Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled sequel are being billed as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe story and while fans are anticipating the showdown between our favorite heroes and the Mad Titan Thanos, many are already curious to see what the future holds for the MCU after phase three comes to an end. In an interview with Uproxx, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed plans for the MCU once the next two Avengers films conclude the initial 22-film story.
Kevin Feige reiterated his previous statements on how the studio is focused on the current slate of projects:
“Of course we will go places beyond that. And, of course, we have ideas of where we go beyond that. But, really, it is all good stories. And as the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation said, ‘All good things must come to an end.’ And part of what makes them special, there is a finite quality to the best of fictional stories through history. And we wanted to do that at the end of our first three phases and 22 movies. How we start anew and wherever we go beyond that is a story for another time. This is really about 10 years on, bringing something to a head in a satisfying and unexpected way.”
In the fall of 2014, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios announced nearly all of the phase 3 titles through to the fourth Avengers film, which is due to be released in 2019. With many of those films having already been released now and several others just a few months away from hitting theaters, a number of fans have been wondering when another announcement event might be held. Kevin Feige responded to those who feel a new title announcement is overdue:
“I think it is. I also think that was a particular event to really announce and showcase Phase Three and I guess set up the expectation of doing something like that every few years. But the notion we are sitting here talking and we have, what, six films yet to be released? That’s more than almost any other single production entity in town has on the docket. That should be enough.”
When you consider how fast time has passed since Iron Man kick-off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the conclusion of phase 3 and subsequent unveiling of the studio’s new plans will be here sooner than you can imagine. So, for the time being, I am content to enjoy the anticipation and viewing of the currently announced projects before it all comes to an end.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Avengers 4 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.
Top 5 Moments From D23’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sneak Peek
Disney broke the internet on Saturday when they showed the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Lucky for all you guys, I was in the room and made a mental list of all the best moments from the teaser. While the movie only just reached the production half-way mark, the footage director Joe Russo showed to the audience still included some epic moments.
It wasn’t a trailer per se — more so just a compilation of random moments designed to excite the audience. Whatever you want to call it, it did a great job of expressing how emotionally charged this movie will be. Remember, this is the conclusion of nearly ten years worth of stories, so expect some big action and tear jerking moments as Marvel Studios starts to shift towards Phase 4 and a new game plan.
Hit Next to learn about some of the best moments from the Infinity War sneak peek.