The Dead Heroes In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Actually May Not Return in ‘Avengers 4’

Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film of the year so far and just recently joined an exclusive movie club as it has become the fourth film in cinema history to surpass $2 billion dollars. And that’s not a surprising fact. Avengers: Infinity War was a film eighteen previous movies had been building to and it delivered on almost every level of sheer enjoyment that we expected from a film that was supposedly the culmination of ten years of work. The only criticism the movie managed to garner from both critics and casual moviegoers was that the tragic ending of the film, as shocking as it may be, was destined to be reversed. I mean, Marvel wouldn’t possibly dare to kill off some of their biggest players…would they? In a recent interview from the Russo Brothers they might’ve just confirmed the unthinkable as they have stated that we should take the deaths of those disintegrated by Thanos’s infamous finger snap seriously. Here’s a following quote from them.

“I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”

So basically they are kind of hinting at the idea that both Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and the Black Panther sequel are actually prequels that happen prior to Avengers: Infinity War, which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about the time frame both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther sat in. Each film’s story happened shortly thereafter Captain America: Civil War and so that means nearly two years went by before the galactic ending events of Infinity War. It makes sense that both Spider-Man and King T’Challa would have more adventures within that large stretch of time.

This is a very hard pill to swallow if the Russo Brothers are indeed telling the truth because so many amazing heroes would be gone. I mean, Star-Lord, Groot, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, etc. Could they really be gone…forever?

This recent statement from the Russo Brothers troubles me even more because Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) has been asked whether we can expect a Doctor Strange sequel in the upcoming years and he hasn’t given a definite yes. In fact, he’s told people if Marvel calls him back he’d be willing to reprise the role again. That sounds a lot like somebody who has been potentially killed out of a franchise.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m overreacting and the Russo Brothers are just trying to cause a diversion so that moviegoers start doubting the inevitable reverse situation in Avengers 4. And then again, they might be telling the truth and that means now when I think about the end of Infinity War I am legitimately horrified at what happened.

How do you feel about the Russo Brothers’ statement? Do you think it’s a distraction or an unsettling truth? I’d love to hear thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

3 thoughts on “The Dead Heroes In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Actually May Not Return in ‘Avengers 4’”

  1. Great post, Annlyel! After reading the quote from the Russo Brothers, I think they are just trying to encourage people to see the next film. There are some fans that are not aware of the upcoming Marvel sequels, so having the ending of Avengers: Infinity War be a cliffhanger will make Marvel fans in general want to know what’s going to happen next. As for the superheroes themselves, I don’t think they are gone for good. First of all, the Russo Brothers have directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. In both of those films, there were subtle hints at the idea of Bucky becoming the next Captain America. Why else would Bucky become cured in the Black Panther end-credit scene and get a new prosthetic arm in Avengers: Infinity War? Speaking of Black Panther, before Avengers: Infinity War arrived in theaters, Black Panther became far more financially successful than a lot of people expected. Both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War have proven that T’Challa has become one of the most popular superheroes in the current MCU roster, making me believe that he’ll probably survive in Avengers 4.

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    1. I agree with everything that you’re saying. I have a feeling the Russo Brothers are trying to deflect the attention from the inevitable (the dead heroes being resurrected) because there’s no way they would make a character as cool as T’Challa and then kill him off.
      I hope the title for ‘Avengers 4’ will arrive soon. 🙂

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      1. My guess is Marvel will reveal the title when the first trailer for the film is released. That might happen in November or December, especially since the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was released last November. I’ve also heard that Avengers: Infinity War will be released on DVD in August, so I don’t think Marvel will reveal the title for Avengers 4 while Avengers: Infinity War is still in theaters.

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