Kevin Feige says Phase 3 will be the end of the current MCU

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 15: Producer Kevin Feige of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Since 2008, there’s already been 16 films released within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a 17th on the way with Thor: Ragnarok. I think the staggering part is that they’re all interconnected to each other. Not just that, but the fact that there’s still another 5 films to go ending Phase 3 on Avengers 4. The real question we want to know though, is this the end? In a recent interview with Uproxx, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige gave some insight in regards to this:

“Well, all I’ll say is the films we are working on now, which take us through to the Avengers Untitled in May of 19, that’s really all we are focusing on. And we are focusing on bringing, by that point, an unprecedented, 22-movie, continuous shared fictional narrative to a conclusion in a satisfying way. And where we go beyond that? Of course we will go places beyond that. And, of course, we have ideas of where we go beyond that. But, really, it is all good stories. And as the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation said, ‘All good things must come to an end.’ And part of what makes them special, there is a finite quality to the best of fictional stories through history. And we wanted to do that at the end of our first three phases and 22 movies. How we start anew and wherever we go beyond that is a story for another time. This is really about 10 years on, bringing something to a head in a satisfying and unexpected way.”

He isn’t exactly wrong with saying that it must end at some point, but I think the fan in me feels otherwise. Even though the Spiderman: Homecoming sequel and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release after Avengers 4, I feel like the way will be paved for other heroes with their arcs to continue on their own. This includes Black Panther, Captain Marvel and even The Hulk. It’ll be a sad day when this MCU comes to a close, but until then, we might as well continue to hang on for the ride.

The next Marvel iteration comes in the form of Thor: Ragnarok, hitting theaters on November 3rd. What other characters would you like to see in the Marvel Universe brought to the big screen? Let us know in the comments below.

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