Captain America: Civil War marks the beginning of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve already reviewed the film and grabbed a few interesting tidbits from its press conference. But as we get closer to the film’s release, there are those who are want to know more about the future of the MCU, particularly what will happen in Phase Four.
Here below, check out what Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige had to say.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Feige had this to say about the Phase Three’s finale and what will happen in Phase Four:
â€œI think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings, that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different, chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases.â€
We know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be a part of Phase Four. Most of the contracts signed by the first cast of the Avengers will expire after the two-part Avengers: Infinity War finale, though actors like Chris Evans has expressed some interest in starring in more films. But we still don’t know what “new beginnings” or “distinctively different” means for Phase Four. Could that mean a new tone? Will there be another three phases that lead up to a major villain?
Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel will be some of the Phase Three heroes who will most likely appear once more in Phase Four and beyond. So while it is still not clear where Marvel Studios is headed, we still have another year or so before they announce new titles, sequels or otherwise.
Marvel recently removed The Inhumans in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with the recently confirmed Indiana Jones 5. Still, there is a chance that the studio could revisit The Inhumans and schedule it at a later date. What will be interesting to see is whether or not Marvel Studios will continue to move forward with their foundation titles like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. These were the films that laid out the groundwork, and with some new heroes being introduced, those three titles could take a backseat while the three newer heroes lead the charge. Spider-Man being a part of Marvel Studios family also changes the outlook of the MCU.
Captain America: Civil War comes out on May 6, 2016. Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4, 2016.
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]