With less than 6 months until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters, we were thrilled to see the brand new trailer released yesterday. After years of waiting, we can’t wait to see all of our favorite super heroes come together in one movie.
In addition, we got more information regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a recent article published by Vanity Fair. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, wouldn’t comment on future stories in the MCU, but he did give us some hints regarding the future of the Avengers. He commented that Avengers 4, slated to be released on May 3, 2019, will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale.” He went on to say, “There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting,”
This may not come as a surprise to some who know that most of the contracts for the original Avengers are at an end. This includes Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye). It appears these contracts will not be renewed and a whole new group of “Avengers” will be born. The new stories will likely include Spiderman, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and maybe even Deadpool if talks with Fox continue.
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is bright. We are about “22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally,” Feige said.