What's Happening with Marvel Phase 4, and Which Superheroes are We Expecting to See (Pt 2)
In part 1, we talked about Yelena Belova, Black Knight, Sersei, U.S. Agent, and Kate Bishop. You can read about them here. Now on to part 2.
You're probably wondering, why Shang-Chi? Well, why not? The guy would be a great addition to the team of Earth's Mightiest Superheroes. Shang-Chi is a master martial artist, who is also a skilled marksman that carries a pair of powered nunchakus designed by Stark, and can multiply himself by an unknown limit of numbers. That's pretty awesome. Well that's according to the comics at least. For the MCU, we expect even better add-ons to his character, if any. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to release early next year, with Simu Liu as the protagonist.
Before anyone jumps to conclusions, we just want to say that this whole Lady Loki thing is purely based on reports by snoopy fans. Photos were apparently leaked of Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino both in a Loki costume, together. Is there going to be another replacement? Or is this an alternate Loki? We know according to the comics that the God of Mischief has assumed a female body in the past, so we'll just have to wait and see. The TV show is set to premiere in spring of 2021.
The Mighty Thor
Remember Jane Foster, Thor's lover? Well, with Thor off to join the Guardians of the Galaxy, it is only right that the Avengers recruit a "brand new" Thor. And it's going to be none other than Jane Foster, who will transform into the Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. Natalie Portman will return for the role of Jane Foster, and we should also be seeing appearances from Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie. Thor: Love and Thunder will premier at the end of next year.
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Well honestly, this did come as a surprise. Marc Spector aka Moon Knight will be getting his own TV show on Disney+, that is scheduled to start filming end of this year, and to premier some time in 2022. For now, there isn't any information available about the show, but we do hope that he will be portrayed as per comics, with a bunch of very interesting personalities.
There isn't any information yet about She-Hulk except that Marvel Studios announced that they are going to start filming in August this year, but again, it may be delayed. The TV series is set to release sometime in 2022, and based on the comics, the story arc should see Bruce Banner playing an important role in the introduction of the female superhero.