The Chief Executive Officer of Marvel has clearly indicated that the events of the last two Avengers films will not be referenced again and again in the tenure of the Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Considering that the world had already gone through way too much last year, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Marvel has all plans to move on from the Thanos apocalypse commonly referred to as “The Blip,” which was showcased in the last two Avengers films “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
He has further commented that the franchise will move on and will not dwell beyond what is required in the events, which took place in the final two Avengers films of Phase 3.
And understandably so, since Marvel Studios has so much to look forward to.
Feige admitted that “The Blip” was his coined term. “The Blip” is basically the time period between Thanos’ snap and his eventual death at the end of “Avengers: Endgame.” He added that he knew that the event would offer the audience a galactic viewpoint of the apocalypse and would serve the studios really well with the affluence and storytelling point of view. So, Kevin Feige considers that it is best for the studio to look and explore new places of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He also shared that he was apprehensive about the fact that “The Blip” could very well become a sort of reference point when speaking about Marvel Cinematic Universe, similar to how the final battle in the 2012 film “Avengers” has been referenced by fans over and over throughout the last decade.
However, it is imperative to remind ourselves that there is still so much to discover in the aftermath of “The Blip,” such as the whereabouts of Captain America’s shield and the new brand of superheroes, which will be further explored in the upcoming Phase 4 projects.
Now, Marvel Studios has shifted its focus in the multiverse domain as it would look to keep fans hooked up in the “Infinity Saga.” The multiverse side of things would see superheroes like Deadpool, Wolverine, and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man joining the ranks of Avengers. However, we can anticipate that The Blip would at least cause one or two villains to originate in the upcoming films.
The Phase 4 plans of Marvel Cinematic Universe is already underway as the WandaVision starring Paul Bettany, and Elizabeth Olsen has already debuted on Disney+.
The final Avengers film was the last outing of the icons of the franchise Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, whose respective characters Tony Stark and Steve Rogers completed out their story arcs. Apart from these two, the film starred a whole bunch of superstars, which includes Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon.
The next MCU film waiting in line is Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, which is scheduled to be released on May the 7th, 2021.