Do you remember what it was like to experience movies in a theater?
Marvel has released a new sizzle reel today called “Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies” to prime viewers to go back to the theaters. The video features voiceover from Marvel legend Stan Lee, who passed away in 2018, celebrating what makes the moviegoing experience great
“I love being with people,” Lee says over footage from various MCU films. “It’s the most 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. That man next to you, he’s your brother. That woman over there, she’s your sister. We’re all part of one universe that moves ever upward and onward to greater glory.”
To drive home its celebration of the shared moviegoing experience, Marvel included footage of the opening night audience reaction of Avengers: Endgame on April 26, 2019. You can hear the ecstatic audience cheer during the pivotal scene when Captain America realizes that everyone who had been snapped out of existence has returned, with Falcon’s line, “On your left.”
Then, Marvel reveals footage from the next three MCU films, including the first footage from Eternals, as well as official titles, logos, and release dates for its upcoming film slate. Interestingly, the Black Panther sequel is titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, while the Captain Marvel sequel is titled The Marvels.
Wakanda Forever seems to hearken to the memory of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away from colon cancer in August 2020. Following his passing, the sequel is being rewritten by writer-director Ryan Coogler, as Marvel announced the character of T’Challa would not be recast.
Similarly, The Marvels is an appropriate title instead of Captain Marvel 2, considering Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will not be the only hero in the film. It will also feature Teyonah Parris’s Monica Rambeau, introduced in WandaVision, as well as Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel, set to debut in her own eponymous Disney+ series later this year.
The list of upcoming MCU films ends with the Fantastic Four logo but no title or release date for the movie, which was previously been teased by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in December.
“See you at the movies,” the video ends.
Upcoming MCU movie release dates
- Black Widow — July 9, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — September 3, 2021
- Eternals — November 5, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home — December 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — March 25, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder — May 6, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — July 8, 2022
- The Marvels — November 11, 2022
- Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania — February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — May 5, 2023
- Untitled Fantastic Four Movie — TBA
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