While the first two Thor films only briefly teased the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the introduction of Asgard and the nine realms, 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy expanded the Marvel Universe beyond Earth. Now, with the Avengers and Guardians set to team up to go against the Mad Titan, Thanos, it appears their adventures in space are far from over.
During Marvel's panel at Comic Con Experience in Brazil earlier today, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hosted a Q&A with the audience via satellite. While discussing the various projects Marvel has in store, Feige was asked about the possibility of more Marvel films being set in space, something the producer seemed entirely on board with.
In response to the question, Feige said it's entirely possible, should the Avengers survive the next two films, Infinity War and the still-untitled Avengers 4. He explained, "If the Avengers survive, we will see more films with them in space. I love and would like to see more films in space."
Feige has previously teased that the fourth Avengers film will deliver a "finale" to everything that has come before it, insinuating that not everyone will make it out alive. This, of course, may be part of the reason Marvel has opted not to reveal its plans for beyond Phase Three. Still, it is worth noting that Guardians of the Galaxy spinoffs have been discussed previously, suggesting that while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may serve as an ending to the Guardians as we know them, Marvel still very much has plans for the fan-favorite characters -- and space! -- beyond James Gunn's trilogy. As to which Avengers will join them in space? Well, that remains to be seen, although Captain Marvel seems like a sure bet.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War stars 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. The film opens May 4, 2018.
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