Several Asian and Asian-American actors will be auditioning for the lead roles in the next few months, among them Yoson An, Yifei Liu, Daniel Wu, Lewis Tan, Jian Ting and Karen Fukuhara. Donnie Yen is being eyed for the villain.
Tirando o Lewis Tan, ta otimo
Black Panther 2
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Basset, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya and Martin Freeman will return. Ryan Coogler wanted Mahershala Ali for a role, but his involvement with Luke Cage might prevent that. Halle Berry, Naomie Harris, Regina King, Thandie Newton and Mary J. Blige (among others) are being eyed for a role. From my understanding, Berry is the top choice.
Doctor Strange 2
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Wong will return. Scott Derrickson wants Joaquin Phoenix as the main villain (Phoenix almost played Strange back in 2016 and they remained in touch).
Captain Marvel 2
Brie Larson and Jude Law will return. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is being eyed for Monica Rambeau (She had talks about playing Maria Rambeau but they fell through). Also, fun fact, Brad Pitt was approached for Mar-Vell before the character was entirely reworked.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3
Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan and Elizabeth Debicki expected to return. Before being fired, James Gunn was eyeing Zac Effron and Liam Neeson for roles.
There definitely are plans for the characters in the MCU and, although the merger is not complete, executives are already picking potential actors for them.