If there’s a defining element to Marvel Studios’ upcoming fourth ‘phase’ of films it’s that they are a smaller scale and more standalone affair, the films not serving as the building blocks for either a team-up of heroes or a larger storyline involving a villain.
“Avengers: Endgame” producer Trinh Tran, who has contributed to the films in some form since the beginning, tells Cinema Blend there are no plans at present for another expansive ‘Infinity Saga’ style tale with Marvel deliberately taking a more relaxed approach with its film interconnectivity. If there is another one, it’s probably going to be another decade away:
“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 ten years ago, its 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.
The comments arrive as ‘Endgame’ writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been doing some press recently and revealed one key scene they came up with for that film’s predecessor ‘Infinity War’ in which Captain America is bleeding into some mashed potatoes and eats it – they floated the idea with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige shot down for being too gross.
The next MCU movie to arrive is “Black Widow” on May 1st 2020.