Marvel Studios Announces Phase 5 Slate [Comic-Con]

After taking a hiatus for a few years due to the ongoing pandemic, San Diego Comic-Con is back to business as usual this year. With fans in attendance, some of the biggest names in all of entertainment are descending upon SoCal with exclusive collectibles, geeky gatherings, and general fandom fellowship. That also means that epic Hall H panels will return for massive announcements about some of the most exciting and highly-anticipated projects in film and television. 

Among those entering the hallowed halls for the first time since 2019 is Marvel Studios. During their last visit to the con, the House of Ideas officially shared their plans for Phase Four, including the studios' first wave of Disney+ shows, the first footage from "Black Widow," and the introduction of Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced earlier this summer that they would return to the stage at the Mecca of pop culture to "talk about the future" of the franchise, so many were anticipating a similar announcement about the remaining projects in this chapter like "Fantastic Four" and what's in store for Phase Five (aside from Bassam Tariq's "Blade" starring Mahershala Ali). 

And Feige certainly didn't disappoint, as the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe announced to the world the titles and planned release dates for MCU movies that are currently in the works.

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Feige revealed that Phase Four will end with "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Here's the lineup of Phase 5:

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," Feb. 17, 2023

"Secret Invasion," Spring 2023

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," May 5, 2023

"Echo," Summer 2023

"Loki" season 2, Summer 2023

"The Marvels," Summer 2023

"Blade," November 2, 2023

"Ironheart," Fall 2023

"Agatha: Coven of Chaos," Winter 2023/2024

"Daredevil: Born Again," Spring 2024

"Captain America: New World Order," May 3, 2024

"Thunderbolts" will end Phase Five on July 26, 2024.

It's interesting that "Werewolf By Night" wasn't listed anywhere here, and of course the biggest omission was an "X-Men" movie. But later in the presentation, Kevin Feige announced Phase Six, which includes a "Fantastic Four" film and two more "Avengers" movies, which should be enough to keep True Believers excited for years to come.