Though the dust is still settling following Avengers: Infinity War and Phase 3 of the MCU still has three movies left to release (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel and Avengers 4), that hasn't stopped fans looking forward to the future of the mammoth superhero franchise.
Marvel Studios' honcho Kevin Feige has stated that Phase 4, if it even ends up being called that, will mark major changes for the franchise as a whole, and fans shouldn't expect it to follow a similar pattern to what's come before.
While we apparently won't hear any more about Phase 4 until next year - likely at San Diego Comic-Con shortly after Avengers 4's release - there's already rampant speculation about which new characters will appear, who will land their own solo movies, which villain(s) will replace Thanos, and what will become of those iconic heroes who've been around since Phase 1.
It's a lot to consider, and we can only make educated guesses at this point, but what fun it is to dream about the future of the franchise regardless...
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