Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Explains Why There's No AVENGERS Film In Phase 4 And Teases X-MEN Plans

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Explains Why There's No AVENGERS Film In Phase 4 And Teases X-MEN Plans

In a new interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explains why there was no Avengers movie announced at Comic-Con and reveals that they have something "different" in store for the MCU's X-Men...

Marvel's Phase 4 slate is absolutely epic but there was one notable omission: The Avengers. Avengers: Endgame just passed Avatar to become the biggest movie in history and so it seems crazy for there not to be another adventure for Earth's Mightiest Heroes on the way, regardless of whether that's New Avengers, Young Avengers, or even Dark Avengers!

Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has explained the reason that they're being benched.

"We had a movie this year called Avengers: Endgame, and it is very much an ending, as you saw, to so many of those characters," he explains. "So Phase 4 is about beginnings, and Phase 4 is about learning new things about characters you already think you know."

"[Like] Black Widow; meeting incredible new characters like The Eternals and Shang-Chi; going on new adventures with Doctor Strange and Thor; and these Disney+ shows which I promise will be spectacular and what no one is expecting."

As for the X-Men, Feige explained that "mutants" is just a blanket term used to describe the characters and not the title of the next movie. However, asked if Marvel Studios will avoid that name in the wake of Fox's disastrous movies, all he would say is that what they have planned for the team will be "quite different" to what we've seen before on screen.

Check out his comments in the player below:



Hit the "View List" button to check out Marvel Studios' Phase 4 slate!


 

The Disney+ TV shows are also included on the Phase 4 slate and Falcon & The Winter Soldier is up next for Fall 2020. Footage shown revealed that Baron Zemo will don his comic book mask and it looks like he's out for revenge against these two. Sadly, the new Captain America suit wasn't revealed but Anthony Mackie did come out on stage with the shield.



Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was next to be confirmed and we now know who will be playing both Shang-Chi and The Mandarin. We'll have more on that on the site for you soon. 


As expected, WandaVision is coming to Disney+ but here's a surprise: Teyonah Parris is playing an adult version of Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel. It remains to be seen whether she'll adopt her superhero persona from the comic books but it certainly sounds like that will be the case.


Also coming to Disney+ is Loki and the series will follow the version of the character from 2012 who managed to escape with the Tesseract when The Avengers travelled back in time in Endgame!


Exciting news for Doctor Strange fans as the Sorcerer Supreme will return to the big screen in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness where he will go to war with Nightmare in the MCU's first horror movie! And yes, Elizabeth Olsen will appear as the Scarlet Witch as WandaVision leads directly into the 2021 release...


A huge number of MCU actors will reprise their roles in this animated series and The Watcher has finally been cast! We'll have to wait and see whether he makes the leap from What If? to a live-action setting, though. Check back here later for a full list of actors set to lend their voices to the show.


It had been rumoured but Hawkeye is indeed coming to Disney+ and he'll be joined by Kate Bishop. If that logo is anything to go by, it will be based on Matt Fraction's critically acclaimed comic book run.


Thor: Love and Thunder will feature an openly gay Valkyrie and the big screen debut of a female Thor...played by Natalie Portman! The cast hasn't seen the script yet but Portman came out on stage holding Mjolnir so it's pretty obvious where things are going. Don't fret, though, as Chris Hemsworth will still factor into proceedings!


As expected, Black Widow has also been confirmed. It will be set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and Taskmaster is going to be the villain. Yelena Belova is also going to appear.


How do you guys feel about these announcements? Are you psyched for Phase 4 or are some of the movies you were excited about missing? Let us know in the comments section below.
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