Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a group of American superhero films and television series produced by Marvel Studios based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. Phase Four features all of the Marvel Studios productions set to be released in 2020 and 2021. It is the first phase in the franchise to include television series, with Marvel Studios developing several event series for the streaming service Disney+ in addition to the feature films that it was already set to produce. The phase will begin in May 2020 with the release of the film Black Widow by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, starring Scarlett Johansson. That will be followed by ensemble film The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starring Simu Liu, sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Dr. Stephen Strange, a sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home with Tom Holland returning as Spider-Man, and concluding with another sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, with Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / Mighty Thor. A number of television series will be released on Disney+ as part of Phase Four. These include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the title roles, WandaVision with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the title roles, Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, animated series What If...? narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner. Three other series, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk, have also been announced for the phase.