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MCU's Phase 6 Might Be the Best Yet, with 'Fantastic Four' & Two New 'Avengers' Movies
After announcing the completion of Phase 4 and outline of Phase 5, Marvel Studios has teased the "Multiverse saga" that will mark Phase 6.
Marvel Studios is giving fans a sneak peek into Phase 6 of the MCU. After announcing that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk will complete Phase 4 this year, company president Kevin Feige gave the timeline of Phase 5 including films Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, The Marvels and Blade along with Disney+ shows Secret Invasion, Echo and Ironheart.
Taking it one step further, Feige also introduced a schedule for Phase 6 as part of the "Multiverse saga," which will begin with Fantastic Four on November 8, 2024, ending with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 2, 2025 and Avengers: Secret Wars just six months later, on November 7, 2025.
\u201cMarvel Studios welcomes you to The Multiverse Saga.\u201d— Marvel Studios (@Marvel Studios) 1658624547
\u201cMarvel Studios dropped Phase 5 and Phase 6. Secret Wars!\n\nFull #SDCC breakdown bonus episode is available now!\n\nDownload & subscribe--\nApple: https://t.co/Q9LzUMYJK6\nSpotify: https://t.co/g90UAeNIU2\nYouTube: https://t.co/4xFj5hYfrV\u201d— Phase Zero - MCU (@Phase Zero - MCU) 1658694563
Eight more projects will be included in Phase 6, but The Russo Brothers will not be returning to direct the two Avengers films. Feige shared during San Diego Comic-Con that the duo is "not connected to it," adding, "they've been very direct about that."
"We don't like taking about the thematics of each phase until after we released everything," Feige added, not revealing the new director behind the two Avengers films. "Because the truth is all of stories are both interconnected and hopefully stand apart. It's only now even that we see what the thematics of one, two and three are. We have various ideas as we head into them. But the specifics we like to be uncovered project by project."
\u201cKevin Feige reveals the Russo brothers are not directing the next \u2018Avengers\u2019 movies #SDCC\u201d— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline Hollywood) 1658629380
\u201cMarvel Studios' phase 6:\n\n\u201cFantastic Four\u201d \u2014 Nov 8, 2024\n\u201cAvengers: The Kang Dynasty\u201d \u2014 May 2, 2025\n\u201cAvengers: Secret Wars\u201d \u2014 Nov 5, 2025\n\n8 more projects will be included in phase 6.\u201d— Mcu Content (@Mcu Content) 1658625109
In a recent interview with Deadline, Joe Russo explained the duo's reason for not directing the Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
“Our love for Marvel is based on the books that we read as kids, the books that we fell in love with," he said. "The one series that we adored growing up was Secret Wars. It’s incredibly ambitious. It would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame. But it’s a massive undertaking. Those two movies were very hard to make. So trying to imagine making another two movies even bigger than those two? We’re going to have to sleep on that.”