At the San Diego Comic-Con panel, Marvel Studios announced two new Avengers movies. Avengers: Secret Wars will end Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in November 2025. The movie is based on the famous comic book series of the same name, and fans expect to see a battle between different versions of fan-favorite heroes and villains from different universes.
Between 1984 and 1985, there were 12 issues of Secret Wars, which were written by Jim Shooter and had art by Mike Zeck and Bob Layton. In the story, a bad guy named “The Beyonder” takes several heroes and bad guys to a planet called “Battleworld.” There, Marvel characters with superpowers have to fight each other for the Beyonder’s amusement, because the multidimensional bad guy wants to know who is the strongest Marvel character.
Even though we know a lot about how the Secret Wars story will be told in the MCU, it seems likely that the Beyonder will not be in the movie. Instead, it looks like Kang the Conqueror by Jonathan Majors will be in charge of the crossover event. That’s because Avengers: Secret Wars is one of two movies about the Avengers that are coming out in the same year. The other is Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The two movies are also expected to end Phase 6, which is the last part of “The Multiverse Saga,” the new MCU storyline.
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The name “Multiverse Saga” refers to a number of Phase 4 movies and TV shows like Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, What If…?, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that deal with ideas like overlapping dimensions and different timelines. Each of these shows showed that there are many universes with many different versions of heroes and bad guys. So, since Kang is going to be a major bad guy in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania, it looks like Marvel Studios is building up to a Secret Wars-style storyline where different versions of the same character fight each other.
Even though Avengers: Secret Wars won’t come out for a few more years, Marvel Studios said at SDCC that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the last movies in Phase 4. That means that the MCU will speed up as all of its parts start to fit together. Marvel Studios also showed the full schedule for Phase 5, which includes a new Daredevil TV show, Blade, and Thunderbolts. Phase 5 will last until 2024.
On May 2, 2025, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be in theatres. A few months later, on November 7, 2025, you’ll be able to buy Avengers: Secret Wars. Check out the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer below: