Almost a decade after the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU is still going strong. It has produced 18 movies so far, with seven more in production and Thor: Ragnarok (see our review) the latest off the assembly line.
Now, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is promising another 20 more movies to come:
“22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before — intentionally. There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”
In the same interview, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that Marvel Studios is “looking for worlds that are completely separate — geographically or in time — from the worlds that we’ve already visited.” Which makes sense given that Marvel has explored genres from space comedy (GotG) to spy thriller (Winter Soldier) to heist movie (Ant-Man), not to mention the urban dramas of the Netflix Marvel TV universe.
Iger also noted that the studio has the rights to – take a deep breath – 7,000 characters, so they have lots more stories to adapt. Next up: Black Panther, which comes out in Singapore on February 15, 2018.