Right now it’s clear that Marvel will not be showing their hand as to what comes next for the MCU until well after “Avengers: Endgame” and likely after “Spider-Man: Far From Home” hits cinemas.
We do know some of the projects currently in the works, even if they haven’t officially been announced, with one of them being “The Eternals” movie to be helmed by “The Rider” director Chloe Zhao and penned by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
At a recent press day for “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offered an update to Collider regarding the film which plans to lean hard into the 1970s Jack Kirby-era roots of the comic:
“Everything after Endgame, and after Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be different and be unique, as we try to make every film. But seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re gonna do and want to do. But also introducing characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like Guardians, much like Avengers before we made Avengers. And there are lots of them.
Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people. You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.”
In a separate interview with Cinema Blend, Feige also spoke about the seemingly stuck in a holding pattern third “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. He confirmed Chris Pratt’s comments from a few weeks ago that the intention is to stick with James Gunn’s script, but Gunn’s influence won’t be felt much post-“Endgame” outside of the ‘Guardians’ films he created:
“His influence was Guardians. It was Guardians. It was his input on Guardians and the Avengers films, as you’ve seen in Infinity War, and on the Guardians 3 script, which we’re still using. So you’ll see that influence. I think online, sort of the notion of ‘architect across multiple cosmic things’ was slightly blown out of proportion.”
“Captain Marvel” opens March 8th, “Avengers: Endgame” opens late April and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” hits in July.