We're coming towards the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.
While Phase 3 does still have six films to come, Avengers 4 will be the end of the big Thanos/Infinity Stones arc, and with it the MCU we'll have watched for over a decade by that point. While there's a lot of speculation about just how that's going to play out, there is naturally talk of what's going to come next as well.
Kevin Feige recently commented on the end of Phase 3 and the focus on bringing that story to a satisfying conclusion, which some took to mean the MCU ending. Now, James Gunn has taken to Twitter to expand on what the future holds:
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 one of the only confirmed Phase 3 movies right now - along with the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel - it makes sense that the movie would be a big part of whatever the new story happens to be.
Furthermore, as Gunn oversees the cosmos branch of the MCU, and with Captain Marvel set to come into play soon too, it could be a sign that Marvel are going in a bigger, less Earthbound direction in the future, such as the Secret Invasion storyline (with the Skrulls already teased for Captain Marvel).
What story do you want to see Phase 4 tackle? Share your thoughts down in the comments.
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