‘Avengers 4’ will be a ‘finale’ for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

“There will be two distinct periods - everything before Avengers 4 and everything after"

The upcoming Avengers 4 movie will be a ‘finale’ for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Marvel boss has said.

The fourth part of the series is currently scheduled for a 2019 release, following next year’s Avengers: Infinity War instalment.

Speaking in a new Vanity Fair interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that its follow-up will be a major moment in the canonical universe, and will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale.”

A number of actors who play the universe’s key characters will see their current contracts come to an end after Avengers 4, including Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye – Feige’s comments seem to suggest that we could see some dramatic ends to the characters’ storylines.

“There will be two distinct periods,” Feige added“Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”

Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the longest Marvel film yet, and bosses have warned fans to be prepared for some huge surprises and major deaths.

Co-director Joe Russo said at San Diego Comic-Con, that major changes are afoot in the Marvel universe. “My brother [Anthony Russo] and I believe in stakes,” he said. “I believe that everything has to have an end at some point in order for it to have value. The audience should be prepared.”

Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas on May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 set to follow on May 3, 2019.