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Big Phase 5 Reveal in Marvel Trademark Filings

Marvel’s big Phase 5 movie titles may have been revealed.



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The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have been revealed in European Marvel trademark filings according to Reddit user.

SPOILER WARNING: If you want to keep the future of the MCU under wraps, know the information presented might contain spoilers.

The Marvel Studios panel is set to get underway at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23 where it is believed they will announce a few projects as well as update us all on current projects. However, were they expecting to announce all of what was uncovered by Reddit user u/PrinceRajR?

Trademarks for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Avengers: Secret Wars, Captain America: New World Order, Thunderbolts, and Multiverse Saga were filed on July 19.

When Loki was released on Disney+ in 2021, we learned of “He Who Remains” played by Jonathan Majors. This role is expected to be revealed as Kang The Conquer, either in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (February 2023) or before. However, if these trademark filings mean anything, we now know Kang will have a large presence in the MCU with an Avengers film included.

Captain America 4 will star Anthony Mackie as Captain America, taking the helm from Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) and directed by Julius Onah. Now it seems the title of said film has been revealed, Captain America: New World Order. Only time will tell if that is the official name of the fourth film.

Rumors of a movie based around the Thunderbolts have been circulating for a bit now, but became a bit more official when Marvel tapped Jake Schreier as director and Eric Pearson writing the script. The film seems even more official with the Marvel trademark filing of the Thunderbolts name.

MCU fans and media have been speculating where Marvel would take the universe in the fifth phase. Most have guessed at Secret Wars and this seems to be correct. The Marvel trademark filings include Avengers: Secret Wars which leads us to believe the 2015 Jonathan Hickman run will make its way to the screens over the next few years. This film likely is a tentpole film with other movies and tv shows feeding into it, like all other Avengers movies.

The other storyline to weave into the mix is the one we are currently seeing play out, for better or for worse. Spider-Man: No Way Home, Loki and the Doctor Strange sequel have touched on the multiverse. However, Marvel trademark filing of Multiverse Saga makes us believe we are getting more multiversal projects in the near future.

UPDATE July 23: More Possible Marvel Trademark Filings

Additional titles may have been revealed with more trademark filing news. Avengers: Eternity Wars, Captain America: Red, White and Black, Nomad, Celestials: End of Time, Red Guardian: Generation, Runaways: The New Era, Hercules: Rise of the Gods, Shang-Chi and The Wreckage of Time, Midnight Sons, The Black Knight: Origins, Avengers: Excursion, Avengers: Timeless, and Avengers Academy have been filed. It is unknown what these title correlate to in the MCU, but it is a good idea to keep an eye on them.

UPDATE July 24: Marvel Trademark Filings Confirmed

Although the Marvel trademark filings were not for movies to all come out within the fifth phase of the MCU, it was confirmed at least a few of the filings will appear in Phase 5 with others appearing in the Phase 6.

Marvel Trademark Set In Stone

Now, it should be pointed out that just because Marvel trademark filing on July 19 in Europe doesn’t mean these movies or television projects will be made or if they will use those specific titles. This is the studio planning ahead with the purpose of not allowing others to use said titles.

One would think that this is the plan for Marvel, but again until things are official announced by Marvel this is all speculation.

We could here confirmation of the two Avengers films and the Multiverse Saga at SDCC this weekend, but they also may wait until Disney’s D23 Expo in September or a later date.

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#56: What’s New in the MCU – SDCC Updates

This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast Justin Soderberg discusses what’s new in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after the updates from the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in July.




This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast Justin Soderberg discusses what’s new in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after the updates from the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 in July.

Co-host Adam Morrisette has taken a small sabbatical from the podcast as he is starting a new full-time gig in Illinois and wants to focus on the job. Until he returns Justin will welcome guests as well as go solo on a few episodes. This episode is a solo one.

Kevin Feige, President at Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, made many outstanding announcements at this year’s SDCC and now that the dust has settled a bit, we take a look at this news. The fourth phase will end in November with Black Panther, we got a ton of the fifth phase announcements, and was surprised with some of the major films of Phase 6.

#56: What’s New in the MCU – SDCC Updates

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Marvel Characters Confirmed For What If…? Season 2

The studio has given us an idea of which Marvel characters are expected to appear in the sophomore season.



What If
(Marvel Studios / Disney+)

Marvel Studios announced at the San Diego Comic-Con what is in-store for the the second season of the hit animated series What If…?. The studio also announced the series has been renewed for a third season.

What If…? doesn’t referenced much in the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, but did serve as the introduction to Captain Carter and gave us glimpses of the multiverse. Kevin Feige, President at Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, does recommend watching the series to get a grip on the entire MCU. This could just be him promoting all their content.

Season two is set to air early 2023 on Disney+ and the studio has now given us an idea of which Marvel characters are expected to appear in the sophomore season.

What If…? Voice Actors Confirmed

Of course What If…? wouldn’t be the same without Jeffrey Wright‘s The Watcher, as the character acts as the narrator of the series. Returning from the first season is Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, Josh Keaton‘s Steve Rogers / Hydra Stomper, Mick Winger‘s Iron Man, Jeff Goldblum‘s Grandmaster, Taka Waititi‘s Korg, and Lake Bell‘s Black Widow. Joining the fray is Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Cynthia McWilliams will voice Gamora in an episode original slated for the first season which was moved to season two due to the pandemic.

Hela, Valkyrie, Bucky Barnes, Wenwu, Ying Li, Odin, The Great Protector, Ant-Man, Yondu, Young Peter Parker, Young Peter Quill, Ego, Shang-Chi, and Red Guardian will also appear in season two with unconfirmed voice actors.

What If…? originally boasted the inclusion of the main MCU characters reprising their roles in the animated series, but only a few ended up signing up. However, it is nice to see some voices will remain the same from season-to-season.

Marvel’s What If…? has also spun out a series title Marvel Zombies. The first season will air sometime in the future and will pick up where the fifth episode of the first season left off. The show will be loosely based on the comic book limited series with the same name by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and Sean Phillips (Pulp, Reckless).

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Season 1 Preview

The final television series of the MCU Phase 4 hits Disney+ on August 17.



She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
(Marvel Studios)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe gets a tiny bit bigger this August with the addition of She-Hulk in her own comedy television show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

In the nine-episode first season, Jennifer Walters navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.

Created by Jessica Gao, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the eighth television series in the MCU and will premiere on August 17, 2022. Gao serves as head writer and is joined by Kat Coiro leading the directing team. Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk, alongside Jameela Jamil as Titania, Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Amelia, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / Abomination, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Smart Hulk, and Benedict Wong as Wong.

Roth hasn’t been seen in the MCU since his debut in the 2008 The Incredible Hulk film, while Wong seems to be making an appearance in every MCU project. Not that it is a bad thing.

Additionally, Josh Segarra, Jon Bass, Anais Almonte, Nicholas Cirillo, and Griffin Matthews have been cast in undisclosed roles. Charlie Cox reprises his role as Matt Murdock / Daredevil prior to the release of his own new show, Daredevil: Born Again, coming in 2024.

The comedy series runs nine-episodes from August 18-October 13 and is the second to last Phase 4 project in the MCU, leaving only the feature film Black Panther: Wakanda before the start of Phase 5.

Who Is She-Hulk?

Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, was created for Marvel Comics by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema. Her first comic book appearance was in The Savage She-Hulk #1 (February 1980). Walters is a lawyer who, after an injury, received an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, and acquired a milder version of his Hulk condition. As such, Walters becomes a large, powerful, green-hued version of herself.

Unlike the original Banner she largely retains her personality, in particular the majority of her intelligence and emotional control. Like Hulk, she is still susceptible to outbursts of anger and becomes much stronger when enraged. In later series, her transformation is permanent, and she often breaks the fourth wall for humorous effect and running gags. Of course with the addition of Smart Hulk to the comic book and cinematic universe, Banner also has retained some of his personality.

She has been a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, the Defenders, Fantastic Force and S.H.I.E.L.D. As a highly skilled lawyer who became a superhero by accident, she frequently leverages her legal and personal experience to serve as legal counsel to various superheroes and other metahumans.

Her MCU origin will vary slightly compared to the comics. Walters gets into a serious car accident with her cousin Banner in the car. Somehow Walters gets Banner’s blood into her system by accident, causing her to hulk out. Difference being in the comics it was a blood transfusion in a hospital versus accidental contamination.

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