The MCU after Endgame… what’s next?


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Billy Boye, Layout Manager

“Avengers: Endgame” is undoubtedly the largest and most ambitious project that Marvel Studios has ever conquered. 11 years worth of storytelling led up to the climax of the first 22 films from Marvel Studios, known as the Infinity Saga.

During Endgame’s six week run in the box office, it broke an uncountable number of records. Ironically, some of these records were held by other Marvel Studios films. 

The most impressive record is becoming the highest grossing film of all time. This record was previously held by James Cameron’s “Avatar,” worth $2.789 billion dollars. Endgame surpassed this record, earning a total of $2.797 billion. 

Moving away from the money aspect, the stories of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also known as the MCU, will still continue after Endgame. This is exemplified through “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which was released three months after Endgame in April of 2019. 

Many more films await in the future of Marvel Studios. A new Marvel movie will be released featuring Black Widow as the main character, despite the character’s demise in Endgame. This iconic film will be released May 1 2020. To counter this, Marvel Studios has confirmed that the film will take place in between “Captain America: Civil War,” which premiered in 2016 and “Avengers: Infinity War,” that premiered two years after. 

In the future, Marvel Studios is also expected to film The Eternals, Shang-Chi, and Blade, all of whom have not been represented in the MCU. In terms of characters that the fans know, sequels to “Doctor Strange” (2016) and “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) are also in the works.

However, Marvel Studios has more than just films coming down the pipeline. To compliment the release of Disney +, Disney’s very own streaming service, Marvel Studios will produce a number of shows featuring their fan favorite characters. 

Some characters that many people know are getting their own shows, such as Hawkeye, Loki, and Scarlet Witch. However, comic book characters such as Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk are also receiving shows. These characters will soon be introduced to MCU fans that have not read the comics.

One name that has been tossed around is Spider-Man. Following the news that this popular character will be leaving the MCU, fans rioted to have him return, making petitions online and going as far as boycotting MCU products until he returned.

Soon after the news came out, a statement was made that the deal had been reached, and Spider-Man will be featured in one more solo outing and one team-up film in the MCU. This pleased fans greatly, cementing Spider-Man’s spot in Phase 4 of the MCU.

Marvel Studios has accomplished something that no other studio has, creating a cinematic event so large that all over the world, it has received nothing but praise. Marvel Studios is still going strong, with tons of new content coming in the future.

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