Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe draws closer as new synopses for Marvel Studios’ films this year have been released.
First up is Black Widow, whose “Special Look” trailer glimpsed at new details on the story and characters. Short to the point, like she told Loki years ago, she’s got red in her ledger, and she’d like to wipe it out:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller ‘Black Widow,’ Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, ‘Black Widow’ — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020.”
Then we have The Eternals, the MCU’s newest (and also apparently oldest) heroes:
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman. Directed by Chloé Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film ‘The Rider,’ and produced by Kevin Feige, ‘The Eternals’ opens in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2020.”
We’ll have to wait for more promotional material to get a closer peek at these millennium-old beings in action. Until then, Nat’s long-awaited standalone story is just a few months away.