On Saturday, Marvel Studios graced San Diego Comic-Con with their plans for the next two phases of the MCU. In addition to trailers and release dates, new series/films were announced that are sure to keep everyone’s Disney+ subscriptions going for a while.
Dubbed the Multiverse Saga, Phase 4’s final entries will lead to a plethora of intriguing Phase 5 projects that build to a pair of major Avengers movies in Phase 6.
Let’s take a look at what’s in store starting with some trailers for the conclusion of Phase 4.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
While the CGI still isn’t great, it’s much better than we saw before. The trailer also gives us a much better look at the series’ comedic tone, which will include She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters breaking the fourth wall. While there are sure to be folks who think it’s an attempt to rip off Daredevil, Shulkie has been doing this in the comics for a long time.
In addition to Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Abomination and Titania get a good deal more screen time than we’ve seen thus far. We also see that Wong will once again play a critical role in a Phase 4 MCU project. At the end of the trailer, there’s a cameo by Charlie Cox/Matt Murdock wearing a costume that’s very similar to his Netflix Daredevil look, but sporting with black/yellow accents (paying homage to the character’s original comic appearance).
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will run for nine episodes. It premieres August 17 exclusively on Disney+.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Ugh…just when I think I’ve made peace with Chadwick Boseman passing away, the first half of this trailer has me freshly torn up. Thankfully, it appears Marvel Studios is on track to pay homage to Boseman and his Black Panther/T’Challa character while also telling an explosive new tale.
Set to a gorgeous cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry,” the trailer starts as a haunting remembrance before transitioning into a preview of Namor waging war against the nation of Wakanda. There’s no dialogue except for Queen Ramonda giving an impassioned speech over everything that has been taken from her family. Interspersed with that are some stunning visuals that include Okoye kicking some serious ass.
The trailer concludes with what appears to be Killmonger’s suit, although I’m still not convinced they’re bringing Michael B. Jordan back to play him. My bet is it’ll be Shuri who takes up the Black Panther mantle. Either way, I absolutely cannot wait to see this film.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuts in theaters on November 11. It will also be the final entry for Phase 4 of the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
We’ve known about this project for a while, but not that it would be kicking off Phase 5. Additionally, the new poster (pictured above) features Jonathan Majors sporting Kang’s classic look along with our first glimpse of Cassie Lang/Stature in costume.
Although footage has yet to be released online, folks who were in Hall H reported that a trailer was shown featuring Bill Murray as his yet-to-be-revealed character and a shot of M.O.D.O.K. in live-action (!).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will debut in theaters on February 17, 2023.
Once again, the Hall H trailer was not released online. That said, folks who were there reported that we don’t learn a whole lot beyond what’s already known: Nick Fury and Talos have a Skrull invasion on Earth that needs to be stopped.
Secret Invasion will be six episodes. It is scheduled to premiere in Spring of 2023 exclusively on Disney+.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
No footage again for those of us who weren’t in Hall H. Thankfully, the folks who were there captured video of Chukwudi Iwuji making a surprise, in-costume/character appearance as the film’s villain, High Evolutionary.
— IGN (@IGN) July 24, 2022
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 will debut in theaters on May 5, 2023.
Following the character’s debut in Hawkeye, Alaqua Cox will portray Maya Lopez/Echo in her own series alongside Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.
Echo is scheduled to debut in Summer 2023 exclusively on Disney+.
Loki: Season 2
After its time-splitting conclusion last summer, Loki is slated to return for a second season. The series will join Echo on Disney+ in Summer 2023.
No new information here, but Carol Danvers’ cameo at the end of Ms. Marvel‘s first season (and the revelation that Kamala Khan is a mutant) is more than enough to keep the hype train going for this project.
The Marvels is set to debut in theaters on July 28, 2023.
We finally have a release window for Ironheart’s solo series — although Riri Williams will have joined the MCU before then with an appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Ironheart will be six episodes. It’s scheduled to debut in Fall 2023 exclusively on Disney+.
Mahershala Ali’s take on the iconic vampire slayer is set to begin filming this fall.
Blade will hit theaters on November 3, 2023.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Switching from its original title of Agatha: House of Harkness, Coven of Chaos is slated to debut in Winter 2023 or early 2024.
Daredevil: Born Again
One of the best Daredevil stories ever will be getting a screen an adaptation with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio reprising their roles from the acclaimed Netflix series. As if that weren’t cool enough, the series is 18 episodes! You’ve got to think this means Deborah Anne Wohl (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) will be coming back, as well.
The extended season also means there’s a good chance Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter will be reprising their roles as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2024 exclusively on Disney+.
Captain America: New World Order
After announcing Julius Onah as the film’s director earlier this month, Captain America 4 finally has a release date along with an ominous title.
Captain America: New World Order will debut in theaters on May 3, 2024.
We don’t know much about this film yet, but one has to assume that Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) will transition from MCU cameos to running a team of compromised superheroes. Hopefully, her roster will include U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh).
Thunderbolts is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 26, 2024. It will also be the final entry in Phase 5 of the MCU.
While Phase 6 still has a lot of gaps to fill (including appearances by the X-Men and Deadpool), Marvel Studios was able to reveal what movies will be anchoring the upcoming MCU era.
In theaters November 8, 2024.
No word on whether or not a non-spaghettified version of John Krasinki’s Mr. Fantastic will lead the team.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
In theaters May 2, 2025.
This one has involve time travel, right?
Avengers: Secret Wars
In theaters November 7, 2025.
What better way to bring in actors from all MCU eras than multiversal war?
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