The announcements this past Summer along with Shang-Chi has me thinking about phase 4 again. Here are some past thoughts I've had about phase 4 and what it may or may not shape up to be before all this news broke about Eternals and Black Widow appearing in 2020 and Gaurdians being cancelled and now more recent announcements... Taking back speculations in context with this new info. has me wondering now... All Possibilities as of March 2018 (still relevant now as takes all past franchises into account): May 2018 Post Avengers 4 Date Guessing: July 2018: Fox Movies Insertion Shuffles What??? (I've kind of changed my mind on this last post with more recent news but will add what's below regardless): December 2018: If I were to insert all the current news with the format listed in my earliest post on this in March as quoted above, I think it's easy to see that there'll most likely be 4 movies a year if Marvel Studio's keeps adding new franchises without necessarily ending older ones at the rate that's expected. 2021 I think will bring the schedule to 4 films with the announcement of Shang-Chi. If Marvel Studio's experiments with movies for different platforms other than theatrical release or more narrower demographic based films with lower budget, perhaps 4 movies per year for multiple years in a row will become a reality.