– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Recently, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige made a statement that some fans took out of context. Here’s the statement below when askeda bout closing the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“And where we go beyond that? Of course we will go places beyond that. And, of course, we have ideas of where we go beyond that. But, really, it is all good stories. And as the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation said, ‘All good things must come to an end.’ And part of what makes them special, there is a finite quality to the best of fictional stories through history. And we wanted to do that at the end of our first three phases and 22 movies. How we start anew and wherever we go beyond that is a story for another time. This is really about 10 years on, bringing something to a head in a satisfying and unexpected way.”

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But does this mean the MCU as a whole is ending? Of course not. No way, Marvel is saying no to all that money and growth potential. Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn took to Twitter to clarify that point, saying:

So as stated in the past, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are set to kick the Marvel Cinematic Universe off in a whole new direction — a direction that may be devoid of many of the elements we have grown comfortable with over the years.

Are you excited to see what the future holds in Phase 4? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Uproxx, James Gunn

  • underdogchamp

    Yeah I interpreted the Feige post as a passing of the torch type deal. I think a few core Avengers will get killed off in the Thanos movies because the actors want to take a break from the roles and also to answer the criticism that there have been really no consequential deaths thus far in the MCU. A few of the “old timers” will survive to appear in phase 2 cameos to help kick off fledgling franchises. But I think Marvel is banking on Brie Larson and Chris Pratt to provide the bulk of the star power moving forward with strong support from Paul Rudd and Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland. I will miss RDJ and Chris Evans but personally I look forward to a creative house cleaning in MCU.

    • Smerdyakov

      I don’t know how many actors want to walk away from that kind of paycheck. Especially when they can make other films on the side.

    • Lane Meyer

      The roles will be recast in some kind of “Heroes Reborn” bullshit. No one dies in these things. They even brought fucking Uncle Ben back so Peter could get closure.

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.