If you’re keenly awaiting news before the year’s out on Marvel’s Phase 4 plans, you’re out of luck. In fact, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has indicated that the company is so focused on ending its third phase with the fourth “Avengers” film in May 2019 that they won’t make any announcements about their plans beyond it before that is released.
Speaking with Collider, Feige was asked when we could expect to hear something on the Phase 4 films to which he said: “It won’t be for a while. Our focus is on the next six movies. Finishing the first three phases, getting Untitled Avengers out into the world in May ’19 before publicly focusing on anything else.”
Marvel Studios is currently in production on the fourth “Avengers” which will mark the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point. That is confirmed to be followed by a “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel in July 2019, and the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” in early 2020.
Nothing else beyond that has been confirmed and Marvel has made a concerted effort to prevent spoilers from getting out in recent months, including the title for the fourth “Avengers” film which is apparently a spoiler in itself and won’t be revealed until after “Avengers: Infinity War” is released.
The comments come as actors are beginning to wrap up work on the fourth “Avengers”. Spider-Man star Tom Holland confirmed in a video on Reddit that while he got through his filming on “Avengers” unscathed, he’s now broken his nose for a second time filming the new sci-fi feature “Chaos Walking”.
Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier, also recently explained at Rhode Island Comic Con that the shooting schedule for the film was a challenging one with scenes being shot months apart at times:
“It’s not something you always deal with. I feel like you always kind of have a script. But I guess, what I would say is, because we’ve done these characters for a bit now, there’s a little bit of a telepathic kind of knowledge between us and the writers. And you kind of can sometimes guess where they’re going to take it, a little bit. For example, this one was really hard, because we keep going in and out. I go back there for a week, and then I leave for a month. And then I go back there for a few more days. So it’s a little bit out of sync. But it still hopefully adds up in the end.”
Capping off “Avengers” talk today, check out the new launch trailer released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2” which is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.