Even though Marvel Studios is known for having an idea of what’s coming years in advance, that schedule is always malleable in order to make adjustments along the way.
The studio is still in the earliest stages of its run on Disney+, leaving plenty of room for changes should Kevin Feige and his team feel the need to make them.
During a presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Tour, via TV Line, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige gave some insight into the future of the MCU regarding future seasons of Disney+ shows and how they will interact with the theatrical movies.
When talking about the possibility of WandaVision continuing after its first season ends, Feige confirmed the everlasting flexibility of the MCU’s plan by saying “I’ve been at Marvel too long to say a definite no or yes to anything, in regards to another season of WandaVision.”
In terms of that second season, Feige spoke on how any plans for it “will be dictated by the story” that is told in the MCU’s other upcoming Phase 4 entries.
Feige looked to the future of Phase 4 and beyond, revealing that there will be times when the story moves from a Disney+ show into a movie and then back into a Disney+ show again.:
“…the fun of the MCU is all of the crossover between series and films. Sometimes [a show] will go into a Season 2, and sometimes it will go into a movie and then back into a series
Additionally, Feige confirmed that there are some shows that will have “a structure that will lead into a Season 2 or 3,” while other shows more clearly go into a full-length movie like WandaVision
“…we are keeping in mind a structure that will lead into a Season 2 or 3 [on those shows], more than a show like WandaVision that clearly goes into a feature film.”
While theorizing that the MCU may someday “chart out five seasons of a show” as the franchise moves forward, Feige confirmed that the studio is “focusing on delivering seasons the best we can, one at a time” for the time being:
“Maybe someday, we’ll chart out five seasons of a show. But we’re focusing on delivering seasons the best we can, one at a time, so far.”
In that light, the way these shows interconnect with the movies and continue on themselves is expectedly flexible, as are plans for a confirmed number of seasons in any given show.