Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero’s welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a “Blade” hat.
Marvel announces other projects
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige also stunned the Comic-Con audience with a list of Phase 4 productions through 2021. For those in the know, Phase 4 describes the latest batch of MCU productions.
“The Eternals” comes next on November 6, 2020, and it will be directed by Chloé Zhao. The film will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee.
Feige said 2021 will kick off with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The film, to be released in February 2021, will star Simu Liu in the title role of Shang-Chi, Awkwafina and Tony Leung.
Spring 2021 will see the release of “Wandavision” on Disney+, Feige said. Paul Bettany will reprise his role as Vision in the original series and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role as Scarlet Witch.
“Wandavision” will play into the storyline of the film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Feige said. Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Strange on May 7, 2021. The film will be directed by Scott Derrickson.
Marvel will also get its first animated series in summer 2021 with “What If …?” The series will also air on Disney+ and will feature stories that present alternate realities in the Marvel universe, according to the release from the studio.
Another popular Marvel hero will get his own show on Disney+ as well, Jeremy Renner reclaims his role in the series “Hawkeye.” The series is set for a fall 2021 release.
Last on the slate is “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which will hit theaters November 5, 2021, and it will star Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder.
CNN’s Frank Pallotta contributed to this report.