It’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania week (read my review: https://imperiuscomicnews.com/2023/02/16/ant-man-and-the-wasp-quantumania-review-a-rocky-start-to-phase-5/), and we’re officially on the road to Secret Wars. In a recent interview with EW, Kevin Feige gives some details regarding the Multiverse Saga. Judging from his comments, we’re in for a wild ride.
Here’s what Feige had to say:
It’s really a classification system for the audience that’s following along. It’s to keep track of how the pieces fit in place. I didn’t really talk a lot about the overarching themes or direction of Phase 4 until afterward — in large part because we are always adapting and weaving as creative demands and new ideas come up. But I would say in very generalized terms, as you see in Quantumania, it’s about setting up the big overarching thread that will go through the next phases.
Not every film in the Infinity Saga focused on the Infinity Stones or Thanos, and it’ll be the same across 5 and 6. But we’re gearing up. People will get a taste of this in a big way in Quantumania as we lead to Avengers: Secret Wars, which I’m extremely excited for.
You know, I’m coming up on 23 years at Marvel. That’s a long time. It’s not quite half my life, but it’s almost half my life. [Laughs] Many of us have been together for a decade or more. And we only do it because we are so excited and in love with the potential for what we can do ahead. The storylines that weave together through Phase 5 and 6 into Secret Wars and the opportunities that the multiverse brings storytelling-wise, it’s a whole new aspect to the MCU.
The Multiverse Saga is going to be an interesting and fun road to follow. After watching Quantumania, the possibilities are endless. Where would Kang show up next? Will we see more characters and variants clash in the MCU a lot earlier than expected? Will Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine finally meet? Yeah, my body is ready.