Marvel Studios are playing the long game now, deciding not to rush to get to doing another huge crossover after Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
Talking to CinemaBlend, Avengers: Endgame executive producer Trinh Tran was asked about when fans could expect to see another Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of the scale of either that film or Infinity War. Her general answer indicated that they are not planning to have another huge event for quite some time:
“Our focus right now is to make sure that the titles that we’ve released in Phase 4… Obviously, those stories are going to be new, exciting, different and can connect with the audience like the other movies have been.”
While Trinh Tran did not explicitly confirm when a future mega-crossover could take place, she did suggest that 10 years is a good benchmark, based on the amount of time it took to get from Iron Man to Avengers: Infinity War. Trinh Tran also noted that the shows being developed for Disney Plus will be a major component of the franchise’s long-form storytelling, and will contribute to building toward the next big MCU event after Endgame, whenever it may arrive:
“Over 10 years ago, it’s always been our dream to get to Infinity War and Endgame level. We didn’t know obviously where that was going to go at the start of the studio, but it’s incredible to know that we were able to accomplish that. Now it’d be amazing if we could get to that level 10 years later, so I think it’s a dream to continue doing that and build upon the MCU and the connective tissue that we have. And now with obviously our Disney+ side and the shows and how our characters are venturing into that world and how that’s gonna lead to the future and more franchises and more stories and more properties and their connective tissue to the rest of the MCU, it would be amazing to do something like this 10 years later.”
As it stands, it’s clear that the current focus on the MCU is the future, with only three pre-Endgame film IPs continuing as film series and the rest being new IPs or spin-offs to established IPs on Disney Plus. Furthermore, Marvel have yet to introduce IPs related to the library of characters associated with Fox (including Fantastic Four, X-Men, and all the spin-offs associated with those brands), which will no doubt have a huge role to play in the expansion of the MCU.
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.