New year, new phase. With 2022 behind us, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can look ahead to Phase Five, the sophomore collection of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga set to kick off next month with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will most notably serve as the first big-screen appearance of Kang the Conqueror, played by the astoundingly magnetic Jonathan Majors.
But, as just about every corner of the internet will tell you, Marvel sentiment isn’t quite what it used to be, with Phase Four, in particular, serving up a number of divisive titles while arguably over-saturating audiences with its additional Disney Plus content. The franchise probably won’t run out of steam as far as box office numbers go, but if it wants to retain the heart of its stories, Marvel will have to truly blow us away with Phase Five.
For now, though, the folks over at r/marvelstudios have taken to gauging, generating, and lamenting whatever amount of hype that Quantumania‘s imminent release is generating at the moment.