During Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel, gave a run-down of the upcoming MCU Timeline from Phase Four through a peek at Phase 6.
It’s a lot of titles and projects, but I’ve broken it all down for you:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently approaching the end of Phase 4, which includes all movies and series since 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which ended Phase 3.
The next phase, Phase 5, will kick off with another sequel, “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” which hits theaters February 17, 2023.
In the film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they imagined possible as they meet their greatest foe yet: Kang (Jonathan Majors).
Here’s what the rest of Phase 5 looks like:
“Secret Invasion” – Spring 2023
This Disney+ series will feature Cobie Smulders, who reprises her role as Maria Hill, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull, Talos.
They are joined by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke, and Olivia Colman.
The crossover event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
A short clip was shown during the presentation, and it begins with the return to Earth of Fury on a spaceship. After a conversation with Hill, where he admits that this different kind of threat is why he returned to Earth, there was footage of various characters including Don Cheadle’s War Machine and Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” – May 5, 2023
The final film in the GOTG trilogy is once again directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, and Sean Gunn.
In the film, Quill (Pratt), still reeling from the loss of Gamora (Saldaña), must rally his team around him to defend the universe, along with protecting one of their own…a mission that, if unsuccessful, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
The storyline is unknown, but a brief clip was shown during their presentation that brought many to tears in the audience.
“Echo” – Summer 2023
Spinning off from “Hawkeye,” this Disney+ series centers on the deaf antihero Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), as her ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her
“The Marvels” – July 28, 2023
This theatrical film will unite Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) – who gained powers in “WandaVision,” and Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) in a galactic adventure. The film will be directed by Nia Costa.
“Loki” – Summer 2023
Season two of the Disney+ series continues the adventures of the mischievious Asgardian.
“Blade” – November 3, 2023
He was heard in the mid-credits scene at the end of “The Eternals,” but Mahershala Ali makes his physical debut in this reboot of the half-vampire vampire hunter story.
“Ironheart“ – Fall 2023
Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, will make her MCU debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” this fall, before getting her own series, starring Dominique Thorne and Anthony Ramos.
“Agatha: Coven of Chaos” – Winter 2023
It’s unknown if this is a sequel or prequel to “WandaVision,” but who cares because it means more Kathryn Hahn as Agatha. Am I right?
“Daredevil: Born Again” – Spring 2024
The fan favorite defender of Harlem, Daredevil, is back in an all new series. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will be reprising their roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, respectively, in this 18-episode season.
“Captain America: New World Order” – May 3, 2024
Quite an ominous title for the first Captain America film to star Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson as the superhero.
“Thunderbolts” – July 26, 2024
Phase 5 will end with this theatrical release, which features a team of not quite superheroes. In the comics, the group was formed by Baron Zemo, who was last seen in the MCU in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Among possible other Thunderbolts are U.S. Agent (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), The Punisher, and Ghost Rider. There’s definitely plenty of opportunity to introduce members throughout the Phase 5 projects.
Feige also gave the audience in Hall H a peak at some titles that will be appearing in the MCU’s Phase 6:
“Fantastic Four” – November 8, 2024
This will be Marvel’s third attempt to bring this iconic superhero family to the screen. Rumors are their antagonist, Dr. Doom, will make an appearance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which will help set up this movie.
“Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” – May 2, 2025
The first Avengers film since “Endgame” will feature several of Phase 5’s superheroes banding together. From the title, the antagonist will be Kang, who appears in “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.”
“Avengers: Secret Wars” – November 7, 2025
This film is rumored to not only end Phase 6, but be a culmination of Phase 4 through 6’s storylines, much the way “Avengers: Endgame” was for Phase 1 through 3.
Whether this movie will be based on the “Secret Wars” limited comic series that ran from May 1984 to April 1985 has yet to be confirmed. It certainly seems like it.
The Multiverse Saga
Feige also revealed that all the projects from Phase 4 through 6 are considered part of what Marvel is calling “The Multiverse Saga.”
As more information is released on these films and series, we’ll definitely bring you the news. But it seems that Feige and Marvel have some ambitions plans and stories coming in the next three years.
Are there any projects you’re excited about seeing? Let us know in the comments.