- Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told IGN that there is a five-year plan “fleshed out” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
- He also said that plans will be revealed after “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is released in July.
- Feige indicated that it could be some time before the formerly Fox-owned Marvel characters, such as the X-Men, show up in the MCU.
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said there is a five-year plan “fleshed out” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for after the upcoming films “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and plans will be revealed after those movies are released.
“We have built and fleshed out our five-year plan of where we’re heading, the first few years of which we’ll be announcing, as I said, relatively soon, after these next two movies,” Feige told IGN.
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There are at least six MCU movies in development for after this year, including a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie and a “Black Panther” sequel (read full details on the movies in the works here). But because “Avengers: Endgame” is shrouded in secrecy, Marvel Studios will make official announcements after “Far From Home” is released in July.
Feige also indicated that it will be some time before audiences see MCU movies based on the formerly Fox-owned Marvel characters, such as the X-Men, which Disney now owns the film rights to after the Disney-Fox merger.
“As you’ve heard me say before, until it was all done, we literally couldn’t do anything,” Feige told IGN. “So essentially, it’s sort of Day One.”
Shawn Robbins, Boxoffice.com’s chief analyst, told Business Insider that he doesn’t think Disney will rush to introduce the characters.
“They could wait five, maybe even 10 years,” he said. “I think there’s a strong argument to be made that the longer the wait, the more anticipation there will be for it. It gives these other Fox versions time to settle.”
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