In Regards To The Marvel Cinematic Universe Kevin Feige Says "All Good Things Must Come to an End"
Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has already said that after Avengers 4, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a completely new and different thing. Hell, there might not even be a cinematic universe after Avengers 4!
According to Feige, phase three of Marvel's master plan will bring a close to the MCU narrative that started with Iron Man back in 2008. It will close out that story arc that it took 22 films to tell. During a recent interview with Uproxx, Feige says that there are plans to make new films after Avengers 4, but the main focus is on closing out the MCU.
"Well, all I'll say is the films we are working on now -- which take us through to the Avengers Untitled in May of '19 -- that's really all we are focusing on. And we are focusing on bringing, by that point, an unprecedented, 22-movie, continuous shared fictional narrative to a conclusion in a satisfying way."
Fiege goes on to talk a little bit about what happens after they are done with Phase three of the MCU, saying:
“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.”
When asked if this is the reason why we haven't seen any new announcements yet for future Marvel films he said:
“I think it is. I also think that was a particular event to really announce and showcase Phase Three and I guess set up the expectation of doing something like that every few years. But the notion we are sitting here talking and we have, what, six films yet to be released? That’s more than almost any other single production entity in town has on the docket. That should be enough.”
He makes a good point. Sure, we'd all love to know what is going to happen after phase three closes out, but that will all come in due time. Right now, let's just enjoy the films that they are currently developing because there's still a lot to be excited about a lot to look forward to.
What would you like to see Marvel do after they bring an end to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe?