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Marvel’s Plans For Phase 5 And 6 Revealed At SDCC 2022

By Mohit Srivastava
July 24,2022

It is Christmas for Marvel fans!

Kevin Feige took center stage at the iconic Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), 2022. He brought with him an avalanche of announcements and reveals. Also, Marvel Studio shared some significant updates and previews, including outlining Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU.

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios has now officially christened the current Phase run as The Multiverse Saga. This officially dubs the long MCU run as –

  • Phase 1, 2, and 3 – The Infinity Saga
  • Phase 4, 5, and 6 – The Multiverse Saga
The Multiverse Saga

The Multiverse Saga

Let’s look into all of these updates given by Marvel Studios at SDCC 2022, one by one.

Marvel Studios Animation

Marvel Studios Animation upcoming projects

Marvel Studios Animation’s upcoming projects

During the first day of SDCC 2022, in Ballroom 20, Marvel Studios Animation Panel also had a few tricks up its sleeve. They announced the following projects:

  • I am Groot, a 5 episode animation short also saw its trailer debut. It is set to release on August 10, 2022. It was also announced that there will be a Season 2 in the future.
  • A new series, Spiderman: Freshman Year was announced about to release sometime in 2024. It will be followed by a sequel Spiderman: Sophomore year.
  • What If…? Season 2, is set to release in early 2023. It will also return for Season 3.
  • A new series, Marvel Zombies was announced.
  • X-Men ’97 was also announced which continues the adventures from 90’s X-Men: The Animated Series. It is set to release in Fall 2023. It also will have a Season 2.

Marvel’s Phase 4

Official Posters for Quantumania and Wakanda Forever unveiled at SDCC 2022

Official Posters for Quantumania and Wakanda Forever unveiled at SDCC 2022

Phase 4 still has a few upcoming projects. the reveals made by Feige in this regard are:

  • The first trailer was revealed for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, with first glimpses of – Tenoch Huerta’s Namor-the Sub Mariner and Dominique Thorne’s IronHeart.
  • A new She-Hulk: Attorney At Law trailer was released featuring Hulk and the Daredevil in the series.

Marvel’s Phase 5

Marvel's Phase 5 Slate

Marvel’s Phase 5 slate, revealed at SDCC 2022

The Marvel Studio’s biggest splash was the reveal of the Phase 5 slate. It is now official that She-Hulk: Attorney At Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would conclude the current Phase 4 of the MCU. Then onwards, Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania would kick off Phase 5 of the MCU.

Here are all the dates for Marvel releases in Phase 5.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Feb 17, 2023 (movie)
  • Secret Invasion: Spring 2023 (series)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: May 6, 2023 (movie)
  • Echo: Summer 2023 (series)
  • Loki season 2: Summer 2023 (series)
  • The Marvels: July 28, 2023 (movie)
  • Blade: Nov 3, 2023 (movie)
  • Ironheart: Fall 2023 (series)
  • Agatha: Coven of Chaos: Winter 2023/24 (series)
  • Daredevil: Born Again: Spring 2024 (series)
  • Captain America: New World Order: May 3, 2024 (movie)
  • Thunderbolts: July 26, 2024 (movie)

Most importantly, the highly anticipated Maharshalla Ali’s Blade now has an official release date. Matt Murdoch is finally ready to join the MCU with an 18-episode series – Daredevil: Born Again. Agatha: House of Harkness title has been changed to Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Sam Wilson is all set to carry the weight of Cap’s Shield and his Legacy with Captain America: New World Order.

It was also revealed that Chukwudi Iwuji will play the High Evolutionary, Maria Balakova is playing Cosmo the Space Dog and Will Poulter will play Adam Warlock in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. A trailer for the same was also shown exclusively to the Comic-Con audience.

Marvel’s Phase 6

Marvel's Phase 6 Slate

Marvel’s Phase 6 slate, revealed at SDCC 2022

As per the promise that he had made earlier of making the “bigger picture” clear to his audiences (read Its ‘Make It Or Break It’ For Marvel Studios At SDCC 2022), Kevin Feige revealed their plans for the final chapter in their The Multiverse Saga – Phase 6.

Phase 6 would comprise a total of 11 projects which will include movies and Disney+ shows. Out of them, three were announced with their tentative release dates. These were:

  • Marvel’s Fantastic Four: Nov 8, 2024.
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty: May 2, 2025.
  • Avengers: Secret Wars: November 7, 2025.

Some More Highlights

Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios

  • Kevin Feige confirmed that the Russo Brothers (Antony and Joe Russo) are “not connected” to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
  • No announcements were made for Eternals 2 and Shang Chi 2. They probably will fill the ‘yet unannounced’ slots of Phase 6.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will also include Bill Murray in an undisclosed role and the character of MODOK.
  • Chloe Zhao might not return for Eternals 2.
  • In spite of all of the speculations, the Fantastic Four cast was not announced.
  • Among the announcements that weren’t currently made were – Armor Wars, Thor 5, Werewolf By Night, Guardians of The Galaxy: Christmas Special, Nova, Marvel’s Mutants, and Deadpool 3.
  • It is happening for the first time that two Avengers titles are releasing in the same year, mere 6 months apart.

Naysayer’s belief that post Endgame, Marvel has been directionless is shattered. Revealing the titles of Avengers 5 and 6, confirmed that Feige has all of this charted on a whiteboard. It is now clear that MCU is heading towards a big cosmic multiversal conflict (Secret Wars) with the Kang (The Kang Dynasty) at the center of it. Yes, Kang is the new Thanos of MCU! Marvel has once again proved that they indeed are the King of the game. Marvel fans, take a deep sigh of relief, and rejoice!

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