Kevin Feige Reveals New Details about Marvel Phase 4! (Nerdist News w/ Jessica Chobot)

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Apr 10, 2019


Kevin Feige Reveals New Details about Marvel Phase 4! (Nerdist News w/ Jessica Chobot)
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  • - Kevin Feige reveals new details about Marvel phase four.
  • Even though we are inching closer and closer to finding out
  • whether or not the Avengers will defeat Thanos and bring
  • half of the universe back to life in Avengers: Endgame,
  • that's not stopping fans from looking off
  • into the not-too-distant future to find out what's next
  • for the Marvel Cinematic Universe,
  • specifically in phase four!
  • Obviously, the big elephant in the room now is how will
  • Marvel incorporate the X-Men and Fantastic Four
  • into the MCU, since they were acquired in the Disney-Fox
  • deal, and would we start to see them sprinkled
  • throughout phase four?
  • Well, up until this week, MCU mastermind Kevin Feige
  • has been light on specifics, but now he has revealed
  • a little bit about what to expect, or even,
  • more specifically, what not to expect about the next chapter
  • in the Marvel films.
  • In an interview with our friends over at io9, Feige laid out
  • that there is a five-year plan in play with two major
  • directions in which phase four is heading.
  • It is two very distinct things
  • and I hope they'll feel very distinct.
  • But there is a similar mentality going into it, which is
  • how can we continue to tell stories with some
  • of the characters that audiences already know and love in a
  • unique way, in a different way, in a surprising way,
  • of which we have a lot of plans and ideas and work already
  • going into it?
  • Then, how can we introduce new characters that even hardcore
  • fans, comic fans, have barely known or barely heard of.
  • That's really exciting, too.
  • So it sounds like phase four will be bringing us fresh new
  • takes on characters we know and love, as well as introducing
  • us to lesser known characters from Marvel comics canon,
  • considering what we've previously heard about the upcoming
  • MCU film slate, everything that's been announced does fall
  • into one of those two categories.
  • On the docket, we've got Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2,
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and a Black Widow solo film,
  • which take up the slots of characters that we know and love,
  • and then there's the Eternals and Shang-Chi, which could
  • arguably fit into the barely known
  • or barely heard of category.
  • But what about the prodigal superheroes who have finally
  • returned to the house of ideas, the X-Men
  • and the Fantastic Four?
  • When asked about whether the X-Men might be joining the MCU
  • for phase four, Feige intimated that you might not want
  • to hold your breath.
  • It'll be a while, it's all just beginning, and the five-year
  • plan that we've been working on, we were working on before
  • any of that was set.
  • So really it's much more, for us, less about specifics
  • of when and where the X-Men will appear right now
  • and more just the comfort factor,
  • and how nice it is that they're home.
  • That they're all back.
  • But it will be a very long time.
  • Given that there is almost two decades' worth of X-Men
  • film lore that was created while the mutants were under
  • the Fox banner, it seems like giving fans some time to let
  • the previous iterations of the X-Men fade from memory
  • is a good idea, how we still haven't even seen the final two
  • entries of the Fox X-Men era, Dark Phoenix
  • and The New Mutants, both of which are still slated
  • for release this year.
  • So what does this all mean for how phase four will play out?
  • Well as we mentioned, the Eternals is under way
  • with Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani, recently rumored
  • to be joining the cast, and we know that James Gunn
  • is officially back in for Guardians 3, though production
  • will have to start after Gunn fulfills his obligations to DC
  • with Suicide Squad.
  • Add the aforementioned sequels to Doctor Strange,
  • and Black Panther, as well as Black Widow's solo film,
  • all of which seem to be in various levels of development,
  • and it appears phase four is moving right along.
  • However, while the majority of the X-Men are being
  • put on ice, it does seem Disney is keen to get at least
  • one of the merry mutants into the MCU a little sooner
  • than later, Deadpool!
  • Disney head honcho Bob Iger has made it clear they're
  • pushing the Merc with the Mouth front and center
  • by literally putting him front and center
  • on the Disney home page.
  • The big question is, how and when will Wade Wilson pop up
  • alongside the other MCU heroes?
  • Not exactly sure when, but it'll reportedly be in some
  • R-rated capacity.
  • But what about the other big property, the Fantastic Four?
  • Well, Feige didn't mention the FF in the interview.
  • We have known for awhile that phase four will be heading
  • the way of the cosmic, as evidenced by upcoming films
  • like the Eternals.
  • And who better to represent cosmic adventures, than the FF?
  • - That's what I'm talking about.
  • - That's pretty nice.
  • - Now with the Thanos storyline wrapping up soon,
  • Marvel is going to need a new Big Bad and as far as Marvel
  • villains go, the Fantastic Four have some of the best
  • Big Bads in all of comic-dom.
  • Kang the Conqueror, Galactus, Annihilus, the Super Skrull,
  • and of course, the biggest bad of them all, Doctor Doom.
  • Now it's been reported that Legion writer, Noah Hawley,
  • has been in touch with Kevin Feige about his Doctor Doom
  • script, so there is a strong chance that Feige is prepping
  • the first family for phase four, and as we've said before,
  • the tagline is right there waiting:
  • Marvel's Fantastic Phase Four!
  • It's too good not to use.
  • - Ugh. - No.
  • - Regardless, we won't have to wait long to get all of our
  • phase four questions answered.
  • Feige said once Spider-Man: Far From Home has hit theaters,
  • he will be more than forthcoming about what fans can expect
  • for the future phase, and what do you know?
  • Comic-Con and its Hall H are going to be rolling out
  • two weeks after Spider-Man drops!
  • Could we get our answers then?
  • Read between the lines, yeppers!
  • Oh, that's gonna be insane.
  • That's gonna be nuts.
  • But what do you folks think?
  • Are you excited for phase four?
  • What other obscure Marvel characters do you hope get their
  • own standalone movies, and what is your favorite comic book
  • character Chris Evans has played?
  • Captain America, Johnny Storm, Lucas Lee,
  • Jensen from The Losers, or Curtis from Snowpiercer?
  • I liked Lucas Lee.
  • Let's discuss!
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In a recent interview, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed some tantalizing details about their next slate of films following Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home. But do they include recent acquisitions the X-Men and Fantastic Four? Find out now in today’s Nerdist News!

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