The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is very vivid and enormous as more and more characters are supposed to join. It already isn’t that easy to contain so many characters at once and give them a good amount of screen time, and then there are these reports which suggest at least 10 more characters coming into play, apart from the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
The Eternals obviously brings us a whole team of new characters but that will be a film set in the past. Apart from them, there’s a Shang Chi movie coming our way. Namor is probably going to be introduced in Black Panther. Captain Britain was teased in Endgame and he is said to be making his debut along with Black Knight. Then there are the Thunderbolts which are coming in as a team. Captain Marvel 2 is supposed to bring in Ms. Marvel and/or Spectrum. And now, there’s a report for yet another hero, Elsa Bloodstone.
According to a new report coming from We Got This Covered, Marvel has plans to add yet another fresh face into the MCU in the name of Elsa Bloodstone. Now she isn’t a big name character so you may be asking why does Marvel want her to be in the MCU. What you seem to be forgetting is the fact that all the new characters are not going to join the movies. Marvel Studios is going to have a big presence on the Disney+ streaming service. And that is probably where Elsa Bloodstone is going to be making her MCU debut.
Disney+ is bringing us Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Hawkeye solo, Loki Solo and probably a Lady Sif Solo series. Roger Wardell revealed that properties like Power Pac and Ms. Marvel are also in Marvel’s plans to be joining the Streaming Service. Now, it would be safe to assume that Elsa Bloodstone could also be one of them.
For those of you who don’t really know about the character, Elsa is a young monster hunter who’s been known to work with the likes of Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula to defeat the forces of darkness. This kind of a character should logically end up with the likes of Ghost Rider and the Hellstorm twins. But it’s okay for Marvel to bring her on Disney+ as well. So let’s see what happens.
The future of the MCU will become clear after Spider-Man: Far From Home hits the theatres as Kevin Feige has already talked about it, and the characters which will get to be a part of it. He said:
“The slate that we’re building over the next five years [is] not apples to apples. It is two very distinct things and I hope they’ll feel very distinct. But there is a similar mentality going into it, which is ‘How can we continue to tell stories with some of the characters that audiences already know and love in a unique way, in a different way, in surprising way, of which we have a lot of plans and ideas and work already going into it?’ [Then] ‘How can we introduce new characters that even hardcore fans, comic fans, have barely known or barely heard of.’ That’s really exciting too.
Some of these films will feature characters that you already know. Some supporting characters will assume leading roles, while some new characters will be introduced. The reward for all of these films working is that we get to try to do it again and do it differently and learn from our mistakes and try something we haven’t tried before.”
Although we are yet to know the “What,” we do know the “When” of the upcoming movies. Disney confirmed the release dates of the upcoming films and here are the probable names that could be attached to those dates:
May 1, 2020 (Black Widow)
November 6, 2020 (The Eternals)
February 12, 2021 (Black Panther 2 / Doctor Strange 2 / Shang Chi)
May 2, 2021 (Black Panther 2 / Doctor Strange 2)
November 5, 2021 (Doctor Strange 2 / Shang Chi)
February 18, 2022 (Captain Marvel 2)
May 6, 2022 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3)
July 29, 2022 (Ant-Man and the Wasp 3 / Spider-Man 3).