The Multiverse Saga Officially Named As Marvel's Follow-Up To The Infinity Saga

As expected, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios brought out the big guns for this year's San Diego Comic-Con. After a three-year absence, the House of Ideas came into Hall H with their proverbial guns blazing as they announced major project after major project. They covered the end of Phase Four, which now concludes with "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Then, they covered films from Phase Five such as "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." But the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't stop there. No, he kept going all the way to Phase Six!

While we still have a way to go until we get there, Feige revealed that the sixth chapter of the MCU will begin with "Fantastic Four" on November 8, 2024 and end with two epic films featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes titled "Avengers: Kang Dynasty" and "Avengers: Secret Wars" on May 2, 2025 and November 7, 2025, respectively.

And as if those announcements weren't big enough, he capped off this section of the presentation with overall name for Phases 4, 5, and 6: The Multiverse Saga.

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With this announcement, the official title for the sequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga will be the Multiverse Saga. Based on the films and shows we've seen so far, this makes a ton of sense. "Spider-Man: No Way Home," "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and "Loki" definitely paved the way for this development, especially when He Who Remains, aka Kang the Conqueror, was introduced. Long-time Marvel Comics fans know that he's definitely on the same level as Thanos when it comes to being a big bad, so it's no surprise that his live-action counterpart is the centerpiece of this saga's story. Plus, it gives us more excuses to see more incredible performances from Jonathan Majors.

Of course, we still have a long way to go before we reach the end of the line in the Multiverse Saga. There's a lot of cool stuff on the way in Phase Four and Phase Five. And as of right now, we only know about three movies that make up the third act of the story. But the stories of Kang the Conqueror and "Secret Wars" are some of the most legendary tales in the entire Marvel mythology. To call them epic might be an understatement, so it will be very interesting to see how the MCU adapts these stories for the big screen. 

Considering that Marvel is rumored to have a presence at Disney's D23 Expo as well, maybe we'll get more information about the future of the franchise there. But no matter when they decide to unveil the rest of the grand plan, there's plenty for True Believers to be excited about following yet another incredible Hall H panel in the mean time.