Way back in 2014, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige once stated that he was hopeful that Marvel Cinematic Universe could produce as many as four movies per year. Today at CinemaCon, Walt Disney Chairman Alan F. Horn just dropped a big hint that that could become a reality in the near future.
While Marvel Studios are keeping their cards close to their vests with regards to every project that they’ll be working on after Spider-Man 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Horn left an interesting remark hinting that the Disney subsidiary could juggle more than three releases per year.
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Obviously, they won’t announce anything until they’re ready to, but this is an exciting possibility to consider — Marvel could release a superhero movie once every three months at that rate. It’s likely that this cryptic tease has everything to do with Disney’s game-changing acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which would not only grant the media giant a greater number of resources to work with when making films, but it would also open the door to the integration of the likes of the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Annihilus, Kang the Conquerer, the X-Men, the X-Force, the Starjammers, the Shi’ar, and Galactus (among many other characters) into the MCU. But, given that the deal has yet to be approved, Disney isn’t going to put their eggs in one basket just yet.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 27, 2018, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Terry Notary, Carrie Coon, and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official Infinity War synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
The currently-untitled Avengers 4 features a cast made up of many of the key players in Infinity War — alongside newcomers like Brie Larson and Evangeline Lilly — and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.