We should be well beyond spoiler alerts at this point, but if you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, now would be a good time to leave this article. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s discuss the events of the film for a moment. Half of the universe has been wiped out after Thor put Stormbreaker into Thanos’ chest prompting the Mad Titan to say, “You should’ve gone for the head,” and snapped his fingers while possessing all six of the Infinity Stones. When it happened on screen, everyone went into a momentary state of shock as character after character vanished into thin air.
Now we wait to see what happens in Avengers 4 as we all think of the different ways Marvel Studios can bring back our favorite heroes. With sequels to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther already scheduled, as well as the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, it’s hard to believe that all of the characters are going to stay deceased. While most of us feel it’s a foregone conclusion that they’re coming back, the Russo Brothers are saying something completely different, and want fans to understand that sequels don’t guarantee resurrection.
Speaking to Huffington Post, Anthony Russo had this to say…
“Here’s the thing, 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.”
Is this a case of the directors of the film wanting to keep things a secret and keep the ruse up as long as possible? Or could we be looking at a completely different Marvel Cinematic Universe as we move forward into Phase 4?