Kevin Feige revealed years ago that Marvel Studios had already mapped out its movie release dates to 2020. They’ve stuck to that schedule since that time, with just a few changes here and there (Spider-Man joined the MCU, The Inhumans disappeared altogether).
Clearly, Kevin Feige did have a plan!
What will happen next? All we know about the MCU’s next phase is that it will include the next installments in the Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises.
Feige told Birth. Movies. Death. that fans should focus on the movies the studio has officially announced. In other words, the current phase still has plenty to offer. Then he added that the studio has already set their release schedule up to 2024:
Obviously, people are aware of Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians 3, which James [Gunn] gets into prep on very soon. Outside of that, we like the idea of having the world do what we're doing, which is focusing on the immediate future. Once that happens, we will – I don't know that we'll do exactly the same kind of thing that many years out – but there are secret vaulted doors in Marvel Studios that lead to essentially what we'll be doing between now and 2024.
Feige didn't name any of the scheduled movies, but he mentioned that Black Widow and Eternals films were in development. In addition, we’re sure to see some solo movies, including the Doctor Strange and Black Panther solo sequels. If the recent expansion of the MCU is any indication, it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing some big-screen cosmic adventures in the future.
It also looks as though fans can expect the introduction of the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the MCU. Maybe that’s why Marvel hasn’t announced the new slate of movies. What do you think?