There could never be enough for the Marvel fans. Even with the dozen MCU movies and TV shows that were officially announced in the last two years, fans still want more, they want to know what other projects are being prepared behind Marvel’s walls. Now, according to some reports, there are five new projects that might be in development and could see the light of the day as part of MCU one day. Marvel didn’t say a word about any of them yet, but who knows, let’s see what we might possibly watch in MCU Phase 5.
According to The GWW, Thunderbolts movie is reportedly in development. Although we still need official confirmation, Thunderbolts project was something that was always in the air, something that many fans were hoping to happen eventually. Six members of the Thunderbolts from comics are already part of the MCU – Bucky Barnes, Baron Zemo, Hawkeye, Ghost, Taskmaster, and General Ross. So basically, Marvel just needs a good story and some hell of a reason to put them all together into one project.
Okay, this isn’t surprising at all, and we’d say it’s the most realistic rumor out of those five we have here. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had a great theatrical run regardless of the pandemic, and actor Simu Limu says he wants to continue playing the titular role for a very long time. The post-credit scene of the film announced that Ten Rings will be back, but nothing specific was said for Shang-Chi. But. knowing Marvel, it seems logical that the sequel with happen probably before Avengers 5 where Shang-Chi will most likely appear.
One more project that was heavily rumored for the last few years inside the Marvel fandom. Some old rumors were saying that Nova would debut in Avengers Endgame, some rumors are putting him in Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but that sounds more like mere wishes. There is a high chance that Nova might join MCU in the future, but when and how, only Marvel knows, and they will surely tell us when the right time comes.
Okoye Disney+ series
One more rumor that The GWW brought up is that Danai Gurira might get her own spin-off as Okoye after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released on November 11, 2022. There isn’t much more that can be said right now except that Gurira will definitely reprise the role as the head of Dora Milaje in the Black Panther sequel. But, will that movie set up some more spin-offs, except of course the Wakanda-centered Disney+ show that was already announced, we don’t know.
World War Hulk
We were writing about this a few days ago, so this isn’t anything new, but I included it while we’re still on these projects that potentially might happen one day even though Marvel never said a word that they will. Mark Ruffalo appeared in the post-credit scene of Shang-Chi and he’ll reprise the role She-Hulk show, that’s what we know officially, everything else is still on what if (pun intended) terms.
We repeat, none of these projects are confirmed, only Marvel can know that, and if any of these rumors are true, then we’re sure they’ll let us know when the right time comes. Until then, we have literally dozen of confirmed movies and shows to look forward to so let’s just enjoy them and let Marvel do their work.