Right now, a team of all-new and top-secret Avengers are probably slipping into their super suits. But, because Marvels Studios is being very, very protective of the what happens in the next few of its movies, we won’t know who these new Avengers are until after July of 2019. This can mean only one thing: the twists and turns in Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will be extreme.
On Monday, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige explained that the studio is intentionally waiting to reveal the next slate of superhero films until after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home in July. And the reason why is simple. They don’t want to spoil any of the huge changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe until everyone has seen the next three movies. “We aren’t going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man until post-Endgame and Spider-Man,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “There’s a tremendous amount of potential and a tremendous amount of additional characters and storylines and groups of characters that we’re going to keep playing with.”
The translation here is actually fairly easy to figure out: many of the existing heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe simply might not be around for any possible post-2019 movies. After all, everyone has been predicting the death of both Captain America and Iron Man since 2017, but now with Endgame, it looks like those two things could actually happen.
Right now, there are a lot of fan theories as to how the Avengers undo all the deaths caused by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Obviously, the existence of Spider-Man: Far From Home happening in July already tells us that at the very least, Peter Parker will be resurrected somehow. But, interestingly enough, right now, that’s literally the only Marvel superhero we know for sure will be getting a movie after Endgame.
Will the entire Marvel lineup change? Will existing superhero titles like “Captain America” and “Iron Man” be taken up by new or existing characters? Will that talking raccoon, Rocket, get his own standalone movie where he just cusses a lot and steals things from people? Until after July, all things are possible with Marvel. Which, actually makes the impending release of Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame all the more exciting. For the first time in a while, we actually don’t really know what is going to happen with these movies.
Captain Marvel is out everywhere on March 8.
Avengers: Endgame is out everywhere on April 26.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is out on July 5.