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Kevin Feige promises MCU fans: Next saga will become clear as Phase Four nears end

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    cloud_loud
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    I think they finally figured out a plan. Which is good as we were discussing here: https://tildes.net/~movies/11be/where_is_the_marvel_cinematic_universe_going_only_kevin_feige_knows_for_sure...

    “As we’re nearing the end of Phase Four, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,” Feige promised. “I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. But we’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap.”

    I think they finally figured out a plan. Which is good as we were discussing here: https://tildes.net/~movies/11be/where_is_the_marvel_cinematic_universe_going_only_kevin_feige_knows_for_sure

    After Thor and Black Panther the movies on the slate are Guardians 3, The Marvels (of which Ms. Marvel on Disney+ is currently setting up), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. I look forward to seeing what’s next. At least until I burn out on the MCU.

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    1. Loire
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      I think we've expected for a while that Kang was going to be the next phase villain, which Loki hinted at, but whereas everything from Avengers to Endgame, with a few exceptions, pointed towards...

      I think we've expected for a while that Kang was going to be the next phase villain, which Loki hinted at, but whereas everything from Avengers to Endgame, with a few exceptions, pointed towards Thanos and the Infinity Stones, Phase four, again with exception of Loki, has been disjointed in those regards.

      Phase 4 has felt almost like Marvel's pre-Avenger early days. There's some loose hints as to where we are going (basically everything involves the "Multiverse") but there has been no coherent thread to follow. Traditionally even a Marvel film with a plot seperate from the Infinity Saga would shoe horn a post-credits scene that ties it all back to the Infinity Stones. What have we gotten from this phase? Blade and Black Knight. Starfox. A little Symbiote. Some Monica Lambeau and the Skrulls. Clea. The Thunderbolts. There's no connecting thread.

      I'm not really saying anything that the article didn't. Phase 4 has been a lot of setup for what's to come. I doubt Thor is going to change that (beyond maybe a pointed post credit scene), but I expect Ant-Man to truly kick off the next arc of the IP.

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  2. lou
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    Every time the MCU comes up there's a top comment about how Marvel sucks and is single handedly responsible for the decadence of the film art. If you wish to write such comment, maybe the...

    Every time the MCU comes up there's a top comment about how Marvel sucks and is single handedly responsible for the decadence of the film art. If you wish to write such comment, maybe the following sentence will discourage predictable interactions: your viewpoint is acknowledged.

    Now to the case at hand: I'm incredibly excited with the prospects of Phase Five, the Marvel universe is vast, colorful, and full of interesting corners and avenues. The inclusion of the X-Men and Fantastic Four within the larger Marvel universe will be the realization of a childhood dream and I'm confident they'll get a deserving treatment.

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