The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 5 has been a long time coming - and it finally arrived with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.


Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have set up the latest phase of the MCU and also introduced us to the franchise's central antagonist, Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors.

As director Peyton Reed told, Kang's impact on the MCU cannot be overstated, as the multiversal villain will be back throughout Phases 5 and 6, which will build us up to the next two Avengers films, subtitled The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.

Reed commented: "What happens if you introduce a villain who's fighting our heroes, but he is separately at war with all the different versions of himself? And what does that mean for the ongoing Marvel Universe?

"Well, it changes everything that's happening. And at the same time, the Avengers, you know, in Doctor Strange and Spider-Man and certainly in Loki, they're becoming aware of the existence of the multiverse.

"And there might be these sort of incursions into the multiverse, and what does that mean for the Kangs? So it's setting up a lot of that stuff."

So, which Marvel Cinematic Universe films are on the way in Phase 5? Here is everything you need to know.

Marvel's Phase 5 release dates: All upcoming films and TV shows

Nick Fury in Secret Invasion
Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury in Secret Invasion. Marvel Studios/Disney Plus

Twelve projects have been confirmed for Phase 5 of the MCU, including plenty of familiar faces. This is what we've got to look forward to in the immediate future:

The following are confirmed for Phase 6...

Marvel's Phase 6 release dates: All upcoming films and TV shows

Jonathan Majors as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Jonathan Majors as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Marvel

After Phase 5 ends with Blade, Phase 6 will refocus on heroes in a big way, introducing the Fantastic Four and bringing the Avengers back together. Only four of the films are currently named but we do have a fair few dates to put in our diaries:

One thing's for sure, then — Marvel fans are going to be busy for the next few years!

There are also further Disney+ projects which may be part of either Phase 5 or Phase 6 which include the following:

  • Untitled Wakanda series
  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year
  • Spider-Man: Sophmore Year
  • Marvel Zombies
  • Wonder Man
  • Untitled Nova series
  • What If...? season 3
  • Vision Quest

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