Movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are always exciting. They have the fans queuing up in front of the movie theatres sometimes ways before the showtime. Superhero movies rarely fail to entertain us to the fullest, especially the ones from Marvel. With their perfect combination of humour, thrill, drama and world-class special effects, they are a treat to watch. Let’s take a look at the MCU movies releasing in late 2021 and beyond:
5. Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings
Release Date: September 3, 2021
This Marvel Comics character was created in the 1970s. It was the first Asian character from Marvel. The character of Shang-Chi is played by Simu Liu who you’ll recognize if you are a fan of the TV show Kim’s Convenience. The filming of this movie had to be put on hold due to the pandemic. The filming resumed in July 2020 and completed in October 2020. One fun trivia is that Simu Liu tweeted asking Marvel for the role in 2018. He later quote tweeted his original tweet, this time thanking them for the role. This movie is the 25th of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Release Date: November 5, 2021
This movie picks up where Avengers: Endgame (2019) left. Following the unfortunate events that happen in that movie, the race of immortal beings living on Earth for thousands of years in secrecy reunites to save Earth. The cast of this movie includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. It is not quite known yet if this movie will be based primarily on the original Jack Kirby comics or the Neil Gaiman comics from the 90s or to what degree the comics will be adapted.
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release Date: December 17, 2021
This movie is a continuation of Spider-Man Far From Home. Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker in this film. The character of MJ is played by Zendaya just like the last one. One interesting trivia about this movie is that Tom Holland helped to save this movie from cancellation. He did it by pressing renegotiations with Sony and Disney.
2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Release Date: March 25, 2022
This is a sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’, the 2016 Marvel film. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange in this movie. Quoting the storyline directly from IMDB, “After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy seeks to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, messing with Strange’s plan and also causing him to unleash an unspeakable evil”. This will be the director Sam Raimi’s first directed film in 9 years, since Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).
1. Thor: Love and Thunder
Release Date: May 6, 2022
This is the fourth movie in the Thor saga and the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. Interestingly, Thor is the only MCU character that has four stand-alone movies. Chris Hemsworth plays Thor as always. The star-studded cast of this movie features five Oscar winners: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon and Taika Waititi. It is the 29th movie of the MCU.