The Iron Man Mistake Marvel Studios Should Never Make

Paramount Pictures/Photofest To hear Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige tell it, the post- Avengers 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be a very different place, with new characters taking the place of existing favorites. The new Vanity Fair cover story on the future of the MCU makes it clear that the studio is looking toward an era in the near future where the likes of Chrises Evans and Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johannson have moved on to the Avengers Retirement Mansion. Hemsworth himself notes, on the set of the untitled fourth Avengers movie, that "this is going to be the last time we get to hang out like this." But what does that mean for those characters (and intellectual property) come 2019? Feige says in the piece the studio has "20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally." Will the studio truly be able to stay away from its marquee names in the long term? Throughout the years, Marvel’s comic book output has laid the groundwork for a path forward for Marvel Studios as the original Avengers cast ages out of their roles; Steve Rogers has been replaced as Captain […]

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