With the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes conversations about the future of MCU, and from Kevin Feige’s recent interview with Collider, it seems that future may be “very different” from what we might be expecting after Avengers: Infinity War.
“We have an idea [of what the MCU looks like post-Infinity War], and it’s gonna be very, very different,” said Feige. This statement suggest many potential shifts in MCU’s focus. Next year comes the release of Infinity War, the nineteenth film installment, which also marks tenth year since Iron Man started it all. The following year comes its currently untitled sequel. So there is reason to believe a few characters could be retired after that.
But who knows for sure. Its equally possible that the studio will give way to some of the new characters, or even possible reboots. The studio has very busy slate before Infinity War even arrives. This year alone, we will see the release of Galaxy Vol.2, Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, followed by Black Panther on February of next year. All these movies may come into play in shaping the future of MCU.
“We’re not actively discussing anything past untitled Avengers, other than we’ve dated Spider-Man: Homecoming 2—which that would not be the title but that’s what we would call it—because that’s the agreement we made with Sony for the inclusion of Spidey in the Avengers films, and James Gunn doing a third Guardians of the Galaxy at some point. But really the whole focus of Marvel Studios is, counting Guardians 2, the next eight films that are gonna take up all of our time.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.