Which MCU Sequels Are Most Likely Dead After Disney’s Update?

After Disney’s Recent Comments, Several Sequels Were Rumored marvel cinematic universe May not see the light of day. since starting with 2008 iron ManWith the release of, the MCU has become the largest shared franchise in cinema history. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania This is the 31st film in the MCU. Marvel Studios shows no signs of stopping, as several more movies and Disney+ series are planned for the rest of the multiverse saga. Nevertheless, critical reception to the MCU has been declining in recent years, leading Disney to announce significant changes to the future of the franchise.

Speaking at the March 2023 Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the sequel “usually worked well for [Marvel], Future MCU sequels may not always be a guarantee. While this may mean bad news for the original Avengers, the announcement comes after a poor reception Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantummaniaPeyton Reed in the third installment ant Man franchise, and Taika Waititi’s thor: love and thunder In step 4 of the MCU. Iger’s comments could jeopardize the many rumored and upcoming sequels in the MCU as they may not be necessary to advance the characters’ stories.

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thor 5 probably won’t happen

Chris Hemsworth was the first person in the MCU’s original slate of actors to get four solo movies thor: love and thunder Released During Phase 4 Of The MCU, In The Wake Of The Asgardian God Of Thunder avengers: endgame, While Taika Waititi thor Franchise with a comedy spin Thor: Ragnarok, love and thunder It was heavily criticized for its excessive use of comedy. This often came at the expense of more serious plot points such as Jane Foster’s battle with cancer, Gorr the God Butcher’s genocide across the universe, and Thor’s own battle with grief and depression which featured heavily. endgame,

termination of thor: love and thunder revealed that Thor would be returning in the future of the MCU, though Waititi and Hemsworth revealed that it came as a surprise to both of them. Following Iger’s Comments, It’s Likely Hemsworth’s Next Appearance Won’t Be In The MCU thor 5 But will actually see the Asgardian hero join the Avengers once again avengers: kong dynasty And avengers: secret wars, Following recent developments in Hemsworth’s personal life, it’s possible that this will be Thor’s last MCU adventure, perhaps creating an opportunity for other Thor-adjacent characters to develop their own stories, such as Loki on his own solo Disney+ series. Used to be.

Small-Scale Ant-Man 4 Hopes May Be Dashed

There's No Sequel to Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp's Quantummania

after the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantummaniaThe first film in Phase 5 of the MCU, rumors of talks already taking place for a proposed antman 4Some cast members even suggested that they wanted to go back to the miniseries of the past. ant Man movies. However, since quantum frenzy Having received a flurry of negative reviews from critics in the early days of its release, it is possible that the proposed sequel may never come to fruition. Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness took huge risks with this quantum frenzyEspecially by introducing Kang the Conqueror during the course of the film, which may have sealed the fate of the franchise.

of 2015 ant Man and 2018 ant-man and the wasp served as a palette-cleanser for Marvel Studios’ audience, released directly after the epic the avengers movies in an attempt to lighten the mood of the MCU. Together quantum frenzyHowever, Scott Lang and his shape-shifting crew found themselves victims of the typical Marvel formula, so any dreams of returning to the mini-stories of yesteryear ant Man Projects can get shelved. It is more likely Ant-Man and the Wasp: quantummania The characters will pop up in other MCU projects, such as Phase 6 the avengers events and potential young avengers Project with Cassie Lang aka Stature.

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Deadpool Crossover May Have More Potential Than Deadpool 4

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool 2, No Sequel

technically, deadpool 3 will mark the first MCU film for Ryan Reynolds’ merc-with-a-mouth, but since the character has already seen a fruitful career at Fox X Men franchise, it is possible that further dead pool The sequels won’t just focus on Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. In Marvel Comics, Deadpool is famous for crossing over into other characters’ stories, notably those with Wolverine, Daredevil, and Spider-Man, so this could point to a possible future for Reynolds’ character in the MCU. It would certainly be great to see Deadpool interact with established MCU characters in other projects, and he could even be featured in future X-Men or X-Force projects in the MCU.

Marvel Studios can grow even more dead pool Sequel in the following MCU deadpool 3 2024 release. However, with Iger’s new comments and a change in focus “Newness” It’s more likely that Deadpool’s future rests with the other Marvel properties in the franchise. After ending with the Multiverse Saga avengers: secret warsPhase 7 and beyond are rumored to heavily feature the MCU’s mutants and X-Men, which is more likely to see Deadpool interacting with far more characters than in his Fox films, so while deadpool 4 Should that ever happen, the character would have a bright future in the MCU.

Eternals 2 is impossible fast

Gemma Chan as Sersi in Eternals No Sequel

chloe zhao’s marvel debut, eternalWith the film being scrutinized for trying to do too much in too little time, it quickly became one of Phase 4’s most divisive projects. eternal Introducing thousands of years of history and ten new all-powerful superheroes to the MCU, it was a great fit for its two-and-a-half-hour runtime. Kind of makes it a sequel eternal Even more is necessary, as there is much that needs to be explained about the Eternals, their time on Earth, their celestial creators, and the major changes made to their Marvel Comics origins, but Iger’s comments perhaps suggest that The divisive project will not see the continuation of the big screen.

rumors of eternal 2 has been circulating for some time, but since there has been no confirmation from Marvel Studios, it is possible that the proposed film will be reworked, potentially moving away from the Eternals themselves. This could work by delving deeper into the myths of the Celestials. Eternal 2 Since he’s been a background presence in the MCU for years and deserves more development. some have speculated Eternal 2 could take the form of a Disney+ series that would devote more time to actually finding out who the Eternals are, why they were sent to Earth, and what they’ll do to protect it.

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Which MCU sequel will be safe?

Shuri as the new Black Panther in the MCU sequel

Even though the many proposed MCU sequels will certainly be on the chopping block after Bob Iger’s recent comments, many can rest assured that they will be developed, released, and potentially even spawn further sequels. after the release of Spider-Man: No Way HomeMarvel Studios and Sony clarified that other projects featuring Tom Holland’s Peter Parker would be developed for the MCU, with a planned trilogy in development and spider man 4 Already confirmed. it is also likely black panther 3 Will be developed under the watchful eye of Ryan Coogler, carrying on Chadwick Boseman’s legacy in the MCU.

proposed sequel doctor strange 3 And Shang-Chi 2 Continuing stories from Phase 4 of the MCU are rumored to be in development. After Sam Wilson’s big screen debut as Captain America Captain America: New World Order, it is likely that he will get more solo sequels as well. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy gears up for its final adventure Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but there’s no doubt that a new team will form, potentially led by MCU newcomer Adam Warlock. new projects, including Fantastic Four, blade,Even more thunderbolt, could even see sequels after its release, so the future is still looking pretty bright marvel cinematic universe,

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