During Marvel Studios' last appearance at Comic-Con, president/super-produced Kevin Feige revealed the slate for Phase Four, announcing movies from Black Widow to Blade and the first streaming series set within the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. We haven't even reached the end of Phase Four, but Marvel is already back at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 to reveal what comes next.
On Saturday, Marvel returned to Hall H for arguably the biggest panel of the convention. Feige began the presentation by confirming that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks the official end of Phase Four, and that Phases Four, Five and Six will make up "The Multiverse Saga," culminating in two new Avengers movies to be released in 2025.
Here are all of the Marvel movie announcements out of Comic-Con.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Phase Five kicks off with the Ant-Man threequel, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, and Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror. Also confirmed to appear in Quantumania? Bill Murray, in an undisclosed role, and the comic villain, MODOK. In theaters February 17, 2023.
Here is the official synopsis:
Super Hero partners Scott Lang (Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope's parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Following their appearance in July's Thor: Love and Thunder, the Guardians are back for the final entry in James Gunn's trilogy. The big news out of Hall H is that Zoe Saldaña's alt-timeline Gamora will lead the Ravagers upon her returns, while Chukwudi Iwuji is playing the High Evolutionary and Maria Bakalova will voice Cosmo the Spacedog. In theaters May 5, 2023.
Here's the official synopsis:
In Marvel Studios 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
No new updates for the Captain Marvel follow-up, which will see Brie Larson's Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) teaming up with Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) and Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau. Directed by Nia DaCosta and in theaters July 28, 2023.
The big surprise out of Comic-Con 2019 was that Mahershala Ali would star as the MCU's Daywalker. Now, we have a release date: In theaters November 3, 2023, with filming set to begin in October.
Captain America: New World Order
After taking up the star-spangled shield in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie returns to the big screen for a fourth installment in the Captain America franchise. In theaters May 3, 2024.
Thunderbolts will feature "an exciting new group of heroes," likely comprising at least a few familiar anti-heroes such as Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova and Wyatt Russell's U.S. Agent. But will Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine be calling the shots? In theaters July 26, 2024.
Marvel's first family finally arrives to the MCU, launching Phase Six on November 8, 2024. Though John Krasinski appeared as the Earth-838 version of Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, no casting has been announced for Fantastic Four.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Of the three movies announced in Phase Six — of 11 total projects — two are Avengers movies. The first is The Kang Dynasty, which will presumably see Earth's Mightiest Heroes take on Jonathan Major's big bad, Kang. In theaters May 2, 2025.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Phase Six will conclude with an adaptation of one of Marvel Comics' most epic sagas: Secret Wars, which if adapted faithfully should rival even Endgame in size. Avengers assemble, indeed. In theaters November 7, 2025.