Fans at Comic Con were treated to a first look at all the new Marvel movies and shows coming in the next two years and there is plenty to be excited about. Perhaps the most thrilling news by far was the reveal of Natalie Portman as the new female Thor.

The newly announced Phase 4 slate of Marvel films will feature Portman starring as the first female goddess Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. The new spin on the Marvel character, previously played by Chris Hemsworth, will debut in theaters Nov. 5, 2021. The new film will also feature Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, the Marvel Universe’s first openly LGBTQ character.

In addition to the Thor news, Disney revealed a full slate of new Marvel projects set to be released in theaters and on the new Disney+ streaming platform, which debuts this fall. The new projects include a highly demanded Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson set to hit theaters May 1, 2020.

Other announced projects include Blade starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, taking on the character previously played by Wesley Snipes. Keep an eye out for Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), The Eternals (Nov. 6, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If? (Summer 2021) and Hawkeye (Fall 2021). Several of the projects, like Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye and the animated What If? will be released as episodic series exclusively on Disney+.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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