MCU Phase 3 is officially going to end this month, after the release of Avengers: Endgame later this month. Marvel definitely have plans for many more movies. Naturally, don’t expect the film studio to announce them anytime soon.
Recently Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios told IGN that he can’t even confirm if Marvel will be at San Diego Comic-Con this July because that, in a way, would be “sort of a post-Endgame spoiler.” But, Feige did confirm that Marvel will start to talk about its Phase 4 films after Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in July. It will hit theatres on July 5, and San Diego Comic-Con takes place later in the month. Keeping this under consideration, it is at least theoretically possible that Marvel will attend the San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel’s 5 Year Plan
Marvel has a five-year plan for new MCU films. The “first few years of which” will be announced moderately soon i.e. after Endgame and Far From Home, Feige said.
We know that Disney owns Fox, and it controls franchises like X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four. But the question is, will characters from those series join the MCU?
Feige told i09:
“It’ll be a while,” (specifically talking about the possibility of X-Men joining the MCU). “It’s all just beginning and the five-year plan that we’ve been working on, we were working on before [the Fox deal was finalised]. So really it’s much more, for us, less about specifics of when and where [the X-Men will appear] right now and more just the comfort factor and how nice it is that they’re home. That they’re all back. But it will be a very long time.”
Feige also added that the next five years of Marvel films is “not apples to apples” in regards to the past and future output from Marvel.
“It is two very distinct things and I hope they’ll feel very distinct. But there is a similar mentality going into it, which is, ‘How can we continue to tell stories with some of the characters that audiences already know and love in a unique way, in a different way, in surprising way, of which we have a lot of plans and ideas and work already going into it?’ [Then] ‘How can we introduce new characters that even hardcore fans, comic fans, have barely known or barely heard of.’ That’s really exciting too.”
There’s an addition to Phase 4 Marvel movies. The movie goes by the name Shang-Chi, and it is Marvel’s first superhero film with an Asian lead. It is reported that the movie is going to be filmed in Sydney, Australia.