By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Marvel Studios recently announced release dates for its next 10 films—all of which are being produced by Palisadian and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
Between now and the end of 2021, there are four films due out: “Black Widow” on July 9, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on September 3, “Eternals” on November 5 and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on December 17.
“[‘Eternals’ is] a very bold and very ambitious, sprawling 7,000-year story of humanity and our place in the cosmos,” Feige said in a recent interview with Variety. According to a fan site, the “Eternals are a race of near-immortal beings genetically engineered by the Celestials, who have inhabited the Earth among human society for over 35,000 years.”
Kicking off 2022 will be the release of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” on March 25 followed by “Thor: Love and Thunder” on May 6.
The “Thor” film, intended to be a sequel to “Thor: Ragnarok” from 2017, boasts additional ties to Pacific Palisades, with Chris Pratt, who is reported to have recently moved into his Palisades home, appearing as Peter Quill/Star-Lord and Matt Damon slated to make another cameo-style appearance as Actor Loki.
2022 releases will be rounded out with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on July 8 and “The Marvels” on November 11.
The sequel to “Black Panther,” starring the late Chadwick Boseman, will not recast his character, T’Challa, in its next installment, according to Feige.
“Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives,” Feige said at the time, according to USA Today. “His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. It’s for that reason we will not recast the character.”
The first Marvel film due out in 2023 will be “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania” on February 17, with Palisadian Michelle Pfeiffer reprising her role of Janet Van Dyne/Wasp.
The last film on the list, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” is slated to be released on May 5, 2023, with Pratt as Quill and Palisadian Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket. It will mark the 33rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be a sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
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