Marvel already knows what the next version of the Avengers superhero team will look like. Marvel recently blew minds at its 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel. There, Marvel announced its plan for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and surprised fans with everything it has in store.
Although Spider-Man: Far From Home officially ended the MCU's Phase 3, it was Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame that changed the landscape of that universe. At the end of Endgame, the Avengers team was forever altered after it lost some valuable members, either to death or circumstance. At SDCC, though, Marvel announced its upcoming projects with a plethora of new superheroes stepping up to the plate, including Jane Foster as Thor, Shang-Chi, The Eternals and Kate Bishop as Hawkeye. With these new characters arriving soon in the MCU, the next iteration of the Avengers team will likely look different than the previous one. The next round of Marvel superheroes is a more diverse group, featuring people of color, at least one LGBTQ character and more women.
Although Marvel has not yet announced a new Avengers movie, Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige recently spoke to MTV News about the future of the superhero team. When asked if Marvel Studios already knows who will be on the next Avengers team, Feige said:
Yes. And it will be a very different team than we’ve seen before. That’s what Endgame was all about. It will be a very different incarnation of the team with some people you’ve already met and some people you haven’t met yet.
Feige also talked about Marvel discussing just how much it wanted to reveal at SDCC, suggesting that the company has already thought about the next decade of MCU films. However, he reiterated that he felt announcing 11 projects arriving over the next two years was enough for fans to handle. These projects include a lot of new Marvel movies, as well as new TV shows that are exclusive to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Feige also suggested he knows what the next big Marvel event is and praised the comic books for making that kind of storytelling easy to adapt for the MCU.
It's this kind of planning that continues to set the MCU apart with the majority of its movies and TV shows connected in some way to tell an overall story. That kind of foresight is what keeps fans coming back for more, as proven by the recent success of Endgame, which is now the number one movie of all time.
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- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021