Avengers: Endgame will finally draw a curtain on the immensely popular Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing to a close one of the most ambitious movie projects in filmmaking history.
Not satisfied with the regular six person team up of the previous two Avengers movies, Infinity War and Endgame included every major character (and a boatload of the supporting cast) from every MCU film from the past decade.
Phase 4 begins with the Spider-Man sequel Far From Home, but beyond that we don’t know exactly what the future holds. Sequels to Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Guardians are slated, while another film for Thor and Captain Marvel are practically givens, considering how well received their previous efforts were. A Black Widow prequel, a Shang-Chi film and an Eternals movie are all set to follow too.
However, we don’t know the fate of many characters beyond Endgame yet, nor do we know if we’ll see another mammoth team up any time soon. What we do know though is that there are stacks of great storylines and characters that, for one reason or another, Marvel just won’t make.
Either because of contractual issues, teaming up mega stars or just the out and out wackiness of the character, these movies could be brilliant, but they'll never see the light of day.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.