Marvel Studios made a raft of movie and TV project announcements at Disney's Investor Day on December 11.
The MCU is going to be getting much larger as more details emerged about upcoming projects destined for Disney+ and movie theaters. Beginning with the live-action TV series side of the content, Marvel dropped the names of three new TV series coming to Disney+: Secret Invasion, Ironheart, and Armor Wars. In Secret Invasion, Samuel L. Jackson will star as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn will reprise his role as Skrull Talos in a TV re-telling of the hit 2008 Marvel comic book mini-series (see "'Secret Invasion' Is 2008's Top Comic").
will star Dominique Thorne as genius inventor Riri Williams, who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. In Armor Wars
, Don Cheadle comes back to the MCU as James Rhodes/War Machine to tell the classic 1987 Iron Man
story of what happens when Tony Stark's technology ends up in the wrong hands.
For the movie slate, Marvel Studios has announced two new feature films. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
will be the third feature for the Ant-Man
franchise. The original cast of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer all return for this new movie, and they've added Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
The other movie unveiled was a brand-new Fantastic Four film. This reboot featuring Marvel's First Family will be directed by Jon Watts.
Marvel also made a few casting announcements for previously mentioned movies and TV series. Christian Bale has been added to the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder (see "'Thor: Love and Thunder' Starts Filming In January") which is now scheduled to arrive on May 6, 2022, and Iman Vellani, who was announced as Kamala Khan in the Ms.Marvel series (see "'Ms. Marvel' Casting"), and Teyonah Parris are in the cast of Captain Marvel 2 which land in theaters on November 11, 2022.
Marvel Studios also released additional cast notes for Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,
which recently wrapped production. Tony Leung plays Wenwu, Awkwafina plays Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, Michelle Yeoh plays Jiang Nan, and Simu Liu plays the lead character, Shang-Chi. Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng also appear in the upcoming movie.
Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, and newcomer Alaqua Cox have been added to the Hawkeye series, and Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth will appear in She-Hulk as Hulk and Abomination, respectively.
On the animation end of Marvel Studios, they announced both a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
and a series of film shorts called I am Groot
for Disney+. Marvel also included sneak peeks into previously announced series such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
, What If...?
, and Ms. Marvel
(check out the sneak peeks below).
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