With Thor: Ragnarok just a few weeks away from releasing, Kevin Feige is looking ahead to phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the overall MCU turns 10 next year, some fans have surprisingly complained about some releases within the franchise not having their own distinction.
He went to reveal that the new four releases (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp) will all feel distinct. Mr. Feige said, “All of the next films by design have been built to be very different, to be very unique. Ragnarok, Black Panther, certainly as we get into Infinity War and even Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is nearing the end of their production period right now. All four of those movies are distinct and special and I can’t wait for people to see.”
With Marvel aggressively looking to get these films out and have Spider-Man has the headliner for Phase 4 in 2019; Feige closed out teasing the final film of Phase 3, Avengers 4.
Take a look at his comments in full below.
“We are focusing on bringing, by that point, an unprecedented, 22-movie, continuous shared fictional narrative to a conclusion in a satisfying way. And where we go beyond that? 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.”