Woman power: Natalie Portman is said to lift the hammer as Mighty Thor

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SAN DIEGO: & # 39; Avengers: Endgame & # 39; may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and just expanding its scope and diversity.

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, ran a marathon presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday night, announcing plans for the first two years of "Phase Four," in which Natalie Portman takes the hammer as Thor and Angelina Jolie as immortal "The Eternals" and rebooting "Blade" with Mahershala Ali.

The stars gathered in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center as Feige Film by Film went through the release calendar for 2020 and 2021, releasing official cast lists, release dates, titles, and logos for everything from Black Widow, the Doctor Strange , Continued & # 39; Thor 4 & # 39; to & # 39; Shang-Chi & # 39; to & # 39; The Eternals & # 39 ;.

"I'm so excited to be here," Jolie told the crowd.

Angelina Jolie will play the character of Thena in The Eternals.

She said she will work "ten times harder" than in one of her other roles, because she knows what it means to be part of the MCU and part of that family.

Jolie, who plays the character Thena, was joined by her cast from "The Eternals," including Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek and Brian Tyree Henry, and director Chloe Zhao.

"I just wanted to do a Marvel movie for so long," Zhao said.

The release is scheduled for November 6, 2020, after "Black Widow" kicked off on May 1 with Scarlett Johansson and "Stranger Things" starring David Harbor, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh. The audience watched some early footage from the film directed by Cate Shortland, showing Johansson and Pugh in a Bourne Identity-style close combat.

Marvel also revealed that newcomer Simu Liu will play the lead role in "Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings", staged by Destin Daniel Cretton and released on February 12, 2021, Awkwafina and Chinese actor Tony Leung, The Mandarin is playing.

"This is the craziest, craziest dream," said Liu, who was literally cast on Tuesday.

The third 2021 film of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness", which director Scott Derrickson said was Marvel's "first horror movie", is probably the most anticipated: "Thor 4".

Portman, who played Jane in the first two Thor films, is reunited as the female Thor. She ran to the thunderous applause and took the hammer to a kneeling Taika Waititi.

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, alluding to their role as LGBTQ, will also return for the Waititi directorial "Thor: Love and Thunder," due to be released on November 2, 2021.

(L-R) Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson at the Marvel Studios panel during the 2019 Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.
(L-R) Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson at the Marvel Studios panel during the 2019 Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Fig brought out some well-known MCU stars from Tom Hiddleston and Sebastian Stan to Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner to tease some of the upcoming Disney + event series, including Hawkeye, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision. "Loki" and the animated series "What If …?"

The fans were thrilled to learn that the little girl in Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, comes to WandaVision as an adult female of MCU newcomer Teyonah Parris.

The energy in Hall H was electrifying for the by far the most conspicuous and expected presentation. The audience only knew that fig would be accompanied by some "special guests".

Tense security personnel, managing the estimated 8,000 people in the room, even inadvertently snapped at Joe and Anthony Russo, trying to figure out where to go in close combat.

Although the studio took a break from Comic-Con last year, it has a long tradition to announce some of its biggest plans at the Fan Convention.

Nine years ago, Marvel thrilled Hall H as the Avengers, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, stood together for the first time on stage. Here, the studio introduced Brie Larson three years ago as Captain Marvel and brought the house to collapse with the first glimpse of "Black Panther".

And although the presentation barely took a break, there were a number of upcoming films, some of which were rumored and some confirmed that they were not capable of "Black Panther 2", "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" and "Captain Marvel" record 2 & # 39; and even, cowardly teased, & # 39; Fantastic Four & # 39; and & # 39; Mutants & # 39 ;.

"But all that stuff is rumored," he said with a smile.

He completed the presentation, dropping the & # 39; Blade & # 39; re-start news and Alis casting, which had not even become a rumor to be speculated on. Wesley Snipes played the character in the 1998 movie and two sequels.

Ali came on stage and put on a "Blade" baseball cap as the crowd got wild. Further details about the project were not disclosed.

(L-R) Florence Pugh, Jeremy Renner, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi from the Marvel Studios panel during the Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.
(L-R) Florence Pugh, Jeremy Renner, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi from the Marvel Studios panel during the Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Marvel's influence on Hollywood over the last 11 years is hard to underestimate. This year alone, three of the top five movies are Marvel properties ("Avengers: Endgame" is # 1, "Captain Marvel" is # 2, and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is currently No. 5) only three weeks in the cinemas).

They are also responsible for three out of the top five highest-volume domestic publications of all time, excluding inflation. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" takes first place, but comes with "Avengers: Endgame" by two, "Black Panther" by four and "Avengers: Infinity War" by five.

With a worldwide profit of over $ 22.3 billion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is by far the most successful franchise company of all time.

With Spider-Man's recent partnership with Sony and Walt Disney Co.'s acquisition of Fox, all the missing pieces (including X-Men, Deadpool and The Fantastic Four) come under the banner of Marvel Studios.

Feige also said on Saturday that & # 39; Avengers: Endgame & # 39; in just a few days, ignoring inflation, also & # 39; avatar & # 39; as the highest-earning movie of all time will surpass.

He even brought his best Marvel Studios people on stage to celebrate the moment when he finished the 23-foot movie Infinity Saga.

"We started here," Feige told the screaming fans. "I never thought it would happen, and it would never have happened if you had not been."

"Deadpool", "Thor" and all the other movies in which Stan Lee rocked his cameos

Lights, cameo, action …

November 13, 2018

Miraculous Stan Lee dies at the age of 95.

The mastermind of Marvel's superhero universe, most recently in Tom Hardy's Star & # 39; venom & # 39; has left a legacy that will be appreciated by future generations. Lee, who is loved by all, has never failed to perform in superhero films.

Here is a look at his best cameos:

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