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Kevin Feige says Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will probably kick off Phase 4 of the MCU

April 13th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Marvel is only gearing up for Phase Three kicking off with the release of Captain America: Civil War but they’re already thinking way ahead in terms of Phase Four.

The studio has three untitled movies set for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020 which will likely ignite Phase Four – and it looks as though Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be one of the early Phase Four projects.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with ion (via Squareeyed) that one of the Phase Four movies will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

He said: “We’re only working on what’s been announced through the end of 2019. And it is still a big chess board for 2020 and beyond, but certainly I would say Guardians 3 is [one film that’s] up there. I don’t know what exactly the order will be.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently in production in Atlanta, which will be the third Phase Three movie, following Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, and it is set for release on November 4.

Guardians director James Gunn revealed recently that he already has story ideas for Guardians 3 but isn’t entirely sure if he will return to direct.

Interestingly, in a separate interview with Fandango, Feige teased more details about Phase Four, and the possibility of a Black Widow movie.

“Yes, for sure, I think [Black] Widow at some point would be great. But when you start talking about things that are now four/five years away…sometimes we do that. Doctor Strange has been talked about for ten years. But we’re focused on the next nine movies, which is a lot, between now and 2019.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.