Marvel MCU Phase 4 Movies Won't Be Revealed Until 2019, After Avengers 4
"We won't do anything until after this time next year."
Over the past decade, Marvel fans have gotten used to knowing what movies the studio is planning well in advance of release. But right now, Marvel's plans for films beyond next year are largely unknown, and studio boss Kevin Feige has now revealed that we are unlikely to find out what it has lined for at least year.
Speaking to Den of Geek, Feige said that, unlike in previous years, Marvel won't be announcing any new titles at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. "We won't do anything until after this time next year," he said. "After that, I think we'll announce where we're going. But we did a very big announcement in 2014 where we announced a lot of movies, and we added a few movies to it after that announcement. But it really felt important that we deliver on that before we do a big showcase of whatever is to come."
"That's one of the main reasons we're not going to [Comic-Con's] Hall H this year," he continued. "Ant Man and the Wasp will have just been released, Infinity War will be out, Captain Marvel will have just finished filming, Spider-Man [Homecoming 2] will have just started filming, and we're not gonna be making any other announcements. So we're gonna wait until Comic-Con next year."
Feige has previously stated that whatever happens in Marvel Phase 4 will be "very different" to everything that has come before. "Right now, [it starts] with where we wanna take the stories," he said in November. "Certainly as we get to Avengers: Infinity War there will be a sense of a climax. By the time we're at the untitled Avengers 4, 22 movies will have encompassed the first three phases of the MCU. And what happens after that will be very different. We have an idea [of what the MCU looks like post-Avengers 4], and it's gonna be very, very different."
The only Phase 4 movie that we definitely know is happening is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, as director James Gunn has confirmed that he would return for another Guardians movie. In January, Gunn stated that the film would arrive in 2020.
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