Marvel Studios Phase 4 Trailer is Everything

Emerging from a Thanos-sized snap Blip, Marvel Studios is making 2021 its bitch. First, they blew our minds and emotions with Wandavision. Then they gave us the greatest M/M romance with  Falcon and Winter Soldier to grace Disney+ since Timon and Pumba in the live action The Lion King. This week, they damn near destroyed our existence with their release of their Phase 4 trailer:

This trailer has that Comic Con Hall H energy. In fact, it’s shot for shot BDE: Big Disney Energy. Where do you even begin? If you didn’t cry when hearing Stan Lee, you have no soul and there is no hope for you. Just a fact.

“That man next to you? That’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.”

Then you have those Marvel moments that still stir your blood and bring tears to your eyes no matter how many times you watched: Steve Roger’s Captain America finally calling his allies to arms with, “Avengers! Assemble,” hearing Sam Wilson emerge from the snap with a simple “On Your Left,” seeing Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther being the King he will always be.

But it’s what is coming that reminds us why Marvel is the number one film franchise of all time. Get out your calendars because your next three years belong to Marvel.

The Eternals

What do you get when you put Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie all in one film about alien beings who are tasked with protecting humanity?

The new war cry: “Beautiful people! Assemble.” 

The Marvels

We’re going to fly higher, further, and faster with not only one kick ass woman, but three. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel returns in 2022, and she’s not alone: Wandavision’s Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Harris) and Ms. Marvel, herself, Iman Vellani join forces as The Marvels. At this point, the entire movie could be just the three of them in the same room, and I would devour all of that diverse female empowerment.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

This is perhaps the most bittersweet announcement from the Phase 4 trailer. 

While there will only be one King T’Challa and no one could ever replace the immensely talented Chadwick Boseman, the character and the story was more than just one man. Black Panther was a celebration of Black representation, pride, tradition, and power. It gave those the opportunity to see themselves in T’Challa’s story, to be the superhero.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will no doubt honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and King T’Challa as well as carry on the torch passed forth by the previous film. As for who will be crowned the next Black Panther? I have thoughts.

Are you ready for Marvel Phase 4? Let us know what you think!

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