Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Says Endgame Is 'Final' Avengers Movie
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen its last Avengers film with 2019's Avengers: Endgame, as seemingly confirmed by Marvel Studios President and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige himself.
Speaking on the most recent episode of Marvel Studios Assembled, centered on Eternals, Feige said, "Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now past their tenth anniversary and with the release of the final Avengers movie, we've finally completed a 22-movie Infinity Saga."
With many members of the Avengers team still alive, there has been some speculation regarding who the members of the next iteration of the Avengers team will be and who will lead them. Some have theorized that Doctor Strange will replace Tony Stark and/or Steve Rogers as the de facto leader of the team, owing to the apparent focus of Phase 4 on the former Master of the Mystic Arts and the connection several major projects have to the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Avengers: Endgame served as the culmination of the "Infinity Saga" that began with 2008's Iron Man. It saw every superhero introduced in the MCU up until that point join together for one last climactic battle against the Mad Titan Thanos and his forces. The film featured a major time-jump, bringing the MCU forward five years after Thanos collected and used the Infinity Stones to snap half the universe out of existence. Those who were dusted were brought back half a decade later by the Hulk, who was the only one who could survive using the Stones.
Avengers: Endgame concluded multiple stories and saw the final chapter of Robert Downey Jr.'s iconic take as Iron Man, Chris Evans' Captain America and Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff. Each character left behind an enduring legacy. Iron Man left a lasting mark on the MCU's Spider-Man and continued to inspire supervillains to emerge, bent on destroying everything Stark built. As for Steve Rogers, he passed on his shield and the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson, who ultimately accepted the title after the events of Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Finally, Black Widow revealed Nat's journey pushed her sister, Yelena Belova, toward the remaining Avengers, starting with Hawkeye.
Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film of all time, overtaking Avatar, until the James Cameron film was re-released in China. To date, the final Avengers film has earned $2.7 billion and is the second highest-grossing movie in the world.