Marvel Studios has revealed the roadmap for its ongoing saga, showcasing its plans for Phase 5 and beyond.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has been teasing for a little while now that we’d soon be seeing a clearer picture of where the Marvel Cinematic Universe was headed. For those fans bemoaning the seeming lack of direction in Phase 4, which began with 2021’s Black Widow, there’s now a much clearer picture of where the MCU is aiming. Plus, what lies ahead.
The studio used San Diego Comic Con this weekend to announce that Phase 5 will begin in February 2023 and encompass six films and six series, running to July 2024. Here’s what to expect if all goes as planned:
Feb 17th 2023: Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania
Spring 2023: Secret Invasion
May 5th 2023: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Summer 2023: Echo
Summer 2023: Loki S2
July 28th 2023: The Marvels
November 3rd 2023: Blade
Fall 2023: Ironheart
Winter 2023: Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Spring 2024: Daredevil: Born Again
May 3rd 2024: Captain America: New World Order
July 28th 2024: Thunderbolts
The studio also offered a clear signpost as to the ultimate direction of where the next couple of Phases would culminate, announcing that Phases 4-6 would be henceforth be known as The Multiverse Saga. To that end, Marvel has also revealed a brace of Avengers films that will release in Phase 6, titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Those two films are set to release respectively in May and November of 2025 but won’t be directed by the Russo brothers, who helmed the previous two Avengers movies. Oh, and the Fantastic Four movie that we all knew was coming got a release date of November, 2024 too.
Marvel has left plenty up its sleeve, including plans for X-Men, the next Spider-Man film and more. It also showed a couple of trailers for the audience in attendance only. We’ll likely have to wait until the D23 expo in September to see everything that was revealed, but the studio has dropped the first look at the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which you can see below.
There’s plenty there for Marvel fans to get their teeth into there, with this fan being most intrigued by Avengers: Secret Wars, a giant comic book event from the 1980s that was infamously created just to sell toys, but ended up becoming a kind of blueprint for so many of the big annual crossover stories that Marvel Studios has drawn its key ideas from in the decades since. Which announcement has you excited? Let us know in the comments below – and here’s that trailer…
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