Several Marvel Directors Recently Met to Talk About the Future of the MCU; What Marvel Movies Do You Want To See!?
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently shared a photo of himself holding a big Infinity Gauntlet mug with the caption, "Caffeine Power Up Meeting With #Marvel Directors Today."
With the final three films in Marvel's Phase 3 upon us, these directors are presumably getting together to discuss the future of the franchise and where it's headed. Avengers: Infinity War is the beginning of the end for what Marvel started with Iron Man and when Avengers 4 concludes the MCU will never be the same way again.
Not long after Gunn posted that image, Gunn conducted a Q&A on Twitter where he revealed that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was at the meeting along with Infinity War director Joe and Anthony Russo. I imagine there were more people in the meeting but those are the only directors mentioned. He also said that they talked about a lot of things including Avengers 4.
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in that meeting to see what exactly they talked about! Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously said that they have already had meetings where they are planning for films through 2025. We don't know what exactly that slate will look like and we won't know for sure until Comic-Con 2019.
At the moment, all we really know about Marvel's next phase of films is that it will kick off with the Untitled Spider-Man Sequel, which will be released on July 5, 2019. Then there are a bunch of Untitled Marvel Movies set to be released on May 1, 2020; July 31, 2020; November 6, 2020; May 7, 2021; July 30, 2021; November 5, 2021; February 18, 2022; May 6, 2022; and July 29, 2022. Those movies will most likely include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Widow, and Black Panther 2, and The Eternals.
We also know that they are planning on building out another new franchise within the universe. Disney CEO Bob Iger previously teased:
"I'm guessing we will try our hand at what I'll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't see more Avengers down the road. We just haven't made any announcements about that."
Beyond what we know about the future of the MCU, out of all the Marvel properties that the studio owns, what characters and comics would you like to see brought to the big screen that we haven't seen yet?