MCU Phase 4 is now just a dim star on the horizon. With just one project left until the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special, which lands on Disney Plus on November 25, he’s bidding farewell to the latest somewhat divisive phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The time has come.
Still, with Marvel’s Phase 4 slate coming to an end, there’s a lot to look forward to (and look back on lovingly). Below, you’ll find a ton of information about upcoming Guardians holiday specials, plus full reviews of all the Marvel movies and Disney Plus series that are part of the Disney subsidiary’s newest projects.
You can also check out the release dates for all the Marvel Phase 5 and Phase 6 movies and Disney Plus shows announced so far. So with MCU Phase 4 about to head off into sunset, the work in this guide isn’t done yet.
Here’s everything we know about the final moments of MCU Phase 4.
MCU Phase 4 release date
There’s only one MCU Phase 4 project left before Marvel’s current slate comes to an end. That’s the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which concludes Phase 4 on Friday, November 25th.
For all the previous MCU Phase 4 movies and shows that have been released, check out our spoiler-free reviews below.
Upcoming MCU Phase 4 Movies and TV Shows
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Release date: Friday, November 25th
Holiday specials under 40 minutes (According to director James Gunn (opens in new tab)), this MCU Phase 4 project may be reminiscent of the infamous 1978 Star Wars holiday special, of which Gunn is a fan.
Its first teaser arrived on October 25th, revealing what the story is all about. Basically, Star-Lord is sad because the Gamora he knew is dead and no one currently alive in the MCU (thanks to the events of Endgame) knows who he is. Mantis decides to kidnap his favorite actor, Kevin Bacon, to encourage him. Expect plenty of slapstick moments and other comedy-infused events to unfold. You can listen at: Spotify (opens in new tab).
The main guardian casts all functions. It’s going to be the canon of the MCU. It’s set after Thor 4, before the third Guardians movie. Gun called it “greatest thing i’ve ever done (opens in new tab)Most recently, Gunn revealed his wrote the special in a few hours (opens in new tab) When I didn’t ask Kevin Bacon to appear before the script was written. (opens in new tab).
There are rumors of wild cameos including Mark Hamill as Santa Claus (opens in new tab)Intelligent canine Cosmo the Dog will also make his MCU debut, co-starring in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Has a post-credits scene (opens in new tab)but don’t think it contains any major character reveals. According to Gunn (opens in new tab).
gun confirmed It will be the epilogue of MCU Phase 4 (opens in new tab)so don’t expect Guardians Holiday Special to start Phase 5.
Marvel Phase 5 and beyond
Marvel will reveal its entire slate of Phase 5 movies and TV shows at Comic-Con 2022, confirming the first three (or four, depending on where Deadpool 3 fits in) projects that will make up Marvel’s Phase 6 slate. Did.
Check out all confirmed Phase 5 and Phase 6 projects below.
- Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumanias (February 17, 2023)
- what if…? season 2 (TV show, early 2023)
- secret invasion (TV show, Spring 2023)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 (May 5, 2023)
- echo (TV show, mid-2023)
- loki season 2 (TV show, Summer 2023)
- marvels (July 28, 2023)
- iron heart (TV show, late 2023)
- X-Men ’97 (TV anime, late 2023)
- Agatha: Order of Chaos (TV show, late 2023/early 2024)
- Daredevil: Bone Again (TV show, early 2024)
- Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
- thunderbolt (July 26, 2024)
- blade (September 6, 2024)
- deadpool 3 (Phase 5 or Phase 6 Movie, Nov 8, 2024)
- Spider-Man: Freshman (TV animation, 2024)
- marvel zombie (TV animation, 2024)
- fantastic four (Phase 6 Movie, Feb 14, 2025)
- Avengers: Kang Dynasty (Phase 6 Film, May 2, 2025)
- Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026 Phase 6 movie)
For more Marvel-based content, read our Marvel Movies In Order Guide. Or, find out where we ranked every MCU film so far, and who we think are the best (and worst) Marvel villains in the MCU so far.
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