Even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly nothing new at this point, we still have much to look forward to over the next couple of years. Not only will we be treated to the studio’s first film to be headlined by a woman in the form of Captain Marvel, but we also have the tentatively titled Avengers 4 on the horizon, which’ll serve as a finale of sorts to the sprawling story that began with the first Iron Man flick all the way back in 2008.
Naturally, we’re all thinking about whatever lies beyond Phase 3, but Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige has been quite tight-lipped about what their future plans may be. Not surprisingly, he’s still behaving as such, but recently reaffirmed how important Carol Danvers’ first big screen outing will be in a discussion with IndieWire:
“We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing. It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale of 22 movies over the course of 10 years. That is focus for the next six movies we have to finish and get out.”
More interesting, though, is that he said the Brie Larson fronted picture will somehow tie in to the main event:
“Really, the focus now is on delivering ‘Captain Marvel’ and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m personally intrigued as to how a movie set during the 1990’s will factor into Avengers 4. And, being privy to the fact that Captain Marvel will also feature the Skrulls, we can’t help but wonder if it will lay the groundwork for Phase 4. After all, Secret Invasion seems like the logical choice for the next comic book story arc to influence the MCU, does it not?