Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been doing the rounds during the press coverage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Recently Feige suggests that the MCU will likely no longer be organized by Phases post-Avengers 4. Feige then went on to say that it’s still a little too early for definitive description. Here’s what Feige had to say:
“I think it’s a little early to know what it’s going to look like, I think things are going to look very different at that point, but I think the early discussions we’ve had with James [Gunn] about Vol. 3 and beyond with what we’ll call the “Cosmic Universe” and the Guardian characters is very exciting. Which is why he signed up and we announced that even before Guardians Vol. 2 came out.”
Feige did go on to tell Fandango that we might be seeing Marvel’s cosmic characters in more prominent roles moving forward in the MCU. Here’s what Feige had to say to Fandango.
“As you know from the comics, there are so many places to go and so many more characters, and there are a few characters hinted at in the [end] tag scenes of Vol. 2. All of which could be potential to see and explore more in the new age following our big Avengers films.”
We don’t know what the future holds for the actors currently starring in the Marvel films, specifically Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. One way to deal with their potential exit would be to shift the focus of their cinematic universe away from Earth. Currently, there are a number of cosmic characters (a lot of which appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) who would be able to carry their own franchise.