Marvel Studios knows how much we’ve been missing going to the movie theater with a community of people who love superhero movies as much as we do. That’s why it’s so touching that they used actual footage from a screening of Avengers: Endgame on premiere night. There’s nothing that matches the cheers when Steve wielded Mjolnir, the Avengers came through the portals, and Tony said those three magical words and saved the entire universe with a single snap.
That night was magical and one that Marvel fans will surely remember forever, but that doesn’t mean that all those other screenings pale in comparison. They’re all special because they all allow us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We’re all there together because of a shared love of stories, superheroes, and the community that comes with it. This all contributes to the emotional reaction of pretty much all Marvel fans this morning when they watched the visual love letter to the MCU’s past, present, and future.
Our emotional reaction to the video is amplified because of a moving voiceover by none other than Stan Lee.
Speaking of the MCU’s future, this video gives us a lot. A LOT. We’ve been missing out on consistent Marvel content for quite some time. The Disney+ shows have been a nice salve, but it’s clear that they’re leading up to the big screen. WandaVision leads to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier leads to Captain America 4. Now we know the premiere dates for other upcoming projects, and some of them have new, very exciting titles. We even have the first footage from Eternals, directed by Academy-Award winner Chloé Zhao.
You’ll notice that Black Panther 2 is now Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Captain Marvel 2 is now The Marvels. We still don’t know that much about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie is likely to be, or at least include, a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s unforgettable performance as T’Challa.
As for The Marvels, there is plenty to speculate about this title since Marvel Studios has already given us a few teases about it. We do know the film, directed by Nia DeCosta, will star Brie Larson. It’ll also mark Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani‘s first appearance on screen in the MCU as Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan, respectively. Deadline reported that Zawe Ashton joined The Marvels as the film’s villain. This all tracks because the WandaVision finale teed Monica up for a reunion with Carol in space. We already know that Kamala Khan, whose superhero name is Ms. Marvel, has a special connection to Captain Marvel.
You can bet that we’ll keep rewatching this wonderful video because there’s really no way to get sick of it. Like Stan Lee said, “See you at the movies.”
Here are the dates that you need to know:
Black Widow – July 9, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3, 2021
Eternals – November 5, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – March 25, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder – May 6, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – July 8, 2022
The Marvels – November 11, 2022
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023
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