When Marvel Studios appeared at Comic-Con in 2019, president/super-producer 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 yet reached the end of Phase Four — which culminates with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — but Marvel is already teasing what comes next.
Across panels at both San Diego Comic-Con 2022 and this year's D23 Expo, Feige unveiled the first details for "The Multiverse Saga," which comprises Phases Four, Five and Six and culminates in two new Avengers movies to be released in 2025. Below, here is everything we know about the big screen future of the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Cast: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), and Jonathan Majors as Kang. Plus, Bill Murray in an undisclosed role and the comic villain MODOK.
Release date: In theaters February 17, 2023.
Here is the official synopsis:
Superhero 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
Director: James Gunn
Writer: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldaña as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Spacedog, Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, and Chukwudi Iwuji as the High Evolutionary.
Release date: 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.
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Director: Nia DaCosta
Writer: Megan McDonnell
Cast: Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Plus, Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon in undisclosed roles.
Release date: In theaters July 28, 2023.
Writer: Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Cast: Mahershala Ali as Eric Brooks/Blade, plus Aaron Pierre and Delroy Lindo in undisclosed roles.
Release date: In theaters November 3, 2023.
Captain America: New World Order
Director: Julius Onah
Writer: Malcolm Spellman & Dalan Musson
Cast: Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America, Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres, Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley, Shira Haas as Sabra, and Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader.
Release date: In theaters May 3, 2024.
Director: Jake Schreier
Writer: Eric Pearson
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.
Here is the first concept art of the "ragtag bunch":
Release date: In theaters July 26, 2024.
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Cast: Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, and Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine.
Director: Matt Shakman
Marvel's first family finally arrives to the MCU and launches Phase Six. Though John Krasinski appeared as Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) on Earth-838 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, no casting has been announced for Fantastic Four.
Release date: In theaters on November 8, 2024.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Cast: Jonathan Majors as Kang
Release date: In theaters May 2, 2025.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Writer: Michael Waldron
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.
Release date: In theaters November 7, 2025.