Kevin Feige Opens Up About Long-Term Planning For Marvel, And There’s A Giant Advice Involved

From the beginning, there has always been a duality in movies released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each is obviously meant to stand on its own and tell a unique and exciting story, but the franchise is also always looking to the future and shaping plans for macro and big picture ideas. To keep track of all the wheels turning, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has talked in the past about using a chart to map everything out – and it’s very helpful this week because Feige and Marvel are figuring out what the next 10 years look like for the MCU.

Feige took the stage this afternoon at CinemaCon — appearing in the Marvel section of the Walt Disney presentation held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas — and during his keynote, he offered an exciting tidbit about his studio’s behind-the-scenes developments. Apparently, there are big things going on right now with the creatives behind the biggest franchise in the world, and they’re looking a whole decade into the future for their movies and TV shows. Said Feige,

I just left this morning and I’m heading back as soon as I step off stage to our first in-person creative retreat with the Marvel Studios creative team in three years, and we have a giant board there that takes us through the next decade of MCU movies. And they’re different, and they’re unique, and they’re special, and they’re meant for your theaters.

As for projects in development for the big screen, right now we only know what Marvel Studios’ schedule looks like until the middle of next year – with Peyton Reed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania set to hit theaters in July 2024. That means there’s nine years of slate hidden from us right now, and it’s a fact that’s sure to excite any Marvel fan.

So what upcoming marvel movies can we expect to see in 2024 and beyond? We can’t say for sure, but there are definitely a lot of features in the works right now that don’t have official release dates. This includes Blade featuring Mahershala Ali; the following dead Pool movie (which comes hired Shawn Levy to direct); Highly anticipated by Jon Watts The Fantastic Four; Captain America 4 with Anthony Mackie, and the sequels of both Spider-Man: No Coming Home and Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings (who has director Destin Daniel Cretton attached to return). There’s no doubt that all of these projects are on Marvel’s “giant board” now.

At this point we have a lot of questions about the future of the MCU, but it might not be long before some big answers are forthcoming. After all, we’re not just months away from San Diego Comic-Con 2022 (which Marvel Studios has frequently used as a venue to announce big plans), but D23 Expo will be back this year and taking place in September.

The arrival of Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. After a bit of a wait (you may remember that the film was announced in July 2019), the film is now just over a week away from its theatrical release. Look for it at your local multiplex on May 6, and stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for the deluge of coverage to come.

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