UPDATE: July 20, 10:30 p.m. EDT -- Here is what Marvel actually confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (and it includes a couple of surprises): "Black Widow" (May 1, 2020), "Eternals" (Nov. 6, 2020), "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" (Disney+, fall 2020), "Shang-Chi and the Legend of 10 Rings" (Feb. 12, 2021), "Wandavision" (Disney+, spring 2021), "Loki" (Disney+ spring 2021), "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (May 7, 2021), "What If" (Disney+, summer 2021), "Hawkeye" (Disney+, fall 2021), "Thor: Love and Thunder" (Nov. 5, 2021).

"Blade," "Black Panther 2," "Captain Marvel 2," "Fantastic Four" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" were all confirmed as being in development.

Original story: Marvel Studios is returning to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, and fans are expecting some big news. The Disney-owned company is thought to be revealing Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Saturday. However, it’s already clear what movies that announcement might include. Check out predictions, rumors and the films that are all but confirmed:

“Black Widow” — Scarlett Johansson’s long-awaited solo film is already shooting. Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz are reportedly in the cast, and Cate Shortland is directing. This is expected to be the first release after “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

“The Eternals” — There have been plenty of reports about the cast for this Phase 4 movie. Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie have allegedly signed on as Ikaris and Sersi, respectively, while Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and Ma Dong-seok are also rumored to be playing roles. Chloe Zhao is directing and The Hollywood Reporter says filming starts this year.

“Shang-Chi” — Destin Daniel Cretton is directing while Dave Callaham writes the script. No cast members have been reported yet, but the movie is thought to start filming after “The Eternals.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3” — Just about everyone except Marvel Studios has confirmed this one. James Gunn is back in the director’s chair, and the Guardians will have to deal with Adam Warlock and a younger Gamora (Zoe Saldana). It’s expected to shoot in 2020.

“Thor 4” — Taika Waititi is reportedly writing and directing a fourth “Thor” film. This marks the first solo MCU franchise to go beyond a trilogy.

MCU Phase 4
Sequels to "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Black Panther" and "Spider-Man" as well as a "Black Widow" solo movie are among the rumored MCU Phase 4 movies. Marvel Studios; Sony

“Black Panther 2” — It was the first MCU movie to win an Oscar, so a sequel is a no-brainer. Ryan Coogler is said to be writing and directing the next installment.

“Captain Marvel 2” — No details have been reported, but “Avengers: Endgame” made it clear that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) will be a big part of the MCU moving forward. This is a pretty safe prediction.

“Doctor Strange 2” — Scott Derrickson is expected to return as director with Benedict Cumberbatch set to reprise his role.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming 3” — The end of “Far From Home” made it pretty clear that another spidey story is on the way. Plus, star Tom Holland has at least one more solo movie on his initial contract. Don’t worry, the British actor has made it clear that he’s willing to do more.

“Deadpool 3” — This prediction is a bit of a wild card. Ryan Reynolds’ merc with a mouth is widely thought to be the only superhero from 20th Century Fox who will survive the Disney takeover. But how will Marvel Studios incorporate him? Will he play his third iteration of the character? Or will the satirical, fourth-wall-breaking nature of Deadpool allow the current version to live on in a new universe?

Fans will find out at San Diego Comic-Con if these movies are actually on Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 slate. Kevin Feige will lead a 90-minute SDCC panel on Saturday in Hall H at 5:15 p.m. PDT. See all the Marvel Comic-Con panels.

While everyone has to wait until Saturday to find out which movies are coming up next, Disney already revealed when they’re coming. The Mouse House has release dates earmarked for Marvel movies. They expect at least 8 MCU films over the next three years.

  • May 1, 2020
  • Nov. 6, 2020
  • Feb. 12, 2021
  • May 7, 2021
  • Nov. 5, 2021
  • Feb. 18, 2022
  • May 6, 2022
  • July 29, 2022