The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the worldwide box office.
Avengers Endgame is now the highest-earning film of all time (surpassing Avatar). Spiderman: Far From Home is now the highest-earning Spiderman film, the first Spiderman film to earn one billion dollars at the box office and Sony’s highest-earning film (surpassing Skyfall). Captain Marvel is currently the highest-earning film to have a female superhero in the lead and the first with a female-led superhero film to earn a billion dollars.
All the four Avengers movies rank among the top twenty highest-earning films of all time. The list of box office records just goes on!
Phase four is going to arrive soon, starting with Black Widow in April 2020 and The Eternals in November 2020. As for 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in February, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May, Spiderman 3 (sequel to Far From Home) in July and concluding with Thor: Love and Thunder in November. 2021 will be the first year for Marvel Studios to release four films in a year.
Marvel Studios’ boss, Kevin Feige in a recent Q&A at the New York Film Academy said that the studio is working on a transgender superhero character. This year, The Eternals will introduce Marvel Movies’ first gay character and first deaf superhero while Shang-Chi will introduce the first Asian-American superhero.
As of now, the only existing transgender character in Marvel Comics is the newly introduced Sera – from a group of all-male angels called the Ancharites. Sera transitioned to a female identity. She is kept in a temple where she unites with Thor’s long lost half-sister Angela and goes on a bunch of adventures, where they eventually become romantically interested in each other.
Also, Valkyrie (crowned by Thor as the new ruler of Asgard at the end of Avengers Endgame) will be in search of a new queen for herself. In the comics, Valkyrie is revealed to be openly bisexual.