Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said the upcoming superhero film "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will bring the curtains down on the highly-successful phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The phase three of the MCU, which began with 2016's "Captain America: Civil War", saw the studio deliver two USD 2 billion grossers -- "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame", with the latter still running in theatres. In a recently-released featurette for the film, Feige explained why "Far From Home" is the perfect end for the phase three.
"As we were working on 'Endgame', we realised that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be 'Spider-Man: Far From Home', because -- spoiler -- we lose Tony Stark at the end of 'Endgame'," he said.
"The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor, Tony Stark, and become the true hero that he was always meant to be," he added. Feige says he considers both "Endgame" and "Far From Home" two parts of one story.
"It's for that reason that 'Endgame' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' are essentially two pieces of the same story, and it's not over yet until 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'," he said. Though the studio has not yet officially announced its phase four line-up, it is said to be working on projects which include a solo Black Widow film, "Eternals" and "Shang-Chi". The studio is also expected to move forward with the sequels of its films -- "Doctor Strange", "Black Panther", "Captain Marvel", "Ant-Man" and third part in the "Guardians of the Galaxy". Besides this, the studio is developing multiple spin-off series for Disney's soon-to-be-launched streaming service, Disney+.
The projects that have officially been announced include "Loki", "WandaVision" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier".
Featuring Holland as the titular superhero, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is directed by Jon Watts and also features Samuel L Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The Sony Pictures Entertainment India is releasing the film in the country on July 4.