MCU Phase 4 Saga Will Become More Clear, Kevin Feige Promises

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four has integrated field workplace blockbusters just like the billion-dollar-grossing “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($942 million international and counting), plus the MCU’s first foray into tv with hits like “WandaVision” and “Loki.” But what Phase Four has lacked for a majority of MCU lovers is a way of narrative pressure and brotherly love. As Variety‘s Adam B. Vary wrote final month, “Instead of the incremental escalation of the Infinity Saga, there is no sense yet of where Phase Four is heading — if, indeed, it is heading in any single direction.”

As of now, the MCU has a handful of dangling cliffhangers that don’t seem to have any connection to each other and that don’t seem to be construction towards a franchise-uniting endgame: There’s Doctor Strange teaming up with Clea to mend an incursion within the multiverse, there’s Arishem from “Eternals” hanging the planet on trial, there’s a drop of Venom’s alien symbiote goo left in the similar universe as Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, and so forth.

According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, readability in regards to the MCU’s course will get started within the “coming months.” The MCU boss advised Total Film mag that whilst clues in regards to the MCU’s long run were baked into the present Phase Four titles, the bigger sport plan for the franchise will get started taking form extra without delay with the remainder Phase Four titles.

“As we’re nearing the end of Phase Four, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,” Feige promised. “I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. But we’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap.”

The upcoming Phase Four films come with “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and “The Marvels.” On the tv facet, the MCU is lately airing “Ms. Marvel,” and has “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” and “Secret Invasion” at the method, amongst different titles. With “Ms. Marvel” lead Iman Vellani starring in the second one “Captain Marvel” movie (“The Marvels”) and Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror debuting within the subsequent “Ant-Man” (the nature being a variant of “Loki” villain He Who Remains), MCU lovers have already been bracing for extra connective tissue some of the installments.

There’s additionally the “Fantastic Four” reboot that’s in building. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” helmer Jon Watts used to be firstly introduced because the movie’s director, however lately dropped out of the venture. John Krasinski debuted within the MCU as Fantastic Four chief Reed Richards in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” despite the fact that Marvel has now not but showed if he’ll proceed with the function. Bringing within the Fantastic Four has some MCU lovers questioning if the following saga might be an adaptation of the “Secret Wars” comedian guide storyline.

Variety‘s Adam B. Vary presented up some other connective thread that might carry in combination Phase Four: “MCU observers have noticed that several youthful superheroes — or characters who become superheroes in the Marvel comics — have been introduced over the last year and a half, including America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) in ‘Multiverse of Madness,’ Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in ‘Hawkeye,’ Kid Loki (Jack Veal) in ‘Loki,’ Eli Bradley (Elijah Richardson) in ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier,’ Billy Maximoff (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy Maximoff (Jett Klyne) in ‘WandaVision,’ and, next year, Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) in ‘Quantumania.’ Together, these characters make up the Young Avengers in the comics. One of their enemies — and, oddly enough, members — is Kang the Conqueror.”

Should Feige need to pull again the curtain extra on his plans for the MCU’s long run, it’s going to in all probability occur all the way through San Diego Comic-Con in July or D23 Expo in September.

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