With Spider-Man: Far From Home wrapping up Marvel’s Phase 3, bringing the massive first arc of the MCU to a close, we find ourselves in an exciting position: in the dark. For the first time in years, we have no idea what Marvel has up its sleeve for its next wave of films… Until now.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Marvel took to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to reveal their plans for Phase 4. With a mysterious release schedule projected on screen, Kevin Feige revealed the upcoming Marvel slate for the MCU and new Disney+ streaming series. And though Mysterio may have been lying about his origins in Spider-Man: Far From Home, we are still diving deep into one of the weirdest tropes of comic book lore in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Scarlet Witch will also return in the Multiverse of Madness, as the events of her Disney+ series, WandaVision, will directly influence what happens next. Since WandaVision takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we suspect Wanda Maximoff might just break the multiverse trying to bring some version of her beloved back from the great beyond.
The Doctor Strange sequel, which returning director Scott Derrickson calls the first “scary” MCU film, will hit theaters on May 1, 2020.
The full Marvel slate includes new films — Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi: The Legend of The Ten Rings, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Blade– as well as new Disney+ streaming series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye.
— Dustin Sandoval @ #SDCC (@DustinMSandoval) July 21, 2019
Kevin Feige also revealed they didn’t have time to discuss Blade, Black Panther 2, Guardians 3, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, or “mutants.” But are those sequels part of Marvel’s Phase 4, or 5?
For more on Marvel’s Comic-Con announcements, check out our live blog of the panel!
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