It’s not really a surprise, but Marvel Studios isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Though Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled follow-up are often talked about as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with 2008’s Iron Man, those movies are not the end. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has already assured us of that multiple times and during conference call earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger reiterated that point.

“We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade. [There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on.”

Again, there’s nothing shocking hear. The untitled fourth Avengers movie will be out on May 3, 2019 and Marvel Studios already has release dates booked beyond that. As long as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to delight and entertain audiences with multiple hit films each year, there’s no reason to believe it cannot continue on for the foreseeable future. It will evolve, of course, as contracts end and audiences crave new characters and stories, but Marvel Studios and Disney have the gift of time to help stay ahead of the curve.

Phase 3 is already planned out and in the process of being executed. Soon, Marvel will be able to focus even more time setting up the next phases of the MCU through the 2020s and beyond.

Source: The Wrap