With the Phase 4 Marvel announcement shattering the Multiverse and San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, I thought I’d take a look to the future and see what films we have to look forward to from 2022 onwards.
Kevin Feige recently revealed to EMPIRE magazine that the studio already has all of Phase 5 mapped out and there were enough dropped hints during the Phase 4 announcement that we have a pretty good idea of what’s to come.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down every confirmed film for Phase 5 and discussing all of the information that we know about the upcoming slate.
There will be heavy spoilers here so if you don’t want anything potentially ruined about the future films then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this video now lets get into my MCU Phase 5 breakdown.
Marvel Phase 5
The first film of Phase 5 will in fact be Blade starring Mahershala Ali. Whilst this was announced as part of the Phase 4 Panel, Feige later admitted that the film would in fact take place in Phase 5.
This was arguably the biggest reveal of the panel and got a huge round of applause from the audience of Hall H upon its announcement. Though the film won’t be around until 2022 at the very earliest, I actually believe that we will see Blade appear before then during one of the upcoming Marvel Movies.
The MCU has a habit of introducing characters long before their solo films such as Spider-man and Black Panther, who both made appearances in Captain America: Civil War and I think that Blade will probably pop up in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness which is set to be the first horror film in the franchise.
Blade would perfectly fit the occult part of this film and though he may not be in the main storyline, it would make sense to at least see an appearance by the character in the post-credits scene at the very least.
Black Panther 2
Next up is Black Panther 2 which has been confirmed by the cast and crew to be in Production. Ryan Coogler is currently working on pre-production for the film so it looks like it’s only going to be a matter of time before we get an official announcement.
The future film is rumored to have an appearance by Michael B. Jordan who will taunt T’Challa on the spiritual plane and he has been confirmed by several sources to be returning.
Rumours are circulating that we may in fact be getting a release date for Phase 5 at the Disney D23 Expo next month so make sure you stay locked to the channel for more news on that as we get it.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3
After that is Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3. This film has had a bit of a troubled production with James Gunn being fired from the project after some old tweets resurfaced which left the project up in the air. No one was really willing to step in and take over and after numerous protests from the cast and online petitions, Gunn was hired back to film the movie.
Unfortunately, Gunn now had other commitments, mainly over at DC, which is where he is working on the upcoming film: The Suicide Squad. This film was originally slated to be released before Thor 4, however, due to all of the aforementioned problems, it is now scheduled to release a lot later and will probably begin filming in 2021.
Marvel confirmed today that the film will be set after the events of Thor Love and Thunder and thus some editing to the initial script will be required as it was originally meant to take place off the back of Avengers: Endgame.
Guardians is obviously a huge property and it could seal Phase 5 as one of the best in the studio’s history if it manages to tick all of the boxes.
The film itself is supposedly set around the crew searching for Gamora who was lost at the end of Avengers: Endgame though Kevin Feige has confirmed that she is still alive and apparently it will center around Rocket discovering that his creator is the High Evolutionary and being introduced to Lylla. Adam Warlock is too set to make an appearance and he will have matured five years in his pod that was seen at the end of Guardians 2 so this could provide the MCU with another huge character.
Captain Marvel 2
After that is Captain Marvel 2 which is a film that we don’t really know all that much about. As Captain Marvel only debuted this year you can imagine that it will be much later in the slate than the other entries. It’s still unclear whether the time setting of Captain Marvel 2 will follow on from the first film and if it will chronicle Carol Danvers finding a new home for the Skrulls and then taking on the Kree but there have been sources close to the project that have said that the film will in fact center around Secret Wars and be an adaptation of that with Danvers at the helm.
This would make more sense and it could slowly sew the seeds for secret invasion down the line which will obviously be a huge thing for the MCU.
Following on from this is the as of now untitled Spider-Man 3 film which will reportedly pick up immediately after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home with the titular character on the run after his identity was exposed by J Jonah Jameson and Mysterio. Director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland have both Championed Kraven the Hunter to become the next villain that the webhead will go toe to toe with and Marvel Artist Boss Logic recently posted that he had heard Kraven’s origin story would tie directly to Wakanda, with the hunter being a member of a long exiled tribe.
It was originally reported that Sony would take back the rights to the character if Far From Home failed to gross one billion dollars at the box office however the movie has now surpassed this estimation and therefore this movie is well on it’s way to getting made.
Marvel has also been heavily implying that the sinister six will make an appearance so this could definitely be the springboard for the characters to be introduced.
The Fantastic Four is also another big film that was paid lip service to in the Phase Four-Panel and it’s one of the major properties that Disney recently acquired in their Fox Acquisition that definitely holds a lot of potential for the future.
At Comic-Con Kevin Feige made it loud and clear that Marvel’s First Family will play a big part in the future of the franchise and this Phase 5 movie is reportedly due to begin production in 2022, though no cast or director has been named yet.
The Fantastic Four holds the potential to introduce a whole host of new characters to the MCU such as The Silver Surfer, Galactus and of course Doctor Doom who many believe will replace Thanos as the big bad of the MCU for the foreseeable future.
I’m just gonna say it right now, if we don’t get John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic then we riot and obviously I’m really hyped to finally see this franchise done right.
Up next is the other big Fox Acquisition Property which is The X-men. Though Feige didn’t out and out name them he did say that there would be Mutants joining the MCU though very little plans are in place right now that we can go off beyond pure speculation and rumor.
I believe that the snap may have lead to the existence of mutants and this will be how they are brought into the universe. With no mention of a release date for New Mutants now, it looks like that movie is being shelved and Marvel will be wiping the slate clean so that they can focus on getting the X-men off to a fresh start which in my opinion is much-needed cos yeah…Dark Phoenix sucked.
The New Avengers
After this could potentially be The New Avengers. Kevin Feige in an interview over the weekend said that the next team-up we can expect will be unlike anything that we’ve ever seen before so it’s a safe bet to assume that this will be made up predominantly of the new characters.
The rumored line-up is Falcon, who has become the new Captain America, Spider-man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and Black Panther though we will see when this comes to fruition in the future.
The Dark Avengers
And finally is The Dark Avengers. Though there has been no real mention of these characters so far in the MCU, comicbook.com recently reported that the Black Widow solo movie was set to introduce and lay the groundwork for the film.
Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh is set to become a dark version of Widow, similar to her comic book counterpart and David Harbour has been confirmed to be playing Red Guardian who is a Russian version of Captain America that could easily fit into the team.
The Abomination too has been rumored to be returning since his appearance in the first incredible Hulk film and those who’ve watched the Marvel One-Shot called ‘The Consultant’ will know that Abomination was initially being eyed by SHIELD to take the Hulk’s place due to Banner being on the run.
Shang-Chi will introduce high-level magic to the MCU and with Doctor Strange 2 delving into the Multiverse there could be several dark versions of characters pulled together such as an evil Thor. Thor himself could become twisted and this is why Jane Forster needs to take up his mantle and overall there is a lot of potential for this series.
Overall I actually think Phase 5 has the potential to be even better than Phase 4 and there are so many things that were omitted from the lineup last weekend that if put in place here will make it the biggest MCU slate ever.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this line up and if there’s anything you think will be coming up in those movies or the slate itself then make sure you comment below and let me know