Everything We Know About MCU Phase 5 Now: Story, Timeline & More

Everything We Know About MCU Phase 5 Now: Story, Timeline & More

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

Following the confirmations that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Wakanda Forever will be the final chapters of MCU Phase 4, Marvel’s SDCC panel revealed a massive list of films and projects planned from 2023 to the end of 2024 that will make up Phase 5. It was also revealed that Phases 4, 5, and 6 are all part of the newly christened Multiverse Saga (following the first three phases which made up the Infinity Saga).


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Marvel Studios could certainly change this new roadmap with additional projects, cancellations, or needing to reschedule release dates, as they’ve had to do in the past. Regardless, it’s still exciting to see the intended vision and bigger picture of what’s in store for the MCU. Here’s everything we know about the MCU 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 the first MCU film of Marvel’s Phase 5 with a return to the Quantum Realm. Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, who are returning as Ant-Man and the Wasp, they’ll also be joined by Scott’s now older daughter, Cassie, who will be played by MCU newcomer Kathryn Newton. Releasing in February of 2023, Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror will serve as the primary villain and will continue to be a major threat throughout the MCU, culminating in Phase 6’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, which will both release in 2025. It was also confirmed that Bill Murray will have a role in the third Ant-Man film, as will the classic Marvel villain MODOK. In the new film, Scott will be enjoying his new fame as an Avenger, which may get in the way of his family life.

Secret Invasion

Spring of 2023 will see Secret Invasion coming to Disney+. Starring Nick Fury and the Skrull, Talos, in an adventure of paranoia over shapeshifting aliens, the upcoming series will also feature the return of Maria Hill and War Machine–though any one of them could easily be Skrulls in disguise. Revealed that there will be Skrulls on both sides of the upcoming conflict, the MCU’s Secret Invasion promises to be one of the most exciting series slated for Phase 5. It was also confirmed that Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman will make their Marvel debuts with Colman reportedly playing an old ally of Fury’s.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 New Logo from Comic-Con

According to the SDCC Marvel panel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the end of the story director James Gunn always envisioned: “When I started telling that story I had sort of an end in sight…This is the end of that story. Some stories have an end, doesn’t mean everybody dies.” According to the footage revealed to attendees, the third Guardians film will largely focus on Star-Lord grappling with the new Gamora from Avengers: Endgame, who doesn’t share their history, as well as the origins of Rocket Raccoon. Chukwudi Iwuji was confirmed to be the film’s villain as the High Evolutionary (debuting on the Hall H stage in full costume). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled for release in May of 2023.

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Daredevil Gets a New Black Suit in Echo Season 1 Fan Poster

Spinning out of the events of Hawkeye, Maya Lopez will return with her own series in Echo, where her life in New York will follow her even as she travels back to her hometown. She must make peace with her past and finally embrace her Native American roots if she’s to move forward in her new life. The series is scheduled for the summer of 2023 and will reportedly 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 scheduled for a summer release in 2023. The second season will see the God of Mischief dealing with the fallout of the first season and Sylvie breaking the Sacred Timeline, an act that brought forth variants of He Who Remains, one of which is Avengers 5’s Kang the Conqueror himself. With production already underway, it’s been confirmed that Loki season 2 will see the return of Sylvie and Agent Mobius.

The Marvels

Kamala Captain Marvel 2

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


The forging of the Ironheart in Black Panther 2

Following her upcoming debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Riri Williams’ Ironheart will be getting her 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’ll already be 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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Marvel Blade Logo Card From SDCC

Marvel’s new Blade film is scheduled for a November release in 2023. Starring Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter, Blade was teased at the end of Eternals alongside Dane Whitman’s Black Knight. While the SDCC panel didn’t reveal much in the way of story details, the upcoming film promises to showcase the more frightening side of the MCU.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos

Agatha Harkness WandaVision

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

Daredevil: Born Again

New Daredevil Suit She-Hulk Trailer

Coming in the spring of 2024, Daredevil: Born Again will see Charlie Cox’s return as the Man Without Fear following his first three seasons on Netflix. Having appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home as well as the upcoming She-Hulk and Echo series, Marvel Studios has been in the process of integrating the character into the greater MCU before his 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 (though that number could be split up into 6-episode seasons).

Captain America: New World Order

Picking up where The Falcon and The Winter Soldier left off, Captain America: New World Order will feature Sam Wilson more established as the MCU’s next Captain America. Wielding the iconic shield, the next Captain America movie will likely see Wilson continuing to grapple with the constantly-changing world as he’ll likely be positioned as the next leader of the Avengers. “New World Order” could also be a reference to the Red Skull’s organization of supervillains of the same name. Coming from director Julius Onah, the fourth Captain America film is slated for release in May of 2024.

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Marvel Thunderbolts Logo At SDCC 2022

The MCU Phase 5 will close out with Thunderbolts coming in July of 2024. Confirming several theories and teases that the MCU has been building toward its own team of antiheroes, this upcoming project is definitely going to be one of Phase 5’s most anticipated films. While characters such as Winter Soldier, Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, U.S Agent, Abomination, and Ghost are all potential candidates hoped for by audiences, Marvel Studios declined to offer any teases for an official roster. However, they did say the film would introduce brand new characters to the MCU. Either way, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine will likely be the one to assemble this darker team to end the MCU Phase 5.

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

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