Marvel Unveils MCU’s Phase 5 And 6 Including New DAREDEVIL Series, More AVENGERS Films

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Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H to announce that the studio’s current phase of its Cinematic Universe’s interconnected movies and television series will draw to a conclusion with the release of November’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and that the next phase of projects, Phase Five will launch in February 2023 with Ant-Man And the Wasp: Quantumania and ending with Thunderbolts hitting theaters on July 26, 2024

But Feige also announced a number of titles set for Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will span from the summer of 2024 to November 2025 and ill feature the long-awaited inclusion of the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on November 8, 2024 and two new Avengers installments – The Kang Dynasty on May 5, 2025 and Secret Wars on November 7, 2025. There was no announcement of any of the other films or television series that will make up Phase 6.

Feige stated that the new umbrella title for the films of Phase 4, 5 and 6 will be “The Multiverse Saga.”

While outlining the films and series of Phase 5, Feige named and gave firm release dates to some titles that fans were already known to be in production, while confirming other titles rumored to be in development at the studio. This phase will span 11 films and TV shows over its two years.

Although Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil has already been confirmed to return in next summer’s Echo series on Disney+, this announcement is the first news that the character, whom Cox already portrayed for three seasons on Netflix, will once again be headlining his own show, Daredevil: Born Again. While it was confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio as would be reprising his role as Daredevil’s nemesis Kingpin, there was no word as to whether any of the other cast from the Netflix series will be returning. The series is slated for an unprecedented 18 episode run.

Although no trailer was released for November’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Feige did bring onto the stage Tenoch Huerta, announcing that the actor will be portraying Namor, the Submariner in the film, confirming longstanding rumors of the character’s inclusion.

The breakdown for Phase 5 is as follows –

Ant-Man and the Wasp – Feb 17, 2023
Secret Invasion – Spring 2023
Echo – Summer 2023
The Marvels – July 28, 2023
Loki Season 2 – Summer 2023
Blade – Nov. 3, 2023
Ironheart – Fall 2023
Agatha: Coven of Chaos – 2023/2024
Captain America: New World Order – May 3, 2024
Daredevil: Born Again – Spring 2024
Thunderbolts – July 26, 2024

Additionally, Marvel released a brand new trailer for their Disney+ series She-Hulk, premiering August 17 and the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arriving theaters November 11.

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