Marvel returned to Comic-Con after a three-year hiatus, and now we have a good idea of what the next few years will look like.
The Disney-owned studio has confirmed the 12 movies and shows that will make up Phase 5, once Phase 4 wraps up with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11. And while nine of the 12 were already known to some degree, it’s still great to get the full Phase 5 schedule with some firm dates in the diary.
When the MCU’s Phase 4 roadmap was revealed in 2019, it was in a world before anyone had ever heard of Covid-19, and you could feel the relief that the studio could finally return to San Diego.
“Three years ago we were here and it’s been a long time since,” Marvel boss Kevin Feige said. “There were times when I thought ‘Will I be in Hall H again and the answer is thank God, yes.’
MCU Phase 5: Release Dates
Here’s the full list of movies and shows that fall under the Marvel Phase 5 umbrella, along with their release dates.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
As the title suggests, you can expect to learn a whole lot more about the Quantum Realm when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives next February. Jonathan Majors will play Kang the Conqueror, with Paul Rudd reprising his role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man.
Release date: February 17, 2023
The upcoming Secret Invasion series follows Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) going up against aliens like Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). We’ve been told to expect a dark thriller where you can’t be sure who’s human and who isn’t when it hits Disney Plus next spring.
Release date: Spring 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Peter Quill and his gang of Defenders of the Galaxy return for the third outing in May, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, still dealing with the loss of Gamora. Will Poulter joins the cast as Adam Warlock, and we’re ready to learn more about Rocket’s past and what made him the unique character we know and love today.
Release date: May 5, 2023
Very little has been revealed about Echo – the Hawkeye spin-off centered around deaf anti-hero Maya Lopez, played by Alaqua Cox. An origin story, we follow Lopez who must “come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace a sense of family and community.”
Release date: summer 2023
Loki Season 2
Likewise, little is known about Loki season 2 at this point other than the fact that it’s coming next summer. Although reading between the lines of Gugu Mbatha-Raw interview with Jimmy Fallon (opens in a new tab)we can expect more time travel shenanigans.
“It’s really great to be back and it’s kind of like, because my character deals with time and the Time Variance Authority, being back in this world, it’s like no time hadn’t passed,” she said.
Release date: summer 2023
Another film about which we know almost nothing at the moment. Still, The Marvels, the de facto Captain Marvel 2 movie has entered production, set for release in late July 2023.
Release date: July 28, 2023
Originally announced at Comic-Con 2019 with confirmation that Mahershala Ali will be playing the vampire hunter vampire, there wasn’t much new this year other than confirming a release date. What was once a space for an “untitled Marvel movie” is now Blade, and it’s coming November 3, 2023.
Release date: November 3, 2023
Following her arrival in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dominique Thorne will be getting her own Disney Plus series called Ironheart, which will explore the character of Riri Williams in more detail. It’s coming next fall.
Release date: Fall 2023
Agatha: Chaos Coven
The star of a million flashing memes (opens in a new tab), Wandavision’s Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) will return in her own spin-off. It arrives at the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
Release date: Winter 2023/2024
Daredevil: Born Again
The rumors were true! A live-action Daredevil series is coming to Disney Plus in the spring of 2024. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are set to reprise their roles from the original in partnership with Netflix, playing Daredevil and the Kingpin, respectively.
Release date: Spring 2024
Captain America: New World Order
Captain America: New World Order has an official release date: May 2024. Very few details at this time, other than the ominous title and confirmation that Anthony Mackie will star after taking on the role in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Release date: May 3, 2024
Love at first sight
The final Phase 5 movie is Thunderbolts, which is best described as an MCU version of Suicide Squad. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Fontaine’s Valentina Allegra looks set to assemble a team of villains to enact her own vision of justice, and it will happen in July 2024.
Release date: July 26, 2024
What about phase 6?
Yes, we got our first look at Phase 6 of the MCU with three projects slated to arrive in November 2024. They are:
The Fantastic Four — November 28, 2024
Avengers: Kang Dynasty — May 2, 2025
Avengers: Secret War — November 7, 2025
Not many details on any of those, at this point, but the prospect of two Avengers movies in one year is obviously hugely exciting.