Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame is seemingly the end of the Avengers franchise, hints Marvel Cinematic Universe boss, Kevin Feige.
Feige denotes Avengers: Endgame as the ultimate Avengers movie. Russo Brothers’ 2019 title concluded the Infinity Saga that marks the culmination of the first chapter of MCU with the loss of Thanos. However, it is also probably the final movie focused on the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe got the ball rolling in 2008 through Jon Favreau’s Iron Man featuring Robert Downey Jr., but Feige’s plan for an interrelated franchise was kicked off with 2012’s The Avengers. The success of that title further encouraged Marvel Studios to go a step ahead and build its own universe.
As the MCU timeline grew massively over the passage of three Phases, the Infinity Saga eventually concluded with Avengers: Endgame. Amid a series of below-par finales, the Russo brothers incredibly delivered a satiating climax not only to its overall saga but also to individual heroic arcs of some characters.
MCU’s architect isn’t keeping the future of The Avengers film franchise ambiguous by using uncertain terms. Feige made an appearance in the most recent episode of Marvel Studios Assembled series on Disney+, which is centered on Eternals. You can watch the episode on Disney Plus from anywhere as well with the help of a VPN.
In his segment on the series, Feige talked at length about what the future holds for the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga now, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, and why it was time for the story of The Eternals. He stated this during the same address where Fiege denotes Endgame as “the final Avengers movie.”
Feige’s full comment is given below:
“Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now past their tenth anniversary and with the release of the final Avengers movie, we’ve finally completed a 22-movie Infinity Saga.”
The Marvel Studios’ architect has been quite plausible when it comes to conferring the future of the Avengers franchise. Keeping up with the norm, Feige kept the doors open for infinite perceptions when it comes to the theories of the Avengers’ fans about what are MCU’s plans for its Phase 4 and beyond. Here’s the sales pitch MCU’s boss delivered, without essentially revealing anything at all:
“Where do we go from there? Where do we start? What we really wanted to do was two things: start fresh with whole new characters, new storylines, but also go back to some of the deepest richest mythology in all of Marvel Comics…”
Back in the time during the promotion of Marvel films in 2021, Feige did reveal that Avengers 5 was not something the production house was whooshing, just put up with the brand name:
“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,” Feige told Collider last year. “And then you need time, as you did in Phase 1, to build that saga before you start bringing everyone together.”
Several fans who have watched Marvel Movies in order are hypothesizing that the next Avengers film won’t be an “Avengers” title produced in the customary sequel logic. Fans speculate one outlet of the franchise being the Young Avengers collaborating that Marvel Studios is evidently building in the fourth Phase; the other is Marvel relinquishing an “Avengers 5” follow-up in lieu of introducing the main event movie like Secret Wars.
Both of these possibilities seem highly probable, and more notably, both seem like innovations that would excite fans more than putting up another Avengers title. Moreover, as a matter of fact, out of the original Avengers squad, only Thor, Hulk, and somewhat, Hawkeye are left operating as active protagonists (for now).
So the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs to assemble a slew of more heroes before any significant team-Marups can actually materialize.
Phase 4 of Marvel Cinematic Universe carries on with the Disney+ series Moon Knight on 30th March 2022, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on 6th May 2022.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios aims to focus on individual projects. But just because these projects aren’t under the banner of Avengers, it doesn’t imply that the MCU won’t make them collaborative stories.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is already turning into a star-studded smash hit, with Professor X played by Patrick Stewart being only one of the many likely appearances in it. By adopting this creative path, Feige will still be able to produce crossover flicks while also gradually building its next predominant chronicle after Avengers: Endgame.