Marvel Studios has been playing things very quietly regarding their future slate, with no real major announcements about it expected until after the release of the fourth “Avengers” film next year.
So far the only true locks are next year’s slate with said ‘Avengers’ in May, “Captain Marvel” in March and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” set for July 5th. The studio has also publicly reserved three dates per year each year for films in 2020, 2021 and 2022, with the first of those dates (May 1st 2020) almost certainly going to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”).
Now Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has spoken with Birth Movies Death about those unannounced titles and revealed that preliminary plans are already in place that takes the company beyond 2022:
“The main strategy is that in many ways I feel like we’re still in the midst of delivering on the promise from that last event! We’ve still got Captain Marvel and Avengers 4. Those are the big ones left to go, having just finished this. So it’s about completing the promise before you start promising a whole lot of other things.
Obviously people are aware of Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Guardians 3, which James [Gunn] gets into prep on very soon. Outside of that, we like the idea of having the world do what we’re doing, which is focusing on the immediate future. Once that happens, we will, I don’t know that we’ll do exactly the same kind of thing, that many years out, but there are secret vaulted doors in Marvel Studios that lead to essentially what we’ll be doing between now and 2024.
We’ve started to, yes, within the last six months or so we’ve started to engage on certain developmental levels on a lot of those things going forward. Which of those will be made, when they’ll be made, the ones that bubble up to the top are the ones people have heard of. But that’s all I’ll say about that.”
For now, he and the team are concentrating on the post-production phase of the fourth “Avengers” and the outlet asked him where things stand with the sequel at present: “We’re just starting the edit. The [Russo] brothers have worked on their cut, and we’ve been together in the editing room for a couple weeks now, so it’s very early days. But it’s much earlier than usual.”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” started filming the other week while “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” recently finished its script and will likely begin shooting at either the very end of 2018 or very early 2019. The studio has also set a July 31st Digital HD and an August 14th disc and rental VOD release for “Avengers: Infinity War” with the release including ten minutes of deleted/extended scenes, a gag reel, audio commentary from the writers and directors, and numerous featurettes.