Marvel Teases First “Eternals” Footage in an Epic Trailer for Phase 4
“I love being with people. It’s most the incredible thing in the world. That world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change, we’re all part of one big family.”
So begins Marvel’s celebration of the movies via a trailer (of sorts) that combines some feel-good footage from the MCU that speaks to the heart of that quote, spoken by none other than Marvel maestro, the dearly departed Stan Lee. “We’re all part of one universe, that moves ever upward and onward to greater glory,” Lee says, while we cut to a shot of an audience’s reaction during the climactic final battle in Avengers: Endgame, when Captain America (Chris Evans) realizes he’s not alone. The trailer will raise goosebumps for not only Marvel fans, but for those of you—and we are legion—who so sorely miss experiencing a movie on a big screen among our fellow movie lovers. To extrapolate Lee’s statement a bit, we’re all part of one big movie-going family.
Then the trailer moves onto the big MCU films yet to come, teasing not only the release dates for every Phase 4 film but their titles. Those include director Cate Shortland’s Black Widow and newly minted Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao’s Eternals. We learn that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther sequel is titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and that the third Ant-Man film is titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Oh, and Captain Marvel 2? Yeah, it’s officially titled The Marvels, promising a super-team that will include Teyonah Parris’s Monica Rambeau and Ms. Marvel, to be played by Iman Vellani in both this film and Disney+’s upcoming series of the same name. You’ll also notice a brief tease for Marvel’s reboot of Fantastic Four. For MCU fans, for movie fans, heck, for folks who just want to remember what it feels like to see a blockbuster in an actual movie theater, this is three-plus minutes that will make you smile.
Here are those release dates: Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ on July 9, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premieres on September 3, Eternals bows on November 5, Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, 2022, Thor: Love and Thunder on May 6, 2022, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on July 8, 2022, The Marvels on November 11, 2022, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17, 2023, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 on May 5, 2023,
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