The MCU has been building up for years now, and it is all moving towards a pretty significant climax with The Infinity War and Avengers 4, but what can we expect when the dust settles? The master of all things Marvel movie related, Kevin Feige has now addressed the topic in a new interview and what he has to say might surprise some fans of the franchise.
“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. On 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.”
That’s a lot to think about. Are we looking at a complete reboot? It wouldn’t be completely out the blue, given that actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth are nearing the ends of their contracts. Either way, it’s still a pretty long ways of, especially when you consider that the studio still has 8 films that are currently in production.
Personally, I’m not going to worry about it. For now, I’m content to be excited about: Avengers Infinity War, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Ant-Man and Wasp, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man Homecoming 2, and whatever else they announce in the next couple of months.