Marvel phase four to be “very different”

Marvel’s phase three will be bringing a few things to an end, to pave the way for big changes ahead…

Marvel’s phase three of its cinematic universe is bringing to a head narratives and storylines that have been bubbling across many, many films now. And ahead of the release of Captain America: Civil War, it’s already being teased that changes are ahead as the saga moves towards phase four.

“You build things up and people enjoy the experiences you’ve built up”, explained Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo. “But then you kind of reach an apex or you reach a climax, a moment where you go ‘this structure is really going to start to be repetitious if we do this again, so what do we do now?’ So now, you deconstruct it. We’re in the deconstruction phase with Civil War and leading into Infinity War, which are the culmination films”.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirms that “I think there will be a finality to moments of phase three, as well as new beginnings that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases”.

Thus, it seems that phase four will sow the seeds for stories that will play out across phases five and six of the Marvel cinematic universe. And given that it’s taken 13 films – Captain America 3 included – to get this far, that’s an awful lot of Marvel movies we’ve got to look forward to.

Thus far, what films will make up phase four is something of a mystery, save for Guardians Of The Galaxy 3. That, and sequels to some of the movies kicking off new series in phase three.


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