Kevin Feige Reveals the True Meaning of the MCU's Phase Four

The Phase Four of the MCU has received some mixed responses from fans with praises towards its introduction of new characters and exploration of various tones, but there are also questions about where it will all lead especially in the aftermath of the Infinity Saga.

Last year, during their San Diego Comic-Con presentation, Marvel Studios formally confirmed that we are currently in the Multiverse Saga and Kang the Conqueror will serve as the big baddie as the events are going to lead to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.

Now that Phase Four has ended and the upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will serve as the beginning of Phase Five and introduce Kang, there are still questions about what was the previous phase really all about and its importance to the current saga.

During an interview at the red carpet premiere event of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (via The Direct), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked what Phase Four was all about where he responded with more clarification and a promise that it will all lead to a bigger event later on.

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"Absolutely. We wanted the Infinity Saga to feel complete after Endgame and Far From Home. But Phase Four, as I've said, was all about experimentation, introduction, reintroduction. And we took our time to have fun, and play in genres we hadn't play in before, and do all sorts of fun things with these characters," he said.

"Kicking off Phase Five, we'll continue that. Like in the Infinity Saga, there will be standalone films within the next two phases. But it really is, as you will certainly see in Quantumania, heading towards the very, very big picture. And as we've already announced, that big picture is the Multiverse Saga in a very, very big way."

Looking back, it does make sense that Phase Four was more introduction and experimentation since we have seen Marvel tackle different genres with the films and TV shows that they did and they made a lot of set-ups that may or may not matter in the future phases.

Whether you agree with their direction or not, we have to give them props for doing choices that they haven't done before and it is proof that the creatives at Marvel Studios still have ambitions about the MCU and are willing to make choices that they haven't explored before.

Also Read: Is Marvel Going to Make Movies for Disney+? Here's What the MCU Producer Has to Say

The next MCU film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to release in theaters on February 17. You can check more details about it here.

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