This weekend during Comic-Con Marvel Studios laid out its entire schedule for the next two to three years. When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever comes out at the end of this year, that will be the end of “Phase 4,” then everything that comes out from 2023 through the middle of 2024 will be “Phase 5,” followed by “Phase 6.” But if these last 2022 movies and shows are meant to end a “phase,” it doesn’t feel like it.
One common complaint I hear about Marvel’s output post-Endgame is that it doesn’t seem to have a direction, like the events leading up to Thanos and his gauntlet did. What everyone’s forgetting is that the early “Phase 1” Marvel movies didn’t seem to be leading up to anything huge either. It’s just that no one noticed that time because it wasn’t expected of a superhero movie to build upon another superhero movie in such a direct manner. If we get midway through Phase 5 and things are still this disjointed, THEN worry.
February 17, 2023 — Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Everyone from the previous Ant-Man is returning for this one, and they’re being joined by — believe it or not — Bill Murray. Wonder what superhero he’s playing.
Spring 2023 — Secret Invasion
This is a Disney+ show about Nick Fury dealing with a Skrull invasion. Remember Captain Marvel, where the Skrulls turned out to be good? That was quite an about-face from the comics, where they’re mostly evil. Secret Invasion doesn’t make much sense without evil Skrulls. Surely there have to be some.
May 5, 2023 — Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3
The very last one (sadly) with an alternate Gamera and a “focus on Rocket.”
Summer 2023 — Echo
Disney+ series about the character from Hawkeye, a show I have never found the time to actually watch.
Summer 2023 — Loki Season 2
July 28, 2023 — The Marvels
Captain Marvel has returned to Earth just in time to be tackled by her ravenous fangirl Kamala Khan. Should be interesting (we hope). Brie Larson can’t live on Nissan commercials alone.
November 3, 2023 — Blade
Time to see how Disney reboots this.
Fall 2023 — Ironheart
I wondered if Marvel was ever going to simply re-introduce Iron Man by having someone else wear an iron suit. That’s Ironheart, so here you go.
Holiday 2023 — Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Blast Sam Raimi for ruining Scarlet Witch. I’m gonna whine about this forever.
Spring 2024 — Daredevil Born Again
A new Daredevil Disney+ series, starring the original Charlie Cox. If you haven’t seen the three seasons of the TV-MA show that introduced him, you still have plenty of time…assuming the parental locks aren’t on.
May 3, 2024 — Captain America: New World Order
Was never expecting to see another movie with the word “Captain America” in its title after Endgame, but we have a new Cap, just like we have a new Iron Man.
July 26, 2024 — Thunderbolts
Who are the Thunderbolts?
Yes, all that was just Phase 5. And in comparison, Phase 6 is very very short.
November 8, 2024 — Fantastic Four
One of the most interesting projects Marvel Studios has ever tackled, as this thing got ruined three times by other studios. Can Feige find the magic formula where others have failed?
May 2, 2025 — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Kang is that guy who showed up at the end of Loki Season 1. Boy, will we have to wait a while for him to truly do something.
November 7, 2025 — Avengers: The Secret Wars
And it all ends with Secret Wars! The classic crossover designed in the 80s to sell toys. In this decade, it will largely serve the same purpose!