“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters this week, capping Marvel’s fourth cinematic stage. Many fans hope the film will improve upon a somewhat inconsistent Phase 4 before the fifth begins in 2023.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe still manages to dominate pop culture, and it turns out that the popularity that emerged after “Avengers: Endgame” is far from over. The truth is, a lot of good has come out of the MCU in recent years.
This list highlights five of the best projects to come from Phase 4 so far. For those unfamiliar with what this stage has covered, everything from “WandaVision” to “Werewolf by Night” qualifies for this list.
There are a lot of negative things to be said about how the MCU handles Disney+ shows, but almost none of those criticisms apply to “Loki.” Tom Hiddleston It remains one of the greatest casting choices in comic book history. With old characters gone for good and new ones quickly introduced, Hiddleston Loki is one to keep for as long as possible.
What makes a show like “Loki” so special is his ability to stand alone. From a mind-blowing story to beautiful cinematography, each week was a new adventure for fans to embark on.
The sense of mystery from start to finish was perfect for a character like Loki. This is one of the few Disney+ shows that has had a satisfactory outcome with promising implications for the future.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (2022)
Director Sam RaimiBack to the big screen in every imaginable world. This movie is undoubtedly iconic, especially when you watch it without the rest of the MCU in mind. Benedict Cumberbatch Always as solid as Doctor Strange, but Elizabeth Olsen Like Wanda Maximoff she is the real standout.
If it’s hard to wrap your head around the multiverse, Raimi does a great job of making it digestible. Anything related to Doctor Strange means that some stunning visuals are sure to follow.
The movie feels separate from the rest of the series in the best possible way. Hopefully, more managers will be able to create projects that look true to their specific style over time.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021)
The third Marvel’s Spider-Man movie was one of the most memorable moments in film history. Seeing three generations of Spider-Man images on screen was everything fans thought and more.
It feels more like an experience than a movie, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Everything works very well, with Tom Holland He delivers his best performance as Spider-Man to date.
Over time, the impact of this movie may not be affected as much as it did in the beginning. Obviously, the backbone of this project was the shock factor of owning three versions of Spider-Man at once.
Regardless, nothing will beat watching this weekend’s opening with a host of fans. The energy was electric, and the memories will remain immortal.
“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021)
By far, this was the best upcoming Phase 4 movie so far. It contains charming fight scenes and showcases some of the most beloved characters.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a Marvel movie that anyone can enjoy. Simo Liu He is the best, and any future project he is involved in will surely excel because of him.
No stage 4 movie has come close to the quality of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. It’s everything you want from an origin story without all the standard setbacks these films are known for. It’s hard to imagine anything coming close to Shang Zhi’s debut on the big screen.
“The Werewolf at Night” (2022)
This particular Marvel Studios presentation looks great. In a beautiful homage to classic monster movies, “Werewolf by Night” shows that the franchise does best when it branches out. Gael Garcia Bernal And the Laura Donnelly Make the most of their time, giving fans two compelling heroes to tell this story.
It runs in just 52 minutes, making it an easy and fun watch for anyone. It also doesn’t hold back on the violence and has some of the bloodiest images the franchise has ever seen.
The classic black and white color palette is the cherry on top of this hairy good time. Hopefully, Marvel Studios can dig deeper into the horror-centric aspects of being the expander. It worked almost to perfection with “Werewolf by Night”.
Featured explanation by Erica Sevilla