The modern era of interconnected movies were started with Marvel Cinematic Universe although other studios except Marvel are yet to master the art of creating both commercially and critically acclaimed movies. If you were wondering where movies set in the MCU will go beyond Avengers 4, then you might be surprised to know that recently, Marvel Studio’s head Kevin Feige revealed that MCU will come to an end following the release of Avengers 4.
His latest comments came during the studio’s latest promotion of tthor: Ragnarok as he talked to Uproxx. During the interview, he said that at the moment, the ongoing phase 3 will be it for the MCU as studio doesn’t have any plan for phase 4. He said, “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. 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.”
While we will have to wait to find out if Avengers 4 live up to expectations, it’s worth noting that the superhero movies aren’t going away entirely. For instance, we already know that Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be first movie following the events of Avengers 4 and James Gunn is also committed to work on Guardians of the galaxy Vol. 3. Although there might not be any more interconnected movies, chances are, we will see more independent movies that focuses on relatively unknown superheroes.
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