7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

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Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige gifted fans with a slate of Phase 5 projects including six blockbusters films and six Disney+ live-action series at this year’s Hall H panel on Saturday evening. With a rejuvenated roster of veterans and rookies, the MCU is primed for The Multiverse Saga to tell a story that could rival the magnitude of The Infinity Saga.

And while it may seem like the day after Christmas for most MCU fans, there is still plenty more yet to be announced about the MCU’s future. September’s D23 Expo is Disney’s own announcement showcase where many expect even more major announcements about future Marvel Studios projects. With less than 50 days until D23, what projects have Feige and Co. left unannounced in The Multiverse Saga?

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Deadpool 3

It takes a special IP to survive a reboot. Fans have seen legacy Marvel movie characters like Spider-Man and Professor X carry enough weight in their respected projects to transfer over to the MCU and bring their actors with them. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is like peanut butter and jelly. Something that Marvel Studios could not pass up.

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Reynolds is so vital to the success of this character he was even able to bring his director in his last two projects, Shawn Levy, into the MCU to direct the third Deadpool movie. While the timeline of this project is less certain than some of the specials, it is a matter of when and not if.

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With so much happening in the MCU with the Multiverse and crossovers with Fox and Sony Marvel projects, Deadpool will surely play a key role in exploration as one of the only characters capable of looking in the camera and telling the audience what is what.

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Status: Sure Thing

Armor Wars

One of the only remaining projects announced before Phase 4 that has yet to be given a release date is Don Cheadle’s first solo project.

Armor Wars is expected to do for James Rhodes what WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier did for Wanda Maximoff, Vision, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes, respectively. If there is one thing Disney+ has proven it can do for the MCU, it is developing characters.

7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

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Armor Wars is intended to be War Machine’s time to shine, but it is also rumored to help foster Riri Williams as Ironheart. With the delays of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is Riri Williams’ MCU Debut, the buck kept getting passed, and Armour Wars is feeling the effects. If Riri is a player in this series, it cannot be released until after Ironheart, which is set for Fall of 2023.

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It is interesting that Cheadle appears in 2023’s Secret Invasion. A role that will surely develop his character in a big way given the context of the story and Rhodey’s high-profile status in the American government. Still, another top contender to get a major update at D23.

Status: Sure Thing

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Shang-Chi 2

A shining star of Phase 4 that is sure to receive a sequel is Simi Liu and Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. With a post-credits scene actively setting up Shang-Chi as a future member of the Avengers, Shang-Chi 2 is sure to play a huge role in the overall narrative of The Multiverse Saga. Marvel Studios has a history of sequels like Captain America: The Winter Soldier to take advantage of a character-focused origin story and use that character to expand the universe.

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7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

Simu Liu will be back as Shang-Chi at some point. Maybe even in a surprise appearance before his sequel. But the sequel is coming, it is just unclear exactly when.

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Status: Sure Thing

Spider-Man 4

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There was a time when Spider-Man 3’s future was unclear. The best caveat fans had was that the story had not been finished. Well, after Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jon Watts’ Homecoming trilogy is one of the best the superhero genre has ever seen. And despite Peter Parker’s amazing place left for future stories, it could end there, and fans would understand.

Nonetheless, like death and taxes, they will keep making Spider-Man movies, and Sony is showing no signs of letting go of the movie rights. This means that Marvel Studios will surely partner up to bring Tom Holland back for another go as a new and improved Peter Parker.

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7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

Rarely does an actor get a chance to play a character for a fifth time with a virtually clean slate of story ahead of him. The “reset” vibes of No Way Home have allowed the future of Spider-Man to be taken in any direction. What is that? No one knows. But it is going to make a lot of money.

Status: Your Move, Sony

Wakanda Series

With Wakanda Forever releasing a teaser trailer that has taken the internet by storm, the Black Panther franchise has moved into a position to take over the MCU. The loss of lead man Chadwick Boseman is a tragic and devastating loss for Marvel Studios, fans, and the world. Thankfully, when Ryan Coogler directed the first Black Panther in 2018, he put special care into so many things beyond just his leading man.

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7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

The country of Wakanda, the supporting characters, and the culture surrounding Black Panther are one of the best examples of world-building the MCU has to offer. With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever set to reset the franchise’s course, expect the anticipated Wakanda series to be announced shortly after.

Status: Waiting on Wakanda Forever

Okoye

General of the Dora Milaje, Avenger… solo project candidate. Danai Gurira is reportedly in talks to star in an “origin spinoff series” on Disney+ as Okoye. A scene stealer in her MCU debut Black Panther, Okoye became a key player in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. After a Dore Milaje appearance in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the want for more Dora content is there.

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7 Movies That Feige And Co. Left Unannounced In The Multiverse Saga

To see the origin of one of the MCU’s best-supporting characters is the kind of thing that will generate instant buzz from fans. Much like the Wakanda series, this one is on hold until Okoye’s next appearance.

Status: Waiting on Wakanda Forever

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The Ten Rings

The Ten Rings was the first project on the list that was unofficially teased in a post-credits scene. Looking to capitalize on the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel Studios is looking at Daniel Destin Cretton to bring more of that juice into the MCU.

Along with the Shang-Chi sequel, Cretton is expected to bring back Meng’er Zhang’s Xialing and the Ten Rings to Disney+. It is unclear when this show will take place in the MCU but much like the Wakanda-focused Disney+ content, it feels like this series is waiting for updates from its original franchise.

Status: Waiting on Shang-Chi 2

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