While we still have another five movies to go in this current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Considering that the first two phases of the MCU consisted of six films each, that seems like a long time away. However, that’s about a year and a half worth of movies, which isn’t really a lot of time.
After an incredibly ambitious and (so far) successful run in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the end of the current age of films is coming to a close. With it is sure to come death, darkness, and plenty of changes. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Ant-Man and the Wasp star Evangeline Lilly spoke about that impending change, and compared it to an unlikely TV series: Lost (which she was one of the stars of).
“When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that [Lost] Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.”
This sounds incredibly exciting to us. The idea of continual change is an important one in times like this, when franchises run the risk of being stale. But is it possible that not all change is good? Speaking to that, Lilly said:
“Frankly, if it wasn’t Kevin [Feige] at the helm, I think I would be very, very nervous to be losing these pillars and the people who paved a way for characters like the Wasp. When he walked me through the general story arc of Infinity War, it dawned on me: oh, I understand now, we’re moving into this new Phase. The color of that new Phase can be clearly seen emerging through Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor: Ragnarok. It’s just a more colorful, more playful, heightened reality that we’re going to enter.”
Very interesting. Those fans who didn’t like the ridiculousness and the color may be sad to hear all this, but at the end of the day, don’t expect them all to fall into the same mold. Marvel Studios has been great about being self-aware to the point where they avoid certain pitfalls. Let’s hope they continue that trend.
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SOURCE: Vanity Fair