By Stephen Ippolito | April 27th, 2022
During Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon today, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the studio’s leadership is currently having their first creative retreat in three years. During their time away, the MCU architect said that they will decide the next decade of films for the franchise.
“I have just left this morning, and I’m going back as soon as I get off stage, to our first creative retreat in person with the Marvel Studios creative team in three years. And we have a giant board there that takes us through the next decade of MCU movies, and they are different and they are unique and special and are meant for your theaters.”
To date, the studio has announced its film slate through 2023, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania being the last dated one (July 28, 2023). Other films have been confirmed to be coming (Blade, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four, Captain America 4, and Shang-Chi 2), but don’t have release dates.
By the time 2032 arrives, the MCU will likely be in Phase 6. Phase 4, which is ongoing, started with WandaVision in January 2021. At the moment, it has no official end date. Given though that each phase lasts three to four years, you have to think it will end in 2024 and Phase 5 will likely run from 2025 to 2029.
One topic that is almost guaranteed to come up during the retreat is when the next Avengers film will arrive. Since Phase 4 started, Feige and Marvel have mostly been tight-lipped on Earth’s Mightiest Hero’s next outing. There’s been a lot of speculation that it will revolve around the Secret Wars story arc, but nothing is certain. Regardless of what it is, I do think the Russo Brothers will end up directing it.
So what movies do you want to see in the MCU in the next 10 years?