With AVENGERS: ENDGAME Out of the Way What Do You Think The Future of the MCU Looks Like?
This past weekend, fans and audiences filled up movie theaters around the world to watch the conclusion of The Infinity Saga with Avengers: Endgame. It was one hell of a wild ride, and like all of you, I’m wondering what the future of the MCU will look like after such an epic journey filled with characters that we love.
Some of those characters made it out alive, while others did not. Marvel Studios is going to press forward and Kevin Feige has revealed that they already have a five-year plan in place for Phase 4. However, that plan will not be revealed until after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
We do know that Marvel has several projects in development that include a Black Widow prequel film, sequels for Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and then there’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi. A Captain Marvel sequel is a no-brainer.
So, what else can we expect? There are going to be a lot more movies announced to fill up Marvel’s five-year plan. There have been rumblings of both the Young Avengers and New Avengers films as possibilities. There have also been rumors of a Dark Avengers film and an all female Marvel movie that could end up being a Lady Liberators film.
On top of that, Taika Waititi wants to make another Thor movie and the Russo Bros. hope to make a Secret Wars movie one day. There are also a lot of other surviving characters from Avengers: Endgame that could continue their journey on the big screen.
For example, we know that Falcon and Bucky are getting their own Disney+ series, but with Falcon now having Caps shield, that could easily lead into a movie. There’s also Ant-Man, The Wasp, Hawkeye, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury, Valkyrie, and more whose stories can continue.
If any of these big team up movies happen, there’s room for a number of films that could focus on solo characters that make up these teams! What I’m trying to say is that there are a shit ton of options that Marvel has to choose from and that doesn’t even include the X-Men or Fantastic Four characters! That’s a whole other ballgame and those characters will eventually be introduced in the MCU, but it’s been said that Marvel won’t start playing with those properties for at least five more years.
I’ll be happy with whatever Marvel Studios ends up giving us. But, whatever it is, I would love for the next three phases to lead up to Secret Wars. That would be my Marvel big wish.
What do you hope to see from the MCU in the future? What characters would you like to see continue, what new characters would you like to see introduced? What would you like the next three phases to lead to? What do you think it will lead too? There are lots of open ended questions here for you, but as fans what do you want from Marvel Studios as they move forward?