There is something unique about Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stepping on stage in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con and providing new logos on a blank projector screen. As basic as that sounds, that graphic of logo designs will form the expectations of among pop culture’s biggest and most enthusiastic fanbases. The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has actually been set out and while there are many gaps yet to be filled, the location is clear.
As Captain Jack Sparrow once stated … “We have our heading.”With two Stage 4 tasks remaining in Stage 4 (She-Hulk and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), 12 tasks announced in Phase 5, and 3 of the 11 slots filled for Stage 6, all roadways are leading to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
There will be a difference of “significance” with each motion picture and reveal to the overarching MCU storyline leading to The Kang Dynasty. Some projects will be more essential to the throughline than others though. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 looks to be a more personal story for the titular heroes, while Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania is set to star Jonathan Majors as Kang himself.
Of the 15 tasks currently announced and potentially over a dozen more en route, here are the 8 most important movies and shows that will play crucial roles in establishing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, ranked from least to crucial.
8. Secret Intrusion
Secret Intrusion is the first-ever “crossover occasion” to take place on Disney+. That distinction alone is enough for this series to turn into one of the most essential pieces in the MCU puzzle. While it will tackle among the most impactful stories in Marvel Comics history, the return of Nick Fury can’t be understated.
While Secret Intrusion may not affect Avengers 5 directly, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are presently spread to the winds, leaving Earth without a concrete group of supers. Nick Fury could be the key to putting together the MCU’s next supergroup as he did all the method back at the start of the Infinity Legend.
7. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Importance can be defined in a number of ways and virtually every one of them uses to the Black Panther follow up, Wakanda Forever. While the characters in the motion picture will be handling the loss of their King T’Challa, fans will be sharing in that grief and event of life with the loss of Chadwick Boseman. In addition to that emotional weight, director Ryan Coogler and his team are reported to also be contributing to the overarching MCU in a major way.
It is being reported that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever could present Physician Victor Von Doom, one of the most impactful villains in the Marvel Universe. While Doom’s role in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is yet to be figured out, his function in the next Avengers movie, Secret Wars, is all however a lock to be crucial. If Doom appears in Wakanda Forever, it could retroactively be the debut of the REAL big bad of The Multiverse Legend.
With a New Avengers team most likely on the way, there is likewise a group of rogues that might prove to be an excellent Phase-ending battle for them. Thunderbolts has actually been teased and sprayed throughout Phase 4, with major players like Yelena Belova and John Walker stealing scenes of their respective tasks. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Valentina Allegra de Fontaine seemingly gathering villains, this is set to be the major crossover occasion of Stage 5.
Kang is shaping up to be a powerful opponent all on his own, however what if he needs lackeys? Thunderbolts need to pave the way for a lower-level hazard for the new team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to fend off against prior to their nerve is really evaluated in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
5. The Marvels
In some cases the characters are more vital than the story, and when showrunners can blend those 2 necessities together, magic is made. The Marvels remains in a position to take the Captain Marvel franchise and provide it an increase comparable to what the Captain America franchise saw in 2014’s Winter season Soldier. Here is the checklist of things that The Marvels will be doing that provided Winter season Soldier such a high-ranking area in the Infinity Saga run:
- Bring in fan-favorite characters from throughout the universe (Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan)
- Be straight included with a larger danger, and Nick Fury
- Starring a character that is on an upward trajectory after an Avengers film (Carol Danvers)
4. Captain America: New World Order
Much like The Marvels, Captain America: New World Order is the emphasize job for what lots of assume will be among the faces of the franchise moving on, Sam Wilson’s Captain America. “Who are the Avengers?” is among the primary themes of Phase 4. New World Order might be in a terrific area to address that question.
After the in-depth character research study that is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson is ready to hit the ground running in his big screen leading male debut and build a brand-new team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Cap 4 could play as another Avengers-lite motion picture with a lots of crossover, while also developing the brand-new leader of Marvel’s main supergroup.
3. Fantastic Four
The last piece of the puzzle for any story worth its salt includes Kang or Secret Wars. With Great 4 still looking for its director and the cast yet to be revealed, this is probably the least known job on the list. However, with the tradition of Marvel Comics, the First Household of the red brand name will surely be a big factor in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Kang is directly connected to Reed Richards, being a descendant of the world’s smartest man. Reed will likely not only play a role in discovering the danger of whatever Kang is bringing, however also in creating a service to stop it.
2. Loki Season 2
Loki Season 2 is in an intriguing spot. Season 1 perhaps did more than any Stage 4 task to set up what will eventually be the climax of the Multiverse Legend. After the events of WandaVision, Spider-Man: No Chance Home,and Physician Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, Season 2 is in a comparable position in Phase 5 as it is being looked at to discuss a lot more about Kang.
Loki is the character that has the hardest time fitting in with Earth-616, however that does not mean he isn’t in line to play a substantial function. The greatest question ahead of Season 2 is how much of Jonathan Major’s Kang can be expected. If Kang is running his own TVA, managing the circulation of time, and is front and center in the series, Loki Season 2 is certainly among the most crucial pieces of the Multiverse Legend’s puzzle.
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
The most of essential addition on this list is, of course, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania. The third Ant-Man motion picture is set to star Jonathan Majors as Kang, providing audiences the first take a look at what He Who Remains was cautioning about in the Loki Season 1 ending. This is where Kang will begin to construct the Dynasty he holds by the time Avengers 5 rolls around. If early reports are any indicator, fans are in for among the most intimidating existences in MCU history.
Adding Kang to Quantumania is a method to boost the Ant-Man franchise and hopefully bring it to the top tier of MCU material. Unlike Thanos, The Multiverse Legend seems making its primary villain reputable with audiences well prior to his ultimate strategy comes together. Ant-Man and The Wasp had a mild reception compared to other Stage 3 jobs but introduced the Quantum World, which played a key function in the general plot. This time though, the film won’t introduce the option to the problem. They will present the problem itself.