MCU Phase 5 and Phase 6 Release Dates

MCU Phase 5 and Phase 6 Release Dates!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to bring more more great movies and streaming series on Disney +. While the DCEU seems to struggle with its superhero franchise films making it to the big screen, Marvel has a slew of films and TV series on the way… reports that at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Kevin Feige confirmed that Thunderbolts would mark the end of Phase 5 while Fantastic Four would be the beginning of Phase 6.

This new film placement however between the two movies now makes it either the end of Phase 5 or the beginning of Phase 6. With the pedigree of the Fantastic Four, it is likely that will remain the start of Phase 6 and the new film will be the end of Phase 5 and a small palette cleanser similar to Ant-Man concluding Phase 2 or Spider-Man: Far From Home being the true end of Phase 3.

Screen Rant reports that it can be assumed that a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but the film’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton has signed on to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty which opens in theaters on May 2, 2025. It seems unlikely unless Marvel Studios chose a different director to take over the Shang-Chi franchise.

Marvel Studios has officially signed Shawn Levy to direct Deadpool 3, while Patton Oswalt has indicated Eternals 2 is in development so the release date could go to either film.

Here is the list of MCU Phase 5 and Phase 6 Release Dates:

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

Wakanda Forever is already introducing Namor and Ironheat, it doesn’t seem like there will be room for any crossovers with other Avengers.

DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler
RELEASE DATE: November 11, 2022
CAST: Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’O, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman
WRITERS: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
MAIN GENRE: Superhero

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

The third Ant-Man movie will bring back Cassie Lang, now played by Kathryn Newton, and the first pieces of promotional material suggest that the character will suit up.

DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed
RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2023
CAST: Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Michael Pena
WRITERS: Jeff Loveness
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe


Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

DIRECTOR: James Gunn
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2023
CAST: Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Elizabeth Debicki,?Chris Pratt
WRITERS: James Gunn


Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel 2/The Marvels

The Marvels, the Captain Marvel sequel, is already a crossover event of its own. The film will have three main characters – Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan – the “Marvel heroes” of the MCU.

RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2023
CAST: Brie Larson, Zawe Ashton, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe


Marvel Studios’ Blade 2023

Marvel’s forthcoming Blade reboot will be titled The Blade, which misses a great opportunity to use the character’s other moniker for the film’s name.

RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2023
CAST: Brie Larson, Zawe Ashton, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe


Marvel Studios’ Captain America: New World Order

The first Captain America movie featuring Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie, as the new Captain America. Following the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

CAST: Anthony Mackie
WRITERS: Dalan Musson, Malcolm Spellman
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe
PREQUEL: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Avengers: Endgame, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War


Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts

DIRECTOR: Jake Schreier
RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2024
CAST: Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tim Roth, Daniel Brühl, Florence Pugh
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe


Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four

RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2024
RATING: Not Yet Rated
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe
STORY BY: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby



Marvel Studios’ Avengers The Kang Dynasty

DIRECTOR: Destin Daniel Cretton
RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2025
Avengers The Kang Dynasty CAST: Kathryn Newton, jonathan majors, Iman Vellani, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfield, Anthony Mackie, Benedict Wong, Simu Liu, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominique Thorne, Xochitl Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson
RATING: Not Yet Rated


Marvel Studios’ Avengers Secret Wars

RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2025
Avengers Secret Wars CAST: Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong, Hailee Steinfeld, Dominique Thorne, Anthony Mackie, Brie Larson, Simu Liu, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iman Vellani, Chris Hemsworth, Xochitl Gomez
RATING: Not Yet Rated
FRANCHISE: Marvel Cinematic Universe
STORY BY: Jim Shooter


Marvel Studios’ Venom 3 – TBD

After his brief MCU appearance did a huge disservice to his character, Venom fans have been itching to know when Sony can redeem themselves with the sequel to Venom: Let There Be Carnage. No release date for Venom 3 has been announced, but development is confirmed to have started. Tom Hardy will of course be continuing to play Eddie Brock and the titular Symbiote, and there are a number of villains Sony could have the Lethal Protector face in Venom 3. While it looks like there’s little chance for a Tom Hardy vs Tom Holland matchup, there’s also no reason Sony couldn’t make a rumored introduction of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man to their on-screen Venom canon.


Marvel Studios’ DEADPOOL 3 – TBD

It’s been confirmed by his new owners Disney that the next time Deadpool is allowed to star in his own movie, it’ll be as part of the MCU. No news of a Deadpool 3 release date as of yet, but Ryan Reynolds will of course be reprising his role as the Merc With The Mouth. Despite the lack of release date, Deadpool 3 is the first confirmed X-Men movie in development since Disney acquired Fox. Deadpool 3 isn’t slated to hit screens during the Phase 4-6 Multiverse Saga, so it’s more than likely he’ll finally get to join the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of Phase 7.