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Get ready for Disney+'s new Marvel heroes to assemble ... in MCU Phase 4 or Phase 5?
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- when he's not busy making a Star Wars movie or fighting with Sony over Spider-Man. Feige is now busy working on MCU Phase 4 on the film front, while also promoting the Infinity Saga box set later this month, and the arrival of Disney+ this Tuesday, which you can now check out with a 7-day free trial.
MCU Phase 4 currently features Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and -- as a last minute-ish addition -- Tom Holland's third Spider-Man movie.
But the MCU also includes Disney+'s new shows, and Kevin Feige has made it clear that MCU fans are going to want to watch or at least keep up with the new shows or they won't fully understand upcoming MCU movies. (Which is why we were just wondering if more Disney+ Marvel content means the MCU should slow down on movies instead of having three or even four a year.)
On that note, Kevin Feige just confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that new Disney+ show stars Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight will all be appearing on the big screen in MCU movies after their Disney+ debuts. You probably figured there'd be crossover, but now we have confirmation about those three new characters getting movie-time.
Other new Disney+ shows will feature familiar faces -- including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If..., and Hawkeye.
Question: Will Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight show up in Phase 4 movies or will they be held for what we're expecting in Phase 5? The characters' new Disney+ series don't have premiere dates yet, although Moon Knight showrunner Jeremy Slater has been tweeting up a storm of excitement:
I was seven when I bought my first Marvel comic, and my life was changed on the spot. It’s no exaggeration to say that joining the MCU is the single greatest honor of my career. I’m thrilled and terrified and deliriously happy. And while I won’t be able tell you anything in regards to story or casting, I can tell that you we’ve assembled a room full of brilliant writers who truly love this character, and we’re all hard at work crafting something special for you. So stick around and stay tuned. Moon Knight is on the way, and it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Sold! We recently learned Loki will be connecting to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. WandaVision should also have links to that movie, since Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is meant to have a key role in Doctor Strange's new film as well as starring in her Disney+ show with Vision.
Do you have any theories for how the new Marvel heroes will connect with future MCU movies? Feel free to share with the class, and keep up with all things with MCU through our handy guide.