While there's still plenty we don't know about Avengers 4 -- including its actual title -- Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has long promised it will serve as a finale to everything that came before it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, in a new interview, he teases that the film will also be different from any of the others the studio has released.
In Vanity Fair's cover story celebrating the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, Feige teased what's on deck following Avengers 4. Careful not to reveal any potential spoilers, Feige reaffirmed the ending will bring with it something we've never seen before in superhero films: a finale. Whether that means the deaths of Avengers at the hands of Thanos, as previously teased by directors Joe and Anthony Russo, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the MCU will live on.
“There will be two distinct periods," Feige said. "Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting."
However, while the Avengers franchise as we know it is set to end with Avengers 4, that doesn't mean the studio doesn't already have plans for what's to take place after. As Feige and Disney CEO Bob Iger tell it, they have "another 20 movies on the docket," all of which are different from what has come before.
Debuting in theaters on May 4, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. Avengers 4 is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.