– by Nick Doll

While Avengers 4 will mean the end of the first “book” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a mostly unknown future ahead, the most profitable franchise in the world isn’t going anywhere.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that on an earning call yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger not only confirmed there will be Avengers films past 2019’s Avengers 4, as well as something new:

“We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we’ve plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade. I’m guessing we will try our hand at what I’ll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see more Avengers down the road. We just haven’t made any announcements about that.”

Obviously, we knew more Avengers movies would come in another few years, as the films do gangbuster business and give a chance for the MCU to come together every few years, something fairly unique to the MCU.

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What is more interesting is whatever Iger is calling “a new franchise beyond Avengers.” Is he simply referring to all the new solo movies that will introduce new, cosmic characters into the MCU? Or is he talking about another Avengers-type crossover, other than the Avengers? It does sound like something big is coming down the pipeline…

Are you glad we will have Avengers movies for years? Tired of the franchise? Want to see the MCU take a new path? What could Iger possibly be talking about as far as a “new franchise beyond Avengers?” Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter