Avengers 4 is going to be a huge milestone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe… and also a giant risk.
Set to release in May 2019, Avengers 4 is going to be a big turning point for the MCU as we know it. Several actors will see their contracts expire with that film, and it appears Marvel Studios is prepared for this.
Thanks to a new cover story from Vanity Fair we know that the studio is preparing to move on without its biggest names, and it’s going to be interesting to see how audiences react to no longer seeing the characters they’ve come to know and love.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says:
Avengers 4, he said, will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale. There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”
Disney – the owner of Marvel – says that there are enough materials for another 20 years of stories.
On the bright side, Mavel has over 7,000 characters to draw upon, but the trick will be finding the ones that fans latch onto. I’ll be the first to remind everyone I didn’t think Guardians of the Galaxy would work. I never thought anyone would buy a talking raccoon with a tree companion. But it worked.
Clearly Marvel is working towards this post-Avengers 4 MCU already by introducing new characters now that will carry over to the new stories. Doctor Strange and Black Panther will be around for a while to be sure. And Captain Marvel is very much being set up to keep going into the new MCU.
I’m onboard for whatever is coming, but will the masses be? I think so, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Source: Vanity Fair .