When all is said and done, none can quite compare to the cinematic heights Marvel Studios has reached in the last decade, with their now-iconic Infinity Saga coming to a close just this year.
From Iron Man back in 2008, all the way until Spider-Man: Far From Home in July this year, it truly is a great time to be a geek, with all that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought us.
And while we may be curious to peek behind the curtain of their current Phase of movies and beyond and hope for something akin to The Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios has popped up to say, “actually, there’s nothing like that there for now.”
In a recent interview on CinemaBlend, Avengers: Endgame producer Trinh Tran went on record to imply that Marvel Studios won’t be making any multi-film storyline like The Infinity Saga anytime soon. Instead, they will be focusing their energies on building on the individual IPs in both movies and Disney+, with new stories and introducing new characters, or at least new versions of them.
Our focus right now is to make sure that the titles that we’ve released in Phase 4… obviously those stories are going to be new, exciting, different and can connect with the audience like the other movies have been. Over 10 years ago, it’s always been our dream to get to Infinity War and Endgame level. We didn’t know obviously where that was going to go at the start of the studio, but it’s incredible to know that we were able to accomplish that. Now it’d be amazing if we could get to that level 10 years later, so I think it’s a dream to continue doing that and build upon the MCU and the connective tissue that we have.
And now with obviously our Disney+ side and the shows and how our characters are venturing into that world and how that’s gonna lead to the future and more franchises and more stories and more properties and their connective tissue to the rest of the MCU, it would be amazing to do something like this 10 years later.
Of course, her words echo the sentiments of the rest of those responsible for The Infinity Saga. This milestone was definitely something nobody anticipated, and will no doubt be something Marvel Studios would likely replicate in the years to come.
But for now, the onus is on making the MCU accessible to a wider audience, with new movies such as Black Widow, The Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Disney+ series such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Hawkeye, all set to introduce new faces to the fold. It is only then that sequels such as Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love & Thunder, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 wrap everything up.
Currently, the roadmap for Marvel movies and TV series runs through 2022, which is when Black Panther 2 will drop. The likes of the aforementioned GotG 3, as well as the Mahershala Ali-led Blade have yet to see release dates.
First up, of course, is Black Widow, which premieres on May 21, 2020.
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