Marvel’s Phases 4, 5, and 6: Get the scoop on the new film and TV release dates
Marvel’s next film and television schedule could be confusing; we realise it’s a lot to take in, especially after San Diego Comic-Con 2022 made most of the Marvel’s CU’s Phase 4, 5, and 6 roadmap public. The next two Avengers movies, which will wrap up the Multiverse Saga, are among the Marvel’sCU projects for which we now have a tonne of dates and fresh information. But as a number of Phase 5 and Phase 6 films are delayed, this lineup is constantly changing.
Marvel’s Phases 4, 5, and 6 : We’ve done our best to gather and control all of these upcoming Marvel’sCU initiatives into one convenient location so you can easily refer to them and learn about what’s coming up. Here is a concise summary of everything coming up in the Marvel’s CU, from the films to the Disney+ series.
Release Dates for Marvel Phase 4 Films, TV Series, and Beyond in 2023.
Here is the whole schedule of upcoming Marvel films and television programmes for those keeping score:
- What If…? Season 2 (Early 2023)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
- Secret Invasion (2023)
- 3rd Guardians of the Galaxy (May 5, 2023)
- Echo (Summer 2023)
- Season 2 of Loki (Summer 2023)
- The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
- Ironheart (Fall 2023)
- X-Men ’97 (Fall 2023)
- Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Winter 2023/24)
- Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
- Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
- Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
- Blade (September 6, 2024)
- Deadpool 3 (November 8, 2024)
- Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
- Fantastic Four (February 14, 2025)
- Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
- Untitled Marvel Movie (November 7, 2025)
- Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026)
What If… ? Period 2 (Early 2023)
Early in 2023, the first MCU animated series will return for a second season. This new season will have heroes and antagonists from the MCU’s multiversal universes, including Captain Carter, Steve Rogers as Iron Man, Black Widow, Hela from Thor: Ragnarok, Young Star-Lord and Ego, The Scarlet Witch, Mandarin, and more, it was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. In the preview, Thanos was also seen clashing with Captain America from Infinity War.
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A nod to Neil Gaiman’s 2003 eight-issue miniseries Marvel 1602, which follows Marvel superheroes who operate in the Elizabethan era, including Nick Fury, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, and others, was made when the final section of the preview also revealed that it takes place in the year 1602.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
Peyton Reed, the director of the second Ant-Man film, will lead the third Ant-Man film, which will once again feature fan favourites. The cast of the movie includes Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. As Cassie Lang, Kathryn Newton joins the cast, and Jonathan Majors plays Kang the Conqueror.
We got our first true glimpse at Majors’ Kang, MODOK, and even Bill Murray in the highly awaited movie at the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
Marvel’s Phases 5 will begin with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17, 2023.
Secret Invasion (2023)
In September 2020, Variety claimed that Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) would write and executive produce a new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series for Disney+ that would see Samuel L. Jackson reprise his role as Nick Fury. Ben Mendelsohn from Captain Marvel will also star in this adaptation of one of Marvel’s most famous comic book storylines, which explores a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
Kevin Feige confirmed the series in December 2020 and revealed that Talos, a Skrull, will be played by Ben Mendelsohn from Captain Marvel. The planned cast also includes Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke. Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the first image of the next series from Disney+ Day 2021 as a beard- and eyepatch-free Nick Fury.
Those in attendance at the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 got to see brand-new footage of Nick Fury exiting a spaceship and Maria Hill reading him the Riot Act for deserting Earth. Rhodey from Don Cheadle also made an appearance, while Cobbie Smulders, who plays Maria Hill, hinted that this season will be thrilling since you “won’t know who’s Skrull and who’s human.”
In the spring of 2023, Secret Invasion will debut on Disney+.
3rd Guardians of the Galaxy (May 5, 2023)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was formerly intended to be the first, if not one of the first, movies of Phase 4 prior to James Gunn’s brief firing. The next Guardians movie will now premiere in Phase 5, with James Gunn directing The Suicide Squad for DC before Vol 3.
Marvel’s Phases 4 : The first trailer for the Guardians trilogy’s climax was shown to attendees during Marvel’s presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. We also see Gamora scurrying across a part of the Ravagers as Peter Quill/Star-Lord approaches her, along with Maria Bakalova’s Cosmo the dog. Quill is reminded by Gamora that the Gamora he once loved is now gone. The trailer finishes with a query about Rocket Raccoon’s origins and includes shots of a huge boy Groot and a little Rocket Raccoon.
Chukwudi Iwuji shocked the panel when he showed up at the panel dressed as the High Evolutionary.
On May 5, 2023, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will hit theatres.
Echo (Summer 2023)
In the upcoming television show Echo, Alaqua Cox will play Maya Lopez/Echo. Echo will also make her screen debut in Marvel’s Hawkeye. Echo has a lengthy history of being linked to Daredevil and is the adopted daughter of Kingpin. She was a deaf Native American character who first appeared in Daredevil Vol. 2 #9 in 1999.
She was created by David Mack and Joe Quesada. Echo, who shares Taskmaster’s ability to mimic her adversaries’ fighting techniques, eventually became the first Ronin to join the New Avengers. It will be intriguing to see where they take Echo’s tale, especially since Hawkeye has faced up against the Ronin named for him in Avengers: Endgame.
Season 2 of Loki (Summer 2023)
The words “Loki will return for Season 2” are stamped on some of the TVA documentation, which is shown in close-up during the mid-credits scene of the Loki Season 1 conclusion. Loki will formally return in the summer of 2023, it was revealed during San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
The Marvels, formerly known as Captain Marvel 2, is now in production, with Nia DaCosta helming. Along with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris will portray an adult Monica Rambeau in the movie. Iman Vellani will play Ms. Marvel, who will first appear in the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series.
Ironheart (Fall 2023)
Dominique Thorne will play Riri Williams/Ironheart in Ironheart, a “brilliant scientist who develops the most cutting-edge suit of armour since Iron Man.” Williams will make her acting debut in Black Panther 2 even though there is no release date for Ironheart. In the comics, Williams was an engineering prodigy who trained Ironheart to be the best she could be using AI created from Stark’s digital consciousness. She can fly while wearing the suit and fire repulsor grenades, laser beams, precise missiles, and many other weapons.
X-Men ’97 (Fall 2023)
In Fall 2023, X-Men ’97, a continuation of the original X-Men: The Animated Series from the 1990s, will pick up where that particular plot left off. According to The Wrap, many of the original voice performers from the first season will reprise their roles, including Cal Dodd for Wolverine, Lenore Zann for Rogue, George Buza for Beast, and others. The cast will also include Ray Chase, Jennifer Hale, and many others in addition to well-known voices. Executive producer and chief writer duties will be performed by Beau DeMayo.
A first look at the series and appearances by numerous returning characters, like as Rogue, Beast, Gambit, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Storm, Jubilee, and Cyclops, were given to the press at San Diego Comic-Con. You’re looking at the new leader of the X-Men, stated Magneto, who also made an appearance. Also revealed as returning were Cable, Bishop, Forge, Morph, Nightcrawler, and Sunspot.
The panel displayed several Sentinels, Mr. Sinister, White Queen, and Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club as villains.
Coven of Chaos, Agatha (Winter 2023–2024)
One of the most adored characters in WandaVision was Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness, and she will be back in her own spin-off series on Disney+. Executive producer and chief writer duties will be performed by Jac Schaefer of WandaVision.
Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
Variety announced in May 2022 that executive producers Matt Corman and writer Chris Ord were developing a new Daredevil series (Covert Affairs). Marvel had not officially confirmed the existence of the series, but it was obvious that the studio had plans for the popular Netflix and Marvel portrayals of the characters to continue in Spider-Man: No Way Home with Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Hawkeye with Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk.
Since then, Daredevil’s significance has become much more apparent thanks to his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home and the announcement that Daredevil: Born Again will debut on Disney+ in the spring of 2024 during San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a fourth Captain America film is in development on the same day The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s concluding episode appeared. Julius Onah, the show’s creator, and Malcolm Spellman will collaborate on the screenplay alongside FWS staff writer Dalan Musson.
Marvel’s Phases 4, 5, and 6 : Since then, it has been officially announced that Captain America: New World Order, which will be the first solo movie featuring Anthony Mackie as a fresh take on the legendary hero, would hit theatres on May 3, 2024.
Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
In June 2022, rumours surfaced that Marvel has lined up director Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) to helm a Thunderbolts movie, which has been in development with Black Widow writer Eric Pearson penning the script. The Thunderbolts are frequently represented as an antihero squad in comic books.
The conclusion of Phase 5 of the Marvel’s CU will be signalled by Thunderbolts’ July 26, 2024, theatrical debut, which was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Kevin Feige then announced the cast for the movie at D23 a few months later: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Wyatt Russell as US Agent, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, Florence Pugh as Black Widow, Yelena Belova as Yelena, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky/Winter Soldier.
Blade (September 6, 2024)
The Blade movie, starring Mahershala Ali, will make a comeback on the big screen. We don’t know anything about Ali’s Blade other than a brief voice cameo in Eternals. At SDCC 2022, Marvel first announced a release date of November 3, 2023. Since then, though, the movie’s release date has been delayed until September 6, 2024, apparently as a result of Ali’s displeasure with the script and the resignation of director Bassam Tariq.
Deadpool 3 (November 8, 2024)
Ryan Reynolds is producing and acting in the third Deadpool film, the first in the series to be formally affiliated with the MCU, as we’ve known for a while. But when Reynolds posted a preview for this as-yet-untitled sequel, he suddenly dropped a big surprise. Not only is it coming out in 2024, but Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine. As it turns out, Jackman won’t be unsheathing his claws for the last time in 2017’s Logan.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
The new animated series Spider-Man: Freshman Year “follows Peter Parker on his path to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that embraces the character’s early comic book roots,” according to the official synopsis. Although it is yet unknown whether Tom Holland will return to the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this series, it is known that Jeff Trammel will act as both executive producer and head writer.
In addition to Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Dr. Octavius, Chameleon, Speed Demon, Scorpion, Butane the Pyromaniac, Harry Osborn, and Amadeus Cho, the series is scheduled to debut on Disney+ in 2024.
It was also announced that Spider-Man: Sophomore Year’s second season will be airing soon.
Fantastic Four (February 14, 2025)
Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel’s Studios, claimed that the Fantastic Four and X-Men would eventually appear in the MCU at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Nothing concerning the X-Men has been verified since, but Feige did reveal that a Fantastic Four film from Spider-Man 1-3 filmmaker Jon Watts was in the works at a Disney investors call in December 2020. But in April 2022, word spread that Watts was leaving the project, and a search for a replacement director had begun.
The beginning of Marvel’s Phases 5 of the MCU with Fantastic Four on November 8, 2024, and the start of the last leg of the Multiverse Saga with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars were both announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Since then, the debut date has been postponed until February 14, 2025.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, will make his MCU debut in Ant-Man: Quantumania, but his significance was highlighted when Marvel announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will serve as the next Avengers movie and be one of the two movies, along with Avengers: Secret Wars, that will conclude The Multiverse Saga and Marvel’s Phases 6of the MCU.
On May 2, 2025, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be screened in theatres.
Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026)
The Multiverse Saga, which spans Marvel’s Phases 4, 5, and 6 of the MCU, will come to an end with Avengers: Secret Wars. On May 1, 2026, almost exactly one year will have passed since Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men joined together to defeat an impossibly powerful menace in the beloved Secret Wars comic run, which will also be adapted for the big screen.