Kevin Feige defends the decision to delay releases of the upcoming Avengers movies.
President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has recently been talking about the long wait for the Avengers 5 & 6 movies - entitled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, respectively.
Feige recently revealed that the next two Avengers movies would be released as part of Phase 6 in 2025. Not much is known about the two upcoming Avengers movies at this stage, but they are setting up to be the conclusion to the current multiverse saga that is playing out in the current slate of MCU movies. There have been questions amongst fans as to why the releases of the next Avengers movies are so far apart from Avengers: Endgame.
Kevin Feige recently sat down with MTV news and offered more insight on this subject. Feiege has explained that during the first three phases of the MCU movies, there were fewer standalone movies scattered across a longer period of time. This is why, according to Feige, it made sense that there should be an Avengers movie every few years or so. Marvel now has the task of introducing many new characters into the universe, both through movies and television series – so any future Avengers movies will now serve as climaxes to long story arcs. Feige’s full comments are below:
“The truth is, when we were doing Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3, there were less projects over more years. They were smaller projects and individual character stories, and it felt appropriate at that point, that after every two or three years that it took for a phase, we would do an Avengers film.
As [Phase] 4, 5 and 6 were coming together, there are more projects in less years – because of all the amazing stuff we’re now allowed to do on Disney+, and getting characters from Fox, Fantastic Four and Deadpool — that it felt like, certainly after Infinity War and Endgame, that we thought Avengers movies aren’t cappers.
So many of our movies now — Multiverse of Madness and what you’re about to see in [Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania], all are big team-up films introducing big parts of the mythology… Avengers films really should be the capper to a saga.”
To examine Feige’s point a little further, if we look at the most recent MCU movies in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – we notice that those movies are full of ideas about the new multiverse that have not previously been explored in the MCU. It stands to reason that the rules and logic of the multiverse should be fully established for audiences before we get another set of Avengers tackling the issue, so it is likely to take a number of years before we get to that point.
Die hard Avengers fans may not be entirely thrilled with the idea of waiting many years for another set of Avengers movies, but it is reassuring that the team behind the MCU are putting a lot of care and thought into their upcoming projects instead of just churning movies out for the sake of a quick cash grab. Here’s hoping that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars are worth the wait!