Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige had opened a can of worms when he suggested that MCU was ending after Phase Three. It was not clear what he meant but now some info from a key player may have just let the beans spill. There will be no team-up movies from Phase Four onward.
While chatting with Collider, Josh Brolin who has played Mad Titan Thanos across many movies since 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he had given insights into Marvel’s plans. The actor said that the studio found making Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel a logistical nightmare and they are not planning to do it again.
“I think that they’re in a position very openly and rawly where they’re like, ‘We would never do this again. This is a one-time deal. To put this many successful actors together is such a pain in the ass, but it’s been worth it. We’re doing two movies. One back to back, and this is it for us. Then we’ll go off in another direction, but this is a very, very, very obviously ambitious project that I think is going to pay off in a big way.”
While this is shocking, remarks from Feige have prepared us for a change of direction in MCU. While the smaller crossovers that we have seen like Iron Man’s role in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Hulk’s in Thor: Ragnarok will continue, Brolin’s comments indicate that we will never see another movie that unites the Avengers, Guardians and other heroes.
Further in the interview, Brolin had been asked on the experience of making movies with such a jam-packed cast. He had cited how it involved “a different kind of acting” and the highlight was the state-of-the-art CGI which had brought his character to life.
“It is a different type of acting, but then when I saw, they showed me a little six-minute teaser of a scene that I had done, and I was so blown away by how next level this digital process is and how real it feels. I don’t know how I could be anything but happy. If everybody hates me at the end of it, I don’t know, will it be worth it if it’s a great movie? Maybe.”
Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on May 4th, 2018, while Avengers 4 lands a year later on May 3rd, 2019.