The bandleader discussed his plans for the future on yesterday's (January 26) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (side note: did anyone else forget that this was still a thing?), where the host got confirmation from Martin that there would be three more albums released by 2025, and one of them would apparently be a musical.
"Yeah, I think that's what feels right to us," he said on behalf of Coldplay at large. "I think we'll keep touring, and we'll always be together as a group of musicians and friends. But I think the story of our albums ends then."
"And then one's going to be a musical?" DeGeneres clarified — to which Martin responded, "I hope so, yeah."
"I think we'd really like to do a movie musical," he added, before joking that it would be called East Side Story.