After Avengers: Infinity War, the directors, are being told to keep mum about their upcoming MCU movies so that no spoilers are revealed. Avengers 4 is scheduled to release in May next year, and it will be the first Phase 4 movie, full of fresh ideas and characters, as Moore told to ComicBook.com.
“Oh, there are some ideas [for Phase Four],” Moore said. “I think without giving anything away, we’re at the point now with Marvel as a company looking for what happens post-Avengers 4, and there are a lot of ideas on the table that are really exciting. Some are characters you’ve met before, and some are wholly new characters. And now, it’s just for us internal getting our ducks in a row and deciding who’s doing what and when these franchises will end up in sort of the larger timeline. So there are things I’m working on, but as a bigger question, we’re just trying to figure out what happens post Phase three.”
Although the characters making a comeback as expected by a lot of people are those that would appear in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (the only sequels which have got official confirmation), Kevin Feige had said in the past that the famous cosmic hero from the comic books, ‘Nova’ has “immediate potential” to debut in MCU.
Yet, fans are unlikely to hear a detailed announcement in the near future, or maybe ever.
“I think it’s gonna be pretty close to the vest,” Moore said. “I can’t imagine us doing anything before Avengers 4 is out in the world. We really want to complete that storytelling before we start talking about what’s next. And again, knowing what Joe [Russo] and Anthony [Russo] have in store I think is really exciting. So hopefully audiences can come to that and watch that film on its own terms and then hopefully shortly after that we can talk about where we think we can go.”
As far as Moore’s recent work as Executive Producer on Black Panther, he was tasked with creating a vast, solo movie about a character who had a shocking fate waiting for him only three months after the release of his first solo movie.
“We knew pretty early on,” Moore spoke about the fate of Black Panther as seen in Avengers: Infinity War.”So, I was fortunate enough to be in those early writers rooms with Chris [Markus] and Steve [McFeely] and Joe [Russo] and Anthony [Russo] when they were breaking Infinity War and Avengers 4, so I knew what was coming and knew that they had a really good reason for choosing the characters they did. I think it was probably a bigger shock honestly for Ryan Coogler, but here’s the good news, I think we were able to deliver a film that stands on its own, and that carves out a very special place in the Marvel universe.”
Moore is extremely hopeful that Coogler will be back for the unannounced but certain Black Panther sequel, he is also excited about the prospects of an all-female movie based on the characters seen in the Wakandan movie.
“It’s definitely possible,” Moore said. “It’s all about what is the best idea. And I think you sort of put your finger on it. I think the female characters in Black Panther are so resonant and do so well in their own right. They make their own decision; they move the story forward. Nakia saves Wakanda. I think there’s ways to tell stories with them separately. I think there’s ways to continue their story in sort of Black Panther 2 and beyond. So there’s a lot of different ways to slice it. It’s just, what is the story that we have to tell that feels undeniable? I’m hesitant to say what comes first, but I do know there are ideas that I could service both frankly.”