The last eleven years and 22 films have all led to Avengers: Endgame. Although Spider-Man: Far from Home is the official end to Marvel's phase 3, it is also the unofficial start of a new MCU.
Given Avenger's significance: Endgame, Marvel has remained silent about his plans for phase 4,
This post contains spoiler about Avengers: Endgame and everything that came before it.
What comes after the Avengers: Endgame?
The immediate demand of Avengers: Endgame leads directly to Spider-Man: Far from Home. The film will mark the official end of phase 3.
It will be similar to how phase 2 ended. Avengers: Age of Ultron was the tent film that put all the pieces in place, but Ant-Man was the last movie in the phase before Captain America: The Wars of War began with phase 3. Spider-Man: Far from Home will help put a hopeless tone for MCU's future, as opposed to how Endgame ended with the burial of Tony Stark.
How does the release plan look?
Just after Avengers: Endgame came out, Disney gave a sneak on Marvel Movie Roadmap. The timetable goes all the way to 2022, so we will be covered with MCU films in the years to come.
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- Untitled Marvel movie – November 6, 2020
- Untitled Marvel movie – February 12, 2021
- Untitled Marvel movie – 7 May 2021
- Untitled Marvel movie – November 5, 2021
- Untitled Marvel movie – February 18, 2022  Untitled Marvel movie – May 6, 2022
- Untitled Marvel movie – July 29, 2022  In total there will be eight films over the next three years.
What movies will be in phase 4? 19659020] Marvel kept details of future movies by 2019 under wraps. It was a clear departure from his previous plan to set up a roadmap of each movie that it should release years in advance. We knew long before the release of the Avengers: Endgame that there would be an Avengers movie coming out early summer 2019.
Now that Avengers: Endgame is in the back, let's look ahead. Although Marvel was very secret over the last couple of years, the rumor mill has been busy.
The two closest films in production are the Black Widow standalone film and The Eternals. The first will eventually focus on Black Widow's early days before joining Nick Fury and SHIELD, while the latter will explore a whole new cosmic branch of MCU.
Black Widow and The Eternals are probably the next two MCU films
Black Widow has already included Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz and David Harbor, while The Eternals is rumored to include Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden.
We expect that they will be the two films coming out in 2020, given that they are the two said to be in production.
Besides the two original Marvel films, many more followers expect to be made. Some of the ones we expect include the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2 and Spider-Man 3. Here is an overview of possible sequels we expect to come across phase 3.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- Black Panther 2
- Doctor Strange 2
- Captain Marvel 2
- Spider-Man 3
- Ant-Man 3
The one we know most about is the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, because it was originally set to come out in 2020. Director James Gunn was fired by Disney in July 2018, which led to the project being delayed indefinitely from the original May 2020 release. Finally (and fortunately), Marvel was the heart switch and re-employed James Gunn, and the project is now ready to start production by 2020. The entire cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, is set to rerun their roles.
If they end up being the films Marvel does, it would check out all eight movies it has in the works over the next three years. But don't take it as a gospel. Marvel can replace one or two of these films and push them back in phase 5 to introduce another original character or possibly set up a new Avengers movie. Kevin Feige recently confirmed that films focusing on new characters are in the works. It may include the Shang Chi movie that has apparently been in Marvel's back burner for a while now.
What about the MCU TV show?
Unlike the first three stages, phase 4 will introduce something we've never seen before: TV shows that focus on large MCU characters. Technically, the Netflix Marvel series was in the MCU world, but not so.
With the launch of Disney +, Disney's new streaming service, Marvel is working on creating television programs that will focus on large MCU characters such as Loki and Hawkeye. Disney has already confirmed some details for the upcoming performances.
- Falcon and Winter Soldier: This live-action series is the only Disney mentioned during the launch of Disney +. It will focus on the two Captain America friends.
- WandaVision: This series will focus on the relationship between Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and Vision. According to Elizabeth Olsen, the series will take place in the 1950s.
- Loki: This series will simply focus on the god of evil. He's dead in the main MCU timeline, buy if you remember, he managed to escape in the 2012 timeline with Tesseract under Endgame.
- Hawkeye: This Hawkeye series will see the Clint Barton hand from the Hawkeye Cathedral to Kate Bishop.
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The Future of MCU beyond 2022
This is where there will be guessing games. We only find details of a post-Avengers: Endgame roadmap. That means there is absolutely zero news about what lies outside of 2022.
2023 will probably see phase 5 and possible creation of a new large tent stick transition similar to how the Avengers films were in the first three phases of the MCU. It's not clear if Marvel will still build a new Avengers team; It can go in a different direction. Don't be surprised to see movies like Black Panther 3, Captain Marvel 3 and Doctor Strange 3 are also part of the phase.
Let us not come to ourselves. We find out more about MCU's near future when Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 2. Post credit scenes should be quite interesting.