Been wondering who is going to direct Marvel's Phase 5 and 6 movies? Here is the list

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaJul 29, 2022 | 08:00

Been wondering who is going to direct Marvel's Phase 5 and 6 movies? Here is the list

Marvel Studios. Photo: AFP

Been loving all the announcements Marvel Studios has been doing since the San Diego Comic Con? Well, you’re going to love this news even more.

Marvel head (and overlord) Kevin Feige has been searching for directors to helm his Phase 5 and 6 projects…and he may have just found some.

Here is who will be directing:

1. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: Kat Coiro and Anu Valia (due to release on August 17, 2022)

Kat Coiro and Anu Valia. Photo: Getty Images

2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Ryan Coogler (due to release on November 11, 2022)

Ryan Coogler. Photo: Getty Images

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Peyton Reed (due to release on February 17, 2023)

Peyton Reed. Photo: Getty Images

4. Secret Invasion: Thomas Bezucha and Ali Salim (due to release in Spring 2023)

Thomas Bezucha. Photo: Getty Images

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: James Gunn (due to release on May 5, 2023)

James Gunn. Photo: Getty Images

6. The Marvels: Nia DaCosta (due to release on July 28, 2023)

Nia DaCosta. Photo: Getty Images

7. Blade: Bassam Tariq (due to release on November 3, 2023)

Bassam Tariq. Photo: Getty Images

8. Loki Season 2: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Summer 2023)

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Photo: Getty Images

9. Captain America: New World Order: Julius Onah (due to release on May 3, 2024)

Julius Onah. Photo: Getty Images

10. Thunderbolts: Jake Schreier (due to release on July 26, 2024)

Jake Schreier. Photo: Getty Images

11. Avengers:The Kang Dynasty: Destin Daniel Cretton (due to release in 2025)

Destin Daniel Cretton. Photo: Getty Images

While Coogler, Gunn, Benson, Moorhead, Reed and Cretton (he previously directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) are returning to Marvel Universe, directors Tariq, Onah, Coiro, Valia and more are joining the Marvel Universe for the first time. 

For 2022 releases, fans have high expectations from Coogler’s Wakanda Forever, especially on how he tackles the introduction of a new Black Panther and the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman.


Apart from this, Marvel is re-considering how to approach the Fantastic Four series, especially since the series has not done well in the past when helmed by Josh Tank. Feige said, “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?”

If you are surprised by how much Marvel has revealed about its upcoming movies, don’t worry because the Studios’ super secret behaviour continues as no information about Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Avengers: Secret Wars has been made public.

Kevin Feige. Photo: Getty Images

Another big movie that Feige and Marvel has not spoken about is Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool 3. The movie would be Marvel’s first R-rated film since its first in 2008, Iron Man.

The only thing Feige has said about Deadpool 3 is, “How do we elevate it in the way we’ve been able to with Civil War, and Infinity War and Ragnarok? It’s very fun to be in the world of the Ryan Reynolds show.” (setting high expectations, Marvel. Really high expectations)

Last updated: July 29, 2022 | 08:00
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