It might seem a little premature to the casual fan to speculate what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like given that Avengers: Endgame recently hit theaters and is still decimating (see what I did there?) the box office.
However, this hasn’t stopped the most loyal of viewers from predicting how Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his team will follow up Endgame. Aside from already announced movies like Spider-Man: Far from Home, Disney—which owns Marvel Studios—has major plans for the MCU, which has grossed more than $20 billion. On May 7, Disney announced its release schedule for the next few years following the company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
So, what does it all mean for the MCU? Across social media, Reddit and, well, basically the entire internet, fans have begun forming theories surrounding every Easter egg they have found and any scrap of information they’ve been able to glean from news stories.
*Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow*
Here are some of our favorite theories on what is potentially in store for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.