Marvel Makes Announcements Including 'Black Panther 2', 'Fantastic Four', Disney Plus Series Trailers, And More

With Disney's Investor Day meeting taking place yesterday, us fans had a feeling we'd get some Star Wars and Marvel news. But I don't think anyone was expecting the amount of announcements and confirmations we got yesterday, its almost hard to keep track of it all. Rather than writing a separate article for each project that was announced yesterday, I've decided to just put everything Kevin Feige talked about here. That includes all the new Disney+ projects that were announced, along with release dates for some that were already in production, and trailers for three of the ones coming out next year. There's also casting confirmations, and even a new director pick Feige dropped yesterday. Scroll down to see all the updates.

Black Panther 2

So while this wasn't the first thing Feige talked about, its of course been a big topic of discussion given the sudden and recent passing of T'Challa himself Chadwick Boseman. Fans have wondered what the studio would do moving forward with the sequel already in the works, and under the belief no one really had the knowledge of Boseman's cancer so there weren't plans for this set. Feige put the rumors of a recasting to bed confirming Boseman will not be recast and that the movie is set for a July 8, 2022 release. He didn't give any other specifics other than that Ryan Coogler was working hard on the script, and one could expect there's still a lot of changes he has to make it work without original main star.

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four actually got a shoutout from Feige at last year's event, but no other information was given other than confirmation they were working on their on version of Marvel's first family. Feige has apparently been much quicker to get the team into the MCU over the X-Men given their shakey movie history, and announced that Jon Watts director of all three of their Spider-Man movies will be directing this film as well. We can probably expect the team to be very connected to Spidey, especially with them sharing his home of New York. Are they the new inhabitants of Avengers tower? Where have they been all this time? Hopefully we'll get some hints from Watts in Spider-Man 3.


Being that its the first show we're getting next January, the WandaVision footage was the longest of the day. It showed off the many different eras of sitcoms that have inspired the world Wanda created in her mind, but also shows many of the people she has brought into this world glitching out. It also shows people trying to get in contact with her and possibly manipulating her into doing this, as well as the involvement of S.W.O.R.D. the organization that replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. We also see Wanda wanting to fight them off, showing she may now want to leave this world she created where Vision is still alive, even if evil forces are manipulating her. It'll be interesting to see not only who the big villain manipulating Wanda is, but also how this will tie into Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness which she's set to appear in. 


Loki was the Disney+ show we actually still hadn't seen footage from up until this point, but we do get a reminder of the scene in Endgame that sets this show up when he escapes with the tesseract. We see the show will follow Loki time traveling and meddling with historic events to have his way with the world. We also see this has gotten the attention of the Time Variance Authority, who capture Loki for all the mischief he's causing through timelines. Loki will apparently be given tasks by the TVA in exchange for his freedom, which could include the rumor of hunting down alternate timeline versions of himself including Lady Loki. 

The TVA also opens the door for some answers to how much damage The Avengers did to the Multiverse, and possibly also set things up for Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2. There's also Jonathan Major's Kang who is the TWA's biggest headache in the comics as a big time traveler villain, who we know will be appearing in Ant-Man 3. Overall the shows seems to have a wacky and chaotic vibe similar to Ragnarok, and even shows Loki learning of the fate he meets in the Infinity War timeline we know. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

This trailer was a little  more straight forward, mainly action showing and location shots shown throughout very visually similar to the previous Cap films. We see Bucky now sporting a shorter hairstyle and new suit, alongside our new Captain America Sam Wilson who still hasn't taken the mantle yet by the looks of it. We see that the show will obviously deal with Sam struggling with the void left by Steve the pressure of replacing him. We also see the returning Baron Zemo at a memorial of Sokovia, showing he's still seeking his revenge. We see a masked girl who is believed to be the character Songbird from the comics who's part of a group known as the Flag Smashers who appear to be working with Zemo. There's also another shot of US Agent who is the Cap replacement selected by the government while they oppose Steve's selection of Sam as his predecessor. Feige also revealed the show will be hitting Disney Plus March 19, 2021.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Not much was announced here other than the title which clearly hints to more Quantum Realm antics. Feige also confirmed the casting of Jonathan Majors as villain Kang the Conquerer who is well known for being a time travel and coming from the future, so this MCU's connection between that and the Quantum Realm makes sense for this movie. Director Peyton Reed is returning along with the cast Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfieffer, Michael Douglas, and Evangeline Lily. The role of Scott Lang's daughter has also been recast from Endgame with actress Kathryn Newton, which probably signals she'll have an expanded role in the MCU's future. 


Last year at this time is when the She-Hulk was announced, a comic book character who is the cousin of Bruce Banner and receives similar powers after receiving a blood transfusion. Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as the lead, and Mark Ruffalo will also be joining the cast. The most surprising addition here though was Tim Roth returning as Emil Blonsky aka Abomination, the character who was a villain in The Incredible Hulk. This makes Roth the second cast member from Incredible Hulk to return after William Hurt's General Ross. Feige also teased the She-Hulk will be a lawyer for superheroes, so we can expect some surprise appearances. 

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel was another show announced last year, and while we get some footage of Kamala Khan with her family, the majority of the footage focused on the casting process and finding Iman Vellina. We know she's a young Pakistani girl growing up in New Jersey with her family, but we don't yet know how she'll get her powers. We we do learn is she idolizes Captain Marvel and she will be appearing in the sequel for the movie alongside Brie Larson. 

Armor Wars and Ironheart

Two shows connecting to the world of Iron Man were announced, one of which will involve Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine. It will deal with Rhodey tracking down people who have stolen Tony Stark's technology and using for harm. Ironheart follows a young African American girl genius who creates her own armor inspired by what Tony Stark did and will be played by actress Dominique Thorne. 

Secret Invasion

Another surprising announcement was the adaption of the Secret Invasion storyline involving the Skrulls disguises themselves throughout the Earth. This was obviously teased in Captain Marvel and will see the return of the Skrull character of Talos along with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the series. Many expected this storyline to make it onto the big screen so seeing it as a Disney+ series was a bit of a surprise, but it makes sense given how much multiverse and time travel is going on already in the MCU. 

Thor: Love and Thunder, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, I Am Groot, Hawkeye

Alright so I'll just group this together since I'm sure you don't want to keep scrolling and I really don't want to keep writing either. I'll do us both a favor. Christian Bale is playing Gorr the God Butcher, the villain of Thor: Love and Thunder. A Guardians Holiday Special will be released on Disney+ in 2022. Hailee Steinfeld is confirmed as Kate Bishop, Clint Barton protege in the Hawkeye series coming later next year. 

So what did you think of all these announcements? Which projects are you most excited for? Let us know below!