'Avengers 4' Will Bring A Finale To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Since Iron Man came out in 2008, Marvel have changed the whole landscape of Hollywood. Cinematic universes were never really considered up until the point where Tony Stark turned up at the end of The Incredible Hulk and now everyone’s doing it.

Warner Bros. and DC have been trying as hard as they can (and largely failing) to replicate it with their DCEU (at least WB have the Harry Potter universe to fall back on), Universal have got this thing that no-one really understands called the ‘Dark Universe’, that contains characters such as the Mummy, the Invisible Man (???) and the Bride of Frankenstein, and I know there’s some I’m forgetting about.

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But all good things come to an end, and the MCU is no exception.

The as yet untitled Avengers 4 is due for release some time in 2019, and looks as though it’s going to herald the end of the MCU as we know it. Not completely, obviously, as we know there are films to be made after the release of A4, such as the Spider-Man sequels and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, teased that the third Avengers sequel will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale.”

In the interview, Feige spoke about all things MCU, ranging from the first Iron Man film nine years ago, to the hugely popular and genuinely brilliant Thor: Ragnarok.

Nine years. Jesus.

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In between now and the relase of Avengers 4, though, we have a lot to look forward to, including Black Panther, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Captain Marvel and of course, Avengers: Infinity War.

Feige continued, saying:

There will be two distinct periods – everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.

So that could mean anything, really. There’s the possibility that he’s just talking about the world looking like a different place, what with Thanos trying to take over it, or, more likely, that there will be a notable absence of some of our favourite heroes.

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Bear in mine that Avengers 4 would mark the end of many stars’ contracts, such as Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, and it doesn’t sound too far-fetched.

There’s already speculation that one or two big players will die in Avengers: Infinity War, with Chris Evans more or less fed up with playing Captain America and people pointing the finger at the studio for not raising the stakes enough by killing anyone important (Quicksilver wasn’t important).

To be honest, I’ll watch anything they make so whatever really. Keep on truckin’, fellas.

Images via Marvel, Vanity Fair

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