6 Marvel Properties I Want to see in Phase 6
Marvel Studios blew the top off San Diego Comic-Con the other week by announcing all of Phase 5, with teases of Phase 6 into 2025. But Phase 6 has a bunch of holes in it. We know it’s going to start with the Fantastic Four and end with a pair of Avengers films, but what else is going to fill these open spots?
There’s a very good chance we will learn the rest of Phase 6 at Disney’s upcoming fan event in September. They won’t stay a secret for long. But between now and that fan event, I might as well spend some time mindlessly speculating about what I want to see going forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What else is there to fill our days but mindless speculation?
Join me after the jump for six TV shows and movies I hope to see from Marvel Studios in Phase 6! And feel free to share some of your own hopes and dreams in the comments!
6. Shang-Chi vs. The Immortal Iron Fist
The Shang-Chi sequel has already been announced, and director Destin Daniel Cretton has been announced as the director of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. So I think it’s safe to assume that Shang-Chi will be a member of whatever roster the Avengers have by 2025. So how about a fun reminder of who Shang-Chi is and why his movies are so much fun? Phase 6 would be a nice fit. And I know I’m not the first to suggest this, but why not bring Iron Fist into the sequel for an awesome, martial arts showdown? Iron Fist has his own unique look and powers, and would be a great match for Shang-Chi on the big screen. It’s not like Shang-Chi has any worthwhile villains from the comics they could use.
5. Ms. Marvel season 2
Out of all the Disney+ Marvel shows we’ve had so far, I most want a second season for Ms. Marvel. The characters, situations and sitcom style of Ms. Marvel makes it a perfect option for more seasons and more high school adventures for Kamala Khan. We know that she’s going to show up in The Marvels next year, but that can’t be it for Iman Vellani and all the fun she’s having. And that first season can’t be the end of the road for the whole Khan family! I want more, and Marvel needs to bring everybody back for more!
4. Deadpool 3
I’m not made of stone. I want to see Deadpool 3 as much as the next person. And I can’t wait to see what the moviemakers do now that they’re part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They need to go hog wild with the gags and the weird dimension-hopping nature of all of this. I don’t think they should bring in the Fox X-Men whatsoever into the MCU, but some creative people can find all sorts of ways to bring Deadpool over lock, stock and barrel. It’ll be funny, it’ll be weird and since they’re already making it, having it show up in Phase 6 makes sense.
Enough of the sequels and second seasons, let’s talk original ideas. Nova has been on the edge of being made for years now. It’s a simple idea, the fans love it and there’s a lot of promise. With the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy coming to an end, Marvel could use a strong new focus for their cosmic corner. And since DC hasn’t done anything cinematic with their Green Lantern franchise in years, Marvel is free to swoop in and make a movie about a squadron of space cops. Then if the question is whether or use Richard Ryder or Sam Alexander, why not both? Marvel hasn’t really done a movie about a hero and a kid sidekick before, so that could be a potential plotline.
I stand by my assertion that Avril Kincaid, the third Quasar, is Marvel’s best bet at a solo movie starring an LGBTQ+ superhero. The day will hopefully come when we get a movie with a queer superhero as the main character. America Chavez has potential, but is she ready to headline her own movie after that introduction in Multiverse of Madness? I think Marvel will want to make more of a splash, and I think the Quasar character has the chops. They’d fill roughly the same role as Nova, I fear, but perhaps Marvel can choose one over the other. Avril Kincaid could be the average Earth girl who gets the Golden Ticket to go off into the galaxy being a kickass space hero. Could be fun!
1. Squirrel Girl
Marvel Studios has been awesome enough to bring back Daredevil and Kingpin from the Netflix series, going so far as to giving them their own show again. So how about resurrecting some of that failed New Warriors series that never actually materialized? Specifically, lets cast Milana Vayntrub as a live action Squirrel Girl once and for all and capture this unique character’s spirit and energy in some type of project. Squirrel Girl was awesome even before the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic turned her into one of the greatest superheroes of all time. That comic’s singular style is perfect for adaptation. It could be humorous, it could be heartfelt, it could have a little squirrel sidekick. The actor is there, the blueprints for adaptation are there, and the desire to have some fun with the superhero genre are there. Marvel just needs to make it happen.