San Diego Comic-Con 2022’s Marvel Studios panel revealed just how full the next two full phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be, revealing release dates for existing projects, clarifying when each phase would start and end as well as showcasing all-new Avengers films.
You can read our full breakdown of all the announcements in the panel by clicking here. Now that we know where the MCU is leading, it’s clear that the LEGO Group has plenty of choices when depicting these projects in any future sets.
It should be made clear that nothing in the future of LEGO Marvel has been confirmed but history would suggest that the partnership between Marvel Studios and the LEGO Group will continue with minifigures and models based on the films and on the rare occasion the Disney+ series too.
As far as movies go, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is rumoured to be getting a range of sets and more models inspired by the character have been recently teased in a catalogue. Judging by the new teaser trailer, Namor would make for a good minifigure and a new character is taking up the mantle of Black Panther following the passing of T’Challa in-universe and his actor, Chadwick Boseman, outside of the film.
While it is rarer for the Marvel Disney+ series to get minifigures or models, with the two What If…? sets and 71031 Marvel Studios being the only ones so far, Daredevil will be appearing multiple times in the future including in his own series. A comic version of the character first appeared in 76178 Daily Bugle but this could prompt further Daredevil minifigures in the future.
Looking further into the future of the MCU, Kang the Conqueror will be a recurring villain following his introduction in Loki, showing up in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as well as a likely role in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. It’s also worth mentioning that the second film will be followed up by Avengers: Secret Wars in the same year, though we don’t yet know for sure whether or not it will feature Kang.
Either way, it’s clear that Kang will be playing a big role in the ongoing story of the Multiverse Saga and should the LEGO Group make models based on the Ant-Man or Avengers sequel, a minifigure of the character seems plausible.
That’s only two characters and one full movie out of the announced slate of projects from San Diego Comic-Con and already there’s a lot of potential for future LEGO Marvel sets. Nothing has been officially confirmed for the future though and all rumours should be taken with caution.