The Marvel Cinematic Universe is bigger than it’s ever been. Following the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, Marvel launched Phase 4 which introduced the Multiverse and opened up a wealth of new titles, heroes, movies, and an explosion of new television shows. But what is it all building up to? As Phase 4 begins to draw to a close, Marvel chief Kevin Feige spoke with Total Film about what it’s all leading towards…
“As we’re nearing the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,” teases Feige. “I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. But we’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap.”
Looking back at Phase 4’s various projects, which includes the likes of WandaVision, Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Eternals, and more, it’s tough to see a uniting thread. We’ve seen the introduction of He Who Remains in the Loki series, and we know he will return as Kang the Conqueror, once again played by Jonathan Majors. That speaks to a major cosmic, time-traveling event that will likely tie-in to the incursions, universe-destroying chaos, teased in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There’s also the Secret Wars series, which will involve the alien Skrulls.
How Feige plans to link all of these things together will be the most fascinating part of the next few months. We could learn more with the arrival of Thor: Love & Thunder next month. It’s also possible Marvel will shed some light at Comic-Con, although they are expected to keep major reveals hidden until D23 in September.