The world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to change next year. The first 10 years of this series have all been building up to the conclusion that we’ll see at the end of Avengers 4. The Toronto Sun recently spoke to Kevin Feige about what these last two Avengers movies mean for fans.
I think with Infinity War and Untitled Avengers 4 next year, certainly for us, we have two of the biggest and most unique adventure films that have ever been made. We’re certainly working with the biggest canvas that we’ve ever painted on. At the same time, I think it’s an amazing honour to have so many characters that so many people care so deeply about.
And while the spectacle and action is fun and is required, it’s seeing these characters and seeing them change and seeing them grow and seeing them interact with heroes they’ve never met before that’s the real fun of these movies. I hope people will watch Infinity War and then perhaps watch the next Avengers film next year and realize that what they’ve seen over 10-plus years is an unprecedented character arc, at least for film. Unprecedented character arcs for these heroes, whether they’ve been around for three years, five years or all 10 years.
We all know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t coming to an end anytime soon. There are already other movies that have been announced, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect some sort of ending by the time the credits roll on Avengers 4. Feige compared it to the end of the original trilogy of Star Wars movies; while that specific story has ended, we know that there are plenty more to tell.
Yes. … It’s a world I hope continues far into the future in the same way all of these storylines have continued in the comics. We’re one decade in. In the comics, some of these heroes are five, six, seven decades in. So I do hope they continue for a long time. But, storylines can come to an end. The best stories do come to an end. Return of the Jedi was an ending for a long time and as a 10-year-old in 1983 that carried me through 30 years until there was a sequel. That hasn’t happened before in the superhero genre. A new actor comes in and a new storyline starts right away. We wanted to do it this way because we think that the best stories have a definitive ending to a storyline. That’s certainly what’s going to happen next year with Avengers 4.
The Universe, the world, many of the characters we’ve introduced will continue onward in unexpected ways, some of which I don’t even know yet. But bringing a definitive conclusion at the 22-film mark, and just over 10 years, seemed like the right thing to do.
Now that Ant-Man and The Wasp is out we have to play the waiting game for more information about the next Marvel movies. We know that Captain Marvel is on the way next March and we should see information about Avemgers 4 before the end of the year.
Untitled Avengers Movie / Avengers 4, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Sean Gunn, Brie Larson, Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ty Simpkins. It will be released on May 3rd, 2019.