It seems odd following all that’s happened in the aftermath of Endgame and Far From Home–in terms of both MCU events and real-world events)–but apparently, Phase 4 is almost at an end. This news comes directly from Kevin Feige, who has plenty to say on matters involving the MCU. Many fans may not understand how this is the end when there hasn’t been much going on as of late, nor is there an Avengers film to help punctuate the end of said phase as with the three phases before. Regardless, it’s coming.
Following this end, a new beginning will soon follow.
“As we’re nearing the end of Phase 4, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going,” Feige said in an interview. “I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going.”
We’ll be a little more direct about that in the coming months, to set a plan, so audiences who want to see the bigger picture can see a tiny, tiny, tiny bit more of the roadmap,” Feige said.
Between No Way Home and Multiverse of Madness, it seems clear that Feige is talking about a Multiversal conflict. This was first teased at the end of Doctor Strange via the arrival of Clea and further talk of “Incursions.” These are when worlds are set to collide with one another and something has to be done to prevent universes from dying. In the comics, this led to the massive event known as Secret Wars that literally rewrote the entire Marvel multiverse.
To be clear, we don’t know exactly if this is the “endgame” for what will happen in Phase 5, as Kang the Conqueror has also been teased. If nothing else, it’s given us plenty to think about.
Source: Total Film