“The picture gets bigger and bigger, even after Endgame”: MCU Exec Assures Fans Phase 4 and Beyond Won’t Be Lackluster

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Marvel Studios has already announced its plans for phases 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. MCU phase 4 is about to be concluded with the release of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, whose trailer has received a promising response. However, fans are still worried that they might end up disappointed again. With phase 4 coming to an end, the MCU is set to explore phase 5, which will kick off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Wakanda Forever will conclude MCU phase 4
Wakanda Forever will conclude MCU phase 4

Phase 5 will have several new entries on the way. But phase 4 has caused fans to worry about upcoming phases of the MCU. Many shows and movies in MCU phase 4 have received a mixed response. Fans have credited it as the worst phase of the MCU so far. Now that the MCU phase 4 is almost over, one Marvel executive has claimed that fans will have nothing to worry about in the upcoming phases of the MCU.

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Andy Park Assures Fans About MCU Phase 4 and Phase 5 

Following the release of Thor: Love and Thunder, fans started calling out the studio for being careless with the production. Not just Thor: Love and Thunder fans have also been highly disappointed with She-Hulk as well.

Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development Andy Park recently addressed fans’ concerns during his interview with SyFy. According to fans MCU phase 4 has been a disaster so far, and they are worried that it will follow up in the upcoming phases as well. 

Andy Park has assured fans that they will have nothing to worry about for phase 5 of the MCU. He said that the visual department is there to make sure that every character is delivered in the best possible way.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

He also said that this is not the end and the picture only gets bigger and bigger after the Endgame. Park also talked about Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Thunderbolts. He said, 

“But moving forward, we’re gonna have Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we’re gonna be seeing that pocket of the universe; we’re going to be seeing Thunderbolts.”

Andy Park
Andy Park

Andy Park has been involved with Marvel for 12 years since the first Captain America film. He shared that he is been involved with constantly introducing new worlds, new themes, and new genres, but in the end, it is all about characters. He said that Marvel has been building these characters and worlds, which all exist in the same cinematic universe. 

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Phase 5 Would Quell Concerns About the Franchise growing Stale

MCU Phase 4 has somehow failed to impress fans and weren’t happy with most of the installments that were released. Even though Spider-Man: No Way Home topped the box office and other films also did well at the box office fans did not have much good to say about most of the films.

Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Andy Park has reassured us that phase 5 will put an end to fans’ concerns of the franchise going stale. He claimed that the upcoming phase would set up the events for the multiverse saga. Phase 5 and phase 6 include some of the most anticipated shows and movies for the MCU, including Charlie Cox’s Daredevil: Born Again and Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool 3.

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Fans also have high expectations from Wakanda Forever, the last film of the MCU phase 4. They are also expecting the best with phase 5 lining up with a number of much-awaited movies and shows for the MCU. 

Deadpool 3 Logo
Deadpool 3 Logo

Andy Park has claimed that the franchise still has enormous potential after phase 4 of the MCU. He said that phase 5 features some of the most impressive MCU projects so far, and there should be plenty of anticipation to see where the MCU is going next. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release on November 11, 2022. 


Phase 5 of the MCU will start with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will release on February 17, 2023.

Source: The Direct


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