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Meet the Female Superheroes of Marvel Phase 4 and 5 - Including Mighty Thor, Yelena Belova and Kate Bishop

Russian agent Yelena Belova is the current fan-favorite.

By Jo Craig

July 20, 2021

Marvel’s Phase 4 has had a strong start with the debut of Black Widow this month, Natasha Romanoff’s swan song performance, and now we look ahead to the myriad of female superheroes who will make this next phase unforgettable

From the imminent Disney+ show Hawkeye to Okoye’s untitled project, here is a rundown of the future female Marvel superheroes.

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Kate Bishop – Hawkeye (Late 2021)

Hailee Steinfeld will appear opposite Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton in the upcoming Disney+ show, as he passes the Hawkeye mantle to the young Kate Bishop while he assumes the role of Ronin.

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Monica Rambeau – The Marvels (November 11, 2022)

Introduced in WandaVision, Teyonah Parris will return as Monica Rambeau in this Captain Marvel sequel, to reunite with Carol Danvers and possibly take up the Photon alias.

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Kamala Khan – Ms. Marvel (Late 2021)

Iman Vellani will portray the inhuman teen in the upcoming Disney+ show, and Kevin Feige has also promised fans that she will make an appearance in upcoming MCU films too.

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Captain Carter – What If…? (August 11, 2021)

The next Marvel show to take our post-Loki blues away will be the animated series What If…?, featuring an alternate MCU timeline.

Hayley Atwell will be returning to voice Agent Peggy Carter, who we know will transform into Captain Carter.

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Thena – Eternals (November 5, 2021)

Angelina Jolie is at the helm of this new wave of Earth defenders, set to be the next large group of superheroes to take over from the Avengers.

The first teaser trailer didn’t reveal much about Thena, but her sword makes an appearance that is meant to be an entirely original weapon.

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She-Hulk – She-Hulk (2022)

Despite denying the rumors for long enough, it was confirmed that Tatiana Maslany would be portraying Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters in the upcoming series.

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Riri Williams – Ironheart / Armor Wars (TBA)

Robotic genius Riri Williams will be joining the MCU, portrayed by Dominique Throne, who will star in Ironheart and allegedly Armor Wars too.

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Yelena Belova – Hawkeye (Late 2021)

While Black Widow said goodbye to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, it welcomed Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, who has since become a fan-favorite character.

Belova will return in Hawkeye to provide a narrative regarding Clint and Natasha’s past.

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Mighty Thor / Jane Foster – Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)

Taika Waititi’s upcoming Thor feature will see the passing of Mjolnir from Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder to his love interest Jane Foster, who has been getting ripped to portray the role of Mighty Thor.

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Returning Infinity Saga Characters

Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel – The Marvels  (November 11, 2022)

Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will be returning as Captain Marvel in this sequel, which will also reunite the intergalactic superhero with a grown-up Monica Rambeau.

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Hope van Dyne / The Wasp – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)

Evangeline Lilly will return as The Wasp alongside Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man in Quantumania, due to premiere in 2023.

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Shuri – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022)

After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler is set to guide Letitia Wright’s character Shuri to the throne of Wakanda.

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Okoye – Untitled Series (TBA)

It was previously reported that Danai Gurira would lead a Disney+ spinoff series starring her Black Panther character Okoye and the Dora Milaje.

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Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)

Wanda is set to return in the MCU’s first brush with horror in this mind-bending Doctor Strange sequel, where her alias Scarlet Witch, first introduced in WandaVision, is set to show her power once again.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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