Marvel outlines Phase 6 - with Fantastic Four and two new Avengers movies announced

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24 Jul 2022, 13:19

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Everything that happened at Comic Con 2022!

If you're lucky enough to be in San Diego right now, you're likely up to your knees in all manner of nerdy goodness, with the annual entertainment conference announcing new movies, new video games, new TV series, new comic books... just all the amazing new nerd stuff you could ever want, really.

Marvel Studios have been especially active this year, with a string of blockbuster hits announced that will take the Marvel Cinematic Universe in new directions, to new heights, introduce new characters, revisit old favourites, and, bring an end to the 'multiverse saga'. It's all very exciting isn't it!

And if you're not in San Diego? Well don't worry, we're rounded up everything you need to know!

The company confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will end phase four of its cinematic universe on November 11th - and Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) will go on to star in her own solo series, Ironheart, in the fall of 2023 - before leading us into Phase 5 with the third Ant Man film, Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania. The film will shed more light on the mysterious Quantum Realm as well as introducing a new Kang the Conqueror variant of He Who Remains to the MCU.

The film is scheduled to hit cinemas on February 17th, 2023.

But there's also news on Phase 6, which will kick off with Fantastic Four on November 28th, 2024; followed by Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 2nd, 2025; before wrapping up with Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7th, 2025.

Marvel is calling this period of the MCU - phases four through six - the 'Multiverse saga', which will come to a close with Secret Wars, a new Disney Plus series involving Nick Fury and Maria Hill as they deal with an alien conflict involving the Skrulls.

Colbie Smulders, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D agent Maria Hill, described the series as a 'dark thriller' in which 'you're never certain who is a human and who isn’t'. It's scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2023.

We got some news on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, as director James Gunn and the cast opened up about how the film will explore further the story of Gamora, the present leader of the Ravagers.

As well as adding Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) to the mix, the movie will also explore Rocket Racoon’s (Bradley Cooper) tragic origin story when it debuts on May 5th, 2023.

Outside of the big theatrical releases, Marvel also showed off a new trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (stick around until the end!) and confirmed Daredevil: Born Again for Disney Plus. Frank Millar’s Born Again is the source material and the show will star Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio from the original Netflix Daredevil series. This is very good news!

Also on the small screen, it was said that production on Echo and Loki’s second season is taking place. Both are due in the Summer of 2023, and The Marvels has been locked in for July 28th, 2023.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos will see Agatha Harkness’ (Kathryn Hahn) solo series premiere in the winter of 2023, while the fourth Captain America film, Captain America: New World Order is now scheduled to premiere May 3rd, 2024. Obviously you won't have a diary for 2024 yet because WH Smiths isn't selling them yet, but why not write that date in pen on your fridge door.

Oh, and there's Thunderbolts! Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is building her own team of knockoff Avengers to do morally questionable things in the name of justice! That's due on July 26th, 2024. Is there space on the fridge door for that too?

San Diego, you've been wonderful and goodnight!