During the CinemaCon (the convention that you’re not allowed to go to) panel for Disney, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige noted that there was a retreat currently happening with Marvel where they’re planning out the next ten years of storytelling for the company. Part of the strength of Marvel and their cinematic universe is that they have a coordinated plan that they stick to. This vacation/retreat should see them build toward an even bigger and better future for their plans.
Here’s what Feige said at the presentation:
It was three years ago this weekend that [Avengers: Endgame] was in theaters and did pretty well and provided great reminders of why it’s fun to sit in a giant room full of strangers and have a shared experience. That’s what it was all about. And there are times that we all know, where it’s like, ‘Will we ever experience that again?’ and, thanks to you, last year — Black Widow, Shang-Chi [and the Legend of the Ten Rings] — which you already mentioned, Eternals, and, of course, with our friends at Sony, Spider-Man: No Way Home proved that we can do that and prove that we can keep doing that and thank all of you for that actually happening. It is amazing and overwhelming for me to be a part of this business. We make these movies to be seen in your theaters on big screens with big crowds.
I have just left this morning, and I’m going back as soon as I get off stage, to our first creative retreat in person with the Marvel Studios creative team in three years. And we have a giant board there that takes us through the next decade of MCU movies, and they are different and they are unique and special and are meant for your theaters.
This underscores the plan that Feige and Co. have had since the beginning of the MCU. A long-term plan for the future is what builds towards success. So far, we have Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to look forward to in 2022.
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