Marvel was beginning to look pretty hairy before last week’s Comic-Con info-splash, wasn’t it? In the past nine months, Disney has released a trio of films – Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder – that, if not quite duds are certainly nowhere near the top of the critics’ polls.
With the studio seeming to be going through a sticky period, it seemed that any movie that wasn’t part of the Multiverse Saga needed to be subheaded “a filler you shouldn’t have bothered catching”. It’s important to remember that these are just a few episodes in a series that has spanned 29 films, the majority of which have received critical acclaim.
In addition, we know where this will end, just as we did with the first two dozen films. We were all waiting for the final climactic battle with Thanos back then, wondering how badass the giant purple Titan might turn out to be. The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will conclude phase six once again in 2025.
This time around, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, Blade, and The Marvels will be hoping to answer the question of who will lead the ultimate superhero team. It’s still possible the Fantastic Four could have a role to play in The Kang Dynasty since the movie premieres in November 2024. With both Avengers films arriving just six months apart, Kang the Conqueror seems likely to be the villain in both.
We’re due to meet the MCU version in Quantumania since it was the fluctuation of time dynamics in the Quantum Realm that first inspired Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to begin dabbling with time travel in Avengers: Endgame. It seems likely that Kang will also transport Marvel’s superheroes to a strange planet named Battleworld in Secret Wars.
We can certainly anticipate a slow build-up to the final double-whammy of a Marvel movie or TV show between now and 2025. Mahershala Ali’s Blade and Tenoch Huerta’s Namor the Sub-Mariner may be lined up to face the evil arch-manipulator. Maybe he’ll show up somewhere else.
As long as Marvel keeps making progress, the feeling of treading water has been banished. Although the studio hasn’t yet regained its reputation, we know there is a plan – even if Kang himself knows what it is.
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