Yesterday I shared with you the announcements for the animated series as well as the end of Phase IV. Now I’m here to share with you what’s next for Phase V and VI. Enjoy!
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Starting off Phase V next February is Ant-Man’s third film, a movie that will introduce audiences to Kang the Conqueror. And if you know who Kang the Conqueror is, Ant-Man and co. are in big trouble.
Peyton Reed has already shared that this movie will change the MCU in big ways moving forward and considering that Kang is the big bad of this new saga that makes a lot of sense.
The film will also introduce Cassie Lang as her first time being a superhero which is going to be a fun dynamic between her and Scott Lang.
Coming February 17, 2023.
Next spring we’re getting our first look at this series which is being described as a “dark, psychological political thriller.” I’m actually really excited about this series because it’s helmed by Nick Fury which is bound to be interesting and it will feature the Skrulls in a really interesting way as we see them disguise themselves as some of our favorite heroes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is going to be a somber film based off of all of the interviews with James Gunn and the cast which is a bit surprising considering the stories we’ve gotten with these characters before. According to Gunn, this will be the “end” of this story meaning from here on out the Guardians will look much different. It’s also supposed to feature Rocket’s origins as well as introducing Chukwudi Iwuji as the villain, the High Evolutionary. Sounds interesting enough.
This will be arriving on May 5, 2023.
Maya Lopez is getting her own series after her debut in Hawkeye and the series will probably be a blast to watch. Echo is a character that is very tied to Daredevil and Kingpin and with their returns to the MCU confirmed it seems like her comic origin will be on full display in this series.
Coming Summer 2023.
We still haven’t gotten much information about this film beyond rumors but it has become one of the most highly-anticipated sequels after the success of Ms. Marvel.
Coming July 28, 2023.
Loki: Season 2
Currently filming right now, the highly-anticipated second season of Loki drops next year. I don’t know where they’re going with this story but considering how the first season ended and where it left us with Kang and Loki’s jaw-dropping predicament it’s going to be quite the rollercoaster ride.
Also coming Summer 2023.
Riri Williams will be making her debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and then she will get her own series to further add to the Young Avengers roster that is gradually building. Who will be the villain? I have no idea yet but so far the only confirmed cast member in the show is Anthony Ramos. He’s supposedly playing a very important character so we’ll definitely learn more news about that show most likely sometime next year.
Coming Fall 2023.
Yes, even though this was announced way back in 2019 we’re still not quite there yet to see Mahershala Ali make his official debut as Blade in the MCU. But we’re getting closer. The production will reportedly start filming in October and sooner rather than later we’ll get to eventually see a trailer.
Coming November 3, 2023.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Yep, there’s been a name change and honestly, I like this a lot better than Agatha: House of Harkness. What this show will be about, I have absolutely no clue, but it’s being described as a dark comedy. This could turn out to be a really interesting show.
Coming Winter 2023.
Daredevil: Born Again
Daredevil’s inclusion in Spider-Man: No Way Home was more than just fan service. It was the beginning of his journey into the MCU as a staple of the franchise and this series is going to be an interesting one for sure, considering that it’s eighteen episodes! long. Yep, we’re talking four and a half months of Daredevil. That sounds fantastic.
Coming Spring 2024.
Captain America: New World Order
Sam Wilson’s Captain America is getting a movie and the title of the film sounds ominously cool. Who will be joining Sam Wilson in this movie? I’m guessing Sharon Carter as a bit of an antagonist. I’m not sure we’ll be getting Bucky in this story but considering that he’s in every Captain America I don’t see why they’d sideline him for a fourth outing. All in all, this is bound to be a fun movie to watch.
Coming May 3, 2024.
This is basically Marvel’s Suicide Squad and that’s interesting enough as it is. From what I remember correctly from research, the Thunderbolts form when the world thinks that The Avengers are dead and so a group of reformed supervillains take over to save the world from threats and they end up heralded as the new saviors.
In the comics, the Thunderbolts are led by Baron Zemo which seems appropriate. People are hoping that US Agent, Yelena Belova, and Ghost will be some of the team members on this roster but Kevin Feige has confirmed that we haven’t even met all of the team’s members yet. So who knows who will make up the Thunderbolts just yet but we do know this, it’s going to be a very interesting movie.
Thunderbolts will also be the end of Phase V.
Coming July 26, 2024.
Fantastic Four will be the first film of Phase VI. We still don’t have an official cast for this movie which makes sense considering that it is two years away. Maybe we’ll get some announcements during D23 in September. Who knows.
Coming November 8, 2024.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Yes, we are getting another Avengers movie and it will be part of the end of Phase VI/The Multiverse Saga. The title is very intriguing considering how important Kang is to this entire story. The Kang Dynasty is based on a 16-series comic run that features Kang invading Earth with his son, the Scarlet Centurion and taking over the world. It’s a major and utterly massive war on Earth that features a bunch of heroes, some that are in the MCU and some that aren’t, coming together to stop Kang’s tyrannic ways. It sounds really, really cool and now I understand why people were so excited to hear about this.
Coming May2, 2025.
Avengers: Secret Wars
This is something people are really excited about because it is such a massive event. Basically, when two universes are about to collide, creating an incursion (yep, they talked about incursions in Multiverse of Madness), Doctor Doom, with the help of Doctor Strange and Molecule Man (I have no idea who Molecule Man is), makes a place called Battleworld where heroes and villains reside to be ruled under Doom. A massive battle takes place, heroes die, and it’s a lot going on. Considering how well the Secret Wars storyline was received in the comics this could easily turn out to be one of the biggest MCU events ever.
Coming November 7, 2024.
And that’s all of the announcements for now. At D23 in September Kevin Feige is going to announce eight more projects reserved for Phase VI. I’m guessing most of these projects will be series but we may get an extra movie in there somewhere. Basically, if you’re a Marvel fan right now, there’s a lot to look forward to and yes, I’m ready for all of it.
Out of all of these announcements which are you most excited about? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About All of Those MCU Announcements: Part Two”
I feel like it’s possible the whole Multiverse angle for the MCU was concocted for the purpose of merging in the other film studios’ characters. First, for the Spider-Man cameos, and I suspect for the X-Men in Secret Wars. It was used in the comics as a vehicle to bring Miles Morales into the main Marvel universe. It could be used here to bring Deadpool in, which seems far more preferable to restarting his continuity with the same actor in the MCU. I think, along with him, the big hook will be bringing Wolverine into the movie, to stage his iconic fight with Hulk and play a big part in the story. I wouldn’t be surprised if Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto all come into the MCU to stay along with Deadpool. Then both leaders can work on building their respective teams out of new mutants discovered in the MCU. From a filmmaking standpoint, I don’t see a lot of upside to recasting those 4 X-Men roles. But the other mutants could all get away with being recast. I think the Professor X appearance in Dr. Strange 2 was meant to psychologically prepare us for the idea of the Fox X-Men coming in from the multiverse. But that was also a bone thrown to Patrick Stewart, as they’ll likely be using James McAvoy in Secret Wars.
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Hmm, yeah. That makes a lot of sense. Especially considering that it’s been revealed (not officially) that the X-Men characters can’t be recast until 2025 due to a contractual obligation to the actors. Hence the reason why every X-Men character we’ve seen so far (Quicksilver and Professor X) has been an established actor for the role.
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Oh, yeah, I didn’t know about the casting issue. But maybe it would be okay to recast them all in Secret Wars since it comes out in 2025? I just feel like Secret Wars and the Multiverse have to have consequences. I can’t see Secret Wars being like DS2, where we see other multiverses, but then, in the end, close the door and go back to our own and they had no major effect on the state of the universe. The Secret Wars comics have always ended with some kind of major changes for the characters, like Spider-Man’s black costume, She-Hulk replacing Thing in the F4, or Miles Morales joining the main universe.
If the consequence is going to be multiverse-related, we don’t know much about any other universe right now except the Fox one. Now, maybe they could open things up to a different universe of X-Men, that are all recast, and then merge those ones into the MCU. That at least helps explain why there are barely any mutants in the MCU, and why the “old-timer” mutants like Xavier are not known figures. Unless they go with the, “they’ve been hiding out in secret” explanation.
I think Jackman and Feige have often talked about or hinted at his Wolverine appearing in the MCU. I think they’ll at least take the opportunity to do that here, even if he goes back home and doesn’t stay in the main MCU. You could have both the new and old Wolverine here, and have Jackman sort of hand the baton over to the new one. I’m guessing to save one universe from destruction, it may need to be ‘merged’ into the main MCU. Or at least as many people as they can save may need to escape from it.
There are other chances for ‘fun’ cameos, but not sure if any could have an effect on the MCU besides X-Men. Nic Cage’s Ghost Rider seems like the next best candidate to bring into the MCU. This reestablishment of Daredevil could suggest they’ll have Ben Affleck’s Daredevil do a cameo, now that people understand who the ‘main’ DD is. We could see some real throwbacks like Lou Ferrigno Hulk or 1986 Howard the Duck with Lea Thompson as Beverly, since she still remains very recognizable to her 1980s self. Chris Evans returning as Human Torch. He actually recently said, I believe, that he’d be more interested to come back as Torch than as Cap. Maybe he knows something we don’t. They could make it a ‘gag,’ with RDJ and ScarJo coming in as DIFFERENT Marvel characters too. The alternate Spider-Mans could come back. And, of course, we could see the fabled Tom Cruise Iron Man, maybe with a full cast of other movie stars as the rest of the Avengers. And another joke with Morbius uttering his meme catchphrase.
I do feel like by this point, they’ll acknowledge the multiverse is just too much to keep track off, and they will close it off permanently somehow, after exhausting every cameo possibility there is.
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