Sigh. Spoilers from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ahead. If you haven’t seen it, why are you even here?
The end of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brought around some questions regarding the rest of the MCU’s lineup. How will our favorite characters star in their upcoming films when many of them were snapped into oblivion during Thanos’ genocidal rage?
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige sat down for an interview and was asked that very question! Feige was asked whether Black Panther (one of the casualities of ‘Infinity War’) would be featured in the trailers for ‘Avengers 4,’ and he responded frankly saying:
“No. Because he’s gone.”
When Feige was asked about ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ the sequel to ‘Homecoming,’ he responded:
“Well, when does that movie take place? We know it’s the summer. I think it’s summer vacation. I think he’s going to Europe with his friends. I don’t know what summer… I mean, I do know [but you don’t].”
This cryptic answer could mean that ‘Homecoming’ takes place before ‘Infinity War.’ While this is a nice thought, it probably isn’t true, as Feige had this to say when asked about ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in an interview a year ago:
“So much happens in [the third and fourth ‘Avengers’ movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after ‘Untitled Avengers,’ [that’s what] much of what the next ‘Spider-Man’ film will be about.”
He continued, saying:
“It was purposefully done like [that]. Like how the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Untitled [Avengers]’ going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”
While nothing more is known about the events of ‘Homecoming,’ Spidey actor Tom Holland’s title reveal could offer a clue. In a fun video talking about the film, Holland said:
“I’m a little confused [about ‘Spider-Man 2’] because I died so I don’t really know how it comes into play.”
Before fans learn the events of ‘Far From Home,’ ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ opens next week, followed by ‘Captain Marvel’ in March 2019, then ‘Avengers 4’ in May. Feige anticipates marketing for ‘Avengers 4’ will begin in the fall or winter, with those who didn’t make it out of the ‘Infinity War’ decidedly left out. Regarding the marketing aspect, Feige said:
“We are working with the greatest marketing team in the world with Disney so I’m anxious to see how they start to put [the marketing] together.”