With Phase 4 News Coming This Summer, Marvel Studios Has No Mandate on How Many Films They Will Release a Year
Marvel Studios has their plans all ready to go with the upcoming fourth phase of films. Of course, as you might imagine, they aren’t going to announce their official plans until after Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home is released.
It’s already been said that the big news will be announced at Comic-Con this year. During a recent interview with CB, Kevin Feige explained:
"As we've been doing for years, we aren't going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man [Far From Home] until post Endgame and Spider-Man. As you know as a fan, there's a tremendous amount of potential and a tremendous amount of additional characters and storylines and groups of characters that we're going to keep playing with. And again, that's a testament to Marvel and to the amount of storylines and characters and amazing, amazing runs that have been in the Marvel comics."
Some of the films that have been reported on over the year have been the Black Widow movie, The Eternals, and sequels to Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange. There’s also been talk of Nova.
Feige also went on to tease that we may be seeing more than two Marvel films a year. Especially with Fox coming on board, you can imagine that there would have to be more movies than that getting made. While Marvel has consistently pumped out at least two films a year so far, and recently we’ve been seeing three. Feige says that there’s no rule that they can’t go beyond that. He explains:
“We've always said there are no mandates to make any more than two films a year. But, as we've seen the last couple years, when it naturally happens, and when there are ideas and when there are teams ready to go, we're not going to hold something back."
When asked if fans can expect more standalone films, team-ups, and all-out ensembles, he replied that it would be "all of the above." He went on to confirm that their plans for films go “far” into the future, but he doesn’t think they’’ll “be announcing five or six years, but we know sort of where we want to head in the next five or six years.”
Are you stoked about the the future of Marvel? Do you think they’ll be able to keep up and keep pumping out quality films as they continue this epic adventurous journey?