The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) may have wrapped phase three with this summer’s blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed phase four (and five, and six, and 22…) is already well underway.
At Brazil’s Comic Con Experience (CCXP) last weekend, Feige told organizers Omelete how the current slate of Marvel superstars will ultimately team up, not before developing their own storylines first. “We’re going to make the best Black Widow movie we can possibly make, the best Eternals movie we can make, the best Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Panther,” Feige said. “Keep evolving their stories. And then, yes, it’s always fun to see them come together in a master plan. Which is, I promise you, well underway.”
The MCU mastermind has made it clear that the next big Marvel moves will culminate with the multiverse, presumably kickstarted by Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness in May 2021. Feige told CCXP attendees, “The multiverse is the next step in the evolution of the MCU, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is gonna crack it wide open in ways that will have repercussions for a Disney+ series just before it, that’s not WandaVision, and for movies just after it in a big, fun way.”
Some of those upcoming Marvel releases before and after include next year’s Black Widow and Eternals, 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the third Spider-Man installment, Thor: Love and Thunder, and 2022’s Black Panther sequel. How these projects, along with future Marvel series for Disney+, will factor into the multiverse and intersect at a master plan is, as always, still speculation.