Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed to fans an approximate estimate for the release window of Avengers 5 in theaters. Sometimes, it’s still kind of hard to believe that once the MCU was a big gamble in Hollywood history.
But right now, it’s the most successful movie franchise of all time. A huge part of this success has to be attributed to Kevin Feige’s vision and guidance.
Really, no one could have imagined how popular the MCU would become back in 2012 when Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye fought Loki. Since then, a total of 3 more Avengers movies have been made as well as released.
Now, Marvel is almost ready to release its 25th movie with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Gradually, Phase 4 of the MCU is taking shape, and it is grander than ever before.
Right now, 4 streaming shows have been released, and more are on the way. These are all part of Phase 4 and tied into the theatrical releases. On the movie front, Marvel is going full steam ahead as well. By 2023, 9 MCU movies are slated for release.
This includes the upcoming Shang-Chi, but news of a fifth Avengers movie has been slim for now. And in all honestly, it was expected that there will be a sizeable gap between Avengers: Endgame and the next Avengers movie.
After all, Endgame was the end of an era. With this movie, the MCU bid adieu to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. But the end also served as a beginning.
After all, audiences saw new heroes step into the spotlight. Now, the audience is wondering when the next team-up is going to happen.
In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige revealed that a new saga is indeed taking shape as Marvel is continuing to flesh out its current slate of heroes and laying the foundation for plots that will pay off over the next several years.
Also, as predicted, the producer says that he as well as the studio wants there to be a decent gap between Endgame and the next team-up event. Here’s his full quote on the matter:
“I think we want there to be a reasonable amount of time from the Endgame to start a new saga, which is already underway and already started. And then you need time, as you did in Phase 1, to build that saga before you start bringing everyone together.”
He is right about the fact that there needs to be a buildup before bringing everyone together. Initially, there were 4 years between the first Iron Man movie and the first Avengers movie in 2012.
After that, Avengers: Age of Ultron came out in 2015 and then, Infinity War and Endgame were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Right now, it looks like there will be more than just a 4-year gap between Avengers: Endgame and the next big team-up movie.
The long gap is because Marvel’s slate is bigger than ever before. The studio is rapidly introducing new characters, many of whom, like Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Blade will get their theatrical movies.
If you thought that there has been a huge expansion in the theatrical release side, then you are not prepared for the streaming side of things. Kate Bishop, Ms. Marvel, Echo, Moon Knight, Ironheart, and She-Hulk will star in their own shows.
Also, it’s absolutely possible that they will crossover into the movies at some point. After all, we already know that Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet witch, will show up in Doctor Strange 2, while Ms. Marvel will be in the Captain Marvel sequel titled The Marvels.
Apart from this, there are rumors of a Young Avengers team-up as well. So, with multiple characters teaming up, it looks like several small-scale Avengers movies are on the way. It’s just that they won’t have the Avengers logo on them.
However, it’s almost a guarantee that when Avengers 5 happens, it will be grander than anything seen ever before. Overall, right now, the MCU is poised to reach greater and greater heights.
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