2019 has already arrived, and the year promises to be special for Marvel fans. The studio will release the expected Avengers: Ultimatum, plus Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Away from Home, which will launch a new phase for Marvel.
However, 2019 will also be a year of change and all thanks to Ultimatum, which will close several studio stories. With that, fans can expect a completely different Marvel in 2019, and Kevin Feige, the studio's president, is trying at all costs to hide the surprises that come with it.
The proof is that although a number of Marvel films are in pre-production, no function has been confirmed for 2020. But based on what we know so far, we can predict what will change in Marvel after the end of 2019 and understand how this cinema the universe will be completely different than here. See what we know so far about the future MCU in the following list:
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Avengers: Ultimatum will not only be the conclusion of Infinite War or the last clash of Avengers with Thanos, but the end of a story that Marvel began in 2008 with Iron Man.
Things were gradually formed, but when the Marvel films were released, the Avengers emerged, the joy of Infinity reunited, and Thanos became a top threat. All these factors came together so that we came to the conclusion of Infinite War and finally Ultimatum. It is the end of several stories, and it should lead to the second element in this list: the end of some characters.
Many important characters in the Marvel universe should no longer appear in studio movies when the Ultimatum is complete. The movie trailer itself has suggested that Tony Stark can die every year, and although he is not likely to die in such a way, many fans believe that the hero can even go from this to a better Ultimatum.
Of course, this means that some characters will not appear in future studio movies, not mean they will die, but the fans are betting on it. In addition, it is not known exactly which characters will leave the studio stories.
However, a certainty is Captain America, since his interpreter, Chris Evans, said he would not renew a contract with Marvel to pursue a leadership career. Thor should also stop appearing in the studio films, as Chris Hemsworth's contract has ended.
As for other key characters such as Hulk and Hawk-Archer, it is widely known that Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner have a contract with Marvel for at least one movie after the Ultimatum. Scarlett Johansson, meanwhile, will star in a solo adventure in the future, so we will still see the heroine Black Widow.
Although Marvel has already created a kinematic universe connected to television programs such as SHIELD's agents, the lines that separate TV and movies will be even weaker in 2019.
This will happen thanks to Disney +, a streaming service from Disney that will feature series focusing on famous MCU characters such as Loki, Scarlet Witch and Winter Soldier. Even events in the series are expected to affect future films.
Diversity seems to be the word that will lead Marvel in the future. Black Panther has paved the way for this, and in 2019, the studio will focus for the first time on a long solo of a heroine: Captain Marvel.
It is expected that more and more heroes of non-white ethnicities and women will be the main characters in the films in the studio. Kevin Feige himself has stated that he learned a great lesson from the success of Black Panther and Wonder Woman, a DC movie of 2017.
The studio is also open to introducing LGBT + characters in their narratives, although it is not yet known how these characters will appear.
After 2019, Marvel's schedule is expected to change, and the studio will stop releasing three films a year, as it has done regularly. The main reason for this would be the new series for Disney +. As they involve contracts with famous actors and a broad budget, which will be used on a third movie, it will now be used on a series of 8 episodes.
Marvel has already signaled that change by planning only two release dates in 2020 (movie titles have not yet been confirmed). The same will happen in 2021, and things will be this way forward.