Watching my second Fyre Festival documentary of the week… this… it gets weirder with every minute of footage I watch.
If Avengers 4 is the end of the first chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what comes next is anyone’s guess. Apparently, however, we have years to find out where we’re going next.
After the success of Infinity War this weekend, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed $15 billion across 19 movies. It’s probably safe to say this is one of the wisest investments Disney has ever made at this point. The question now, of course, is where it goes from here.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the map is pretty far-reaching.
We’re always thinking ahead. Just when people think they can pin us down, we go somewhere else and that’s going to happen again after ‘Infinity War’ in the build-up to the next Avengers film. And we had meetings earlier today about 2024 and 2025.
In short, this will take us up through the 17th year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is an insane idea to me, but one that Marvel Studios has to be applauded for.
While this mapping is great, it doesn’t mean everything is carved in stone. Case in point, The Inhumans were originally supposed to be a film, but ended up being a failed attempt at a TV series. There is also the lingering question of Disney’s purchase of Fox which would give Marvel back the film rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
The roadmap is certain to change along the way, and that is to be expected. I would rather the studio make changes than have no plan at all and just be flying by the seat of their pants. Thanos was a great way to cap off the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but where does it go from here. Do we have a war with an alien race? Do we build towards the coming of Galactus? There are a lot of directions this could all go, but I know I’m in until the bitter end.