Marvel Studios has remaimed mum on the specific identity of any of the eight films they have scheduled between the years 2020 and 2022 (with more undoubtly beyond), but Disney CEO Bog Iger told investors listening to the studio’s quarterly earnings call Wednesday that Marvel will likely reveal at least some of those films this summer. July's Comic-Con International and August's D23 Expo would presumably be two likely candidates for an announcement venue, although as we've detailed before unless they have a secret movie in the can, they're likely going to have to identify their May 2020 film sooner than later.
According to Variety, Iger said Avengers: Endgame provides some clues to the next wave.
“There are huge opportunities," and "more possibilities beyond it," he reportedly said. "There are many many different directions that we can go.”
Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and sequels to Doctor Strange and Black Panther are all expected to be part of the next wave of eight films.
Iger also reportedly added that future MCU stories would be “platform agnostic," reiterating that the films and shows on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service like Falcon and the Winter Solider and WandaVision will be considered “intricately linked and tied to the storytelling.”
“No one else is doing that,” he said.
Finally, the chairman said opportunties lie in other areas to grow the Marvel Studios brand globally, including China where Endgame has becomes the highest-grossing foreign film in its box office history with $585m to-date.
“At some point, we’re going to get very ambitious about what we do with Marvel at Shanghai Disneyland,” Iger said.