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EntertainmentMarvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4: Why Diversity Is the New Superpower

16:10  22 july  2019
16:10  22 july  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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But it’ s true that despite the growing diversity of casting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has so far had mostly white and male stars in the title roles. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb' s opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual.

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Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation on Saturday wasn't just a celebration of the success of "Avengers: Endgame" and a map of the company's upcoming film slate — it was also a clear demonstration of a more diverse future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and perhaps Hollywood overall.

It's not entirely accurate to say that the previous waves of Marvel films (or phases, per Marvel branding) were led by three white guys named Chris (nothing against Hemsworth, Evans and Pratt, of course). But it's true that despite the growing diversity of casting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has so far had mostly white and male stars in the title roles.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters

Since its inception, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been grouped together by phases . It began in Phase 1 as five films built up to the sixth movie The film is not only a sequel to 2017' s Spider-Man: Homecoming, the MCU' s successful reboot of the web-slinger, but also will be the first movie to come

But as fans saw on Saturday in Hall H, Phase 4 is a very different animal. Kicking off next May with the standalone "Black Widow" film starring Scarlett Johansson. Then in November 2020 comes "The Eternals" with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani and Tony-nominated deaf actress Lauren Ridloff, followed by "Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings" in February 2021 with Simu Liu as the half-Chinese kung fu master along with Tony Leung and Awkwafina.

The 2021 sequel "Thor: Love and Thunder" will reintroduce Natalie Portman and see her character take over the fateful hammer as Thor, Goddess of Thunder, while the studio also announced plans to reboot the "Blade" vampire hunter franchise with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.

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Phase Three is the third part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the conclusion of the Infinity Saga. The next group of films is called Phase Four . Phase Three is set during a time of discord generated from the aftermath of Ultron' s attack against the Earth.

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One notable example from Marvel's presentation is the revelation that the upcoming "Thor: Love and Thunder" will make explicit that Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie is queer, something Thompson and director Taika Waititi have talked about but have not previously depicted on screen.

"As new king, she needs to find her queen," Thompson said during the Marvel panel. "That will be the first order of business."

And Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige later told io9 that Valkyrie is part of a "level of representation you will see across our films, not just in Thor 4."

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Surpasses ‘Avatar’ as Global Box Office King In addition to revealing its massive Phase 4 plans, Marvel Studios announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Avengers: Endgame finally surpassed Avatar at the global box office to become the highest-grossing film ever. James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi epic held the worldwide record for a decade with $2.788 billion in global box office. Avengers: Endgame entered the weekend with a $2.783 billion global haul, Box Office Mojo calculated, with the Marvel blockbuster officially passing Avatar by the time Marvel Studios took the stage Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Phase One, also called Avengers Assembled, is the first part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first part of the Infinity Saga. From 2008 to 2012, the Phase One films grossed .8 billion (,811,026,406) worldwide. The next group of films is called Phase Two.

How is it possible that Marvel Phase 4 is nearly here already? Time keeps moving on, and if you thought that the first three Marvel Cinematic Universe phases all blurred into one, Disney is Back in May, Disney boss Bob Iger revealed the the new slate will be confirmed this summer, leaving us to

Evidence of this can be seen in Marvel's Phase 3. Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," the first MCU film centered on a nonwhite superhero but also led by a mostly black cast, grossed $1.34 billion worldwide — including a $700 million domestic total that exceeds every MCU film except "Endgame." And "Captain Marvel" — the first female-led film in the franchise — earned $1.12 billion earlier this year.

Both films outgrossed other recent Marvel franchise launches like 2015's "Ant-Man" with Paul Rudd ($519 million) and 2016's "Doctor Strange" with Benedict Cumberbatch ($667 million) — both with white male heroes center stage.

Both "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel" grossed more than any Phase 3 film not featuring all of the Avengers, including 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" ($880 million worldwide). (That film's sequel, "Far From Home," coming just weeks after "Endgame," is fast approaching the $1 billion mark this week.)

"Black Widow" and "The Eternals" could help lead a new record at next year's box office. With Niki Caro's remake of "Mulan" for Disney and Warner Bros.' two DC Comics adaptations — Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman 1984" and Cathy Yan's "Birds of Prey" — 2020 could see the top 10 highest grossing films evenly split between male and female directors for the first time ever.

Jeremy Fuster contributed to this report.

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