Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Says Avengers 4 Is The Culmination Of The MCU


Though it’s yet to even nail down an official title – that we know of, mind you – there’s still a great deal of interest currently swirling around Avengers 4.

Due to arrive in May of 2019, Joe and Anthony Russo’s conclusive blockbuster is said to be the culmination of all 21 Marvel movies before it. And that includes the soon-to-be-released Infinity War, which has already generated a truckload of buzz ahead of its own launch later this week.

For Avengers 4, though, Kevin Feige believes the 2019 follow-up will bring an end to this current iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thereby opening up a relatively blank slate for the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to come in and fill the void.

Here’s what the Marvel boss told Fandango:

Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 are very much of a piece. They’re very different movies and tonally they’re very different movies, which is why we did not want to say Part 1 and Part 2, but they’re very directly connected. Avengers 4 is the conclusion of all twenty-one movies before it.

Considering how instrumental he’s been in the creation and continued success of the MCU, Feige knows a thing or two about what makes Marvel’s juggernaut tick. So it should come as no surprise that he’s committed to raising the stakes when it comes to both Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, even if that means killing off some of the biggest MCU characters around.

Well, certainly the intention of this movie and of the next Avengers film, the decisions we make will be final and will be given emotional conclusion to the story at hand. Who’s making decisions three years from now, five years from now, ten years from now, who knows? I always go back to the comics.

Feige concluded:

You’re right, in the comics sometimes a character will die and then come back in the next page. We’ve done that in some of the movies. Sometimes a character will die and be gone for years and then come back in a way that is disappointing or come back in a way that is amazing, as the case of Bucky Barnes, who died in the early Captain America comics and was gone for 50 years or so, and who for years people said, ‘Bucky Barnes is never coming back to life.’ Then somebody had the idea to bring him back as the Winter Soldier and it was the greatest thing ever.

And we’ll be able to see that grand masterplan take hold once Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th, before the so-far unnamed Avengers 4 tends to unfinished business one year later.

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