Today's talk of the town is a big Vanity Fair article that acts as a kind of celebration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. Most of the article focuses on Kevin Feige and the history of how all this came to be, but it contains slight nods to the future as well.
For one, it’s looking more and more like a lot of our favorite Senior Avengers probably won’t make it out of Avengers 4 alive. We’ve known the upcoming film would bring about a general closing of sorts, but this is the most explicit I’ve seen it put. We are definitely saying goodbye to some characters one way or another.
Also surprisingly explicit is Feige’s declaration that Marvel has 20 upcoming specific movies planned:
“we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally”
Obviously, Marvel movies will be with us for a long time, but the notion that they have 20 more mapped out seems nuts. Then again, maybe it’s not so crazy once you start factoring all the inevitable sequels they’ll be dealing with on top of whatever wacky new direction they choose after Avengers 4.
Good or bad (I’m leaning toward good just because I tend to enjoy these movies), we’re stuck with Marvel for a while, maybe until the end of our damn lives.
There’s a lot more to check out in the Vanity Fair article, including a ton of great photos of Marvel characters and their fancy updated haircuts (Hawkeye, I’m looking at you). Check it out here.