Everything We Know About Marvel’s Phase 5 Films
Marvel Studios have made their triumphant return to San Diego Comic Con. With so many different facets of their whirlwind Hall H panel to cover, we are going to break it down into three parts: Movies, Streaming and Animation.
One of the most common complaints to arise as we move past Avengers: Endgame is that the MCU as a whole seems directionless. Amidst a ton of schedule reshuffling, reshoots and lockdowns thanks to COVID, Phase 4 as struggled to find it’s plot thread. Between multi-verse threats, the Thunderbolts, Young Avengers and a medley of other cosmic elements, it almost seemed as if Marvel was spinning their wheels.
“As we’re nearing the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,”Kevin Feige to Total Film
Perhaps it wasn’t a film or Disney Plus show that Feige was referring to after all but rather San Diego Comic Con. With confirmation that Phase Four would come to an end after Wakanda Forever, Feige laid out the road map for the future of the MCU or as we know know it “The Multiverse Saga”
Antman & The Wasp: Quantumania
Starting off in February we have Antman & The Wasp: Quantumania. Payton Reed returns for the third film in Marvel’s tiniest trilogy. Returning as well is Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the two lead spots. Fighting along side Rudd and Lilly will be Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang in a much more fleshed out role. Jonathan Majors is all set to play a variant of his character, He Who Remains, from Loki. Although, this time as the much more malicious variant known as Kang the Conqueror.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
The third entry into the Guardians franchise will debut on May 5th 2023. James Gunn returns to the helm as well as the full cast of misfits. The story will focus on Gamora’s new role in the present day as the leader of the Ravagers, as well as dealing with the tragic backstory to Rocket Raccoon. Butting heads with the Guardian’s this time will be Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock who was teased in the post credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two.
The sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel is locked in to release on July 28th 2023. Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers. Joining will be Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris from Ms. Marvel and Wandavision respectively. Nia DaCosta will direct the sequel, making her the youngest director in the MCU, beating Ryan Coogler by four years.
Bassam Tariq will helm the 2023 reboot of Blade. Mahershala Ali was cast as the titular vampire slayer back in 2019 and provided an uncredited voice cameo as Blade at the enter of Eternals. Blade is slated to release on November 3rd 2023.
Captain America: New World Order
The forth Captain America film is slated to hit theaters May 3rd 2024. Sam Wilson will be picking up the shield once again after his Disney Plus series. The upcoming sequel is expected to explore the effects of becoming Captain America on Wilson. Captain America: New World Order will be directed by Julius Onah and co-written by Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson.
Jake Schreier attached to direct the Eric Pearson written screenplay with filming to begin mid-2023. The film will center around a team of villainous anti-heroes being billed as America’s next superhero team.