MCU Phase 4 is just around the corner, and they’re being unusually tight lipped about the whole thing. We know Captain Marvel, Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home are next, but then it’s a blank slate.
Black Panther has had a sequel confirmed, Guardians did, but that’s been shelved following James Gunn’s much publicised departure. A Black Widow origin story is also in the works, as well as TV shows for Hawkeye and Loki respectively.
One key thing missing, however, is new blood. The MCU has constantly been adding to its roster since its debut, but there’s only Captain Marvel we’ve not seen before, and she's of a completely different power-level compared to her predecessors. Assuming Thanos is defeated in the fourth Avengers film, there might be an even tougher villain on the horizon, which would open the door for more powerful heroes too.
There’s literally hundreds of heroes waiting for their spotlight that Marvel can choose from. Without a doubt the most popular are the X-Men, but given that it's a little too early to consider their involvement, don't expect them to appear in the MCU until Phase 5 at the earliest.
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.