Marvel Studios flooded the zone at Comic-Con today, announcing titles, casting or release dates on more than a dozen new movies that will form the Multiverse Saga, some of which had only been rumored up until now.
To help sort it all out, here is a quick, no-nonsense list of the films Marvel Studios has coming out in the next three years for Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Feb. 17, 2023)
Marvel dropped a sneak peak of the third Ant-Man film for fans at Comic-Con. At the beginning of the movie, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang (Ant-Man) has written a book about how he helped save the world. His family, including daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), girlfriend and fellow crimefighter Hope (Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp), and her mother and father (Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas) are rather sick of hearing him talk about his heroics. Then they all get sucked into the Quantum Realm, where they encounter Kang the Conquerer and some unknown character played by none other than Bill Murray.
Secret Invasion (Spring 2023)
Secret Invasion also got a Comic-Con exclusive teaser. The show is a spy thriller television series centered on Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Fans of Captain Marvel will recall the Skrull alien race who can disguise themselves as humans. In this show, the Skrulls are impersonating characters we know and love, and it’s impossible to determine someone’s true identity. Fury, who has been avoiding earth since the events of Endgame, finally returns to deal with the Skrull invasion. The show also stars Emilia Clarke, Cobie Smulders, Olivia Coleman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
Director James Gunn took the stage at Comic-Con to introduce a teaser trailer and reveal that Vol. 3 will, indeed, be the last entry in the Guardians saga. In the footage, Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord finally reunites with a variant of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora. But this version of Gamora still doesn’t know who Star-Lord is, leaving our hero heartbroken.
But the main plot centers on the origin of Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper). We see that as an adorable baby raccoon, poor Rocket was experimented upon and turned into the talking, blaster-toting creature he is today. Life form advancement seems to be at the heart of the movie: The main antagonists are Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), a perfect Sovereign created by Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) in order to help her destroy the Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of the second Guardians film, and the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a new character whose main purpose is to advance lifeforms through experimentation.
Echo (Summer 2023)
Echo (Alaqua Cox) from Hawkeye is getting her own spinoff. It’s a major milestone since Echo is the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given Echo’s involvement with the gangster Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), it’s likely that Echo will crossover with Kingpin’s other franchise, Daredevil. Marvel has not yet confirmed whether Hailee Steinfeld, who played Hawkeye’s protégé Kate Bishop, will also appear in the series. Kate is poised to be a major player in any future Avengers team.
The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
Feige didn’t share much about the Captain Marvel sequel at Comic-Con. But we know that Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) will appear alongside Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel in the film. Candyman’s Nia DaCosta is directing.
Loki Season 2 (Summer 2023)
Aside from Miss Minutes, Marvel didn’t tease anything from Loki, Season 2. No doubt Kang will be a connective tissue between this new season of Loki and movies like Quantumania.
Blade (Nov. 3, 2023)
At the last MCU Comic-Con panel in 2019, Mahershala Ali announced that he would play the iconic role of Blade, the vampire hunter. Ali has not yet appeared in a Marvel film, though fans heard his voice in an end-credits scene for The Eternals. That film seemed to hint at a larger, darker underbelly to the MCU that would include characters like Black Knight (Kit Harington).
Ironheart (Fall 2023)
After making her debut in Wakanda Forever, the character of Riri Williams will star in her own Disney+ TV series. If the Marvel Studios folks are planning to rebuild the Avengers team, Ironheart seems an obvious inheritor of the Iron Man role.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Winter 2023-2024)
Wandavision breakout star Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) is getting her own television series. Marvel has remained mum on the details, but the name suggests audiences will get to see more of the witchcraft that the Scarlet Witch wielded in Doctor Strange.
Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
Fans of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, rejoice! The fan-favorite character who starred in his own Netflix series is getting ported over to Disney+ for a whole new TV show. Feige revealed that the first season will have 18 episodes, an unusual commitment for Marvel who tends to limit its shows to six or eight installments. Feige also confirmed that Kingpin, who appeared in that Netflix Daredevil series and again in the Disney+ show Hawkeye, will be the main antagonist in Born Again.
Captain America: The New World Order (May 3, 2024)
After the events of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson has finally graduated to the title of Captain America. That show’s creator, Malcolm Spellman, is set to pen Sam’s cinematic debut as the storied superhero. Who he’ll be fighting is unclear, though the Thunderbolts are good candidates.
Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
Phase 5 will end with the Thunderbolts, a villainous team that’s been slowly coming together in the end-credits scenes of various Marvel movies and TV shows.
The Fantastic Four (Nov. 8, 2024)
No word yet on director or casting for the long-awaited Fantastic Four movie. But considering the Fantastic Four and their nemesis Doctor Doom play an important role in the Secret Wars comics, there’s a good chance this movie becomes the marquee franchise of Phase 6 of the MCU.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
Aside from Kang, we have absolutely no idea who might appear in this film. Possible members of a future Avengers team include Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel, but also newcomers like Yelena taking on her old sister’s role as the Black Widow of the group, and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) taking over for her mentor, Hawkeye.
Avengers: Secret Wars (Nov. 7, 2025)
Secret Wars has historically served as a reset button in the comic books, giving writers the opportunity to eliminate characters, storylines, and universes that weren’t working. Whether Marvel intends to reshuffle the deck at the end of Phase 6, as they did at the end of Phase 3, remains to be seen.
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