As Marvel Studios prepares to release Captain America: Civil War, studio president Kevin Feige has begun talking a bit more about what comes next - no, not next movie, or next year, but in the film franchise's next phase. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feige said that 'Phase 4' - tentatively set to begin in 2020 - will be 'distinctively different' than the Marvel films before it.
“I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases,” Feige said.
Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo added to that, saying, "Things always get deconstructed, right?"
“You build things up and people enjoy the experiences you’ve built up. But then you kind of reach an apex or you reach a climax, a moment where you go, ‘This structure is really going to start to be repetitious if we do this again, so what do we do now?’ So now, you deconstruct it. We’re in the deconstruction phase with Civil War and leading into Infinity War, which are the culmination films.”
Feige said it's intentional that the the next three films after Captain America: Civil War are about characters whom EW says aren't featured in May's film.
“That’s somewhat intentional to go and explore the other aspects [of the universe],” Feige says.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters nationwide May 6.