Feige announces future of Marvel franchise


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President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, presents plans for the next three years of Marvel projects. Those plans include a wide array of new and old characters.

Micah Freeman, Staff Writer

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, outlined the next three years of Marvel projects that will continue the franchise’s legacy launched nearly 15 years ago. His announcement for the projects came on July 23 at Comic Con in San Diego.

To start the rollout of announcements was a new trailer for the upcoming She-Hulk series coming to Disney+ on August 17. A trailer for the highly anticipated “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was also released with November 11, 2022, as the date it will hit theaters.

Following that was a look at “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” featuring Jonathan Majors’ Kang from Loki as a villain. It will be released February 17, 2023. The next chapter of the “Guardians of The Galaxy” story is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 5, 2023. 

In addition, sequel series to both “WandaVision” and “Hawkeye” were announced for 2023. Season 2 of the series “Loki” is scheduled to be on Disney+ in the summer of 2023. The return of the Netflix series ”Daredevil: Born Again,” with Charlie Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock, who was last seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” will be available on Disney+ in spring 2024.

Actor Mahershala Ali will be making his MCU debut in “Blade,” coming in 2023. Anthony Mackie’s Captain America returns in “Captain America: New World Order,” releasing in 2024. A brand new group of heroes will be making their debut in “Thunderbolts,” coming to theaters in summer 2024. Marvel’s first family will debut in the MCU in “Fantastic Four” coming Winter 2024. To finish out the showcase, two new Avengers movies were announced, ”Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “ Avengers: Secret Wars” both set to be released in 2025.

In 2008, Marvel released the movie “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey Jr. This movie began the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Years later, this universe continued with “Avengers,” ”Captain America: Civil War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” 

With a treasure trove of different and distinct characters announced for the next three years, Marvel seems to have found a plan that will lead to a bright future for the franchise.