San Diego, US, Jul 23 (EFE).- Marvel announced Friday at San Diego Comic-Con the two new stages of its cinematographic universe – Phase Five, which will feature 12 new series and movies, and Phase Six, which will conclude in 2025.
This fall, the series “She Hulk” and the movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will close out Phase Four, which for two years has had huge successes such as the latest “Spider-Man” movie and the acclaimed series “WandaVision.”
On Feb. 17, 2023, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will kick off the new cycle of the superhero factory with its premiere.
In the spring, “Secret Invasion,” the trailer featuring the charismatic Samuel L. Jackson of which was released Friday, will follow, and in the summer it will be the turn of “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3,” “Echo” and the long-awaited “The Marvels.”
At the San Diego Convention Center, where the most important fair in the entertainment industry is being held this week, the anticipation of learning about the future of the most profitable brand in cinema is palpable.
Thousands of fans queued up in the California sun well into the afternoon (some into the early hours) to get one of the seats in Hall H, where the most important presentations are held.
“I have come from New York. I’ve always wanted to go to a Comic-Con and now that my children are older I can do it without worrying,” Sarah, dressed as Captain Marvel, told EFE at the entrance.
Listening to the stars of the films, meeting other fans and being the first to see the trailers of next releases is the goal of the more than 100,00 fans gathered this week at the event.
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, appeared on stage to round off the show.
With the help of huge screens, Feige talked the audience through the end of Phase Four and the plan for Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, increasingly complicated by the tangle of various movies and series.
Next, a feast of trailers, actor appearances and promises occupied the hour-and-a-half-long presentation.
In total, Marvel’s Phase Five will feature six films and six television series.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (2023), “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3” (2023), “The Marvels” (2023), “Blade” (2023), “Captain America: New World Order” (2024) and “Thunderbolts” (2024), the latter about an unknown group of villains pretending to be superheroes.
During the wait between releases, fans will be able to continue enjoying the saga on the Disney+ platform, which will premiere half a dozen series: “Secret Invasion,” “Echo,” the second season of “Loki,” “Ironheart,” “Agatha” and “Daredevil: Born Again.”
But the studio’s plans do not end there and Feige revealed that Phase 6, which will start with the return of “The Fantastic Four” to the cinema, has already been designed.
The big news was that after one of the highest-grossing films in history “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) – only surpassed by “Avatar,” the Avengers will return in 2025 with two new films: “The Kang Dynasty” and “Secret Wars,” the latter as the final touch to this complex — and lucrative — universe. EFE