Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says big 'Avengers' changes are coming

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige calls 'Avengers 4' a 'finale.'

Here's everything we learned from the rare Feige interview:

1 - So many more movies to come!

Marvel Studios has released 17 films as of "Thor: Ragnarok," with five more coming in the next couple of years.

Iger told Vanity Fair that Marvel has rights to 7,000 characters, and Feige added, "we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before — intentionally,”

2 - Avengers 4 deets!

The film that will follow next year's epic "Infinity War (Avengers 3)" hasn't even been teased yet to fans, but that didn't stop Feige from dropping a superhero-sized bomb about what that 2019 film means.

It will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale ... There will be two distinct periods. Everything before 'Avengers 4' and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting."

The actors themselves know a lot of changes are coming, even possible deaths!

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, added during a group hang, "We’re all aware that this is going to be the last time we get to hang out like this.”

3 - The origin of the famed post-credit scene

Feige spoke about Samuel L. Jackson’s cameo at the end of "Iron Man" in 2008, where he recruits (kinda) Tony Stark for his "Avengers Initiative."

“We put it at the end so it wouldn’t be distracting,” Feige said.

He said that after fans freaked out at the cameo, he knew they had something with the now-expected scene or scenes after the credits had finished rolling. That also marked the appetite to see heroes appear in films they might not be the star of.

4 - Feige knows he missed the boat with 'Wonder Woman'

He's aware that Marvel could have been the first to have a female director and star leading a film (with Black Widow for example), but fell behind when DC put out smash hit "Wonder Woman" this year led by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot.

“Yeah, I think it’s always fun to be first with most things,” he admitted.

But he added that having Oscar-winner Brie Larson at the helm for 2019's "Captain Marvel" is something fans should be excited for. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will also be directing that film.

“Everything’s going to work out. 'Captain Marvel' is a very different type of movie,” he said.

5 - Directors know what they are getting themselves into with Marvel

“Filmmakers . . . coming in understand the notion of the shared sandbox more than the initial filmmakers did because the sandbox didn’t exist then,” he said of some leaving the fray.

But he adds that directors like James Gunn and Taika Waititi are still able to put their own stamp on these films.

"'Guardians' is probably the best example of the audience validating even our more esoteric instincts,” he said.

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