Before Phase 5, Watch These 8 Marvel Movies & Shows from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Before Phase 5, Watch These 8 Marvel Movies & Shows from the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...

The recent San Diego Comic-Con in 2022 was a riot of activity for fans as they saw project after project of another. Unsurprisingly, Marvel Studios quickly stole the spotlight with its announcement of not one, but two phases worth of upcoming movies and television shows.

Newcomers to the MCU may be overwhelmed by the amount of content they have to watch before the next phase begins. So, whether you're a newbie or an experienced fan, these are the movies and series that are most likely to have the greatest impact on and connections to Phase 5.

'Loki' (2021): Origins Of The Multiverse

Tom Hiddelston has been a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade. Loki's uncanny ability to resurrect his own death has allowed him to return to the screen time and again. In his Disney+ series, Loki is one of the first of many characters to test the dangerous waters of the unpredictable multiverse.

Hiddelston's timeline adventures place him and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) at the mercy of He-Who-Remains (Jonathan Majors) who tragically died of a betrayal that resulted in the multiverse's rise, and viewers are eagerly waiting for the sequel to the Multiverse Saga's Loki 2.

Ant-Man: The Science Of Time-Travel

Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, has been an underdog in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though he has participated in his fair share of superhero team-ups and battles, his solo films have yet to reach the same level of spectacle as some of his peers. However, the upcoming Ant-Man: Quantumania, which will begin Phase 5, might reverse this trend.

Jonathan Majors returns to the MCU to play Kang the Conquerer, and followers can only guess what havoc he will cause. Armed with time travel information, Ant-Man and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) might be the best-equipped heroes to face the notorious Conquerer in the sure-to-be epic Quantumania.

Captain America: Old Mantle, New Hero

Captain America, played by Chris Evans, has spent decades battling the evils of many worlds (with the exception of his time as a Capsicle). During the closing scenes of Avengers: Endgame, the'star-spangled man with a plan' decides to hand his mantle on to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series reveals Sam's acceptance of Captain America's heavy weight, but it should be noted that Sam was a hero before this show. His past as both Cap's friend and an Avenger made him one of Earth's best protectors long before he took on a new title. All projects commemorating both Captain Americas are worthwhile to revisit.

'Daredevil' (2015-2018): Return Of A Hero

Daredevil, a 2014 film about Charlie Cox, is introduced to viewers. The blind superhero uses the law to help Hell's Kitchen residents by day and fights the evil ones trying to rule his city by night. Daredevil's third season was scheduled to be the last, making many fans disappointed. So when Cox appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans across the globe cried.

Daredevil: Born Again, directed by Cox, will be released in 2022 by the SDCC, alongside Vincent D'Onofrio's famous Kingpin. He will also play in She-Hulk, according to long-time fans of the hero. If you are unfamiliar with the blind hero, it may be worthwhile to watch Cox's original Daredevil series in preparation for his future roles.

'WandaVision' (2021): The Beginning Of The Multiverse Era

WandaVision was the first of many things to happen to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it was the first Disney+ Marvel show to premiere, the first phase 4, and the beginning of the Multiverse Saga. Although the enormously popular series barely touched the idea of multiple universes, it has one of the most significant impacts on the Saga's future projects.

Wanda's tale of loss, motherhood, heroism, and empowerment brings not only the full power of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), but also a number of other important characters. Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) has been confirmed to be one of Phase 5's The Marvels, while Kathryn Hahn's villain Agatha is expected to play Wanda's main roles in the next phase.

'Hawkeye' (2021): Characters For Christmas Presents!

Hawkeye, a Disney+ series starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner, aired in the winter of 2021, combining a holiday mood with action and adventure. The first few episodes of this series are fairly minor in terms of big MCU connections. By the end of the show, however, there is no doubt that Hawkeye will be as much of a catalyst for future Marvel projects as any other work from Phase 4.

Phase 5 wants to bring a number of characters back to Hawkeye. Maya, a villain who was turned anti-hero in time for the episode's finale, is a character in Daredevil: Born Again. Yelena (Florence Pugh) also joins the holiday adventure, leaving no doubt in audience minds that she will return in the future, most likely in Thunderbolts.

Forever Saving The Universe: The Guardians Of The Galaxy

Fans felt that The Guardians of the Galaxy would be too wild and unpredictable for the early stages of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Upon seeing James Gunn's film, audience perceptions began to shift. Now the Guardians of the Galaxy are as loved as any of Marvel's other heroes.

One of Marvel's most anticipated films has been the third and final Guardians film. The Guardians trilogy is bound to end another incredible space adventure. Though the heroic misfits may not return in the future, their moves across the galaxy are always worth a look back, especially as you prepare for their final film.

The Marvels: Earth And Space Collide

The Marvels, Captain Marvel's sequel film, is expected to be released in the summer of 2023. It should come as no surprise that very little information about this film has been shared by Marvel Studios. However, there is a general consensus among fans that Captain Marvel, WandaVision, and Ms. Marvel are the three projects that will prepare you the most for the film.

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani)'s adventures reveal how each character developed her powers and became a hero. The trio has a few similarities that have given rise to theories regarding the future film's plot, including The Skrulls and the upcoming Secret Invasion Disney+ series. Both women have long been fans of mutants and are ready for anything to come their way.