What’s in store for the MCU’s Phase 5 and Beyond?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) made groundbreaking announcements at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this weekend. This came after early speculation that Marvel would save any big announcements for D23 in September. NOT SO!
The MCU is synonymous with Blockbuster Superhero movies and has largely cornered the market with methodical Phases of films. IRON MAN kicked off the MCU in 2008 as the first film of Phase 1. Here we are, 15 years later with the MCU deep into Phase 4 and headed full steam into Phase 5. Phase Five is ready and is building toward something amazing! And we haven’t even mentioned the Phase SIX news!
So much awesome news is out now in fact that some Announcements may have slipped through the cracks. Don’t feel bad though! Between D&D, DCCU, and THE COMIC BOOKS – you are forgiven if you didn’t hear every SDCC announcement. We all get at least one mess up at SDCC after all!
Rest easy though my fellow Marvel fanatics! Nerd Night News is here to bring you a few of the most anticipated (and cool) projects slated for a Marvel Cinematic Universe release.
Plenty of Marvel Heroes to Choose From on Disney+ and in Theaters
Let’s talk about Trailers. Marvel and Disney have a few that deserve your attention!
2022 is the year to complete Phase 4. SDCC finally unveiled two highly anticipated projects with THE BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Theaters) and SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW (Disney+). The trailers point to Phase 4 going out in style!
The Black Panther sequel has been a topic of debate since star Chadwick Bosman passed away from Cancer in 2020. We’ll let the trailer speak for itself but get the tissues ready. IT HITS THE FEELS HARD. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives at theaters on November 11th, 2022.
Full Disclosure – I have a long-standing crush on the She-Hulk character and as such CAN NOT be objective about this trailer. With that being said – HOLY CRAP this Disney+ series looks like a ton of fun! The new trailer shows that some of the… rough… CGI that fans kindly (and not so kindly) pointed out in the first trailer has been addressed. Get the spandex ready – the original Disney+ series begins streaming on August 17th, 2022.
Not going to lie – my inner child is more excited for Marvel’s I AM GROOT than I should probably disclose. The Disney+ series will feature original shorts that follow Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble among the stars. The animated series premieres on August 10 exclusively on Disney+.
MCU Announcements from SDCC Hall H
The word around the campfire – alright around SDCC and online) is that Marvel Studios has registered new project titles for upcoming Theatrical and Disney+ releases. Some of the Project titles we already know about but take a look at some interesting Titles that have yet to be officially announced.
- Avengers: Secret Wars
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
- Captain America: New World Order
- Marvel Zombies
- What If?: Season 2
- The Thunderbolts
- The Multiverse Saga
- Avengers: The Eternity War
- Red Guardian: Generation
- Runaways: The New Era
- The Nomad
- Hercules: Rise of the Gods
- Shang-Chi and The Wreckage of Time
- Midnight Sons
- The Black Knight: Origins
- Avengers: Excursion
- Avengers: Timeless
- Avengers Academy (The Young Avengers)
- Captain America: Red White and Black
- Celestials: End of Time
If history is any indication these are working titles and many will undergo tweaks, changes, or cancellations between now and preproduction. With that being said – this alone shows the dedication and forsight in navigating a well-thought-out Cinematic Universe. No shade intended – JUST FACTS.
Marvel Phase 5 and 6
The fifth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was MOSTLY announced (we’re sure a few projects are being kept under wraps). Marvel is working on a new installment of the Captain America franchise called “Captain America: New World Order,” in theaters on May 3, 2024, and a film called “Thunderbolts,” hitting theaters on July 26, 2024.
“Fantastic Four,” is slated for November 8, 2024, and will kick off phase 6. Phase six will also include TWO “Avengers” movies — “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” (expected to drop May 2, 2025) and “Avengers: Secret Wars” (November 7, 2025). Secret Wars has LONG been anticipated and should send some World altering shockwaves throughout the MCU.
Marvel also announced a new Disney+ series called “Daredevil: Born Again” starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio. It streams in spring 2024 and will be a whopping 18 episodes.
It was also officially announced that “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” will stream in the winter of 2023; “Ironheart” in the fall of 2023 and “Echo” in the summer of 2023.
New and Exciting MCU News at SDCC
That is a lot of Marvel to take in, right? That’s alright because like I said before – an insane amount of Nerd Culture Trailers dropped at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Some of our non-MCU favorites that debuted are Shazam: Fury Of The Gods, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, or John Wick: Chapter 4? If you haven’t checked them out – CHECK THEM OUT!
What is your favorite MCU news from SDCC 2022?
What Nerd-filled film are you looking forward to?
Tell us all about it in the comments below.