When could it fit into the MCU’s Phase 6-7?
Marvel Studios’ future theatrical state continues to fill following the announcement of Phases 5 and 6 at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
Two months later, Dead Pool 3 has been officially announced and placed in the recently bumped release date of September 6, 2024. Ryan Reynolds will be joined by a surprising co-star, as Hugh Jackman is now set to reprise his role as Wolverine.
Something that was missing from all future plans was another installment in the Thor franchise. Chris Hemsworth Is Set To Return As The God Of Thunder, And love and thunder director Taika Waititi is set to helm a third Thor film if the star returns.
However, future rosters fill up quickly, and where a potential Thor 5 could be released is unclear. A fifth Thor the movie may never even be released, but if it does, here’s when it could hit the big screen.
5 possible release dates for Thor 5
Phase 5 is almost certainly ruled out for Hemsworth’s theoretical fifth solo film, with 12 or 13 films in this list depending on what happens with Dead Pool 3. Phase 6 has much more potential for another electrifying adventure.
February 14, 2025, is an open date on Disney’s schedule that will feature a Marvel release. This would put Hemsworth back in action near the start of Phase 6, before the ultimate battle between Avengers: Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025) and Secret Wars (November 7, 2025).
Another open Marvel slot is July 25, 2025carefully placing Thor 5 three years after his fourth film. This would be a (potentially) more critical date in the MCU slate as it takes place between the highly anticipated avengers movies of the same year.
Beyond Phase 6, theatrical release dates are planned by Disney and Marvel after 2025.
The kickoff of a potential phase 7, February 13, 2026, should be the first Marvel movie released after Secret Wars. In a manner similar to Black Widowit could act like a longtime MCU actor/character swan song after a long heroic journey with Thor getting an unprecedented fifth solo outing.
Giving this franchise four years of respite, July 24, 2026, is another summer blockbuster option. Thor: Love and Thunder performed well during a similar period this year and the long haired hero doesn’t care is gearing up for a summer month.
Nine years later Thor: RagnarokThor could return in the penultimate month of the year. November 6, 2026 works like another date assigned to a Marvel adventure. The hero’s third outing was released in November 2017 and became the highest-grossing Thor film at the global box office – a proven month for the God of Thunder.
When will Thor 5 be released?
To start, Thor 5 may never even exist. Assembling a creative team with Hemsworth returning for another solo adventure might not be something Marvel Studios planned.
At the end of Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios included a tag in the credits that said “Thor will return.” However, it could very easily be in The Kang Dynasty, secret wars, or another cross event.
Even despite this (apparent) confirmation that Hemsworth would return, the actor doesn’t seem to be 100% locked in.
If a Thor 5 were announced tomorrow, the most likely time for a release would be during Phase 6. Hemsworth as the God of Thunder continuing his journey in a third Marvel Studios saga seems unlikely.
July 25, 2025, might be considered the most fitting looking at the full MCU timeline. A much more likely sequel, doctor strange 3, would likely come out before a fifth Thor and could be slated for February 2025.
Thor fans may be sad to discover the reality that Thor may never get his own solo movie again. At least soon or with Hemsworth at the helm. Sequel movies for characters like Shang-Chi, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, or the Eternals all seem more likely to come out in the next two years.
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently streaming on Disney+.