The Last Three Releases Coming to the MCU This Year

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Mia Fortino, Reporter

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been giving fans a great extent of content throughout this year, and there is more to come. Here are the next upcoming projects coming to the MCU later this year.

Eternals (November 5, 2021)

Marvel’s newest upcoming release, Eternals, follows ten immortal superheroes from planet Olympia, sent down to Earth at one point to help defend humanity against the Deviants, who are also immortals but became abnormal as their DNA was mutated and caused them to shape-shift and change color. The Deviants started a long war in spite of the Eternals’ perfectly normal looks and powers. The Eternals stayed put watching over Earth to keep humanity safe, but over 7,000 years later, the Deviants came back for another fight. The film stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumali Nanijani, Lia McHugh, Barry Keoghan, Brian Tyree Henry, Don Lee, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, and Angelina Jolie. The film hits theaters on November 5, 2021.

Hawkeye (November 24, 2021)

Jeremey Renner continues his 10 year-long journey in the MCU and reprises his iconic role as Clint Barton in his own series.  Hence the title, Hawkeye follows one of the original members of the Avengers, Clint Barton, months after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The series takes place in New York during the most wonderful time of the year. Things quickly take a turn of events as someone starts impersonating Ronin, the vigilante Clint became in Japan after his entire family was a part of the Snap, and going after people (mainly criminals) who he believed should have been a part of the Snap instead of his family. The impersonater is later revealed to be Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld, they join forces to take down the people going after them as a result of both Ronin and Clint’s past actions.  The series has a total of six episodes and is set to premiere to stream, not one, but the first two episodes on Disney+ on November 24, 2021.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021)

The final MCU project to be released this year is one of the biggest most anticipated to come, everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The Spider-Man trilogy takes a massive turn for Peter Parker, as it takes place after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home where Mysterio reveals Peter’s identity as Spider-Man and ultimately sets him up and frames him for his death. Peter goes to the one and only Doctor Strange and asks him to cast a spell to reverse time and everyone’s memory of finding out Spider-Man’s identity. Doctor Strange agrees to do so, but the spell means literally everyone will forget Peter is Spider-Man. Peter realizes that even MJ, Ned, and his Aunt May will forget he is Spider-Man, and this sends Peter into a panic and asks Strange to try to let certain people remember his superhero identity. Strange starts to get frustrated as he explains that the spell does not work like that and everyone must forget for the spell to work. As of result of Peter’s actions, Strange loses control of the spell and ultimately messed with the stability of Spacetime and creates the multiverse, and for Peter to deal with the consequences, villains, and maybe some familiar allies to help from the results of the multiverse. Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau all return to their roles, and casting even includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Tom Hardy, Jamie Foxx, and Alfred Molina. We can expect them to play a big part in this film. The feature film releases in theaters on December 17, 2021.