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Marvel’s Phase 4 will remain a secret until 2019

Dont expect any new announcements this year.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Published Apr 23, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 5:49 pm CDT

We’ve known for a long time that Infinity War and Avengers 4 are the end of an era. One of the lead actors already confirmed he’s leaving the franchise, and producer Kevin Feige characterizes Avengers 4  as the conclusion of a 22-movie arc. We also know that Black Panther and Captain Marvel will be a big part of Phase 4, but unlike previous years, Marvel hasn’t announced any new spinoffs. Yet.

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If you assumed you’d hear more after Infinity War, think again. Speaking at an all-star Infinity War press conference this weekend, Kevin Feige revealed they won’t have a big Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018. Marvel is generally one of the most anticipated SDCC panels, so this is an unusual step.

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“We won’t do anything until after this time next year,” said Feige. “We did a very big announcement in 2014 where we announced a lot of movies, and we added a few movies to it after that announcement. But it really felt important that we deliver on that before we do a big showcase of whatever is to come.”

SDCC 2018 takes place shortly after the release of Ant Man and the Wasp, with Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 in production. After that, Marvel has three empty release dates per year in 2020, 2021, and 2022. We can expect the new titles to roll out after Avengers 4 next year, introducing new spinoffs. Could we finally get that Black Widow movie? How about the Eternals, or Nova? Or is all the secrecy giving Marvel some breathing-room to reboot the X-Men franchise after the Disney/Fox merger?

We’ll find out in 2019. Until then, the biggest Marvel announcement may be the top-secret title of Avengers 4.

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H/T Den of Geek

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2018, 7:02 am CDT