The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, captivating audiences with its epic superhero storylines and larger-than-life characters. As the franchise moves into Phase 5 and beyond, fans are eagerly anticipating what’s in store for their favorite heroes.
One character that remains a mystery is Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, who last appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home. To shed some light on the MCU’s plans for Phase 5, we spoke with Stephen Broussard, a Marvel Studios producer, about the upcoming slate of films and how they will continue to expand the universe.
In this interview, Broussard references the iconic Spider-Man line “with great power comes great responsibility” and hints at what’s to come for the MCU’s new generation of heroes.
Here is the full Interview:
Interviewer: Marvel fans are eagerly waiting to know what the future holds for their favorite characters in Phase 5 and beyond. And one of the most popular characters is undoubtedly Spider-Man. So, what can we expect from him in the upcoming phases of the MCU? To answer this question, we have with us Stephen Broussard, a producer at Marvel Studios. Welcome, Stephen.
Stephen Broussard: Thank you for having me.
Interviewer: Let’s start with Phase 4. How was it different from the previous phases, and what can we expect from Phase 5?
Stephen Broussard: Well, I think one of the meta-narratives of Phase Four was about new characters. It was about new people stepping into mantles, and taking on new roles and responsibilities. Phase 5, on the other hand, will focus on building upon the foundation that Phase 4 set up, exploring the themes and storylines that were introduced in the previous phase, and taking them to the next level.
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Interviewer: That sounds exciting. Now, let’s talk about Spider-Man. Can you tell us whether he’ll be a part of Phase 5 or beyond?
Stephen Broussard: I can’t reveal anything specific, but I can say that Spider-Man is an integral part of the MCU, and we have big plans for him in the future. Tom Holland is an incredible actor, and his portrayal of Spider-Man is loved by fans all around the world. We know how important this character is, and we want to do justice to his story.
Interviewer: That’s great to hear. Spider-Man has always been a fan favorite, and his recent movie, No Way Home, was a huge success. Can you give us any hints about his future in the MCU?
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Stephen Broussard: All I can say is that we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries and surprise the fans. Spider-Man is a character that has been around for a long time, and we want to make sure that we tell his story in a way that feels fresh and exciting. We have a lot of ideas, and we’re excited to explore them in the upcoming phases.
Interviewer: That’s intriguing. With the introduction of the multiverse, there are a lot of possibilities for Spider-Man’s story. Can you tell us if he’ll be involved in the upcoming Avengers movies?
Stephen Broussard: Again, I can’t reveal anything specific, but I can say that Spider-Man is a crucial part of the MCU, and he’ll play a role in shaping the future of the franchise. As for the Avengers movies, all I can say is that they’re going to be epic, and fans won’t be disappointed.
Interviewer: That sounds exciting. Finally, can you give us a hint about what’s in store for the MCU beyond Phase 5?
Stephen Broussard: The MCU is constantly evolving, and we have big plans for the future. We want to tell stories that are diverse, inclusive, and entertaining. We want to take the franchise in new directions and explore new territories. There are a lot of exciting things in store for the fans, and we can’t wait for them to see what we have in store.
Interviewer: Thank you so much for your time, Stephen. It was great talking to you.
Stephen Broussard: Thank you for having me. It was a pleasure.