Avengers: Infinity War is less than a year away and there’s still a lot we don’t know about the film. However, according to Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, the events of the three Marvel movies leading up to Infinity War will “heavily” influence the next ensemble film.
The three films Feige is referencing are Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. While speaking with Comicbook.com, Feige hinted at how much and in what way the movies would influence Infinity War.
“Very heavily,” Feige said. “Very heavily, as Iron Man and Captain America influenced the first Avengers. More so than the movies leading into Age of Ultron, even. They really build up to that.”
With the final Infinity Stone most likely being revealed in Ragnarok, it’s clear that Thor’s third solo outing will play a major role in what’s to come. What remains unclear is just how much the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther will play into the future, though Black Panther‘s role seems easier to imagine as it debuts only a few months before Infinity War.
Feige also has some ideas as to when we’ll start seeing promotional materials and advertising for Avengers: Infinity War.
“It’s a good question,” Feige said. “I’m not sure. I think it would be late summer, early, mid fall? Ragnarok, probably.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.
Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated to hit theaters May 4, 2018.
7 Big Potential Changes For The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially said he’s holding back on reveals about the Marvel Cinematic Universe until after Avengers 4. With Feige holding information close to the chest, it seems likely big changes are set to hit the MCU soon.
Now that the MCU is more than fifteen films strong, I expect new characters and dramatic team shakeups soon so fans stay invested. There are a lot of things I wish could happen to the MCU, but I’m only talking about things I consider a real possibility here. Yeah, I’d love for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to join the MCU, but I don’t expect that anytime soon. At the moment, Captain America and Wolverine will probably never hit the trenches together, but just know that would be number 1 on my list if Fox and Disney had a better relationship.
Hit Next to learn about some of the changes I think are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future!