As Marvel is on it’s way to start the promotion for Avengers: Infinity War, they are already mapping out the future way in advance. In a huge interview with Vanity Fair, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that they have 20 movies planned for after Avengers 4.
Marvel Studios is known for planning ahead with their slate/phases of films. Years before any of them release, the fans are shown what they will be cooking up the next couple of years. They have been doing this for a long time now, and it seems like they won’t be anytime stopping soon. Kevin Feige says the company knows what the next 20 movies post-Avengers 4 will be. Of course it may change somewhat until then, but it’s proof that Marvel very confident that they’ll be able to continue the success they’ve had for years to come.
While speaking with Vanity Fair, Feige revealed a number of things, but also teases what Marvel has in store for decades to come.
“22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally.”
He didn’t give any further details on what exactly those 20 film could be, but it’s safe to assume that most will be composed of new stories and characters. He did however, promise that Avengers 4 be a finale of sorts.
He specifically says that it will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale”. This could mean many things for our favorite heroes from the franchise, from the deaths of some main characters to an happy and hopeful ending for most. Whatever happens though, will be the end of the current MCU period.
“There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”
Feige also points out that he is pretty certain about the MCU’s longevity. He made this point by bringing up one of Walt Disney’s best quotes.
“On opening day, when people asked Mr. Walt Disney if Disneyland was finished, he said, as long as there’s imagination in the world, Disney will never be complete.”
Marvel Studios and their MCU will last as long as people want to watch superheroes on the big screen, my guess is a long time. The last couple of years have been filled with superhero films, some good and bad among them but one thing is certain; fans and average moviegoers are loving it.
Although a lot of what has been said is about the future decades from now, I can’t but feel even more excited for the present. Avengers 4 will be the finale of everything the fans have been invested with since Iron Man, so I think I speak for the majority of the fans that I’ll be in theaters day one for the film.