The Marvel Cinematic Universe has quickly become one of the top players in the Hollywood movie making a game. With $10.2 billion worldwide at the box office, MCU has been steadily building its way into its plan.MCU had announced that their movies were divided into different phases, with each phase introducing a new character that was building up to its next phases.Marvel is currently entering its Phase 3 with upcoming movies like Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Phase 4 is set to be a culmination of all the superheroes meeting or joining forces for Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.What will happen after these two films have not been announced yet by Marvel but there may be an indication of the future plans.n an interview with The independent last month, Avengers: Infinity War director Anthony Russo was quoted as saying that the two new Avenger films were “a culmination of everything that’s happened in the MCU. They’re going to be the end of some things and the beginnings of certain things.”
Disney chief Bob Iger who attended the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference talked about MCU’s future plans:
“We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade. [There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on?”
This may seem like an ambitious plan for Disney and MCU to make, but it also seems to make sense.Given the rate at which the company has grown and the success MCU has accomplished, it seems like the logical next step.
Marvel has been known to let go of characters which do not fit in with ongoing storylines chucking past important characters like Pepper Pots and Jane Foster, so MCU might be doing the same for heroes like Iron Man and Thor and rely on new characters like Black Panther or Spider-Man to move MCU forward.
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