– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With its 17 movies so far (and another handful planned over the next couple years, Marvel Studios continues to pave the way for shared universes to come. Never in the history of film has there been such an extensive and long-running slate of movies with a continuous storyline. Sure, James Bond is approaching its 25th film, but it’s by no means one continuous story.

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After nearly a decade of Marvel films, we are fast approaching what feels like the end of an epic saga. In 2008, they began Phase 1, and right now, we are nearing the end of Phase 3. But what lies beyond the currently-untitled Avengers 4? Well, we know we’ll be getting a new Spider-Man: Homecoming film, as well as a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but beyond that, it’s all one big mystery.

Well, thanks to a new Vanity Fair article, we know a couple things. For starters, Disney has promised at least another 20 years of Marvel films. But what about specific films? Speaking with the outlet, Feige said:

“22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally.”

In Phase 2 of their slate, Marvel Studios made the intentional choice to start varying up the genres in their films, and it’s a strategy that’s proved them well, allaying any superhero fatigue audiences may be getting. But 20 films! That’s insane, though not when you look at it closely.

As of this writing, Marvel Studios is churning out movies at a rate of 3 per year. So those 20 films, if released at the same rate, will only last just under 7 years. This may sound ridiculous, but given the number of films we’ve seen in the past decade alone, it’s not so crazy.

Are you excited for another 20 films from Marvel? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair

  • David

    Midnight Sons please (Blade, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Werewolf by Night, Daimon Hellstrom)

    • suckit15694

      yes please . but moon knight needs his own movie ! (or show)

    • jonathing

      one the reasons i stopped reading comics for 14 years after reading for 30 years before hand

  • TFCB

    Ah dunno, I know I’m in the minority, but Guardians 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor 3 weren’t GREAT by any means. They weren’t terrible either, they just exist. I won’t mind rewatching them ever, but I’m not excited to seek them out for another viewing like I was for Avengers and Winter Soldier. They’re making these movies too formulaic now and ensuring that they’re “decent” instead of “awesome”. Infinity War needs to have some crazy-ass scenes in it for I feel my childhood innocent sense of awe dissipating.

    • Lenin1959

      GotG 2 was good and Thor 3 was at least VERY funny, but the Spider-Man reboot did not work for me. It was a great movie for kids and teenagers but unlike the other Marvel movies did not appeal to me (grumpy old man). But I am looking forward A LOT to Black Panther. This is the chance to produce a very different Marvel movie with the setting in Africa, the history of its population, and its current economical, religious, and political problems (which some call diversity – a euphemism in this case, really). Black Panther could be THE adult Marvel movie with lots of depth if Marvel dares to pull such a comic hero movie off. I hope they got the balls to make it MUCH more like The Return of the First Avenger than Spider-Boy: Junior High School Years!

    • Jovanny Diaz

      Sport on with everything you said!

    • Jamie

      You are probably just getting old and also there’s a “been there, done that” experience with these films now. I bet children still love them though.

  • Kronx

    We can make guesses about a lot of them though. GotG 3, Spidey 2 and 3, Ant-man 3, Thor 4, Dr Strange 2, Avengers 5, Black Panther 2, Capt. Marvel 2.

  • mrneddles

    Ballad of Beta Rey Bill please.

  • TheOct8pus

    There are plenty of genres that Marvel hasn’t touched upon yet: Western, Rom-Com, Detective Noir, Horror (Zombies, Vampires, Ghosts), Erotic thriller, Tear-jerker, Documentary, Sports drama, Musical…the sky is the limit

  • Nay sayer!

    “that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally.” I doubt that, I highly highly doubt that. The MCU films are a literal cut and paste of each other (not that they suck just saying)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.