People after San Diego Comic-Con 2019 started making theories on when Phase 4 would end that led to plenty of assumptions what would end up becoming Phase 5 projects, however, a brief comment from Kevin Feige is suggesting he’s not ready to say when Phase 4 is ending and when Phase 5 begins. Because of the pandemic Phase 4 will kick-off with WandaVision instead of Black Widow, which was originally set to be released in May 2020.
Murphy’s Multiverse asked Kevin Feige during a WandaVision press conference for clarification if the Marvel Studios president would reveal when in the release schedule we’ll see the end of Phase 4 and got a straight-up “no” in response.
We’ll just have to wait and see when they want to reveal that information publicly.
It’s worth mentioning that Phase 3 included 11 feature films starting with Captain America: Civil War and ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home. There is a good chance that Marvel might extend Phase 4 further than where they originally wanted.
I think the delays in release could also make things a little more complicated.
Something like James Gunn’s Guardians of The Galaxy 3 might be something that could end Phase 4 if they want to push the slate into 2023-2024.
WandaVision begins airing on Disney+ starting January 15th.
Here’s a reminder of the current MCU movies that are set for release and is still subject to change.
- BLACK WIDOW – May 7th, 2021
- SHANG-CHI – July 9th, 2021
- ETERNALS – November 5th, 2021
- SPIDER-MAN 3 – December 17th, 2021
- DOCTOR STRANGE 2 – March 25th, 2022
- THOR: LOVE & THUNDER – May 6th, 2022
- BLACK PANTHER 2 – July 8th, 2022
- CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 – November 11th, 2022
- ANT-MAN 3 – TBA 2022
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3 – TBA 2023
- BLADE – TBA
- FANTASTIC FOUR – TBA
- DEADPOOL 3 – TBA
- X-MEN – TBA
SOURCE: MURPHY’S MULTIVERSE