MCU Phases 5 and 6; Sony, Disney+ and Marvel Animation Plans, and Marvel's Creator Compensation for Using New Characters
Posted by Milton Griepp on July 27, 2022 @ 3:47 am CT
Deadline and Variety. Three MCU Phase 6 movies were announced. Fantastic Four, the first film featuring the company’s original superteam produced by Marvel Studios, will premiere November 8, 2024. Two Avengers movies will be released in 2025 as the capstone of the Phase: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty on May 2, 2025, and Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025 (see key art below).
There was also Marvel movie news from Sony, which re-dated Madame Web (which has been getting a lot of casting news lately, see "Emma Roberts in ‘Madame Web’") from Summer 2023 to October 6, 2023, and revealed that it has a third Venom film in the works with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Having trouble keeping track of all the Marvel films in the pipe? You can always check our Geek Movie Calendar, linked from the home page (see "Best in Shows").
’Secret Invasion’"). Cobie Smulders will co-star, and Kingsley Ben-Adir, Oilvia Colman, and Emilia Clarke will also appear in the series, which will drop in Spring 2023.
Streaming Series Updates"), starring Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness, will air Winter 2023/2024.
Disney+ is going in a new direction, adding R-rated films to the service for the first time. The two Deadpool films and Logan, all R-rated, were added to the service last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At one time, Disney had planned to use Hulu, which it has acquired in stages in recent years, as its venue for adult material and keep Disney+ more family-oriented, but the appeal of having all of the company’s crown jewels on its branded streaming service is apparently irresistible. Disney+ has been airing the adult-oriented Netflix series (Daredevil, et. al.) since March.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (see "Streaming Series Updates") has been given a release year of 2024, with plans for a second season (titled Spider-Man: Sophomore Year) revealed.
A second season of What If…? will air in 2023, and a third season is planned. No date was revealed for Marvel Zombies. X-Men ’97 is planned for Fall 2023, with a second season in the works.
Meanwhile, the comic side of Marvel’s movie and TV business suffered some negative publicity from an article detailing how it compensates comics creators for characters used in film, TV, video games, and action figures in The Hollywood Reporter. The report detailed provisions of Marvel’s Special Character Agreements, which provide for compensation for secondary uses of new characters, that it alleges allow Marvel to pay arbitrarily small amounts to the comic creators involved and include non-disclosure agreements that prevent creators from speaking out. Joe Casey, who did not sign the agreement and was not paid for the use of America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, did speak out, calling the payments Marvel makes for such uses "an insult."
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