At least prior to the announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, Phase Four had received a lot of criticism for lacking the comparable heights of Avengers: Endgame and having an aimless nature.
Phase Four, which WandaVision began in early 2021, continues to be one of the best projects in the Phase.
Following the release of the first trailer, Spider-Man: No Way Home quickly rose to the top of the list of 2021's most eagerly anticipated movies.
The introduction of Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains and his subsequent speech in Loki's finale will likely rank among Phase Four's most memorable events.
The MCU had a fascinating year in 2021. The movies, with the exception of Spider-Man: No Way Home, were origin stories, whereas the television series continued the canon of well-known characters.
Werewolf by Night, the MCU's first Special Presentation, was a triumph. A haunting score, a straightforward but well-developed narrative, and an Old Hollywood aesthetic and tone
The Phase Four projects that deviated from the MCU norm received the most love and praise online, such as Moon Knight.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was another project that assisted the MCU in emerging from its relative abyss.
The best and most accurate representation of Phase Four's function within the MCU as a whole is Hawkeye. It explored the effects of Avengers: Endgame and the aftermath of the Blip while also moving forward the entire time.
Within the fanbase, Hawkeye might have some staying power for holiday rewatches, but not nearly as much as The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the conclusion of Phase Four.