Marvel's Phase 4 Doesn't Start After Avengers: Endgame
Up until recently, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were sure that Avengers: Endgame was the end of Phase 3 of the MCU. According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Phase 4 doesn't start until after Spider-Man: Far From Home.
During an Endgame event in Shanghai last week, BiliBili asked about the upcoming Spider-Man movie, and although the excessive crowd noise in the background blocks out much of the question being asked, signs point to Far From Home closing out Phase 3. "It's the end of the third phase," explained Feige. "You're the first person I told that to."
This is a bit of a head-scratcher, as most of us assumed that the Infinity Saga would close up with Endgame, bringing a natural conclusion to the arc. However, it's not entirely out of the ordinary, when you think about it. Sure, Phase 1 wrapped up in 2012 with the first Avengers film. However, Phase 2 closed not with 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron but with Ant-Man. So for fans, like myself, thinking these Phases always end with an Avengers movie, we're wrong. It just feels so weird to end this chapter at Marvel with the Spider-Man sequel.
Avengers: Endgame comes to theaters on April 26, and you can check out GameSpot's review of the movie--we liked it. As for the end of Phase 3, that won't happen until the recently moved up Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2.