The recent San Diego Comic-Con gave fans a ton of exciting news when Marvel Studios announced the full slate for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A total of 10 movies and Disney+ shows from Phase 4 will spread out across 2 years, up until the end of 2021. That means anything coming after will be Phase 5. The good news is, we already know at least half of the movies that could be release from 2022 onwards.
“We debated what we should announce today. Should we announce 4 and 5? We’ve planned them out, we’ve got five years down the road and I was like, I think eleven projects in two years is plenty, having not mentioned anything for two or three years,” Marvel CEO Kevin Feige said.
Feige mentioned 11 projects in 2 years, despite only 10 of them appearing on the official timeline. This suggests that Mahershala Ali’s “Blade” must be the 11th. As expected, a couple of them are going to be sequels.
- “Black Panther 2”
- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
- “Captain Marvel 2”
- “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sequel
- “Fantastic Four”
- “Avengers 5”
Since Sony Pictures and Sony distributes the “Spider-Man” films, “Spider-Man 3” could still appear in Phase 4 in 2021, which is 2 years after “Far From Home”. But if not, then it’s almost certain to be included in Phase 5.
Although Feige name drop The Fantastic Four and X-Men, it doesn’t guarantee that they are going to be in Phase 5. Having said that, it is Marvel’s eventual goal to integrate the mutants into the MCU.
Feige even said that the MCU’s version of the X-Men “will be quite different than what’s been done before” in previous movies. Plus, the next time the Avengers assemble on the big screen? It will be a “very different team than we’ve seen before”. Don’t forget, we have a new Captain America in Sam Wilson and a female Thor (played Natalie Portman).
In addition, Paul Rudd and Peyton Reed have also voiced out about wanting do “Ant-Man 3”, but no official plans are in the works yet.