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Everything we know about MCU Phase 5 now: History, timeline and more

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jul 24, 2022

Marvel Studios’ mega-panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 delivered a slew of exciting news and reveals, including a new roadmap for the Phase 5 MCUs. Surprisingly, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been confirmed to be the final film in the MCU’s Phase 4. Marvel President Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are already looking ahead with Phase 5, and even plans for Phase 6.

Following confirmation that She-Hulk: Lawyer and wakanda forever will be the final chapters of the MCU’s Phase 4, Marvel’s SDCC panel has revealed a massive list of films and projects slated for 2023 through late 2024 that will make up Phase 5. It’s also been revealed that Phases 4, 5, and 6 are all part of the newly dubbed Multiverse Saga (after the first three phases that made up the Infinity Saga).


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Marvel Studios could certainly modify this new roadmap with additional projects, cancellations, or the need to reschedule release dates, as they have had to do in the past. Either way, it’s still exciting to see the planned vision and a big picture of what’s to come in the MCU. Here’s everything we know about the MCU’s Phase 5, including dates, story details, and more.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania New Poster

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be Marvel’s first Phase 5 MCU movie with a return to the Quantum Realm. Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, who return as Ant-Man and the Wasp, they’ll also be joined by Scott’s now-eldest daughter, Cassie, who will be played by MCU newcomer Kathryn Newton. Released in February 2023, Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror will serve as the main villain and continue to be a major threat throughout the MCU, culminating in Phase 6. Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Warswhich will both be released in 2025. It has also been confirmed that Bill Murray will play a role in the third The ant Man movie, just like classic Marvel villain MODOK. In the new movie, Scott will take advantage of his newfound fame as the Avenger, which could get in the way of his family life.

Secret Invasion

Spring 2023 will see Secret Invasion coming to Disney+. Starring Nick Fury and the Skrull, Talos, in a paranoid adventure about shapeshifting aliens, the upcoming series will also feature the return of Maria Hill and War Machine, though one of them could easily be a Skrull in disguise. Revealed There Will Be Skrulls On Both Sides Of The Upcoming MCU Conflict Secret Invasion promises to be one of the most exciting series slated for Phase 5. It’s also been confirmed that Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman will be making their Marvel debuts, with Colman apparently playing an old Fury ally.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 New Comic-Con Logo

According to the SDCC Marvel panel, guardians of the galaxy Flight. 3 will be the end of the story that director James Gunn always imagined: “When I started telling this story, I had some sort of end in sight… This is the end of this story. Some stories have an ending, that doesn’t mean everyone dies.“According to the images revealed to the participants, the third Guardians the film will largely focus on Star-Lord battling the new Gamora of Avengers: Endgame, which does not share their history, as well as the origins of Rocket Raccoon. Chukwudi Iwuji was confirmed to be the film’s villain as High Evolutionary (debuting on the Hall H stage in full costume). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated for release in May 2023.

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Daredevil Gets New Black Suit In Echo Season 1 Fan Poster

Outcome of the events of Hawk EyeMaya Lopez will return with her own series in Echo, where her life in New York will follow her even when she returns to her hometown. She must make peace with her past and finally embrace her Native American roots if she is to move forward in her new life. The series is slated for summer 2023 and would feature the return of Vincent D’onofrio’s Kingpin as well as Charlie Cox’s Daredevil.

Loki Season 2

Loki Episode 6 Post-Credits Season 2

Loki season 2 is also slated for a summer release in 2023. The second season will see the God of Mischief deal with the fallout from the first season and Sylvie breaking the sacred timeline, an act that spawned variants of He Who Remains. , one of which is avengers 5is Kang the Conqueror himself. With production already underway, it has been confirmed that Loki Season 2 will see the return of Sylvie and Agent Mobius.


Kamala Captain Marvel 2

Wonders is set for July 2023 and will see Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau’s Spectrum come together as a dynamic trio. It follows Ms. Marvel post-credits scene, where Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan have apparently switched places. Wonders will definitely be an exciting chapter of phase 5 from director Nia DaCosta.

Stone heart

Ironheart's Forge in Black Panther 2

After his upcoming debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Riri Williams’ Ironheart will get its own series in the fall of 2023. Played by Dominique Thorne, Riri is an incredibly gifted engineer who developed her own Iron Man suit in the comics. It seems she’s already friends with Wakanda’s lead scientist, Shuri, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Riri already armored and ready for action by the time her own series rolls around.

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SDCC's Marvel Blade Logo Card

Marvel is new Blade The film is slated for a November 2023 release. Starring Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter, Blade was teased at the end of Eternals alongside Black Knight by Dane Whitman. Although the SDCC panel didn’t reveal much in terms of story details, the upcoming film promises to show off the spookier side of the MCU.

Agatha: Chaos Coven

Agatha Harkness Wanda Vision

When first announced, by WandaVision the spin-off series featuring Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha was titled Agatha: House Harkness. Now Marvel’s SDCC panel has confirmed it’s been renamed to be Agatha: Chaos Coven. Released in winter 2023, the series will likely see the powerful witch break free from the spell she was placed under by Wanda Maximoff at the end of Wanda Vision. Considering Scarlet Witch’s potential death after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessmaybe the spell was broken or weakened.

Daredevil: Born Again

New Daredevil Suit She-Hulk Trailer

In the spring of 2024, Daredevil: Born Again will see the return of Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear after its first three seasons on Netflix. Have appearances in Spider-Man: No Coming Home as well as the next She-Hulk and Echo series, Marvel Studios was integrating the character into the larger MCU ahead of its own Disney+ series. It was also confirmed that Daredevil: Born Again will consist of 18 episodes, the highest episode count yet for any Marvel series (although that number can be split into 6-episode seasons).

Captain America: New World Order

Pick up where The Falcon and the Winter Soldier leave behind, Captain America: New World Order will feature the more established Sam Wilson as the MCU’s next Captain America. Brandishing the iconic shield, the next Captain America The film will likely see Wilson continue to struggle against the ever-changing world, as he will likely be positioned as the next leader of the Avengers. “New World Order” could also be a reference to the Red Skull supervillain organization of the same name. Coming from director Julius Onah, the fourth Captain America The film is slated for release in May 2024.

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Love at first sight

Marvel Thunderbolts logo at SDCC 2022

MCU Phase 5 will end with Love at first sight coming in July 2024. Confirming several theories and teases the MCU has been building towards its own anti-hero team, this upcoming project is sure to be one of the most anticipated Phase 5 films. While characters such that Winter Soldier, Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, US Agent, Abomination, and Ghost are all potential candidates the public is hoping for, Marvel Studios declined to offer teasers for an official roster. However, they said the film would introduce new characters to the MCU. Either way, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine will likely be the one to bring this darker team together to end the Phase 5 MCUs.

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  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: November 11, 2022
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
  • Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: July 28, 2023

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