MCU’s Phase Five Set to Adapt Two of Marvels Greatest Comic Runs
There is no denying that the massive announcements that took place at last month’s mega panel have ensured that the Marvel Universe isn’t slowing down any time soon, with some iconic stories being told, as the MCU’s Phase Five is set to adapt two of Marvels greatest comic runs ever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the greatest creations in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it also represents the 30th project that has been released during Marvel Studios’ massive film endeavor.
Over the course of those 30 projects, there has been worldbuilding taking place on a scale that was previously unheard of by the industry, with over a decade of titles exploring some of the most beloved characters and storylines in the company’s massive history.
With the return of San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios took the stage at the lauded Hall H to lay the groundwork for the next two years of projects in what was perhaps the biggest comic con event for the Studio, presenting a restructured Phase Four, Phase Five, and preliminary Phase Six.
There were massive developments in the long-awaited secret wars project and the shuffling of titles like Fantastic Four, but among those, it was easy for fans to forget that the MCU’s Phase Five is set to adapt two of Marvel’s greatest comic runs.
One of the most exciting announcements from years ago that is finally coming to fruition in Phase Five is Secret Invasion, which is set to bring to life a Marvel story that is quite unlike any other; as it was part Marvel adventure, part espionage thriller series.
The comic book run saw the entire Marvel Universe confront the reality that Skrulls- shape-shifting aliens with most evil intentions- were living among them, and masquerading as various heroes and characters in order to earn trust, and infiltrate the universe as we know it.
Yet, there was also the tremendous announcement that the MCU would be adapting Daredevil: Born Again, a story that is not only one of the best Matt Murdock stories ever told, but one of the best Marvel comics ever.
The series followed what happened when arch enemy Wilson Fisk uncovered the character of Daredevil’s secret identity of Matt Murdock, vowing to wreak havoc on the character and all those close to him, and telling a tragic and compelling story that most certainly stands the test of time.
It is incredibly interesting that, despite all of the titles the MCU has adapted and developed over the years, there are still a wealth of narratives that have remained unused, waiting to be brought to the MCU.