In a blink of an eye, time seems to have caught up with the franchise as it ends with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Marvel's big boss, Kevin Feige, reveals the importance of MCU Phase Four, it is "all about introductions."
It all started with WandaVision, the very first series of the MCU, coming in to open Phase Four of the franchise. Supposedly, it will be Black Widow, but due to the pandemic, Marvel Studios had to reshuffle their slate and have TV shows come in first before the movie.
Truth be told, there are a lot of things common among all titles in MCU Phase Four as it deals with the aftermath of Endgame but there is something more important than that which Kevin Feige revealed at the Red Carpet event of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Feige said, "The reason this anchors Phase 4 and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special coming out soon is because the phases are all about introductions."
Feige added, "Phase 4 has been... think of all the characters we've met here and now finally in the finale here of Phase 4 looking at it by phases, we meet an entire new kingdom, and an entire character who is the very foundation of what we do at Marvel."
Namor is one of the biggest newcomers into the MCU in Phase Four as he makes his debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Over the whole phase, a lot of new faces arrived like Agatha Harkness in WandaVision which will have her own show, Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
There's Sylvie who made a huge difference in the MCU in Loki, Uatu the Watcher in What If..?, Kate Bishop in Hawkeye, then Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk in their very own series. For the special presentation, there's a whole new bunch in Werewolf by Night.
In the movies, there's Shang-Chi, a new group with the Eternals, America Chavez who seems to be a Nexus Being in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Eternity and possibly other cosmic beings in Thor: Love and Thunder.
To sum it all up, there are tons of new characters that arrived in MCU Phase Four which could contribute a lot in the future of the franchise and surely, it sets up what comes next which would definitely be huge in Phase Five and Six.
See the end of MCU Phase Four in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters on November 11, 2022, and in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney Plus on November 25, 2022.