In its 11-year existence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown into a vast screen tapestry populated with great actors, from burgeoning stars to some of the most honored names in the industry.
The number of Oscar winners and nominees that have been drawn to this comic book movie franchise numbers in the dozens.
In short, the MCU has no problem attracting talent, and those actors paired with amazing characters have been a big part of the MCU’s success.
As Marvel moves to its next Phase post-Avengers: Endgame, the assumption is that we will be losing at least some, if not many, of the actors that have been the faces of this universe.
We are still in the dark about who that will be, as we are about what the future holds in Phase 4 and beyond.
But needless to say, it is a sad prospect to lose the actors and characters that we’ve fallen in love with over the years.
FUTURE PROJECTS AND ACTORS
Fortunately, Marvel has already begun casting for its future films, and past is proving to be prologue as Marvel is going after incredible actors to populate its universe in the years to come.
Take a look below to see some of the top-tier talents that are either attached or in talks to join the MCU in Phase 4.
The MCU’s cosmic films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok have leaned heavily into the comedy, but the early word on The Eternals is that a millennia-spanning romance will be a big part of it.
So it will be interesting to see what tone it takes and what role Kumail Nanjiani, best known for his comedy work, will play in it.
Maybe his character will even cross paths with his Stuber co-star Dave Bautista’s Drax one day.
These are just seven actors from three films that may be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 slate.
Needless to say, this is just the tip of the iceberg, as not only do these films need to fill out their casts, but we still have James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2 and Shang-Chi to look forward to.
Given what we’ve seen so far, Marvel will continue populating its movies with incredible talent.
What’s in store for 2019!
When we begin to learn more about what Phase 4 entails after Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, we will hopefully start to hear more casting announcements and we can begin fan casting for characters that we know are coming.
This is a great start though and shows that Endgame is just the beginning.
Check out our 2019 release schedule to keep track of all this year’s biggest movies and let us know in the comments what actors you would like to see join the MCU in Phase 4.