Spider-Man approves. Image: Marvel Studios
Here’s an exciting time piece: according to Kevin Feige, Avengers: Endgame is not really the end of the third phase of Marvel movies, it’s in name and everything.
Talking to fans in Shanghai, Feige, reported by Newsweek, Far From Home “It’s the end of the third phase.” That makes Spider-Man’s second solo outing in the finals of the most sprawling and dramatic of the MCU’s three steps. It is a delimitation that has no precedent: Ant-Man not Age of Ultron was considered the end of stage two after all. It makes sense to follow up on the drama with something a little easier as an epilogue.
It is also meaningful and especially interesting as a display of anything after Endgame the status quo will be. Just as the battle of Manhattan completely changed the film universe, everything that happens in Endgame will turn that world into something other than what was before. Far From Home will have the opportunity to establish and explore this new status quo, giving viewers an impression of what the MCU will be like moving on.
It also means that no phase Four films have been officially announced. Although we obviously have some ideas.
Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26 and Spider-Man: Far From Home completes the third phase on July 2nd.
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