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Marvelpocalypse Now! Here Are All the Marvel Phase Four Projects Announced at Comic-Con

Comic-Con is in full swing in San Diego, and on Saturday, Marvel Studios president Keven Feige outlined Phase Four of his company’s plan to corner the market on cinematic and televisual talent. Marvel has spared no expense securing an astonishing number of brilliant filmmakers and on-screen talent for new installments of its long-running superhero franchise, which by my count already includes 23 feature films, 26 seasons of television, and the contributions of more than 100 Academy Award winners. That last statistic is a little misleading: Bing Crosby, for instance, has won an Oscar and contributed music to the soundtrack of Agent Carter, but the dearth of great new work from Crosby has less to do with his Marvel contract and more to do with the fact that he has been dead since 1977. But the point is, Marvel pays for the best talent and gets the best talent, dead, alive, or snapped away by Thanos, and their upcoming slate of movies and television may be their most ambitious yet: Natalie Portman is returning to the Thor series, Mahershala Ali is returning to the MCU to reboot Blade, and Jeremy Renner is getting his own TV series. Here’s everything that’s on the way:

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