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Kevin Feige Discusses Avengers 4 and Marvel’s (Female) Future

Kevin Feige Discusses Avengers 4 and Marvel’s (Female) Future

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to close out the original 22 film anthology that began in 2008 with Iron-Man and will continue through as of yet untitled Avengers 4/sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, the question of course is: what’s next? Kevin Feige knows.

We know what’s next in some senses. There’s a Spider-Man sequel coming, Brie Larson is gonna be Captain Marvel, and those wily Guardians of the Galaxy should be around past Infinity War. But what then? What does the future hold for the ultra lucrative franchise? Speaking about those topics, as well as about the potential for more female superheroes in its arsenal in the wake of the massive success of DC rival Wonder Woman, Marvel’s CEO Kevin Feige spoke to IndieWire. Here is some of what he had to say:

“There are a lot of discussions, they all focus on the post-Phase Three, ‘Avengers’ 4 film, so nothing that we’ll get into publicly,” Feige said. “We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that [codirectors] Anna [Boden]and Ryan [Fleck] are doing. It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale of 22 movies over the course of 10 years. That is focus for the next six movies we have to finish and get out.” Indeed, the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok features the first full-fledged female villain in the Universe.

It really seems as if the Avengers finale will be a springboard for Captain Marvel’s story and the next era. “Really, the focus now is on delivering ‘Captain Marvel’ and then bringing Captain Marvel’s story into the finale of everything we’ve started thus far,” Feige offered.

But revealing that he is superstitious like the rest of us, Feige concludes: “I’m very superstitious. I think the minute you sit and rest on your laurels, it’s over. So we don’t do it.”

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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