Thena. In 2019, Jolie joined the cast reportedly as Sersi and at that time, the film was expected to feature Marvel Studios’ first gay superhero
Haaz Sleiman has also been included in the cast list even though her role is not yet disclosed. The Lebanese-American gay TV and film actor has been in the show business since 2004 and he is best known for his role of Jesus in the American TV mini-series Killing Jesus, and as Tarek in Tom McCarthy’s 2007 drama film The Visitor.
Talking about the film’s production, The Eternal is created by Jack Kirby and directed by a Chinese American film director Chloé Zhao. Kevin Feige is in charge of the movie’s production while Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will take charge of its distribution in the States.
Other Upcoming Marvel Movies You Should Watch Out For
Marvel Movies, we know, is not settling for the less when it comes to producing entertaining movies. Thus, you should expect eventful years ahead with these upcoming movies:
1. Shan-chi and the legend of ten – February 12, 2021
The movie which is based on Marvel’s 1970s comic book The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu, has Shang-Chi the son of legendary villain Fu Manchu, fighting against his father and other Marvel baddie who go against his mighty hands. Star casts in the movie include Awkwafina, Simu Liu, and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung.
2. Doctor Strange In the Multiverse Of Madness – May 7, 2021
Although nothing much is yet said about the fantasy adventure film by Marvel movies, reports say Scott Derrickson has officially begun assembling his team, with Jade Bartlett, signed as its scriptwriter.
3. Spiderman 3 – July 16, 2021
Expect to see Spider-Man returning to face off against Venom (Tom Hardy) in the upcoming film. The superhero film is the sequel of Spider-Man: Far From Home and it is expected to pass the billion-dollar mark like its prequel.
4. Thor: Love and Thunder -November 5, 2021
The upcoming superhero film also based on Marvel Comics’ superhero of the same name will have Chris Hemsworth returning as the wandering Odinson and Natalie Portman as new Mighty Thor. Also expect to see Tessa Thompson returning as Valkyrie, the king of New Asgard vested with the responsibility of finding a Queen, assume Loki.