SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Sequel Will End Marvel Phase
With Spider-man: Homecoming grossing about $117 million on its opening weekend, it’s safe to say that the movie is creating a lot of buzz. The fresh new take on Spider-Man is pleasing critics (93% on Rotten Tomatoes) and fans alike. But now it seems as if the sequel is going to mean even more than the first film.
The currently untitled Avengers 4 film apparently holds more significance to the MCU than we originally thought. According to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, Avengers 4 will mark the end of the current MCU phase. Well, what does that have to do with Spider-Man you might ask? According to Feige, the sequel to the web slinger’s new hit is set to be the first film to kick off the new MCU. Feige goes on to say:
“The original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019, and then two months later it will be Peter Parker and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there”
If you’re sitting there thinking “Wait are they ending the MCU???” don’t worry, that’s not what it means. This means that a new phase will be ushered into the next decade. Films like Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel will be championed rather than some of the franchises that have been around for awhile like Captain America or Iron Man per say.
The end of this phase is also set to be more an economic decision as well. Big time contracts like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth are coming to a close and this new “phase” allows them more breathing room to pursue other things. Does that mean they will be gone for good? Only time will tell.
However, if you’re freaking out about all your favorite MCU heroes leaving after Avengers 4, don’t worry, the movie isn’t slated to come out until May 3, 2019. In between then and now we have Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel
. So don’t worry guys, you can wipe the sweat off your brow.