by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Marvel Studios has redefined what a “shared cinematic universe” is and it looks like going into the future they want to mix up that concept yet again.
In an interview with studio president Kevin Feige, Entertainment Weekly managed to get the head honcho of one of cinema’s greatest accomplishments to talk about what fans can expect for Phase Four:
I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings, that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different, chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases.
So the “trilogy” as it were takes a little over a decade and is comprised of almost two dozen films? I know they didn’t set out for it to be that way but when you look back it, it’s a ballsy thing to take a chance on.
But just how different will the next Phase be? It looks like Marvel Studios is already gearing up for that by introducing new characters in Phase Three (like Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel) while still incorporating the classic characters we’ve come to care about (like Thor and Captain America).
Could we see an expanding cinematic universe outside of the big names? Will the next Phase even include a Cap, Thor or Iron Man film? Will there even be an Avengers-style film to cap off one Phase and move us into the next?
We still have a long ways to go before we find out, as Phase Three is just getting started with Captain America: Civil War in just a few weeks and ends with Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in 2019. We’ll most likely start to see Phase Four shape up a year or so before the end of Phase Three, with three films on the slate for Marvel Studios in 2020 already.