Sunday, July 12, 2020

Marvel Plans for Five Year “Phase 4”

Must Read

Some Things Never Change, Like “30 Rock” and Liz Lemon

NBC knew we all needed something to get us through this trying time, and the brilliant notion...

“Atomic Blonde” Sequel in the Works, Could Happen at Netflix

Perhaps one of the best examples of why a female James Bond film would not only work,...

“Far Cry 6” Leaks on PSN Revealing Giancarlo Esposito

It seems that the Hong Kong PlayStation Store had a huge slip-up recently. Accidentally, a listing for...
Jessica Lamb
Jessica Lamb was born and raised in Fennville, Michigan. She attended Aquinas College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Since then, she has dedicated herself to spreading the word about all things nerd culture.

The end is near, Avengers: Endgame that is. The highly anticipated film will mark the end of a narrative that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building towards for a long time. It will also be the end of Phase 3 for Marvel. One ending means an opportunity for new beginnings though. Marvel intends for phase 4 of the MCU to be five years of new and returning characters heading down an entirely different path.

Phase 4 will begin this summer with Spider-Man: Far from Home. After that, much of the timeline of phase 4 remains a mystery. We do know the studio is working on a solo film for Black Widow. The Eternals and Shang-Chi are also in preparation for their cinematic debuts. Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy are all set to have sequels at some point within phase 4 as well. In fact, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to begin shooting in February 2021.

It’s strange to think phase 4 is only three months away

In an interview with i09, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed the companies’ intentions for phase 4 of the MCU. While the recent Disney/ Fox acquisition has led to many fans wondering when we will see the X-Men in the Marvel universe, Feige says not to expect them anytime soon. There are no plans for the X-Men to appear in phase 4, at least as of now anyways. Feige did not offer any titles for phase 4, but he did express the company’s intentions moving into a new chapter. Feige says:

Related  Toxic Masculinity in Luke Cage Season 2

“The slate that we’re building over the next five years [is] not apples to apples. It is two very distinct things and I hope they’ll feel very distinct. But there is a similar mentality going into it, which is ‘how can we continue to tell stories with some of the characters that audiences already know and love in a unique way, in a different way, in a surprising way, of which we have a lot of plans and ideas and work already going into it?’ {Then] ‘How can we introduce new characters that even hardcore fans, comic fans, have barely known or barely heard of.” That’s really exciting too.”

Feige’s statement shows many exciting new possibilities for the MCU. As new lesser known heroes blend with fan favorites, audiences are certainly going to experience new scenarios they never imagined. There is always the possibility that phase 4 could extend beyond five years as well. Especially since the opportunity to begin bringing the X-Men into the universe could be too hard for Marvel to wait on. Who knows, perhaps we will even begin seeing Squirrel Girl in action.

Related  'Aquaman' Horror Spin Off 'The Trench' Now in the Works

Latest News

Some Things Never Change, Like “30 Rock” and Liz Lemon

NBC knew we all needed something to get us through this trying time, and the brilliant notion...
Related  'Venom' Star Tom Hardy Compares Film's Characters to Ren and Stimpy

“Atomic Blonde” Sequel in the Works, Could Happen at Netflix

Perhaps one of the best examples of why a female James Bond film would not only work, but be absolutely amazing, is...

“Far Cry 6” Leaks on PSN Revealing Giancarlo Esposito

It seems that the Hong Kong PlayStation Store had a huge slip-up recently. Accidentally, a listing for "Far Cry 6" appeared on...

Human Remains Reportedly Found on Tiger King: Joe Exotic’s Land

Some cadaver dogs have discovered human remains on Joe Exotic's former property.

SDCC 2020 [At Home] Saturday Schedule: “Bill & Ted,” “What We Do In The Shadows”

We've been doing our best to keep you appraised as to the schedules coming for San Diego Comic Con's 2020 edition of...

More Articles Like This