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Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be “distinctively different”

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When the second Avengers: Infinity War film arrives in 2019, it’ll mark more than ten years of Disney and Marvel dominating at the box office. More than a decade since Robert Downey Jr suited up in the infamous Iron Man armour and began the first phase of a brand new cinematic universe. Since then, all Marvel movies have been in some way geared towards these phases, leading up to Phase 3 big pay-off duo of Avengers movies that will set the stage for a showdown on a galactic scale.

So what happens after the dust has settled from the Infinity War then? What’s Phase Four all about in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Something very different, according to Marvel Studio’s big cheese Kevin Feige. “I think you look at comics as a guide,” Feige said to EW.

Although certain titles may get relaunched or rebooted, the narrative exists on a never-ending continuum. I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases.

The beginning of the end kicks off in Captain America: Civil War next week, the 13th film in a series of men in tights who spend several minutes punching each other. And it’s that film that’s going to “deconstruct the MCU, so that it can be rebuilt. “Things always get deconstructed, right?” Civil War co-director Joe Russo said

You build things up and people enjoy the experiences you’ve built up. But then you kind of reach an apex or you reach a climax, a moment where you go, ‘This structure is really going to start to be repetitious if we do this again, so what do we do now?’ So now, you deconstruct it. We’re in the deconstruction phase with Civil War and leading into Infinity War, which are the culmination films.

Beyond the Civil War that’s brewing, the other Phase 3 movies (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok) are moving on ahead with characters who won’t be fighting fellow heroes. An intentional move, according to Feige. “That’s somewhat intentional to go and explore the other aspects [of the universe],” Feige said.

I’m curious to see what Phase 4 will offer. There’s more than enough room for new heroes to shine, with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man being prime proof of this. It’s the end of the MCU as we know it possibly, and I feel fine.

Last Updated: April 19, 2016

56 Comments

  1. Damnit – now that song is stuck in my head

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 19, 2016 at 13:49

      XD

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  2. RinceThis

    April 19, 2016 at 13:48

    Me too!

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 19, 2016 at 13:48

    It’s obvious, Phase 4 will offer the Fantastic Four

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    • RinceThis

      April 19, 2016 at 13:49

      In a good movie?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 19, 2016 at 13:50

        Set phases to fun!

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 19, 2016 at 13:57

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 13:58

            But you left out Ben Affleck from Gigli.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 13:59

            I would’ve added him but Elektra was more deserving

          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 14:06

            Alias = super cool spy show with sci-fi stuff.
            Garner = cool actress who got us engaged with her character. Well done.
            Beyond that? hmmm.

          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 14:12

            what the frig is Gigli?

            Should I google it? Afraid I might see what it is the.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:13

            lol – a forgettable movie that Ben Affleck did with Jennifer Lopez.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 14:13

            Very very bad movie with Ben and J-Lo

          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 14:07

            Green Lantern movie. Yeech. Wife and I, in same week watched that AND then the cartoon one released just before or after or something. MUCH better. Cartoon one rocked.

        • RinceThis

          April 19, 2016 at 14:06

          Stop it! They use lightsabres, not phasers!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:08

            LightsabERs. You fake LOTR fanboy.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 14:08

            LOL!

          • RinceThis

            April 19, 2016 at 14:10

            How DARE You! My alleyegence to Tron is unshakable!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:11

            What does your belief in Scientology have to do with this?

          • RinceThis

            April 19, 2016 at 14:13

            Everything, it’s the scientits that have all the fun!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:13

            That’s sexist!

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 19, 2016 at 13:51

        Yes, just as soon as they can pry it from Fox’s icy cold grip

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        • R1ker

          April 19, 2016 at 13:55

          Sigh – still dreaming of the day when Wolverine will be joining the Avengers

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          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 13:59

            I would rather wanna see Wolverine pitch up in Deadpool 2. 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:01

            Well he did pitch up in Deadpool 1… sort of.

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 14:01

            Hahahaha … I meant as more than a mask.

          • R1ker

            April 19, 2016 at 14:03

            That will be awesome

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 14:03

            Can’t wait to see Cable tbh

          • Kromas untamed

            April 19, 2016 at 14:51

            Go to any telkom pole near any informal settlement and you will see loads of Cable. 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 19, 2016 at 15:13

            hehe

        • RinceThis

          April 19, 2016 at 14:06

          lol

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 19, 2016 at 13:51

    I’d be very happy with a new roster of characters come phase 4. The current ones have had their chance to shine, they’re done, move on.

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  5. Kromas untamed

    April 19, 2016 at 13:58

    And poor old DC are still trying to get their Phase 1 off the ground (possible by leaping over tall buildings) and failing quite spectacularly.

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    • R1ker

      April 19, 2016 at 13:59

      Thought they were just crushing tall buildings

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      • Kromas untamed

        April 19, 2016 at 13:59

        Well they also kill off people.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 19, 2016 at 14:00

        ALL THE BUILDINGS

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        • Kromas untamed

          April 19, 2016 at 14:00

          All the buildings that were sponsored for add revenue. 🙂

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      • miaau

        April 19, 2016 at 14:05

        Tall buildings are leaped, not crushed, surely?

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  6. miaau

    April 19, 2016 at 14:04

    Hi Darryn. I like REM music too. (maybe not all, but most)

    Also, is the one where the Chinese Superman starts dating Black Widow, with the love child set to become Batman Beyond? Or Bishop? I get so confused.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 19, 2016 at 14:05

      Close – he dates Witchblade.

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      • RinceThis

        April 19, 2016 at 14:07

        No!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 19, 2016 at 14:08

          I know right?! I couldn’t believe it either.

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          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 14:10

            You mean, you could not believe the fact you just made up, right now? Surely? Come on.

            Be true to oneself and all that drivel.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:12

            Are you calling those expressions drivel or what I’m saying is drivel? Not that I’m denying it, just for clarification.

          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 14:14

            The drivel refers to the expressions, that are trite and hardly helpful when you actually need them, that attempt to guide us to a happy, productive life where we are happy with out lot and do not overreach or demand too much of the materialistic world that, for some, defines out beings.

          • RinceThis

            April 19, 2016 at 14:14

            0_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:15

            Don’t listen to him – be all that you can be.

          • miaau

            April 19, 2016 at 16:27

            yes. out vs our is ok too

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 19, 2016 at 14:18

            They’re eminently useless. Whenever someone trots one out I really have to fight the temptation to ruin it for them by applying it to something terrible.

      • miaau

        April 19, 2016 at 14:09

        Sigh. The young lady with the cool bracelet? TV series, short lived, was sort of fun for a while.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 19, 2016 at 14:09

          That’s the one. 😀

          I loved that show.

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  7. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 19, 2016 at 14:27

    GotG!!!!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 19, 2016 at 14:30

      Get off the ground?

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 19, 2016 at 14:38

        With some trippy choooons

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  8. Strawman Jim

    April 19, 2016 at 14:31

    We will finally see a good Fantastic Four movie! lol…

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  9. chimera_85

    April 19, 2016 at 15:38

    <3

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