At San Diego Comic-Con in the present day Marvel unleashed a flurry of bulletins, together with the top of Phase 4 and timelines for Phases 5 and 6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now close out Phase 4 of the MCU on Nov. 11, 2022, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now formally kicking off Phase 5.
(*6*)Under this new plan, Phase 6 will roll out with the upcoming Fantastic Four film, and will wrap up a 12 months later with a double-header: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. The first half of this two-parter, Kang Dynasty, will be launched May 2, 2025, with Secret Wars coming Nov. 7, 2025.
Marvel didn’t announce any of the solid members or different creatives hooked up to those new Avengers films, however a great portion of the Ant-Man 3 panel was dedicated to the menace that Kang (performed by Jonathan Majors) poses to the broader MCU. “There will be conquering,” Majors advised the viewers at Hall H on Saturday, and there’s loads of comics backstory to again him up.
Kang seems to be to be an much more formidable foe than Thanos, however there’s an much more cataclysmic inspiration for the ultimate chapter in Phase 6. As comics editor Susana Polo wrote, Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Wars “evokes the granddaddy of all event comics, DC Comics’ Crisis on Infinite Earths, with a promise of universal armageddon and the mashing up of different parallel earths.” Hickman additionally performed a big position in reshaping the primary household of Marvel, the Fantastic Four, so it seems to be like Phase 6 will see much more of his work dropped at display.
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