Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.
It's a very good time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Endgame arrived weeks ago, the true cumulation of 22 massive blockbusters. But the future of the MCU is largely a mystery, and it's unclear exactly what is coming next now that the Infinity Saga has wrapped up. There are also concerns of superhero fatigue, where the genre will become too saturated and ultimately cannibalize itself.
But Marvel Studios' head Kevin Feige doesn't seem concerned about superhero fatigue at all. The MCU only continues to get bigger and more interconnected with each new release, and the studio is showing no signs of slowing down. Feige described his confidence in the franchise's continued storytelling, saying:
Touche, Mr. Feige. He seems to think the team behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe would get exhausted with the genre far before the general public, as they're living in it every single day. What's more, he teased some big risks being taken in the mysterious Phase Four.
Kevin Feige's comments come from his recent Reddit AMA, where he fielded all sorts of questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fandom is able to get a peek into the inner workings of the behemoth franchise, and it's clear that Feige and company have big plans for us after Spider-Man: Far From Home completes Phase Three.
The last two Avengers movies broke all the rules, and introduced some big concepts to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Quite a few characters deaths occurred, which will no doubt shake those who survived the battle(s) with Thanos. And with time travel and the multiverse also in play, it seems Kevin Feige and company can take the story anywhere.
Superhero fatigue has become a concern over the past few years, and tons of studios are trying to get in on the action, and create cinematic universes. The X-Men franchise has been going on since 2000, Sony has the growing Spider-Verse, and Warner Bros. has the DC Extended Universe. There's a ton of comic book movies in theaters, potentially having the power to give each new release less power at the box office.
Regardless of the competition, the MCU has continued to make more and more money in Phase Three, and Avengers: Endgame is the second biggest movie in film history. The blockbuster also did some set up for the franchise's future. But we'll likely have to wait until Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out for any answers.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will arrive in theaters on July 2, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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