CinemaCon has started and so far, it has seen some huge announcements for fans. The stage was taken over by Disney on Wednesday morning and while the event saw some big updates on popular franchises like Avatar, many fans are waiting eagerly to know what the future of the MCU holds.
On Wednesday, Disney mostly focused on forthcoming releases like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, but MCU boss Kevin Feige also teased the planning for the future of this cinematic universe is currently on the horizon.
Kevin Feige Lays Down The Plan For MCU For the Next 10 Years
It was specifically revealed by Kevin Feige that he will head to a Marvel Studios retreat right after CinemaCon to continue working on the next ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While this isn’t too much to get started, it seems just enough to get any Marvel fan theorizing. At the moment, the MCU lies in its most ambitious phase, dealing with the vast multiverse. No Way Home served as a full-circle moment not just for Marvel fans, but also for Feige himself. For those who don’t know, Kevin Feige had started his historic career, serving as an associate producer on Spider-Man (2002) by director Sam Raimi and later helped in producing the entire trilogy before he took on what later became the MCU. Spider-Man: No Way Home managed to reunite Kevin Feige with Tobey Maguire’s wall-crawler and Doctor Strange 2 will see him reunite with Raimi once again.
Next Few Years Will Be Massive For MCU
The past few years have been quite massive for Marvel Studios, and it seems to only get bigger with its upcoming releases like the sequel to Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, and the much-anticipated Blade, starring Mahershala Ali. Apart from these, the Marvel universe will continue to expand with its Disney+ series like the second season for Loki, Ms. Marvel, Ironheart, Echo, Iron Wars, She-Hulk, and What if…? Season 2. What lies for the next ten years for MCU is anyone’s guess. After all, what could be more exciting than the multiverse? Fortunately, this isn’t our job to find out — although it will be a dream for any MCU fan to be a part of this retreat.
If we believe speculations, Kang the Conqueror could be the Marvel Studios’ next big bad threat. However, now with the multiverse and timeline broken, who will be next? Magneto? Doctor Doom? It is a certain possibility that the X-Men and The Fantastic 4 are on the table, alongside plans for the Young Avengers. For many years, fans have spent time theorizing about how Marvel would introduce these heroes and the next phase of films looks like a perfect time to introduce these heroes. We have already had a taste of the X-Men in the MCU, with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) appearing in the Multiverse of Madness trailer.
Watch the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder below:
Whatever the case might be, Marvel fans have been long-anticipating newer additions since the release of WandaVision in 2021. Doctor Strange 2 and Love and Thunder will surely continue this exciting wave.