Tue. Sep 28th, 2021

Reportedly, some new and old characters will be cast inMCU phase 4 . Some characters will be seen from phase 1, and some characters will be a new entry. The MCU will receive a bit of a facelift in Phase 4 since the Infinity Saga is over. The days of Captain America and Iron Man leading the cinematic universe are gone. Their absence led to the entry of many new characters, and they have become prominent players.

Marvel Studios announced the entire Phase 4 slate over the past few years. This will consist of all films and Disney+ shows. Many of the new releases will see similar faces returning leading solo movies. MCU can lose some of its most notable characters but still has lots of characters. Every time it keeps on adding new characters. This will continue in phase 4 as well.

The characters in MCU Phase 4 who have appeared before –

Natasha Romanoff – was the 1st phase 1 character to appear in phase 4, but she will be the 1st member of the original Avenger’s team to focus on the franchise’s new chapter. Scarlett Johansson played this is a fictional character and is based on the Marvel Comic character of the same name. She is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and is a spy who is trained in the Red Room from childhood. Natasha joins S.H.I.E.L.D. (the counter-terrorism agency) and becomes an important member. In Iron Man 2 (2010), she was introduced to MCU, and she then appeared in 9 films. The character made her final live-action appearance in Black Window.

Thor -In all 4 phases of MCU, this character had a solo film. Chris Hemsworth portrays the fictional characters in MCU and is based on the Marvel Comic characters of the same name. Thor is one of the most powerful of the Asgardians who humans consider to be God. Asgardians are an ancient alien civilization and have long ties with Earth. He is the central member of Avengers, joins the Guardian of Galaxy, and has appeared in eight series films. Now Thor will be seen in Thor: Love and Thunder and What If…?.

Loki – Tom Hiddleston portrays the character in the MCU based on the Norse mythological God of the same name and the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Loki is a crucial recurring figure of the MCU. He has appeared in three of the four Avengers films and all three of the Thor films and in the T.V. series Loki. The character will be seen in What If….?, The Good, the Bart, and the Loki, and a short film, The Simpsons. 

Abomination – This is a fictional character appearing in a comic book published by Marvel comics and featured in other Marvel-endorsed products such as animated T.V. series, video games, merchandise. The character is played by Tim Roth and made the debut in MCU in the film The Incredible Hulk (2008). Now the character will be seen in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and Disney+ TV series She-Hulk (2022).

Thaddeus Ross – Black Window features another phase 1 character called Thaddeus Ross. This is a fictional character who appears in Marvel Comics. He is a U.S. Military officer and the head of the gamma bomb project. The character has been transformed into many products like statues and toys. He also appeared in various media adaptations like live-action feature films, video games, animated T.V. series. William Hurt portrayed the character in MCU for Black Window (2012), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity wars (2018), Captain America: Civil war (2016), The Incredible Hulk (2008).

Jane Foster – This is a fictional superhero appearing Marvel Comic. As a love interest of the superhero Thor Edison, the character was introduced, and later she became a superhero in her own right and 1st appeared in Journey into Mystery (1962). The character is played by Natalie Portman in MCU, who appeared in phase 1 Thor for the 1st time. Jane Foster was shown as an astrophysicist who subsequently became the God of Thunder’s love interest. Jane was again seen in Thor: The Dark World and then featured n Endgame. Now will be seen in Love and Thunder.

Hawkeye – This is a fictional character appearing in a comic book published by Marvel comics and seemed to be 1st as a villain in Tales of Suspense (1964) and later joined The Avengers (1965). Ever since he has been a prominent member of the MCU, the character is portrayed by Jeremy Renner. He was 1st seen in Thor (2011) and then seen in The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). The character will be seen in Hawkeye (2021).

The new entries in MCU Phase 4 characters –

Red Guardian – This is the name of many fictional superheroes appearing in Marvel comics. As the Soviet equivalent of Captain America, the identity of the Red Guardian was created. After the fall of the Soviet Union, it has been continuously used. Red Guardian incarnation by the Aleksei Shostakovhas made scattered appearances in video games and animated media. David Harbour portrayed the character in Black Window (2021).

Dane Whitman – This is a fictional character appearing in a comic book published by Marvel comics. The 3rd character to bear the Black Night name and 1st appeared in The Avengers (1967). He inherited a mystical sword that had a curse. They took the Black Knight name in order to restore honor and have been a long-term member of the Avengers. in 1990, the character was featured in a four-issue mini-series. Dane Whitman will make his live-action debut in the upcoming MCU film Eternals (2021). Kit Harington will play the character.

Blade – This is a fictional character appearing in Marvel comics. He 1st appeared as a supporting character in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula (1973) but later starred in his own storylines. He has spent his life ridding the world of all vampires, and becoming the perfect vampire hunter has utilized his unique physiology. The character has been adapted to various forms of media like T.V. series, films, and video games. Portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the movie Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity and Sticky Fingaz played in the T.V. series Blade. Mahershala Ali will play the character in the upcoming Blade Film set in the MCU.

Forgotten One – This is a fictional character appearing in a comic book published by Marvel comics. He 1st appeared in The Eternals (1977) and is a member of the Avengers and Eternal (a near-immortal hidden race). Son Lee will play the character in Eternal (2021) in MCU.

Ikaris – This is a fictional character appearing in Marvel comics. He 1st appeared in The Eternals (1976) and is a member of a race known as the Eternals. In the MCU, the character will be played by Richard Madden in Eternal (2021).

She-Hulk – This is a fictional character appearing in Marvel comics. She 1st appeared in The Savage She-Hulk (1980). She-Hulk is a lawyer and from her cousin receives an emergency blood transfusion because she meets with an injury and then acquires a milder version of his Hulk condition. She has been a member of the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, Fantastic Force, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, Heroes for Hire. In MCU, she will be seen in Disney+ Series She-Hulk (2022). 

 

By Gaby Lewis

Gabby is a postgraduate in biotechnology and has an immense interest in following technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Chess player. He is responsible for handling the office staff writers and providing them with the latest updates happenings in the world of technology.

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