The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come a long way since 2008 as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has brought several franchises to life. The studio is currently in the middle of its third phase with movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Black Panther as well as Avengers: Infinity War which is currently in production.
But what will the MCU look like after Avengers 4? In a new interview with Collider, Feige talked about what we might see for the MCU after the fourth untitled Avengers film, going as far as saying that they may not be sticking to the Phases anymore.
“We’ve been lucky that [contract expirations] haven’t factored in too much. We’ve had people under contract for certain films, then we’ve had new ideas and new directions like Civil War like we wanted to do, and we’ve been lucky enough to make new contracts. Or Spider-Man: Homecoming, the cast has been awesome in their enthusiasm for the direction and the storylines that we’ve been telling. So it really does, right now, all start with where we wanna take the stories. Certainly as we get to Infinity War there is a sense of a climax if not a conclusion to, by the time we’re at untitled Avengers 4, the 22 movies that will have encompassed the first three phases of the MCU. And what happens after that will be very different. I don’t know if it’s Phase 4, it might be a new thing.”
While not teasing too much about it, Feige teased that the MCU will look very different from what it is right now.
“We have an idea [of what the MCU looks like post-Infinity War], and it’s gonna be very, very different.”
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on Friday, May 5.
Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on Friday, July 7.
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on Friday, November 3.
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther opens in theaters on February 18, 2018.
Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War is set to open in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, is set to open in theaters on March 8, 2019.
10 Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’
It’s a good time to be Captain Marvel.
She is one of Marvel’s hottest characters right now, with her own title, as well as features in various Avengers titles. She was even just the lead character in Marvel’s Civil War 2 event, meaning it’s about time she got her own movie. With Brie Larson set to play the heroine in a new Marvel Studios’ film and the search for a woman director ongoing, now news has hit that Captain Marvel will start shooting in January.
While there are still a lot of things up in the air about the movie, a director hasn’t even been announced yet, things are shaping up well. Nicole Perlman, who penned Guardians of the Galaxy, was tapped to write the screenplay for Captain Marvel, so I’m expecting great things.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Captain Marvel to join the MCU. Did I forget yours? Well, let me know in the comments why you think it will or won’t be a good movie. Hit Next to find out the ten reasons you should be pumped for Captain Marvel.