After the widely successful release of Doctor Strange, us fans are starting to wonder, what’s gonna come after Infinity Wars? Sure Avengers 4 won’t hit theaters until early 2019, but, after an 8-year Marvel movie franchise, we’re left pondering, what’s next? Rest assured Marvel fans everywhere, head honcho Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, isn’t concerned at all.
There’s been a lot of talk, and high hopes, after X-Men: Apocalypse. Hopes that, following Sony’s example with Spiderman, Fox might strike a deal with Marvel to include the X-Men in their Cinematic Universe. The Spiderman deal took years to make a reality, and the Marvel Cinematic calendar looks to be booked solid through Phase 3. Spiderman: Homecoming is set for a 2017 release, but when he made his first appearance in Civil War, we all hoped they might manage to work something out. Come to some agreement.
Nope. Apparently not.
In an interview with Variety, Feige was pretty final on the matter.
It’s an impossibility at this juncture. We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.
Feige was much more interesting in the upcoming Captain Marvel film.
Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us.
Sounds good to us Feige! With Brie Larson cast as the lead, the movie has generated a lot of hype.
Making Doctor Strange, Marvel opened up a so far unexplored part of the Marvel Universe for cinema fans with the idea of the multi-verse. It brings with it countless opportunities to expand the cinematic universe. In the meantime, let’s keep buckled up for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming May 5, 2017. For the naysayers, the comic giant shows no signs of slowing down, so here’s to more superhero films for a “number of lifetimes”.
What do you geeks think? Have we passed what’ll be known as the “Golden Age” of comic book movies? Have they kept the faith with their adaptations? Will Fox ever let the mutants loose? Sound off in the comments below!