For the next two to three years, we know exactly what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to look like. We know which movies we’ll see, when they’ll be released, and that everyone will come together in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War to battle Thanos. But after that? We know less than Jon Snow; all we have is rumors. Inhumans? Maybe. FOX Studios agreeing on a character sharing deal with Marvel? Heard that one before too.
In a recent interview with Collider, Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige provided some details on the MCU going forward, and while he remained vague and generic for the most part, there were some interesting bits and pieces we hadn’t heard of before. When asked what Phase 4 will look like in terms of the balance between sequels and origin movies, Feige had the following to say.
“I think anything is possible. I think absolutely you’ve seen our model this year last year that we like a new adventure in the ongoing stories of existing characters and then something completely new and completely different. I think next year you will see it with ‘Guardians’. Then frankly, I almost count ‘Homecoming’ and ‘Ragnarok’ as two almost entirely different and brand new thing— even though there’s been other ‘Spider-Man’ films and two other ‘Thor’ films. They’re [both] very, very, different.”
There are already two untitled Marvel movies slated for 2019 and 2020 releases respectively, and Feige revealed that those are being worked on as we speak.
“We know what we’d like them to be for 2020. Over the years, where we’re aiming we’ve been lucky enough that it’s usually been the same thing but we always leave ourselves the opportunity to bob and weave and adapt if we have to. But we know where we’re headed for 2020 and we have ideas and were beginning to solidify the years beyond that.”
Lastly, Feige was asked about his contract with Marvel Studios, and whether or not it’s nearing its end, to which he replied by assuring he’ll be around for quite some time.
“I don’t feel like we’re nearing the end of it because there’s ten films in phase three and we’ve released one of them. I mean it’s years, a couple years.”