Marvel’s Feige On 2020, “Widow” Rating

Almost five years ago, Marvel Studios held an event which laid out the plans for their ‘Phase 3’ films – setting the release dates and titles for their films through to 2019 and, despite the odd subtraction or addition, that schedule has been followed.

We’re now at the end of that cycle with “Captain Marvel” in March, “Avengers: Endgame” in April and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in July this year. After that? No-one really knows as nothing has set a date as yet and while numerous potential films are close to production, Marvel Studios hasn’t actually started filming any of them yet.

Speaking with Cinema Blend this week, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige says we shouldn’t expect to learn what films will be on the slate until after Spidey’s second film is in cinemas:

“The game plan is to not reveal the game plan until after Endgame and Far From Homeā€¦ And wanting the focus to be on, of course, Captain Marvel, Endgame, Far From Home, and really what will be a 23-movie journey, and there’ll be plenty of time to talk about what comes after that.”

The most likely film to take the early 2020 release slot will be “Black Widow” as it won’t require as much visual effects as something like “Doctor Strange 2” or “The Eternals” which are also expected to be headed towards filming sometime this year.

Speaking with, Feige shut down a rumor that has swirled about “Black Widow” in recent months – that it will be Marvel’s first R-rated film. Asked if the rumor was false, he says: “Yes. Correct. It never was going to be. Somebody writes, ‘I hear it’s R-rated!’ And then everybody writes it up.”

He also tells them there’s no set limit in terms of the number of films they’re turning out in the future: “There are no mandates to make any more than two films a year. As we’ve seen in the last couple years, when it naturally happens and when there are ideas and when there are teams ready to go, we’re not going to hold something back. We’ll make it.”

“Captain Marvel” is their next film in cinemas, arriving March 8th, and a new featurette about it is out, one that takes a look at the baddies – the Skrulls.