Phase 5 of MCU is Closer than it may Seem
After the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios entered its fourth phase of the Cinematic Universe. Recent statements from Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige have reassured fans that the next chapter in the franchise’s history will still be part of a greater tale.
Fiege told TotalFilm exclusively, “As we’re nearing the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,” When it comes to the future of the MCU, Feige has a habit of making grand entrances. Although the specific date of Marvel’s Phase Five announcement has not been revealed, the company is likely to have a strong showing at future events including Comic Con in July and D23 Expo in September. Fans’ expectations that these announcements are imminent is understandable.
Disney Plus’s Wandavision, which prominently ties into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, debuted in Phase Four, marking the beginning of television’s incorporation into Marvel’s overall tale. Television’s addition to the Marvel brand opens the door to the possibility of even more epic, long-term sagas.
“I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. But we’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap”, Says Feige.
In some of the Phase Four projects, we have already seen hints at what may be a broader plot for the franchise’s future. The MCU may be heading in the route of the Multiversal War, which was hinted at with the introduction of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in the first season of Loki and who will make his theatrical debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
More information about Marvel’s future is likely to be hinted at in upcoming projects this year, such as Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11, regardless of any statements made by Feige. On May 5, 2023, viewers may see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and on July 28, 2023, they can see The Marvels, which will include Ms. Marvel’s cinematic debut. Thunderbolts and Fantastic Four are two more movies with no solid release dates.
July 20 marks the beginning of Comic-Con, while September 9 marks the beginning of D23.