Earlier this month on Disney’s Investors Day call, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed plans for a staggering number of shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Titles like Ironheart, Armor Wars, and Secret Invasion were undated but dangled in front of MCU fans who, after a year without any new big-screen Marvel storytelling, were ready to champ at the bit. But what was actually on the horizon for 2021?
On Tuesday, Disney formally announced plans for both theatrical and Disney Plus releases in 2021. The slate includes six Marvel series, as well as three theatrical features. We knew the early plans: Kicking off the year will be WandaVision in January, followed by the Disney Plus release of Falcon and Winter Soldier in March. After that, audiences will finally get to see Black Widow when it’s theatrically released on May 7.
The schedule also solidifies Loki, the time-jumping heist series starring Tom Hiddleston, for a May 2021 release. After that, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings arrives to theaters on July 9, followed by What If...? later in the summer.
A year after its original release, Eternals will head to theaters on Nov. 5. Marvel will round out the year with two more releases: Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye, both targeting “late 2021” premieres on Disney Plus.
The Marvel schedule joins a packed calendar that includes the Premier Access debut of Disney Animation’s Raya and the Last Dragon on March 5, the Bob’s Burgers movie on April 9, the live-action 101 Dalmatians movie Cruella on May 28, Pixar’s Luca on June 18, Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary Get Back on Aug. 27, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story on Dec. 10, a cartoon redux of Night at the Museum set for the holiday season, and two Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett and the animated Clone Wars sequel The Bad Batch.