MCU to Undergo 3 Significant Adjustments Following ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Avengers: Endgame not only bid farewell to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, but it also bid farewell to some of the typifying qualities that have come to define and mold the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Moving forward, the MCU will proceed a bit differently, as the Phase 3 conclusion should not only be seen as a narrative refresh, but also the end of Marvel’s tried-and-true approach. Three major changes are bound to follow suit, based on information already available, in the MCU. 

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1. Phases will likely take less time to reach completion; the time between MCU projects will be shorter

According to We Got This Covered, Marvel Studios will finish a great deal of Phase 4 — Disney+ streaming shows included — before the end of 2020. While several cinematic installments are pegged for 2021 — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – many projects are slated to premiere this year. 

Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and The Eternals are all scheduled for 2020 release dates. Not to mention, 2021 is now under a year away. In comparison, Marvel’s Phase 1 took four years (2008-2012) and phase 3 took three years (2016-2019). Moving forward, fans won’t have to wait as long for Marvel content. Between the TV and silver screen, there will always be something to watch!

2. The conversation between the small screen and the silver screen 

Fans already know that WandaVision will segue into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Rumor has it that Wanda’s unstable mind will lead her to fracture reality like in the House of M comics; theoretically, she will bring Vision back to life in a 50s sitcom-esque yet superhero-themed I Love Lucy. Doctor Strange will then have to pick up the pieces. 

Disney may be planning to initiate one of the most significant cross-conversations between the small screen and the big screen. While Marvel Netflix shows never really impacted the MCU (or vice versa), such will no longer be the case with Disney+ shows. And, if Spider-Man turns out to be Ms. Marvel’s mentor, as is the case in the comics, fans may be in for a little Tom Holland in the Ms. Marvel show. 

1. Multiple teams of Avengers to feature in the MCU, as opposed to one major mash-up

If all the recent insider intel is correct, the MCU is planning to create a few different teams of superheroes. While Avengers: Endgame features all the heroes we have come to know and love in one major mash-up, this may not be the plan for quite some time. 

Captain Marvel will likely lead an all-female team, known as the A-Force in the comics. Spider-Man will likely lead the New or the Young Avengers (as they all attempt to defend earth from domestic and extraterrestrial threats alike). Doctor Strange may come to lead The Illuminati, with help from Professor Xavier and Mr. Fantastic.