Disney Is Starting to Plan Marvel Movies for the 2020s

Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 10:56AM
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 10:56AM
Disney Is Starting to Plan Marvel Movies for the 2020s
Yesterday, chairman Bob Iger revealed that Disney has Star Wars films planned through 2020, and is starting to plan for 2021 and beyond. Now, he's turning his attention to their other wildly successful geek franchise—the MCU—and confirming our suspicion that the Marvel movies will go on pretty much forever.

At the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference (via Comicbook.com), Iger said that in addition to his meetings with Kathleen Kennedy about their Star Wars slate, he had had meetings with Marvel management about the future of their films.

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"We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we've got movies in either development or production - some nearing completion - through the end of this decade. [There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on?"
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So far, Marvel has movies planned through the end of the decade, from Doctor Strange in November to Captain Marvel in 2018, as well as untitled movies that nonetheless have release dates in 2019 and 2020. While for any franchise other than Marvel (or Star Wars, for that matter), it might seem presumptuous to start planning this early, but let's be real, we all want these to be the "forever franchises."

Iger has previously stated that he doesn't think the public is getting weary of superhero movies, in spite of the intense saturation in the market. So long as they keep "raising the bar," he said, there was no need to ever stop making Marvel movies.

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"Marvel, you're dealing with thousands and thousands of characters," he said earlier this year. "That will go on forever."
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