The fourth stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has kicked off, based on the movies that have been released or will be released.
In the fourth stage, the film will no longer focus on advocating individual heroism in an independent film format like the previous three stages.
Early MCUs such as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others were all launched in the form of individual heroes and then integrated into the super team.
In the following movies, almost every one will directly or implicitly appear “Avengers” level superhero team.
” Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings “
This may be another foreshadowing that Marvel deliberately planted.
The appearance of Wong, Bruce Banner and Carol Danvers in the end of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” also proved that each MCU movie in Phase 4 has an Avengers-level superhero team.
The latest phase of the MCU started this month from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, and this phase will continue until 2023.
Judging from the release plan, this is a special stage where a new story and a return story are combined.
Including the highly anticipated upcoming “Eternals” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, as well as “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in 2022, “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “The Marvels”.
As we all know, 2012’s “Avengers” has become a watershed of MCU, with the team lineup of “Avengers” creating the glory of MCU.
After receiving surprises, Marvel also began to increase the number of “Avengers” superheroes, and the lineup of members is getting bigger and bigger.
And in “Avengers 4: Endgame”, almost all the members gathered, pushing the MCU to the climax and reaching the top of the box office.
Yes, the success of the MCU requires a super team at the Avengers level, and in the future.
Obviously, from the point of view of Marvel’s subsequent release plan and content of the movie, it is almost no longer the same as the previous movie works such as “Iron Man”, “Captain America”, “Hulk”, “Thor” and so on. The worship of personal heroes is the center of gravity.
We have analyzed the villains that will appear at this stage, “Omega Red”, “Mephisto”, and “Kang the Conqueror” that have already appeared. Almost every one is much stronger than Thanos.
This is challenging for the superheroes in the fourth stage, and Marvel’s settings are undoubtedly paving the way for highlighting the way the team fights.
So in every movie in Phase 4, we can directly or indirectly find a team of superheroes, and they are all Avengers-level teams.
In this movie, the role of “Shang-Chi” is set as a powerful warrior on the earth. Together with the powerful ten-ring power, he has amazing superpowers.
He can penetrate bricks, concrete, and even steel with almost no physical damage.
In addition to “Shang-Chi” himself, he also received the help of the huge mysterious dragon guardian guarding the Tarot.
The Great Protector has the ability to resurrect the dead, and he has been fighting against the forces of darkness with Shangqi long ago.
In the ending scenes, Wong, Hulk and Captain Marvel appear. Marvel will not do this for no reason. It is obvious that this is a potential superhero team.
Wang has powerful magical abilities.
Although the Hulk lost his arm, through “Endgame” we must know that his technological support can often create miracles.
Captain Marvel’s universe-level destructive power does not need to be repeated.
If Marvel doesn’t think that a certain lead actor has any influence on the film release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.
Then this team will reappear in later movies.
Another more obvious work of the new MCU super team is “Eternals”.
Eternals are by-products of ancient human genetic modification and evolution. They are born with incredible powers and abilities.
And they are the original guardians of the earth before the Avengers were born.
There may be ten Eternals currently appearing in the MCU, and they each have their own unique capabilities such as invisibility, transmission, launching cosmic energy beams, and controlling objects.
In order to build this team and highlight the grand battle of the team, Marvel changed the common abilities of the eternal set in the comics.
This makes their team strength even more important.
With these 10 members together, almost nothing can stop them, so the villain of this movie is bound to be equally powerful.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home”
The multiverse provides unlimited possibilities for MCUs.
All the trailers of this movie show that the multiverse will reach a shocking state in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
For the first time, it will allow movie fans to directly see the magic and magnificence of the multiverse.
Although there is a lot of information that it is unlikely that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will appear directly in the film.
But the Spider-Man enemies in almost every timeline have been summoned by the multiverse, so the “Three Spiders” team alliance will definitely appear.
In addition, Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch will play an important role in the movie.
The supreme magician added more and more magical power to this group of Spider-Man.
So the “Three Spider-Man” and the League of Legends of the Supreme Master will likely allow this movie to push the MCU effect to its peak again.
“Thor: Love and Thunder”
After “Endgame” Thor boarded the spaceship of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Obviously, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor have already formed an alliance premeditated.
But because this movie is likely to be a handover show between Thor and Thor, the more powerful Thor will succeed Thor.
Therefore, although the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor form an alliance, they will not be the focus of the team in “Love and Thunder”.
After all, the movie of the Guardians of the Galaxy team itself is still going on.
But as far as this movie is concerned, the return of Natalie Portman and the shaping of Thor, and the return of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie.
A team of two powerful Thor and Valkyrie alliances will attack the Thunder and point directly at God the butcher Gore.
The scene of this kind of battle must be daunting and exciting.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Although the plot of the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” movie is very rare so far.
But Benedict Cumberbatch once revealed that there is “unspeakable evil” in this movie.
No matter what this undetermined evil is, what the Supreme Mage will face will be the most incredible thing.
So his partner Wang, and even his team in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, will return to “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” to assist the doctor.
However, the most interesting member of the new super team in this movie may be Wanda.
After the finale of “Wanda and Vision”, she has become a real Scarlet Witch.
Scarlet Witch is likely to show her superb power similar to “Phoenix Power” in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.
Although in “Endgame”, her supernatural power has begun to appear.
But in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” it may be a complete qualitative improvement, and the scene will be spectacular.
It is also rumored that Loki, Sylvie, and America Chaves will all star in this movie.
Whether Loki and Sylvie are on Chaves’s side or whether they are on Doctor Strange’s side to deal with Chaves is still unclear.
Captain Marvel returns to the big screen this time and will form a powerful team with two other superheroes.
The role of Carol Danvers played by Brie Larson was once called the most powerful role in the Avengers by Kevin Fitch of Marvel.
The abilities she possesses are completely cosmic-level destructive power.
So much so that in the “Avengers” series, she can only appear at a critical moment in the later period, otherwise her superpowers will affect the rationality of the story.
Then it will be Ms.Marvel who will fight alongside her this time.
She is a big fan of Danvers and appears in an image similar to Captain Marvel.
In the comics, Ms. Marvel possesses a power similar to that of the Fantastic Four Reed Richards, while also being able to transform, making her a very valuable team member in battle.
Another team member will be the daughter of a friend of Danvers, “Spectrum” Monica Rambeau, who has superpowers that can manipulate and absorb energy.
A super team composed of these three people, if set in the comics, its abilities will be unmatched.
Therefore, the villain in this movie must also be a cosmic character, and we will wait and see.