The Phases Of The Marvel's Cinematic Universe
Today, I'll be talking about the three Marvel Cinematic Universe "Phases", what will be in store for all of us in the next two MCU Phases, and what they will be about. So sit back, hit the jump, and enjoy!
For many years, we fanboys all around have been entertained and amazed by what Marvel Studios has brought to the table. And with the ending of "Phase One" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we now enter the beginning process of "Phase Two" of the MCU and soon enougn we shall also begin "Phase Three". I would like to go back and discuss about Phase One of the MCU and also discuss about the next two Phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Enjoy!
Phase One: The Beginning Stage of Something Big
Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the beginning stage of the MCU and also the build-up to Marvel's biggest and unprecedented film event, The Avengers. From the beginning of Phase One of the MCU, we've been introduced to a couple of familiar Marvel characters that we've known for many years. Characters like Captain America, Iron-Man, Thor, Hulk, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. With the individual character films (Iron-Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, etc.) being brought to the big screen and the introduction of well-known Marvel characters, we finally came to the biggest film event in CBM history, The Avengers. Because of the huge success that Marvel's The Avengers has had and the introduction of a certain character, Marvel Studios has now opened a whole new level for its future films.
From Marvel Studios' Iron-Man to The Avengers, we have all seen and been wowed by the extraordinary adventures and thrills of what Marvel Studios can accomplish with a handful of famous and familiar characters. And with Phase One completed and accomplished, we now move on to "Phase Two" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Phase Two: The Effects of 'The Avengers' on the MCU and The Introduction to More Characters
With the ending of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we now come into the beginning process of "Phase Two". Now, with Phase Two, I would like to say that this Phase would be focusing on the 'aftermath' of The Avengers and its affect on characters like Captain America, Iron-Man, Thor, Hulk, etc. Phase Two might (or will) also bring along the introductions of other long-awaited characters from the Marvel Universe and might also add them to the roster of The Avengers for a sequel to The Avengers. Characters like:
Ant-Man and (possibly) Wasp
After a couple of individual character movies, we'll come up to the climax of yet another Avengers flick. And as said, this Avengers film will be more personal, smaller, and painful. So from this we can say that we won't be expecting a certain Mad Titan to be the movie's main antagonist. That will likely happen in the next Phase of the MCU, "Phase Three"...
Phase Three: The Cosmic/Mystical Route and Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Now, we certainly haven't reached the third Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet, but we can certainly start speculating on what would be in store for us in this Phase. Now, with the third Phase, I believe that Marvel Studios will take a big step in the MCU and go on the cosmic/mystical route for their future films. Now, we still may get movies like Captain America 3, Thor 3, a S.H.I.E.L.D. film, possibly Iron-Man 4, and so on. But, with this Phase, it'll be cosmic/magic centric and introduce to us characters that are cosmic/mystical power-leveled. Characters like:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Beta Ray Bill
After all of the introduction to these new characters and individual films, we then again come to the climax of this Phase, a threequel of The Avengers. With the third Avengers movie, I can say that we might be expecting Thanos, the Mad Titan, to be the film's main antagonist (seeing as how these cosmic/magic powered-level characters are introduced). Now, I know that there has been talk about the third Avengers movie being a sort of 'Civil War' type movie, but this is just what I think may happen when we begin the process of the third Phase of the MCU.
This will be a big and HUGE step for Marvel Studios to take and bring to us on the silver screen. With this step taken, there can be an endless amount of ideas for crossovers between characters. A Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers team-up, a Doctor Strange and Avengers team-up, and a Beta Ray Bill and Thor team-up etc. As for "Phase Four" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, as of right now, I have no clue as to what Marvel Studios will give us. Hopefully, by then, Marvel Studios will finally buy back the film rights to characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Daredevil, Electra, and Ghost Rider. Then maybe, just maybe, we may finally see a Marvel 'Civil War' flick, another phenomenal and huge film event. I wouldn't doubt it.
So, that is all for what I think about the "Phases" of the MCU. Sound off in the usual place and let me know what you think. Maybe you might have something totally different in mind about how the "Phases" of the MCU will play out. Thanks for reading and remember, stay EPIC, my friends!
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