Here are 25 ways Avengers: Endgame sets up Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the lead up to Avengers: Endgame, many wondered how definitive a conclusion it will have. The movie was touted as the culmination of the MCU to this point and an end to the Infinity Saga, but many were aware that the shared universe would continue on after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
As it turns out, directors Anthony and Joe Russo did an excellent job working with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to close this chapter of the MCU, while also leaving doors open for new adventures. The movie largely served as an end for Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow, but also set up larger roles in the future for Valkyrie and Falcon. Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Galaxy team will likely look a bit different the next time we see them.
Thanks to Avengers: Endgame's ending, there are several additional pieces of set-up for what can come next, and that is the subject of the latest Screen Rant video. As discussed in the video featured at the top of this post, we run through 25 different ways Avengers: Endgame could be setting up the MCU's future in Phase 4.
One of the biggest such pieces of set-up came during the film's climactic battle, as every female superhero in the MCU joins forces. The moment has been viewed as just a piece of fan-service for some, but many are hoping that it will lead to a proper A-Force movie in the near future. If it does, then this scene could be used to explain how they all know each other and can team up again. There are also teases for another new superteam, with an older Cassie Lang and the return of Harley Keener possibly paving the way for a Young Avengers movie in the future.
These pieces of set-up in Avengers: Endgame are, however, just that at the moment, and it will be up to future films to actually pay them off. For all we know, James Gunn could kick Thor off the Benatar in the opening few minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Likewise, teases of the multiverse and new timelines could be left unexplored for several years if they are part of a larger plan for the MCU, such as using Kang the Conqueror as the next big bad. Considering how much planning Marvel Studios does, though, it would be quite surprising if most of these teases in Avengers: Endgame aren't explored in Phase 4.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019