I'm pretty sure "superhero fatigue" is a phrase we will be using until the year where superhero films actually go away or until we all just simply give up and stop caring altogether. That said, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige may have just put a date on the latter scenario as he tells Wired the studio has plans as far out as 2021.
"I could arguably say what we're planning for the year 2021," Feige said. "Will that happen? I don't know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening."
Marvel and parent company Walt Disney currently eight more films planned from now through 2017 with Thor: The Dark World still to hit theaters this year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man in 2015, two untitled features dated for 2016 and another untitled film set for 2017.
Those three untitled films along with Guardians of the Galaxy are probably where Marvel fans should focus most of their speculation as Feige adds, "Five years ago, looking at our plan, we knew that if Avengers was going to work, the movies had to stand alone. Now we have to prove to the studio that we're more than just these five characters, these five franchises."
I'm not a comic book reader so I don't know anything about what you should expect though I know names such as Dr. Strange (potentially with Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Black Panther and Vision (maybe with Vin Diesel) have been mentioned in the past, but that's where my knowledge ends. Any heroes you'd particularly like to see? Are you invested in the Avengers franchise now and think they may be going too far or can they never go too far? Sound off below.