Kevin Feige Promises New Types of MCU Heroes Post-‘Avengers 4’
Published on June 27th, 2018 | Updated on June 27th, 2018 | By FanFest
Avengers 4 is going to mark the end of a decade-long journey for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All of the solo films, crossovers, and Avengers were leading to this moment, the moment where all of our favorite heroes are at their darkest points. Some were taken at the hands of Thanos’ snap while the others were left on Earth to deal with the fallout of their “deaths”. When Avengers 4 hits theaters heroes will live and some we will lose forever. It’s safe to say that the MCU post-Avengers 4 is going to be a whole new landscape. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sat down with GameSpot and spoke to the MCU’s future, the new wave of heroes and how they’ll be different than who we’ve met so far.
“Brand new heroes, new types of heroes, continuing what we see in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. Who a hero can be, and should be, and seeing all different types of heroes.”
Feige is most likely speaking to having a group of more diverse heroes coming in the Marvel pipeline. In Ant-Man and The Wasp, Evangeline Lilly became the first female to co-headline an MCU film, Captain Marvel finds Brie Larson as the first female solo film, and Black Panther was their first film to center around a black superhero. While Captain Marvel has yet to come out, Ant-Man and The Wasp is already receiving fantastic reviews with many praising Lilly’s performance and Black Panther completely dominated at the Box Office, and with fans and critics, proving that audiences want to see these types of heroes on screen and Feige agrees.
“We want people from any background to be able to look at that screen and see themselves reflected, and just as importantly to have different types of people be inspired by people who don’t look like them, or people who have different backgrounds than them, and let them inspire them going forward. To me, that’s the most important thing that we can do, and we’ve started it, and we’re going to continue it.”
We can’t think of anything more fantastic than having more female-centric superhero movies and more heroes from different cultures and backgrounds kicking some ass in the MCU. We’d love to hear what heroes you hope will make it into the MCU! Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, Ant-Man and The Wasp will be hitting theaters on July 6, 2018, and Captain Marvel will be flying into theaters on March 8, 2019. That will, of course, be followed by Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home!
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