MCU Timeline Shifts as ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’ Confirmed as Phase Three Finale, Not ‘Endgame’

IndieWire | 5/1/2020 | Staff
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has kept the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline under lock and key in the lead up to this weekend’s “Avengers: Endgame,” but he did surprise fans at a recent fan event in Shanghai (via Newsweek) by confirming that “Endgame” is not the last chapter in Phase Three of the MCU. The upcoming “Spider Man: Far From Home,” set for release this July, is actually the final installment of Phase Three, which began with “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016 and has included such beloved MCU entries as “Black Panther” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Feige would not speak on the matter outside of responding to a “Far From Home” question by saying, “It’s the end of the third phase.” The executive added this was the first time he was confirming publicly that this nugget of information was confirmed. MCU fans have been wondering about the future of the movie universe following “Endgame,” which many believed to be the Phase Three finale as it has been billed as the culmination of the entire 21-film franchise to date. “Far From Home” was supposed to kick off Phase Four, but that’s no longer the case. The revelation the new “Spider-Man” movie is a Phase Three movie means no Marvel movie has been officially announced or dated for Phase Four yet.

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