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Marvel boss hints at new Marvel series that could define next phase

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave an update on a new ‘Avengers’ series

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Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in “WandaVision.”

Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in “WandaVision.” “Moon Knight” and “She-Hulk” will start filming soon, per Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently hinted the Young Avengers— a group of young heros who team up like the Avengers — could soon make an appearance in the next phase of Marvel films.

What’s going on?

Right now, Marvel is currently in its fourth phase of the film (the third phase ended with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”), which is also the post-”Avengers: Endgame” era. This new phase has, so far, included “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Other phase four projects include “Loki,”“What If...?,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Hawkeye,” “She-Hulk”and “Moon Knight,”as well as new feature films like “Black Widow” and “The Eternals.”

Entertainment Weekly recently asked Feige whether or not this phase — which has already introduced younger superheroes and is set to bring in more — is building toward a “Young Avengers” epic.

Feige didn’t deny it in his response:

  • “As a comic fan, anything in the comics is always our inspiration and our guide point. How those things come together and in what shape, it’s always subverting expectations, it’s always half the fun as meeting them,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “But, yes, you can certainly see that Phase 4 is introducing all sorts of new types of characters with the potential being endless. Now, all of us at Marvel Studios feel like Nick Fury at the end of ‘Iron Man 1’, as new actors and new performers come in and we tell them they’re part of a bigger universe. They just now have to do the work required to build their audience. I’m happy to say everybody that’s here, certainly where I’m sitting now, is doing amazing work and (I) can’t wait to show them the world.”

More ‘Young Avengers’ hints

There have already been some hints of the Young Avengers coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

For example, Kate Bishop will be the star for the upcoming Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” And Marvel “has already set for a Hulking introduction as well,” according to ComicBook.com.

And don’t forget Tommy and Billy — who became Speed and Wiccan in the Marvel Comics — showed up in “WandaVision.” And the finale revealed they may not be completely out of the picture yet, either.

The takeaway

It’s unclear if the Young Avengers will make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the signs are there that their team-up could happen down the road.