It’s been a tradition throughout the first three phases for everyone to include at least one Avengers film. The third phase broke that by expanding with a two-parter as Infinity War would truly find its inclusion in Endgame. This year, we’ve finally entered the franchise’s fourth phase, but there’s no assembly on the horizon.
While it seems impossible to top the previous entry, it seemed like they wouldn’t leave out the big culmination franchise from the equation. IN an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige offered some insight into why we havenÄt gotten any announcement on a new Avengers film.
I think we want there to be a reasonable amount of time from the Endgame to start a new saga, which is already underway and already started. And then you need time, as you did in Phase 1, to build that saga before you start bringing everyone together.
It makes a lot of sense to take a break, as we’re in a reset for the franchise. Most of the big players that pushed it initially have left the franchise and we’re only really beginning to prepare a new generation of heroes. It’s unclear if we’ll even get a straight-forward Avengers film, or they might venture out with multiple teams. Perhaps it’s time to introduce the West Coast Avengers alongside the Young Avengers.
The clear focus for the fourth phase also seems to be on crossovers, as we see various characters joining others films. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will include Wanda in a larger role. Thor: Love and Thunder will see our titular hero joined by Guardians in his latest adventure. Just recently, the new character of Riri Williams, who will get a Disney+ show later down the line, will make their premiere in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever first. So, we might even see an Avengers film until Phase 4 or even 5 if they continue to set up for the new saga.