The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con was rather exciting. In addition to laying out the entirety of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also teased that The Multiverse Saga would conclude in Phase 6 with two Avengers movies: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
By the time Avengers: The Kang Dynasty hits theaters in 2025, it will have been six years since the last Avengers movie graced our screens. That’s a rather large gap, but Kevin Feige told MTV that his view on their place in the MCU has changed since the initial phases. He no longer sees them as the culmination of each phase, but rather the capper to entire sagas.
The truth is, when we were doing Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3, there were less projects over more years. They were smaller projects and individual character stories, and it felt appropriate at that point, that after every two or three years that it took for a phase, we would do an ‘Avengers’ film.
Feige continued, “As [Phase] 4, 5 and 6 were coming together, there are more projects in less years – because of all the amazing stuff we’re now allowed to do on Disney+, and getting characters from Fox, Fantastic Four and Deadpool — that it felt like, you know, certainly after Infinity War and Endgame, that we thought Avengers movies aren’t cappers. So many of our movies now — The Multiverse of Madness and what you’re about to see in [Ant-Man and the Wasp:] Quantumania, all are big team-up films introducing big parts of the mythology… Avengers’ films really should be the capper to a saga.” It was announced just days ago that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. However, Justin Kroll of Deadline stated on Twitter that Marvel is looking for another director to helm Avengers: Secret Wars.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will hit theaters on May 2, 2025, followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025. Do you wish that The Multiverse Saga included more Avengers movies or are you fine with them being used as saga cappers?